(August 13, 2021 at 3:57pm)

QUEENS, NY – Queens Borough President Donovan Richards Jr. stated the following in response to 2020 Census figures released yesterday that show Queens’ population has risen to 2,405,464, a 7.8 percent increase as compared to the 2010 Census.

“The large jump in our borough’s population underscores what we in Queens have known for a long time; that Queens truly is a fantastic place to live and raise a family. My heartfelt appreciation goes to all of the 2.4 million people who make Queens their home, including the more than one million people who have come here from across the globe to build new lives in ‘The World’s Borough.’

“I also deeply thank everyone who, in spite of the many challenges posed by the COIVD-19 pandemic, worked tirelessly with the Queens Borough President’s Office to ensure Queens was accurately counted in the 2020 Census. From the dedicated personnel at the U.S. Census Bureau to our partners in local and state government and the many volunteers who joined us in an extensive community outreach effort, we never gave up on our goal to count every Queens resident.”

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