New York City Neighborhood Data Profiles

BK03: Bedford Stuyvesant

Demographics

In 2017, there were about 142,027 people in Bedford Stuyvesant, 2.7% of the population identified as Asian in 2017, 48.8% identified as black, 19.4% identified as Hispanic, and 26.6% identified as white. Median household income in 2017 was $52,897, about 15% less than citywide median household income ($62,040). The poverty rate in Bedford Stuyvesant was 24.4% in 2017 compared to 17.9% citywide.

Housing

Real median gross rent in Bedford Stuyvesant increased from $900 in 2006 to $1,240 in 2017. Median asking rent — rent for units being advertised for lease — in 2017 was $2,400 in Bedford Stuyvesant, compared to $2,500 in Brooklyn and $2,800 citywide. In 2017, 30.2% of renter households in Bedford Stuyvesant were severely rent burdened (spent more than 50% of household income on rent). The rental vacancy rate in Bedford Stuyvesant was 5.4%. In 2017, the homeownership rate in Bedford Stuyvesant was 23.8%. There were 741 property sales in Bedford Stuyvesant in 2018. Sales prices for all residential property types increased by 14% in Bedford Stuyvesant between 2017 and 2018, compared to an increase of 4% in Brooklyn and an increase of 2.5% citywide.

Neighborhood Services and Conditions

In 2018, 37.3% of 4th grade students attending schools in Bedford Stuyvesant performed at grade level in math, compared to 49.0% in Brooklyn, and 46% citywide; 44.3% of Bedford Stuyvesant 4th graders performed at grade level in English language arts, compared to 51.4% in Brooklyn, and 49% citywide. The serious crime rate was 17.5 serious crimes per 1,000 residents in 2018, compared to 11.3 serious crimes per 1,000 residents citywide.


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Neighborhood Indicators: BK03 Bedford Stuyvesant

Demographics

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2017 2018 Rank (2010) Rank (17/18)
Population
Born in New York State 64.4% 59.0% 57.8% 9
Disabled population 7.9% 8.8% 17
Foreign-born population 18.4% 19.6% 22.2% 18.4% 49 52
Population 121,054 132,087 133,302 142,027
Population aged 65+ 8.8% 9.4% 10.7% 10.3% 45 48
Households
Households with children under 18 years old 45.0% 40.5% 36.1% 29.2% 10 29
Single-person households 33.0% 30.9% 29.7% 30
Race and Ethnicity
Percent Asian 0.8% 2.3% 3.9% 2.7% 50 46
Percent black 74.9% 67.0% 60.1% 48.8% 6 11
Percent Hispanic 19.0% 18.5% 20.0% 19.4% 29 31
Percent white 2.4% 10.4% 14.6% 26.6% 48 29
Racial diversity index 0.40 0.51 0.58 0.65 46 17
Income and Poverty
Income diversity ratio 8.1 7.1 6.8 11
Median household income (2018$) $35,250 $34,220 $42,020 $52,900 50 36
Median household income, homeowners (2018$) $88,090 $92,580 $111,590 12
Median household income, renters (2018$) $21,690 $30,130 $38,420 40
Poverty rate 35.9% 37.7% 30.7% 24.4% 9 14
Poverty rate, population aged 65+ 29.2% 27.8% 17.4% 25
Poverty rate, population under 18 years old 53.0% 47.0% 36.0% 13
Labor Market
Labor force participation rate 57.4% 58.3% 63.9% 28
Population aged 25+ with a bachelor's degree or higher 10.6% 16.9% 23.0% 35.8% 48 23
Population aged 25+ without a high school diploma 29.4% 23.6% 16.3% 30
Unemployment rate 17.94% 12.79% 12.86% 4.74% 7 42

