Queens, New York

Queens: The most populous borough of New York City. It is located in the eastern part of the city, on Long Island. Queens is a diverse borough, home to people from all over the world.


Queens is a city located in the county of Queens in the U.S. state of New York. Its population at the 2010 census was 2,234,935 and a population density of 4,848 people per km². After 5 years in 2015 city had an estimated population of 2,339,150 inhabitants.

The city was created 341 years ago in 1682.

Queens is one of the five boroughs of New York City. With over 2.4 million residents as of July 29, 2023, it is the second most populous borough after Brooklyn. Here are some key facts about Queens:

Location & Geography

Queens stretches across the western portion of Long Island and includes Jamaica Bay. It is bordered by Nassau County to the east, Brooklyn to the west, and Manhattan to the north.


Queens contains diverse neighborhoods like Astoria, Long Island City, Jackson Heights, Flushing, and Jamaica. Each has its own unique culture and demographics.


Queens is one of the most ethnically diverse urban areas in the world. Around 138 languages are spoken by its residents, including Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Russian, and more.


JFK International Airport is located in Queens. Major industries include food processing, technology, transportation, retail, and construction. Large companies like JetBlue and Silvercup Studios operate in the borough.


Top attractions in Queens include the Museum of the Moving Image, USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Citi Field baseball stadium, and Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

In summary, Queens is an extremely diverse borough and hub for immigration and multiculturalism within New York City. It offers distinct neighborhoods and a range of economic opportunities.

Queens locator map
Location of Queens on New York map.

Quick Facts about Queens

Population : 2,339,150 (2015)
Country : United States of America
State : New York (United States)
County : Queens County
Postal code : 110--
Phone Area Codes : 347, 718, 917
Area : 461 km2
Named for : Catherine of Braganza
Establishment : January 01, 1683 (341 years ago)
Time Zone : Eastern Time Zone, UTC−05:00
Local time : 14:13:07 (14th April 2024)
Density : 5,074 Pop. per km² as of 2015
Population growth : 4.46% (2010-2015)
Queens Montage 2012 1 image
Queens Montage 2012 1
Queens Montage 2012 1 image


Queens is located at 40°40'53"N 73°50'11"W (40.6814900, -73.8365200). It has 3 neighbors: Manhattan, The Bronx and Brooklyn.

Queens map

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Queens has 3 neighbours.

  • Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, United States
  • The Bronx The fourth most populous borough of New York City. It is located in the northern part of the city, on the mainland of New York State. The Bronx is home to Yankee Stadium, the home of the New York Yankees baseball team.
  • Brooklyn borough of New York City, New York, United States

  • Jamaica
  • Long Island City
  • Jackson Heights
  • Cambria Heights
  • Flushing


The population of Queens increased by 4.46% in 5 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 2,234,935 - estimation process
2011 2,257,837 1.01% estimation process
2012 2,275,889 0.79% estimation process
2013 2,296,175 0.88% estimation process
2015 2,339,150 1.84% demographic balance

Borough of Queens, Queens

People born in Queens (200)

People born in Queens, including rapper and record producer Large Professor, film producer Albert R. Broccoli, politician James Lent, .


Schools in Queens

College & universities near Queens, NY

Code Name City ZIP
197692 Yeshiva Shaar Hatorah Kew Gardens (NY) 11418
189255 Berkowits School of Electrolysis Forest Hills (NY) 11375-6820
415987 Allen School-Jamaica Jamaica (NY) 11432
194499 Plaza College Forest Hills (NY) 11375
190691 CUNY York College Jamaica (NY) 11451

Stations (15)

Amtrak & bus stations near Queens, NY

Code Name Address Type
NYP Pennsylvania Station 8th Ave 31st Street / 8th Ave 33rd Street RAIL
NRO New Rochelle station 1 Railroad Plaza RAIL
NWK Pennsylvania Station 1 Raymond Plaza West RAIL
YNY Yonkers station 5 Buena Vista Ave. RAIL
EWR Newark Liberty International Airport Newark Liberty International Airport RAIL

Post offices near Queens

Post Office Name City ZIP
Ozone Park Post Office Ozone Park (NY) 11417
South Richmond Hill Post Office South Richmond Hill (NY) 11419
Station B Post Office Howard Beach (NY) 11414
Richmond Hill Post Office Richmond Hill (NY) 11418
South Ozone Park Post Office South Ozone Park (NY) 11420

Other cities in Queens County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Queens County , NY.

City Name Population Title
Jamaica 216,866 A neighborhood in Queens, New York City.
Richmond Hill 98,984 A hamlet in the Town of Mount Pleasant, New York.
Hillside 24,808 Census-designated place in Ulster County, New York
Arverne 14,120 Neighborhood in Queens, New York City
Roxbury 2,296 Town in Delaware County, New York

Distance to Other Cities

Queens distances to largest New York cities

Map & Images (more maps)

Queens Bus Map
Queens Bus Map