Kings County (Brooklyn), New York

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Your Anecdotal Census: A People's History of the New York City Area 2000-2010

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How is your community different today than it was 10 years ago?

Who's moving in and who's moving out? 

How has the housing boom/housing bust changed your community?

How have the politics of your community changed? If power has shifted in your community, how and why?

How has 9/11 changed your community? 

Do you have a story about change in your own life over the last decade that you think represents a larger trend?

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Dante's Take

As part of the Patchwork Nation project, Dante Chinni has been exploring demographic trends around the country. He tells us what to watch for in Kings County (Brooklyn)...

→ Visit the Kings County page on Patchwork Nation for lots more!

By The Numbers:

What story do you think this data tells? Do you think the data reflects what's really going on in your community?

Kings County, New York 1980 1990 2000 2008/2009
Total Population 2,230,936 2,300,664 2,465,531 2,567,098
Median Household Income (2008 adjusted dollars) $35,400 $44,600 $41,500 $43,172
% Foreign Born 23.8% 29.2% 37.8% 36.7%
% Under 18 Years Old 28.3% 26.3% 26.9% 25.1%

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Brooklyn, NY - Median Household Income (2007) - Go to the Interactive Maps at Social Explorer

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<tr>
<th>Kings County, New York</th> <th>1980</th> <th>1990</th> <th>2000</th> <th>2008/2009</th>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Total Population</td>
<td>2,230,936</td>
<td>2,300,664</td>
<td>2,465,531</td>
<td>2,567,098</td>
</tr>
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<td>Median Household Income (2008 adjusted dollars)</td>
<td>$35,400</td>
<td>$44,600</td>
<td>$41,500</td>
<td>$43,172</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>% Foreign Born</td>
<td>23.8%</td>
<td>29.2%</td>
<td>37.8%</td>
<td>37.8%</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>% Under 18 Years Old</td>
<td>28.3%</td>
<td>26.3%</td>
<td>26.9%</td>
<td>25.1%</td>
</tr>
</tbody>
</table>

More Resources:

US Census Bureau QuickFacts

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