Most Expensive Queens Neighborhoods
Queens is an enormous coastal borough (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New York. With a population of 2,321,580 people and 669 constituent neighborhoods, Queens is the second largest community in New York.
Queens home prices are not only among the most expensive in New York, but Queens real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Unlike some boroughs where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Queens is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Queens is a borough of service providers, sales and office workers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Queens who work in office and administrative support (13.93%), sales jobs (10.47%) and management occupations (7.51%).
Also of interest is that Queens has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One thing noticeable about Queens, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Queens is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Queens a great place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun. In fact, Queens is one of the top larger cities in America for educated single professionals to flock.
One of the nice things about Queens is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
One downside of living in Queens, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 40.09 minutes every day commuting to work. It is, however, a pedestrian-friendly borough. Many of its neighborhoods are dense enough and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot. In addition, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
One of the benefits of being a big city like Queens is having a public transportation system, but in Queens the transit system is the mode of choice for lots of people getting to and from work every day. You will find many people using the subway for their daily commute, even though other transportation options exist. If you ask these commuters, many will tell you that not having to drive in the snarl of big city traffic is one of main reasons for leaving the car at home, or even not owning a car at all. With so many people taking the subway Queens benefits from a reduction in air pollution and traffic.
In terms of college education, Queens is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 30.19% of adults in Queens have a college degree.
The per capita income in Queens in 2010 was $26,580, which is middle income relative to New York, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $106,320 for a family of four. However, Queens contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Queens is an extremely ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Queens home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Queens residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Queens also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 27.84% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Queens include Italian, Irish, Jamaican, German, Guyanese and Polish.
Queens also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 47.81%.
The languages spoken by people in Queens are also diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in Queens is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, Chinese, Indic languages and Korean.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||780,069|
|QUEENS HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||43.31%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||56.69%|
|TYPE OF QUEENS HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||19.23%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||8.83%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||32.21%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||39.50%|
|SIZE OF QUEENS HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||3.01%|
|AGE OF QUEENS HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||5.72%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||12.05%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||52.15%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||30.08%|
|QUEENS REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$481,022|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,566|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $53,000||2.55%|
|$53,001 - $107,000||1.65%|
|$107,001 - $213,000||7.99%|
|$213,001 - $320,000||12.40%|
|$320,001 - $427,000||16.81%|
|$427,001 - $533,000||18.40%|
|$533,001 - $800,000||28.95%|
|$800,001 - $1,067,000||8.58%|
|PEOPLE OF QUEENS||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||6.16%|
|5 TO 17||14.37%|
|18 TO 24||9.36%|
|25 TO 34||16.26%|
|35 TO 54||28.72%|
|55 TO 64||11.93%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||13.19%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||80.38%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$57,210|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$26,580|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||15.29%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Healthcare (16.01%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (6.40%)
Public Service (4.09%)
Real estate (2.67%)
Information Technology (2.60%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||18.60%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.38%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.05%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||11.94%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||3.54%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||27.84%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||Italian (5.99%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (43.52%)
Indic languages (4.08%)
French Creole (1.42%)
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