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Neighborhood Indicators

Demographics

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2019 2020 2021
Population
Born in New York State 42.3% 40.5% 44.0%
Disabled population 5.8% 5.7%
Foreign-born population 46.0% 46.2% 44.9% 35.5%
Population 205,469 190,247 166,666 166,069
Population aged 65+ 10.9% 11.9% 11.7% 13.7%
Households
Households with children under 18 years old 28.5% 25.3% 23.9% 17.4%
Single-person households 34.8% 32.8% 34.9%
Race and Ethnicity
Percent Asian 12.5% 13.0% 14.5% 14.7%
Percent Black 10.4% 6.7% 6.9% 5.2%
Percent Hispanic 27.5% 31.3% 29.2% 27.4%
Percent white 41.9% 45.8% 46.6% 49.5%
Racial diversity index 0.72 0.67 0.67 0.66
Income and Poverty
Income diversity ratio 4.4 4.7 4.8
Median household income (2021$) $60,550 $55,780 $56,460 $83,200
Median household income, homeowners (2021$) $70,990 $73,980 $95,640
Median household income, renters (2021$) $53,320 $51,950 $80,550
Poverty rate 20.3% 17.2% 19.0% 11.6%
Poverty rate, population aged 65+ 21.1% 13.3% 18.3%
Poverty rate, population under 18 years old 29.8% 30.2% 17.1%
Labor Market
Labor force participation rate 65.9% 69.3% 71.4%
Population aged 25+ without a high school diploma 22.2% 19.4% 11.5%
Unemployment rate 7.82% 10.12% 13.00% 3.37%

Housing Market and Conditions

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2019 2020 2021
Housing Stock
Homeownership rate 20.0% 20.3% 18.1% 18.9%
Housing units 81,353 77,318 90,017
Rental vacancy rate 2.2% 1.8%
Serious housing code violations (per 1,000 privately owned rental units) 16.0 10.7 22.7 21.5 24.2
Severe crowding rate (% of renter households) 3.3% 2.8%
Total housing code violations (per 1,000 privately owned rental units) 105.4 65.5 87.8 66.6 144.5
Finance - Distress
Notices of foreclosure rate (per 1,000 1-4 family and condo properties) 2.6 4.5 14.2 4.4 1.4 1.4
Notices of foreclosure, all residential properties 45 74 238 75 31 27
Notices of foreclosure, initial, 1-4 family and condo properties 32 56 200 31 9 11
Notices of foreclosure, repeat, 1-4 family and condo properties 6 10 21 39 14 12
Pre-foreclosure notice rate (per 1,000 1-4 family and condo properties) 17.7 12.7 10.8
Pre-foreclosure notices, 1-4 family and condo properties 281 204 176
Properties entering REO, 1-4 family 5 1 5
Finance - Lending
FHA/VA-backed home purchase loans (% of home purchase loans) 0.0% 22.0% 1.1% 0.8%
Higher-cost home purchase loans (% of home purchase loans) 15.2% 1.0% 1.1% 1.5%
Higher-cost refinance loans (% of refinance loans) 23.1% 3.1% 3.8% 0.9%
Home purchase loan rate (per 1,000 properties) 31.4 16.9 15.3 14.2
Home purchase loans in LMI tracts (% of home purchase loans) 36.2% 7.1% 22.6% 20.7%
Home purchase loans to LMI borrowers (% of home purchase loans) 3.6% 34.7% 2.6% 2.7%
Refinance loan rate (per 1,000 properties) 27.2 12.5 13.1 23.1
Sales - Volume
Sales volume, 1 family building 93 108 43 46 34 80
Sales volume, 2-4 family building 299 325 134 128 109 183
Sales volume, 5+ family building 69 59 44 45 17 57
Sales volume, condominium 36 164 132 123 107 204
Sales volume, all property types 497 656 353 342 267 524
Sales - Median Prices
Median sales price per unit, 1 family building (2021$) $741,680 $667,460 $978,590 $913,320 $970,000
Median sales price per unit, 2-4 family building (2021$) $437,060 $364,070 $602,910 $585,460 $550,000
Median sales price per unit, 5+ family building (2021$) $185,420 $182,030 $300,470 $299,930 $262,500
Median sales price per unit, condominium (2021$) $438,110 $430,810 $650,460 $636,430 $598,500
Sales - Housing Price Index
Index of housing price appreciation, 1 family building 100.0 237.0 191.6 403.6 360.3 382.7
Index of housing price appreciation, 2-4 family building 100.0 238.7 208.8 450.8 500.0 384.4
Index of housing price appreciation, 5+ family building 100.0 284.9 274.2 519.3 425.5 528.7
Index of housing price appreciation, condominium 100.0 252.5 241.0 389.5 406.8 383.3
Index of housing price appreciation, all property types 100.0 245.8 223.8 411.4 432.7 393.5
Subsidized Housing
Total number of subsidized properties (properties) 91
HUD Financing or Insurance (properties) 1
HUD Financing or Insurance (units) 241
HUD Project-based Rental Assistance Program (properties) 15
HUD Project-based Rental Assistance Program (units) 1,168
Low Income Housing Tax Credit (properties) 9
Low Income Housing Tax Credit (units) 987
Public Housing (properties) 12
Public Housing (units) 7,584
Mitchell-Lama (properties) 2
Mitchell-Lama (units) 379
421-a Tax Exemption (properties) 196
421-a Tax Exemption (units) 6,102
420-c Tax Exemption (properties) 10
420-c Tax Exemption (units) 650
NYC Housing Production Programs and Zoning Incentives or Requirements (properties) 42
Eligible to expire from housing programs between 2022 and 2027 (properties) 5
Eligible to expire from housing programs between 2022 and 2027 (units) 393
Eligible to expire from housing programs between 2028 and 2037 (properties) 11
Eligible to expire from housing programs between 2028 and 2037 (units) 765
Eligible to expire from housing programs in 2038 and later (properties) 3
Eligible to expire from housing programs in 2038 and later (units) 443

