Thursday, January 16, 2014

Study finds immigrants make up larger share of Queens neighborhoods

People from many different countries are living in Queens, almost half of the population are foreign born; this is a very diverse county.    - - Donna Poisl

By Rich Bockmann

In the borough that prides itself as the most diverse county in the nation, almost half of Queens’ 2.2 million residents were born in another country.

Between 2000 and 2011, Queens’ population became increasingly foreign-born, according to a recent report by the Department of City Planning analyzing census data.

Immigrants accounted for 48.5 percent of the borough’s overall population in 2011, compared to 46.1 percent in 2000.
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