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Kings County, NY
The county was named for King Charles II of England

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Kings County is better known as Brooklyn, one of the five boroughs of New York City.The estimated population in 2004 was 2,475,290. This was an increase of  .40% from the 2000 census.

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Median household income
Local
$32,135
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Kings County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Kings County was $25,138. This was an increase of 17.8% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 81% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



Census 2000 highlights: Seventh largest county in the nation (by population); third largest black population; most populous county in the state; led the state in per-capita income ($72,194 in 1998)

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2% of Kings County residents report German ancestry, and 4% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Kings County ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Kings County include B'nal Jeshurum and Shereth Israel Cemetery, Canarsie Cemetery, Cemetery of the Evergreens, Cemetery of the Holy Cross, Gravesend Cemetery, Green-Wood Cemetery, Mount Hope Cemetery, National Cemetery, Quaker Cemetery, Salem Field Cemetery ... View cemeteries

Communities

Communities in Kings County include Bath Beach, Bay Ridge, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Bensonhurst, Bergen Beach, Boerum Hill, Borough Park, Brighton Beach, Broadway Junction, Brooklyn ... View communities

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Education

Colleges in Kings County include Brooklyn Law School, CUNY - Brooklyn College, CUNY - Medgar Evers College, CUNY Kingsborough Community College, CUNY New York City College of Technology, Institute of Design and Construction, Long Island University - Brooklyn, Polytechnic University, Pratt Institute, Saint Francis College ... View colleges

School districts in Kings County include New York City Public Schools ... View school districts

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Libraries

Libraries in Kings County include Arlington, Bay Ridge, Bedford, Borough Park, Brighton Beach, Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn Public Library, Brower Park, Brownsville, Bushwick ... View libraries

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Media

Newspapers in Kings County include Bay Ridge Courier, Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Brooklyn Graphic, Brooklyn Heights Courier, Brooklyn Paper, Canarsie Courier, Canarsie Digest, Carroll Gardens-Cobble Hill Courier, Downtown Brooklyn Star, Flatbush Life ... View newspapers

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Politics

Kings County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Kings County political report.

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Travel

Hotels in Kings County include Awesome B & B, Best Western, Comfort Inn Brooklyn, Days Inn, Golden Gate Inn, New York Marriott Brooklyn, Red Carpet Inn

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