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The borough of Queens is also the most ethnically diverse county in the United States. As of the 2005 American Community Survey, immigrants comprise 47.6% of its residents. It is estimated that by 2010 the majority of its population will be foreign born.[citation needed] With a population of 2.2 million it is the second most populous borough in New York City (behind Brooklyn) and the tenth most populous county in the United States. The 2.2 million figure is the highest historical population for the borough.
Queens was established in 1683 as one of the original 12 counties of New York and was named for the then-queen consort, Catherine of Braganza, wife of Charles II. The borough is often considered one of the more suburban boroughs of New York City. Neighborhoods in eastern Queens have a look and feel similar to the bordering suburbs of western Nassau County. In its western and central sections, however, Queens is home to many urban neighborhoods and several central business districts. Long Island City, on the Queens' waterfront across from Manhattan, is the site of the Citicorp Building, the tallest skyscraper in New York City outside of Manhattan.

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Arverne . Astoria . Astoria Heights . Auburndale . Bay Terrace . Bayside . Bayswater . Beechhurst . Belle Harbor . Bellerose . Breezy Point . Briarwood . Broad Channel . Cambria Heights . College Point . Corona . Douglaston . East Elmhurst . Edgemere . Electchester . Elmhurst . Far Rockaway . Floral Park . Flushing . Forest Hills . Forest Hills Gardens . Fresh Meadows . Glendale . Glen Oaks . Hamilton Beach . Hammels . Hillcrest . Hollis . Hollis Hills . Howard Beach . Howard Park . Hunters Point . Jackson Heights . Jamaica . Jamaica Estates . Jamaica Hills . Kew Gardens . Kew Gardens Hills . Laurelton . LeFrak City . Lindenwood . Little Neck . Locust Manor . Long Island City . Malba . Maspeth . Middle Village . Murray Hill . Neponsit . Old Howard Beach . Ozone Park . Pomonok . Queensbridge . Queens Village . Ramblersville . Ravenswood . Rego Park . Richmond Hill . Ridgewood . Rochdale . Rockaway . Rockaway Beach . Rockaway Park . Rockwood Park . Rosedale . St. Albans . South Jamaica . South Ozone Park . Springfield Gardens . Sunnyside . Sunnyside Gardens . Utopia . Whitestone . Willets Point . Woodhaven . Woodside

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