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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 (29.1%) of households is $100,001 - $250,000. In 2000, the household income group had the largest share (24.5%) of households is $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 $80,530, about 14% more than citywide median household income ($70,590). 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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HOUSING

Renters

Real median gross rent in Astoria increased from $1,310 in 2006 to $1,810 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 are affordable at the 80% Area Median Income, 3 percentage points lower than the share in 2010. 9.8% of the rental units are public housing rental units in 2020. The overall rental vacancy rate in Astoria was 1.8%.

Real median gross rent in Astoria increased from $1,320 in 2007 to $1,810 in 2019.
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9.8% of the rental units in Astoria are public housing rental units in 2020.
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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 2019, the home purchase loan rate was 15.3 per 1,000 properties (owner-occupied 1-4 family buildings, condominiums, or cooperative apartments) and the refinance loan rate was 13.1 per 1,000 properties in the neighborhood. Out of all the first-time home purchase loans and refinance loans in Astoria, 1.1% and 3.8% were high cost loans, respectively. 31 properties had a filing of mortgage foreclosure in Astoria in 2020. 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 2020
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Development

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.

Department of Buildings issued new certificates of occupancy to 273 residential units in new buildings in Astoria last year, 1,326 less than the number of units certified in 2019.
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NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICES AND CONDITIONS

The serious crime rate was 9.0 serious crimes per 1,000 residents in 2020, compared to 11.6 serious crimes per 1,000 residents citywide.

The serious crime rate was 9.0 serious crimes per 1,000 residents in 2020, compared to 11.6 serious crimes per 1,000 residents citywide.
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Neighborhood Indicators: QN01 Astoria

Demographics

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2019 2020 Rank (2000) Rank (19/20)
Population
Born in New York State 42.3% 40.5% 44.0% 39
Disabled population 5.8% 5.7% 38
Foreign-born population 46.0% 46.2% 44.9% 35.5% 14 27
Population 205,469 190,247 166,666 166,069
Population aged 65+ 10.9% 11.9% 11.7% 13.7% 30 34
Households
Households with children under 18 years old 28.5% 25.3% 23.9% 17.4% 45 51
Single-person households 34.8% 32.8% 34.9% 20
Race and Ethnicity
Percent Asian 12.5% 13.0% 14.5% 14.7% 15 20
Percent Black 10.4% 6.7% 6.9% 5.2% 32 37
Percent Hispanic 27.5% 31.3% 29.2% 27.4% 21 23
Percent white 41.9% 45.8% 46.6% 49.5% 20 17
Racial diversity index 0.72 0.67 0.67 0.66 4 15
Income and Poverty
Income diversity ratio 4.4 4.7 4.8 39
Median household income (2020$) $58,600 $53,990 $54,650 $80,530 28 17
Median household income, homeowners (2020$) $68,710 $71,610 $92,570 37
Median household income, renters (2020$) $51,610 $50,280 $77,970 10
Poverty rate 20.3% 17.2% 19.0% 11.6% 25 34
Poverty rate, population aged 65+ 21.1% 13.3% 18.3% 27
Poverty rate, population under 18 years old 29.8% 30.2% 17.1% 30
Labor Market
Labor force participation rate 65.9% 69.3% 71.4% 7
Population aged 25+ without a high school diploma 22.2% 19.4% 11.5% 44
Unemployment rate 7.82% 10.12% 13.00% 3.37% 34 47

