Brooklyn, Queens Among Nation’s 10 Most Populous Counties

Brooklyn is the seventh-largest county in the United States, according to new census estimates. The County of Kings has 2,528,050 residents. Queens was No. 10 with 2,270,338; and Manhattan was No. 19 with 1,620,867 residents. The census’ estimates run through July 1, 2007.

Although all three experienced population gains over previous years’ estimates going back to 2000, none were among the nation’s 100 fastest-growing counties; nor were the Bronx or Staten Island. The Bronx was No. 26 among the list of largest counties, but its population dipped modestly from 2004, according to estimates. Staten Island did not make the list of largest counties.