Land Use and Development

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2019 2020 2021
Density
Population density (1,000 persons per square mile) 36.9 32.3 32.2
Development
Units authorized by new residential building permits 242 3 360 1,687 975
Units issued new certificates of occupancy 193 397 749 972 252

Neighborhood Services and Conditions

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2019 2020 2021
Commute
Car-free commute (% of commuters) 70.9% 77.5% 75.3% 78.9%
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 36.2 36.3 36.1 39.5
Crime and Incarceration
Serious crime rate (per 1,000 residents) 10.7 10.4 8.5 9.1 9.4
Serious crime rate, property (per 1,000 residents) 7.6 7.2 5.7 6.2 6.1
Serious crime rate, violent (per 1,000 residents) 3.1 3.2 2.8 2.9 3.2
Schools
Students performing at grade level in English language arts, 4th grade 60.4%
Students performing at grade level in math, 4th grade 59.2%

Renters

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2019 2020 2021
Median Rent
Median rent, 2- and 3-bedrooms (2021$) $1,600 $1,830
Median rent, all (2021$) $1,200 $1,350 $1,550 $1,870
Median rent, recent movers (2021$) $1,720 $2,070
Median rent, studios and 1-bedrooms (2021$) $1,330 $1,670
Change in collected rent (2019-2020) -2.4%
Affordability
Rental units affordable at 30% AMI (% of recently available units) 2.6% 3.0%
Rental units affordable at 80% AMI (% of recently available units) 34.8% 31.7%
Rental units affordable at 120% AMI (% of recently available units) 94.1% 90.4%
Rent Burden
Moderately rent-burdened households 26.3% 25.8% 25.3%
Moderately rent-burdened households, low income 34.6% 34.5%
Moderately rent-burdened households, moderate income 25.3% 27.5%
Severely rent-burdened households 20.7% 23.0% 21.7%
Severely rent-burdened households, low income 40.6% 40.9%
Severely rent-burdened households, moderate income 0.8% 0.3%
Rental Subsidy
Housing choice vouchers (% of occupied, privately owned rental units) 0.8% 0.4% 0.7%
Public housing (% of rental units) 10.0%
DEMOGRAPHICS

In 2019, there were an estimated 166,069 people in Astoria, of which 14.7% of the population identified as Asian, 5.2% identified as Black, 27.4% identified as Hispanic, and 49.5% identified as white.