Housing Market and Conditions

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2019 2020 Rank (2000) Rank (19/20)
Housing Stock
Homeownership rate 20.0% 20.3% 18.1% 18.9% 39 40
Housing units 81,353 77,318 90,017 7
Rental vacancy rate 2.2% 1.8% 48
Serious housing code violations (per 1,000 privately owned rental units) 16.0 10.7 22.7 21.5 48
Severe crowding rate (% of renter households) 3.3% 2.8% 43
Total housing code violations (per 1,000 privately owned rental units) 105.4 65.5 87.8 66.6 50
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 46 43
Notices of foreclosure, all residential properties 45 74 238 75 31 37 30
Notices of foreclosure, initial, 1-4 family and condo properties 32 56 200 31 9 34 32
Notices of foreclosure, repeat, 1-4 family and condo properties 6 10 21 39 14 43 32
Pre-foreclosure notice rate (per 1,000 1-4 family and condo properties) 17.7 12.7 41
Pre-foreclosure notices, 1-4 family and condo properties 281 204 31
Properties entering REO, 1-4 family 5 1 5 28
Finance - Lending
FHA/VA-backed home purchase loans (% of home purchase loans) 0.0% 22.0% 1.1% 31
Higher-cost home purchase loans (% of home purchase loans) 15.2% 1.0% 1.1% 42
Higher-cost refinance loans (% of refinance loans) 23.1% 3.1% 3.8% 21
Home purchase loan rate (per 1,000 properties) 31.4 16.9 15.3 45
Home purchase loans in LMI tracts (% of home purchase loans) 36.2% 7.1% 22.6% 30
Home purchase loans to LMI borrowers (% of home purchase loans) 3.6% 34.7% 2.6% 45
Refinance loan rate (per 1,000 properties) 27.2 12.5 13.1 34
Sales - Volume
Sales volume, 1 family building 93 108 43 46 30 28 29
Sales volume, 2-4 family building 299 325 134 128 104 21 26
Sales volume, 5+ family building 69 59 43 45 16 4 12
Sales volume, all property types 497 656 352 342 252 27 37
Sales volume, condominium 36 164 132 123 102 24 22
Sales - Median Prices
Median sales price per unit, 1 family building (2020$) $387,560 $717,880 $646,030 $947,170 $884,000 20 22
Median sales price per unit, 2-4 family building (2020$) $215,480 $423,030 $352,380 $583,560 $562,920 21 20
Median sales price per unit, 5+ family building (2020$) $86,040 $179,470 $178,290 $290,830 $283,070 20 13
Median sales price per unit, condominium (2020$) $211,220 $424,050 $416,990 $629,580 $620,830 31 22
Sales - Housing Price Index
Index of housing price appreciation, 1 family building 100.0 243.6 193.8 410.3 408.3 12
Index of housing price appreciation, 2-4 family building 100.0 202.8 146.5 272.7 431.2 8
Index of housing price appreciation, 5+ family building 100.0 268.7 225.0 256.4 345.6 41
Index of housing price appreciation, all property types 100.0 228.6 193.0 318.7 381.1 14
Index of housing price appreciation, condominium 100.0 260.1 245.3 391.2 411.7 11
Subsidized Housing
Total number of subsidized properties (properties) 66 31
HUD Financing or Insurance (properties) 0 46
HUD Financing or Insurance (units) 0 42
HUD Project-based Rental Assistance Program (properties) 12 24
HUD Project-based Rental Assistance Program (units) 1,054 22
Low Income Housing Tax Credit (properties) 7 35
Low Income Housing Tax Credit (units) 1,577 31
Public Housing (properties) 12 18
Public Housing (units) 7,584 10
Mitchell-Lama (properties) 2 27
Mitchell-Lama (units) 379 36
421-a Tax Exemption (properties) 320 3
421-a Tax Exemption (units) 9,343 5
420-c Tax Exemption (properties) 9 24
420-c Tax Exemption (units) 547 31
NYC Housing Production Programs and Zoning Incentives or Requirements (properties) 24 30
Eligible to expire from housing programs between 2020 and 2025 (properties) 2 34
Eligible to expire from housing programs between 2020 and 2025 (units) 1,212 11
Eligible to expire from housing programs between 2026 and 2035 (properties) 4 34
Eligible to expire from housing programs between 2026 and 2035 (units) 344 36
Eligible to expire from housing programs in 2036 and later (properties) 12 28
Eligible to expire from housing programs in 2036 and later (units) 1,073 29

Land Use and Development

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2019 2020 Rank (2000) Rank (19/20)
Density
Population density (1,000 persons per square mile) 36.9 32.3 32.2 34
Development
Units authorized by new residential building permits 242 819 360 1,687 975 17 3
Units issued new certificates of occupancy 193 397 749 972 252 18 32

Neighborhood Services and Conditions

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2019 2020 Rank (2000) Rank (19/20)
Commute
Car-free commute (% of commuters) 70.9% 77.5% 75.3% 78.9% 24 24
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 36.2 36.3 36.1 39.5 45 42
Crime and Incarceration
Serious crime rate (per 1,000 residents) 10.7 10.4 8.5 9.0 38
Serious crime rate, property (per 1,000 residents) 7.6 7.2 5.7 6.1 34
Serious crime rate, violent (per 1,000 residents) 3.1 3.2 2.8 2.9 39
Schools
Students performing at grade level in English language arts, 4th grade 60.4% 18
Students performing at grade level in math, 4th grade 59.2% 21

Renters

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2019 2020 Rank (2000) Rank (19/20)
Median Rent
Median rent, 2- and 3-bedrooms (2020$) $1,550 $1,770 10
Median rent, all (2020$) $1,160 $1,310 $1,500 $1,810 21 11
Median rent, recent movers (2020$) $1,670 $2,000 14
Median rent, studios and 1-bedrooms (2020$) $1,290 $1,620 9
Median rent, asking $1,700
Affordability
Rental units affordable at 30% AMI (% of recently available units) 2.6% 3.0% 37
Rental units affordable at 80% AMI (% of recently available units) 34.8% 31.7% 36
Rental units affordable at 120% AMI (% of recently available units) 94.1% 90.4% 31
Rent Burden
Moderately rent-burdened households 26.3% 25.8% 25.3% 23
Moderately rent-burdened households, low income 34.6% 34.5% 6
Moderately rent-burdened households, moderate income 25.3% 27.5% 13
Severely rent-burdened households 20.7% 23.0% 21.7% 42 48
Severely rent-burdened households, low income 40.6% 40.9% 39
Severely rent-burdened households, moderate income 0.8% 0.3% 26
Rental Subsidy
Housing choice vouchers (% of occupied, privately owned rental units) 0.8% 0.4% 54
Public housing (% of rental units) 9.8% 19

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.