Neighborhood: East Elmhurst (Queens)
Population Density: 1,537 people over 0.6 square miles, or about 37,660 people per square mile.
Adjacent Neighborhoods: East Elmhurst is bounded to the north and east by Flushing Bay; by Elmhurst to the southwest; and to the south by Jackson Heights and Corona.
Public Transit: LaGuardia Airport is right nearby, but you’ll probably want to take the bus: The Q19, Q33, Q49, Q66, and Q72 all stop in the area.
What’s Here? Elmhurst boasts a beautiful view of the Manhattan skyline, lush backyards, good schools, and tree-lined streets.
Flat or Tall? Flat. The Cape Cod-style houses and small stucco homes tend to be about two stories high, and are surrounded by hedges and trees.
History: East Elmhurst homeowners have the longest tenures in all of New York: The median year of arrival in this primarily African American community is 1974. Even before the overturn of segregation, though, East Elmhurst was an attractive option for black Americans who were not permitted in other areas of New York. A glance at East Elmhurst’s historic residents conveys its rich history: Malcolm X lived here, as did former attorney general Eric Holder, and a number of America’s great jazz musicians-who doubtless appreciated the five-minute walk to LaGuardia when jetting off to other states for gigs. There’s still a neighborly vibe to East Elmhurst-and in New York, that’s precious.
Activities: The Langston Hughes Community Library houses one of the world’s most wide-ranging collections of African American art and literature. Its Black Heritage Reference Center includes all kinds of media having to do with the rich history of black Americans. Spend an afternoon checking out the video collection, which features VHS and DVD recordings of everything from dance performances to footage of the Million Man March.
Check It Out: The fabled Fair Theater opened in 1939-the same year as its namesake, the World’s Fair-and is still in operation. Visit its website to print a coupon that’ll give you $5 at a fabulous Bollywood movie during their annual Bollywood Film Festival.
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East Elmhurst is located within 11369. This area currently has 37,823 residents in 11,025 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 zipcode are currently unmarried and have a median age of 35.9.
When looking at residents older than 25, 37.15% have graduated from high school, 11.78% have a bachelor's degree, and 6.09% have obtained their master's degree or above. Employment rate is typically around 56.2% and the median income in this zipcode is $51,864.
At least 50.82% of those living in this zipcode rents their homes. Most residents will commute to work by public transportation with an average commute time of 43.6 minutes.
Geographically, 11369 is a part of Queens County, New York. This county is currently home to 2,310,011 residents, or 779,304 households with a median income of $59,758. Queens County, New York residents have a median age of 37.9 and 56.20% are currently renting their homes in the area.
Finally, Queens County, New York is a part of the greater New York - Newark, NY - NJ - CT Urban Area. For those unfamiliar with the area, The New York - Newark, NY - NJ - CT Urban Area is currently home to a population 18,812,161 across 6,707,347 households. Those living in this urban area have a median income of $68,319 and median age of 37.8. In general, at least 50.07% of the residents are currently renting their homes in this area.