Elmhurst is often confused for being its own, independent city. It is actually a neighborhood inside the New York City borough of Queens. Located on Long Island, Elmhurst has a diverse population that includes Chinatown. Chinatown in Elmhurst has grown significantly over the years, and the neighborhood now has a population that is 40% Asian. The influence is seen through the Hong Kong Supermarket, the Asia Bank, and many Southeast Asian businesses and organizations that own storefronts.