According to a 2001 Claritas study, Queens was the most diverse county in the United States among counties of 100,000+ population.  A 2014 analysis by The Atlantic found Queens County to be the 3rd most racially diverse county-equivalent in the United States—behind Aleutians West Census Area and Aleutians East Borough in Alaska—as well as the most diverse county in New York.  In Queens, approximately % of the population was foreign-born as of 2010. Of that, % were born in Latin America , % in Asia , % in Europe , % in Africa , and % in North America . Roughly % of the population was born in Puerto Rico , a . territory, or abroad to American parents. In addition, % of the population was born in the United States. Approximately % of the population over 5 years of age speak English at home; % speak Spanish at home. Also, % of the populace speak other Indo-European languages at home. Another % speak an Asian language at home.