About Us | Our Community
The Queens Borough offers an unprecedented opportunity for gospel outreach and ministry. The following demographics of our community will demonstrate why this is the case.
Population and Diversity
Queens has the largest land area of the five New York City boroughs and is situated east of Brooklyn and west of Long Island.
With approximately 2.3 million residents, Queens is the second-most populous borough in NYC (behind Brooklyn, but ahead of Manhattan, Bronx, and Staten Island respectively). If each borough were a city of its own, Queens would be the fourth most populous city in the United States, following Los Angeles, Chicago, and Brooklyn.
Queens is the most ethnically diverse metro area in the world.
Queens is the most ethnically diverse metro area in the world (rivaling San Jose, CA), because residents frequently identify with their ethnic community more than with the city or borough. As such, the Borough is a collection of many culturally distinct urban neighborhoods. Remarkably, no racial or ethnic group holds a 50% majority in the Borough and nearly half of Queens residents are foreign-born, originating from nations around the world, whether from Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Europe, or Latin America.
Economy and Attractions
The Queens economy is second-largest among the boroughs, featuring a wide diversity of jobs in many sectors, including manufacturing, construction, transportation, retail, and television production. Small businesses support this thriving economy, with two-thirds of all businesses employing four people or less.
In addition to this, many Queens residents live in the Borough but commute to Manhattan and elsewhere for work, relying heavily on an extensive network of mass transit services, including subway lines, buses, trains, ferries, and even the Roosevelt Island Tram. Taxi, Uber, and Lyft options supplement these services throughout the Borough.
Two major NYC airports serve the entire five-borough metro area from Queens – LaGuardia (LGA) on the northern edge and John F. Kennedy (JFK) on the southern edge - making our Borough a hub for domestic and international travel.
Queens is a hub for domestic and international travel.
Major attractions include Flushing Meadows Park, the New York Hall of Science, the Queens Zoo, Citi Field (home to the Mets baseball team), the Arthur Ashe Stadium complex (home to the annual US Open tennis tournament), and Carnesecca Arena (home to the St. John’s Red Storm).
The Lemon Ice King of Corona is an iconic seller of flavored Italian ice.
An endless array of classic diners and ethnic restaurants throughout the Borough serve authentic cultural foods from around the world. Among these, the Lemon Ice King of Corona is an iconic seller of flavored Italian ice, having served the community for more than sixty years.
Religion and Faith
As you might expect, Queens features an unparalleled, diverse religious landscape. On one hand, the Borough is home to many world religions. Hispanic Catholic (17%), Black Protestant (15%), and White Catholic (9%) represent a sizable percentage of the population, while Hispanic Protestant (5%), Muslim (5%), Jewish (4%), and Hindu (3%) represent other significant followings. All of these percentages exceed the national average (with the exception of White Catholic) and an additional 18% represent a wide variety of other cults and religions, such as: Jehovah’s Witness, Mormonism, Greek Orthodoxy, Buddhism, and more.
Queens features an unparalleled, diverse religious landscape.
On the other hand, 24% of residents claim to be unaffiliated with any religion at all. As with previous statistics, this percentage is higher than the national average.
Queens demographics present a compelling opportunity for gospel outreach and ministry. The unique concentration of residents from multiplied nations and people groups of the world provides an unrivaled opportunity for meeting needs and reaching new believers with the gospel.
Queens offers immediate potential for worldwide impact and endless opportunities for networking with people from all walks of life.
This opportunity offers immediate potential for worldwide impact and endless opportunities for building relationships and networking with people from all walks of life in ways that will further expand the influence of the gospel. In light of these realities, Faith Baptist Church seeks to demonstrate our love for God in the Queens Borough, leading people of all ages to become joyful followers of Jesus. Will you join us in our mission?
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