Kings County, which is inhabited by 2.65 million residents, is the most populous county in New York and the 9th in the United States just behind Dallas County, Texas. Kings County is coterminous with Brooklyn, which is a borough of New York City (the most populated city in the state). Brooklyn is known as Kings County for tax and other official purposes. Kings borders the other counties of Queens, New York, Hudson in New Jersey, and Richmond.
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The average population size for a county in America is 10,000 people, putting Kings County’s population of 2.65 million well above average. Fittingly, the second most populated county in New York behind Kings is Queens, which has 2.27 million people and is the 11th most populous county in the United States.
If you’re looking for someone and only have a name and their general whereabouts, you can narrow your search by considering the demographic of the people in Kings County (Brooklyn).
As of 2017, the average age of Kings County residents was 35.2, which is a slight increase from 2016, when it was 35. There is a significant median age gap between those who were born in the United States who live in the county and those who were born in another country. Native-born residents are generally younger and have an average age of 28 years. Those who are foreign-born have an average age of 48 years. There are more females than males living in Kings County (53% female vs. 47% male). 55% of county residents are single, which is higher than the percentage of the state of New York and the United States as a whole. n average, there are around 2.6 people per household. If you’re searching for someone by name alone, consider they may have had a name change due to nuptials.
In 2017, 36.7% of the population of Kings County was born outside the United States, which is significantly higher than the national average of 13.7%. However, this rate has slowly decreased, as in 2016, the average population of foreign-born persons was 36.9%. There are 1.2 times more White Alone residents in the county than any other race or ethnicity (945,000 people.) The second largest ethnic group is Black/African American Alone (797,000 people) and third is Hispanic/Latino (507,000 people). The three most common non-English languages spoken are Spanish (380,509 speakers or 15.5%), Chinese (including Mandarin and Cantonese, 184,988 speakers or 7.535) and Russian (119,678 speakers or 4.87%).
The median property value in Kings County in 2017 was $701,800, which is 3.23 times larger than the national average of $217,600. This is a 5.22% increase from 2016. Given the high property values and the number of people per household, the homeownership rate is 30.4%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. The median household income in that same year was $56,942, which grew from 2016’s value of $55,150. The three largest industries in the county are Health Care and Social Assistance, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, and Educational Services, but the field that pays the most is Finance and Insurance. To search for someone by their industry or occupation, utilize our yellow pages.
According to census data, Kings County is made up of 35,369 square miles, 70.82 of which is land. This equates to over 35,000 people living in the county per square mile. In fact, even though Kings County (Brooklyn) is New York’s most populated borough, it’s also New York’s 4th smallest county by land area and 3rd smallest by total area. However, it’s the 2nd largest among the five boroughs. If each borough were ranked as a city, Brooklyn would rank as the 3rd most populous in the United States, right after Los Angeles and Chicago.
The borough lies at the southwestern end of Long Island, and the western border makes up the island’s western tip. Brooklyn has several bridges and tunnels connecting it to Manhattan across the East River, and the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge connects it to Staten Island. Brooklyn’s water borders are intricate, making up Jamaica Bay, the Atlantic Ocean, the Narrows, and many others.
In the first decades of the 21st century, Brooklyn became recognized as an avant garde destination for hipsters and has since seen increasing gentrification. Over the past decade it’s evolved into a thriving hub of entrepeneurship, technology start up firms, postmodern art, and design.
Kings County is signigicantly lower than the national average for property crimes. On a scale from 1 (low) to 100 (high), it ranks at 22.2, and the United States as a whole ranks at 35.4. Property crime includes theft, burglary, arson, larceny, and motor vehicle theft. It’s worth noting however that property crime means there is no physical violence against the victim, i.e. these crimes are based on the owner being absent or asleep. In regards to violent crimes, Kings County, at a 29.9 ranking, unfortunately comes in above the national average of 22.7, making it less safe than many other large metropolitan counties. If you have specific concerns about someone,run a background check to find out if they have a criminal record.
Official Name: Kings County or Brooklyn
Name Meaning: Kings County was named after the Dutch village of Breukelen, meaning “marshland.” Established in 1646, the name first appeared in print in 1663. The spelling variations continued to change over two hundred years and eventually became “Brooklyn.”
Year Formed: Brooklyn was an independent incorporated city and previously an authorized village and town within the provisions of the New York State Constitution until January of 1898, when it was then consolidated with the other cities, boroughs, and counties to form the modern city of “New York.”
Total Sq Miles: 70.82
Population: 2.65 million