Asian/American Center, Queens College

65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, NY 11367

(718) 997-3050

 

ETHNIC DISTRIBUTION AND DEMOGRAPHIC CHANGE IN QUEENS

 

 

In response to inquiries regarding the census, the A/AC created the following easy-to-read fact sheet that highlights each of the significant Asian ethnic groups in Queens, illustrating the demographic shifts from 1990 to 2000.

 

 

 

 

 

Number

Percent

Year 2000 % of the

 

Number

Number

Change

Change

Entire Population

 

1990

2000

1990-2000

1990 - 2000

in Queens

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Population

1,951,598

2,229,379

277,781

14.2

100.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

     White

937,557

732,895

-204,662

-21.8

32.9

     Black

390,842

422,831

31,989

8.2

19.0

     Hispanic

381,120

556,605

175,485

46.0

25.0

           Puerto Rican

100,410

108,661

8,251

8.2

4.9

           Other

280,710

447,944

167,234

59.6

20.1

     Asian

237,556

391,500

153,944

64.8

17.6

           Asian Indian

56,601

109,114

52,513

92.8

4.9

           Bangladeshi

2,567

12,786

10,219

398.1

.6

           Cambodian

114

97

-17

-14.9

.0

           Chinese

86,885

139,820

52,935

60.9

6.3

           Filipino

22,324

30,520

8,196

36.7

1.4

           Indonesian

987

1,682

695

70.4

.1

           Japanese

4,037

5,103

1,066

26.4

.2

           Korean

49,088

62,130

13,042

26.6

2.8

           Malaysian

393

660

267

67.9

.0

           Pakistani

6,449

11,210

4,761

73.8

.5

           Sri Lanka

310

811

501

161.6

.0

           Thai

2,317

2,491

174

7.5

.1

           Vietnamese

2,419

3,268

849

35.1

.1

           Other

3,065

11,808

8,743

285.3

.5

     American Indian and Alaska Native

5,606

6,275

669

11.9

.3

     Other

6,643

28,098

21,455

323.0

1.3

 

Source:  New York City Department of City Planning