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Careers, Jobs and Education Resources for: Jamaica, NY

Jamaica is a neighborhood in the borough of Queens in New York City. It was settled under Dutch rule in 1656 in New Netherland as Rustdorp. Under British rule, it became the center of the Town of Jamaica. Jamaica was the county seat of Queens County from the formation of the county in 1683 until March 7, 1788, when the town was reorganized by the state government and the county seat was moved to Mineola (now part of Nassau County). When Queens was incorporated into the City of Greater New York in 1898, both the Town of Jamaica and the Village of Jamaica were dissolved, but the neighborhood of Jamaica regained its role as county seat. The neighborhood is part of Queens Community Board 12. Previously known as one of the predominantly African American neighborhoods in the borough of Queens... (from wikipedia)

General Information
Queens County216,876 Population (as of 2000)
New York State186,477 Population (current)
12.1 Square Miles of Land2.5 Average Persons Per Household (as of 2000)
0.0 Square Miles of Water$187,283 Average House Value (as of 2000)
$47,160 Average House Income (as of 2000)

Business Information
3,561 Number of Businesses (as of 2003)$723,749,000 Total First Quarter Payroll (as of 2003)
75,149 Number of Employees (as of 2003)$2,849,661,000 Total Annual Payroll (as of 2003)

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