Queens sees a number of Census shifts
NYDailyNews reported on the interested statistics for Queens from the 2010 Census. In addition to being one of the most diverse boroughs, Queens' population has also been steadily increasing.
City demographers who went digging through 2010 Census data have made some surprising discoveries about the nation's most diverse borough.
The number of Ecuadorians in Queens jumped by more than 19% in the last decade, while the Colombian population declined - revealing nuances about the Latino community in the borough.
And while the booming Chinese population has received much attention, the most dramatic increase among Asians was among Filipinos, whose ranks have grown 25% since the 2000 Census.
"Anyone who has set foot in western Queens in the last decade knows that our population has dramatically increased, not decreased," said state Sen. Michael Gianaris, who represents Astoria.
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Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - 00:00