Neighborhood: College Point (Queens)
Population Density: 14,917 inhabitants per square mile-far less than the average in New York City!
Adjacent Neighborhoods: Beautiful College Point is surrounded on the north and west by water-which earns it the title of most isolated neighborhood in Queens. Shaped a bit like the state of Massachusetts, it raises its right arm around Powell Cove. To the east is Whitestone, and to the south is Flushing.
Public Transit: The Q20A/B, Q25, Q65, and Q76 all reach College Point, but it is not accessible by subway.
What’s Here? Despite its proximity to Manhattan, College Point has a small town feel. In the summers there are parades, street fairs, and baseball games. Long a popular site for day trips, it’s known for its many local landmarks (try a gumball from Empire Market, which opened in 1920). But there is much that’s new here, too: The multifunctional “lifestyle center” known as The Point opened in 2012, bringing myriad retailers, restaurants, and even a swimming pool to overlook the Manhattan skyline.
Flat or Tall? Flat.
History: College Point was named after Saint Paul’s College, a seminary founded in 1835 by the Reverend William Augustus Muhlenberg (who also founded St. Luke’s Hospital). A couple of decades later, the German railroad tycoon and philanthropist Conrad Poppenhusen established a hard rubber manufacturer in the area, and a town of mainly German immigrants grew up around it. Take a trip back in time and visit the Poppenhusen Institute, built in 1868; now a community cultural center, this building was the site of the nation’s first free kindergarten and was also the temporary home of Ambraham Lincoln’s log cabin, which was disassembled and stored here during the Civil War. The Institute’s library was built in 1904 as part of the Andrew Carnegie library initiative, and is still an active branch in the Queens Public Library system.
Activities: Take a stroll through Powell’s Cove Park, which skirts the edge of the East River for a beautiful view of the Whitestone Bridge.
Check It Out: The bronze statue of College Point’s honored Conrad Poppenhusen (in – where else? Poppenhusen Park) is by sculptor Henry Baerer. Baerer contributed six sculptures altogether to New York City’s parks. You can spy his bronze bust of Beethoven in Central Park, and his famous golden statue of Puck leans jauntily against the corner of Manhattan’s Puck Building.
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College Point is located within Queens County, New York. This area currently has 2,310,011 residents in 779,304 households. Out of the total population, 40.12% of the residents speak another language at home instead of English. The majority of the inhabitants in this county are currently unmarried and have a median age of 37.9.
When looking at residents older than 25, 27.27% have graduated from high school, 19.40% have a bachelor's degree, and 11.19% have obtained their master's degree or above. Employment rate is typically around 59.3% and the median income in this county is $59,758.
At least 56.20% of those living in this county rents their homes. Most residents will commute to work by public transportation with an average commute time of 43.0 minutes.
Geographically, Queens County, New York is a part of the New York - Newark, NY - NJ - CT Urban Area. This county is currently home to 18,812,161 residents, or 6,707,347 households with a median income of $68,319. the New York - Newark, NY - NJ - CT Urban Area residents have a median age of 37.8 and 50.07% are currently renting their homes in the area.