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Welcome to Kings County ...

Time Zone: Kings County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Brooklyn is the Seat for Kings County.

Kings County is one of the original counties of New York and was founded in 1683.

From the Census Estimates for 2019, <1> Kings had a population of 2,562,329 people. This is an increase of 2.3% since the last Census (which gave a population of 2,504,700 people in 2010).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Kings represented 12.93% of the total population of New York.

Websites of Interest ...

  • Websites for nearby counties
  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • At this time (Dec 2022), GenDisasters website is currently offline due to a hacker attack. Hopefully they will be back soon.

Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2010 Census and the next count will be for the 2020 Census.




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