Graph showing the racial and ethnic composition of Astoria in both 2000 and 2015-2019.
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In 2019, the household income group with the largest share (29.6%) of households was $100,001 - $250,000. In 2000, the household income group with the largest share (24.4%) of households was $60,001 - $100,000.

Graph showing the distribution of household income in Astoria in both 2000 and 2015-2019.
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Median household income in 2019 was $83,200, about 14% more than citywide median household income ($72,930). The poverty rate in Astoria was 11.6% in 2019 compared to 16.0% citywide.

The poverty rate in Astoria was 11.6% in 2019 compared to 16.0% citywide.
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The rent distribution shows the share of apartments by their size (according to the number of bedrooms), and then for each apartment size in the community district, the share of apartments according to their monthly gross rent. This distribution compares 5-year ACS figures from 2010 to 5-year ACS figures from 2019. This is a new figure made for the 2021 State of the City report.

Graph showing the distribution of rents in Astoria in both 2010 and 2015-2019.
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HOUSING

Renters

Real median gross rent in Astoria increased from $1,350 in 2006 to $1,870 in 2019. In 2019, 21.7% of renter households in Astoria were severely rent burdened (spent more than 50% of household income on rent). 31.7% of the rental units were affordable at 80% Area Median Income, 3 percentage points lower than the share in 2010. 10.0% of rental units were public housing rental units, as of 2021. The overall rental vacancy rate in Astoria was 1.8% in 2019.

Real median gross rent in Astoria increased from $1,370 in 2007 to $1,870 in 2019.
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10.0% of the rental units in Astoria are public housing rental units in 2021.
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Homeowners

In 2019, the homeownership rate in Astoria was 18.9%, lower than the citywide share of 31.9%. The homeownership rate in the neighborhood has increased by 0.8 percentage points since 2010. In 2020, the home purchase loan rate was 14.2 per 1,000 properties (owner-occupied 1-4 family buildings, condominiums, or cooperative apartments) and the refinance loan rate was 23.1 per 1,000 properties in the neighborhood. Out of all the first-time home purchase loans and refinance loans in Astoria, 1.5% and 0.9% were high cost loans, respectively. 27 properties had a filing of mortgage foreclosure in Astoria in 2021. There were 1.4 mortgage foreclosure actions initiated per 1,000 1-4 family properties and condominium units.

There were 1.4 mortgage foreclosure notices per 1,000 1-4 family properties and condominium units in Astoria in 2021
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Development

Department of Buildings issued new certificates of occupancy to 252 residential units in new buildings in Astoria in 2020, 720 less than the number of units certified in 2019.

Department of Buildings issued new certificates of occupancy to 252 residential units in new buildings in Astoria last year, 720 less than the number of units certified in 2019.
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Over the last decade, 7,510 units in 4+ unit buildings were built in Astoria. 92% were market rate, compared to 6% low-income. We use data from a variety of sources to count the number of income-restricted units targeted to households earning between 80% and 165% of AMI. However, due to restricted availability of granular data our calculations of income-restricted units should be read as conservative estimates. Read more about our methdology in the technical appendix of the 2021 Focus Report.

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NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICES AND CONDITIONS

The serious crime rate was 9.4 serious crimes per 1,000 residents in 2021, compared to 12.2 serious crimes per 1,000 residents citywide.

The serious crime rate was 9.4 serious crimes per 1,000 residents in 2021, compared to 12.2 serious crimes per 1,000 residents citywide.
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Data Notes: See CoreData User Guide for more information about indicator definitions and methods.

Indicators: The rental vacancy rate, severe crowding rate, and the severely rent-burdened households indicators use five-year American Community Survey (ACS) estimates. Data under the 2010 heading comes from the 2006 – 2010 ACS and data under the 2019 heading comes from the 2015 – 2019 ACS.

Rankings: We report rankings out of all neighborhoods for which the indicator can be calculated. Rankings are listed for community districts, though some indicators are reported at the sub-borough area level.