Long Island City, NY Overview

One of the five original "towns" in Queens, Long Island City was formerly an independent municipality before Queens became part of New York City in 1898.  A location at the terminus of the Queensboro Bridge and rapid transit lines brought throngs of factories to the area, leaving few residential pockets.  However, the past three decades have seen a reversal of that trend.  Many manufacturing operations have moved out, leaving loft-sized housing possibilities that have drawn artists and others seeking reasonable rent close to Manhattan.  Two former bakeries now house the Northeast's largest television commercial production facility and LaGuardia Community CollegeLong Island City has become home to back-office operations for many Manhattan firms, although some vintage operations remain including the nation's largest fortune cookie company.  The New York City waterfront project at Hunter's Point, a mixed-use community within Long Island City, will position the area for accelerated revitalization.


Population Growth (since 2000) 18 %
Population Density (ppl / mile) 11,250.00
Household Size (ppl) 2.28
Households w/ Children 28 %

Housing Stability

Annual Residential Turnover 23 %
5+ Years in Residency 15 %
Median Year in Residency 2.05

Housing Inventory

Long Island City, NY Housing Inventory 1,849 1,950 10,770 10,770 1,849 10,770

Market Overview

69 listings with an estimated median price of $1,700,000

Price Count
$400K - 500K 3
$500K - 600K 7
$600K - 700K 2
$700K - 800K 3
$800K - 900K 1
$900K - 1M 2
$1M - Max 51
Property Type Count
Single Family 3
Townhouse 1
Condo 26
Commercial 15
Rental 131
CoOp 6
Multi Family 17

(Data as of 12/18/2018)

Population Demographics

The population of the community broken down by age group. The numbers at the top of each bar indicate the number of people in the age bracket below.

Long Island City, NY Population Demographics

Total: 29,424


Median Age: 33.24

Climate and Weather

The Temperature chart displays average high and low values for January and July, and is designed to provide an indication of both seasonal and daily temperature variability. The Weather Risk Index indicates the calculated risk of each type of weather event occurring in the future. This risk is based on historical localized storm events and weather patterns. The national average for each type of weather event equals a score of 100, so a score of 200 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

Temperature (degrees F)

Long Island City, NY Temperature

Weather Risk

Long Island City, NY Weather Risk


The Community Educational Index chart is based on the U.S. Census Bureau's Socioeconomic Status (SES) elements. Factors used in creating the index below are income, educational achievement, and occupation of persons within the selected ZIP code. Since this index is based on the population of an entire Zip code, it may not reflect the nature of an individual school.

Education Climate Index

Long Island City, NY Education Climate Index

Highest Education Level Attained

Long Island City, NY Highest Education Level Attained 4,584 3,100 1,773 1,850 1,633 2,462 6,043 4,584 3,100 1,850 1,633 2,462

Employment and Finance


Long Island City, NY Workforce

Income by dollar range (Median Income: $51,714)

Long Island City, NY Income by dollar range 1,515 664 582 842 572 670 424 508 366 968 865 1,281 1,011 617 504 256 424 549

Fair Market Rents

The Fair Market Rents show average gross rent estimates based on figures provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

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Smoking Ban

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The Crime Index compares the risk or probability of future occurrence of certain types of crime in this community as compared to the national average. The national average for each type of crime equals a score of 1.0, so a score of 2.0 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 0.50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

Long Island City, NY Crime

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