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Astoria Boulevard, a wide boulevard that serves East Elmhurst

East Elmhurst is a culturally diverse area in the northwest section of the New York City borough of Queens. It is located northeast of Jackson Heights and north of Corona. The area includes La Guardia Airport and is bounded on the east and north by Flushing Bay. Residents are mostly moderate-income families. East Elmhurst is a young working Middle Class Community. The proximity to the City has made this a great location to live. The neighborhood is patrolled by the New York City Police Department's 115th Precinct; the airport is patrolled by the Port Authority Police Department. The neighborhood is part of Queens Community Board 3. The ZIP codes of East Elmhurst are 11369 and 11370. East Elmhurst and its southern neighbor Corona are often referred to jointly as “Corona/East Elmhurst”.


In 2010, the population was 23,150; the White, Black, Hispanic, and Asian demographics were 18.0%, 42.0%, 30.0%, and 10.0%, respectively; and the median income was $32,182. In recent years, the population has become increasingly Latino, with growing Dominican and Mexican populations. Although this area still has a sizable African-American and Caribbean-American population, many of the former members of the Black community have died, retired or relocated. In the East Elmhurst 11369 and 11370 ZIP codes, almost 30 percent of the 36,000 residents were born abroad.

In 2014 East Elmhurst (ZIP 11369), New York, population is 40,160. There are 37,603 people per square mile (population density).

The median age is 33.6. The US median is 37.2. 44.19% of people in East Elmhurst (zip 11369), New York, are married. 7.95% are divorced.

The average household size is 3.51 people. 31.81% of people are married, with children. 25.57% have children, but are single.

Race in East Elmhurst (ZIP 11369), New York 26.23% of people are White, 17.53% are Black, 11.64% are Asian, 0.29% are Native American, and 40.32% claim 'Other'.

64.40% of the people in East Elmhurst (zip 11369), New York, claim Hispanic ethnicity (meaning 35.60% are non-Hispanic).


The MTA's Q19, Q23, Q33, Q47, Q48, Q49, Q66 and Q72 buses serve East Elmhurst.

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