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The World's Borough

Queens has seen its population soar in recent years. The borough’s population has increased 25 percent since 1980 and today is home to 2.4 million people, including 1.1 million immigrants.

Queens at a Glance

Rockaway Beach. Photo by Julienne Schaer/NYC&Company.
Rockaway Beach
By The Numbers


Seating capacity at Citi Field

7 Train pulling into Queensboro Plaza. Photo by Tagger Yancey/NYC and Company.
Queensboro Plaza
By The Numbers


Distinct neighborhoods in Queens

Sunnyside. Photo by Gus Powell/NYC and Company.
By The Numbers


Branches of the Queens Library

Flushing Queens, Photo by Julienne Schaer/NYC&Company
Planes taking off at JFK Airport. Photo by Getty Images.
JFK Airport
Citi Field. Photo by Kate Glicksberg/NYC and Company.
Citi Field
Hunters Point South. Photo by David Lloyd/SWA.
Hunters Point South
By The Numbers


The number of people employed at JFK and LaGuardia Airports

A Booming Economy

In the past decade alone, business sales have increased 54 percent and the borough has added more than 110,000 jobs. NYCEDC is a major partner in the city’s ongoing efforts to continue growing and diversifying the Queens economy and investing in community development projects, transportation upgrades, and new commercial spaces.

BAT Tenant. Photo by NYCEDC.

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