Brooklyn-Queens, New York - Facts & Figures
The borough of Queens is well connected to the rest of New York City, with many subway stops throughout its many neighborhoods. These neighborhoods are often arranged by heritage, with those who share a culture choosing to share a community. This makes for a diverse population in Queens. That population paves the way for a wide range of dining, entertainment, history, and art.
Queens is particularly proud of its Museum of the Moving Image, including the largest collection of film, TV and digital artifacts in the country. Adding to the already diverse population of the borough is continuing immigration; over 50% of Queen's residents are foreign-born, the highest amount of any section of New York. The economy in Queens is growing, partially due to government aid and the investments of private companies, and the other part to diversification. The borough does not rely on a single industry, but enjoys the productivity and growth of the airline, health care and social assistance industries. Small business also plays a crucial role in the economy; in Queens, over 60% of businesses have between one and four employees.
- Population: 4780493
- Industries: health care, public administration, finance and insurance, accommodation and food services, educational services, professional, scientific, and technical services, construction, transportation
- Area Codes: 718, 347
- Zip Codes: 11201, 11202, 11203, 11204, 11205, 11206, 11207, 11208, 11209/11697
- Surrounding Cities: Bellerose Terrace NY, New York NY, Bellerose NY, Floral Park NY, North Valley Stream NY, Elmont NY, South Floral Park NY, Harbor Hills NY