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

The community of Jamaica is the Seat for Queens County.

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

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Queens had a population of 2,306,712 people. This is an increase of 3.47% since the last Census (which gave a population of 2,229,379 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Queens represented 11.75% of the total population of New York, making it the state's 2nd most populous county (out of 62 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
20092,306,712+3.47%+0.79% since 2008
20082,288,574+2.66%+0.47% since 2007
20002,229,379The Last Census

More information can be found on the Queens County Census Page for Queens County.


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<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 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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