Community Health Analysis Of King's County



Kings County is one of sixty-one counties in New York State. It has the same boundaries of  Brooklyn, which is one of the five boroughs that form New York City.
There are three major airports around King County which include: John F. Kennedy (JFK) airport that is closer to the east part of the county, LaGuardia (LGA) airport which is closer to the north west area of the county and Newark (EWR) airport that is closer to the south. It is the most populous county in New York State according to United States Census Bureau 2010 with a population of  2,504,700. There are many attractive places to visit such as Prospect Park, Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, The New York Transit Museum, Brooklyn Bridge and Fort Greene Park. The Brooklyn Bridge opened in 1883 and it connects Brooklyn and Manhattan. Also, there is a good public transportation system that includes subways and public buses which provide the service for the entire county. Kings Counties' public schools are managed by the Department of Education of New York City. Included in the public schools are many famous schools as Brooklyn Technical High School, Brooklyn College, Brooklyn School of Law, and SUNY Downstate Medical Center, which considered one of the oldest medical schools in U.S.A.
In 2010, the total population was about 2,504,700 with an increase of 1.6% in compare to the total population in 2000 which was 2,465,326. Furthermore, in 2010, 65% of the population were aged 25 years old or older and 53% of the population were females. Females between the ages of 15 and 45 comprise almost one fourth of the total population, include the actual number here. Half of the population is aged 34 years old or younger and about 8% of the population are 65 years or older in compare to 11.8% in 2000. The largest age group is between 25 and 29 years old with a percentage of 9% compared to the 2000 Census of 15% (Fact Finder U.S. Census Bureau, 2010).
            According to United States Census, 45% of the population in 2010 and 41% in 2000 are White and the second most populous race is Black with 36% in both years. The Hispanic or Latino of any race composed of about 20% of the total population in both years(Fact Finder U.S. Census Bureau, 2010). The Asians comprised about 11% of the population in 2010  with an increase of 3% in compare to 2000, while American Indians made up 1% of the population in both years. The rest of the population are categorized as Other Races and make up 10% in 2010 with a decrease of 3% in comparison to the 2000 Census 
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