Housing Market and Conditions

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2017 2018 Rank (2010) Rank (17/18)
Finance - Lending
Home purchase loans to LMI borrowers (% of home purchase loans) 4.9% 89.3% 59.1% 15
Refinance loan rate (per 1,000 properties) 102.7 13.1 17.3 4
Sales - Volume
Sales volume, 1 family building 38 82 17 35 23 33 37
Sales volume, 2-4 family building 459 1,050 391 334 402 10 7
Sales volume, 5+ family building 78 110 64 48 50 2 4
Sales volume, all property types 583 1,498 634 654 741 19 11
Sales volume, condominium 8 256 162 237 266 42 16
Sales - Median Prices
Median sales price per unit, 1 family building (2018$) $302,880 $616,220 $371,500 $917,160 $994,500 36 19
Median sales price per unit, 2-4 family building (2018$) $149,940 $316,170 $184,320 $547,750 $500,000 42 21
Median sales price per unit, 5+ family building (2018$) $45,290 $113,910 $98,370 $270,050 $307,810 51 16
Median sales price per unit, condominium (2018$) $258,470 $484,660 $415,280 $789,780 $750,000 23 16
Sales - Housing Price Index
Index of housing price appreciation, 1 family building 100.0 246.7 113.4 406.7 587.7 1 5
Index of housing price appreciation, 2-4 family building 100.0 251.9 144.2 430.6 471.6 1 11
Index of housing price appreciation, 5+ family building 100.0 268.0 205.2 581.8 776.8 1 10
Index of housing price appreciation, all property types 100.0 252.9 153.7 409.6 466.0 1 9
Index of housing price appreciation, condominium 100.0 264.3 251.7 451.3 464.6 1 7
Subsidized Housing
Total number of subsidized properties (properties) 626 2
HUD Financing or Insurance (properties) 7 14
HUD Financing or Insurance (units) 807 13
HUD Project-based Rental Assistance Program (properties) 39 3
HUD Project-based Rental Assistance Program (units) 2,383 12
Low Income Housing Tax Credit (properties) 130 3
Low Income Housing Tax Credit (units) 3,316 11
Public Housing (properties) 38 3
Public Housing (units) 9,988 6
Mitchell-Lama (properties) 19 1
Mitchell-Lama (units) 815 27
421-a Tax Exemption (properties) 266 3
421-a Tax Exemption (units) 4,345 12
420-c Tax Exemption (properties) 144 2
420-c Tax Exemption (units) 2,460 8
NYC Housing Production Programs and Zoning Incentives or Requirements (properties) 237 2
Eligible to expire from housing programs between 2018 and 2023 (properties) 9 14
Eligible to expire from housing programs between 2018 and 2023 (units) 361 21
Eligible to expire from housing programs between 2024 and 2033 (properties) 77 2
Eligible to expire from housing programs between 2024 and 2033 (units) 1,871 11
Eligible to expire from housing programs in 2034 and later (properties) 67 5
Eligible to expire from housing programs in 2034 and later (units) 2,451 20
Housing Stock
Homeownership rate 19.2% 26.1% 20.4% 23.8% 40 35
Housing units 50,957 56,935 58,014 29
Rental vacancy rate 6.1% 5.4% 6
Serious housing code violations (per 1,000 privately owned rental units) 130.9 103.5 70.9 76.2 19
Severe crowding rate (% of renter households) 3.2% 3.6% 31
Total housing code violations (per 1,000 privately owned rental units) 548.0 375.4 340.4 393.1 20
Finance - Distress
Notices of foreclosure rate (per 1,000 1-4 family and condo properties) 34.6 46.6 52.5 20.5 16.0 2 11
Notices of foreclosure, all residential properties 473 671 829 339 263 3 10
Notices of foreclosure, initial, 1-4 family and condo properties 301 508 407 134 114 4 10
Notices of foreclosure, repeat, 1-4 family and condo properties 70 86 310 162 119 4 15
Pre-foreclosure notice rate (per 1,000 1-4 family and condo properties) 79.1 77.3 17
Pre-foreclosure notices, 1-4 family and condo properties 1,145 1,125 15
Properties entering REO, 1-4 family 73 20 29 2 4 26
FHA/VA-backed home purchase loans (% of home purchase loans) 1.6% 65.8% 2.3% 28
Higher-cost home purchase loans (% of home purchase loans) 44.4% 2.2% 0.3% 43
Higher-cost refinance loans (% of refinance loans) 49.2% 10.9% 0.4% 47
Home purchase loan rate (per 1,000 properties) 79.9 17.8 22.2 19
Home purchase loans in LMI tracts (% of home purchase loans) 93.3% 4.5% 0.7% 51

Land Use and Development

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2017 2018 Rank (2010) Rank (17/18)
Density
Population density (1,000 persons per square mile) 57.5 58.0 61.8 13
Development
Units authorized by new residential building permits 125 778 251 597 619 33 12
Units issued new certificates of occupancy 94 816 344 807 856 27 10

Neighborhood Services and Conditions

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2017 2018 Rank (2010) Rank (17/18)
Commute
Car-free commute (% of commuters) 73.4% 74.8% 80.6% 78.2% 19 22
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 44.7 40.0 39.6 42.0 17 37
Crime and Incarceration
Serious crime rate (per 1,000 residents) 22.6 21.1 17.5 17.5 8
Serious crime rate, property (per 1,000 residents) 11.2 10.8 10.2 9.7 10
Serious crime rate, violent (per 1,000 residents) 11.4 10.2 7.3 7.8 9
Schools
Students performing at grade level in English language arts, 4th grade 31.3% 44.3% 36
Students performing at grade level in math, 4th grade 23.1% 37.3% 37
Services
Residential units within 1/2 mile of a subway station 87.7% 29
Residential units within 1/4 mile of a park 94.2% 17

Renters

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2017 2018 Rank (2010) Rank (17/18)
Median Rent
Median rent, 2- and 3-bedrooms (2018$) $1,070 $1,220 46
Median rent, all (2018$) $800 $900 $1,080 $1,240 50 42
Median rent, recent movers (2018$) $1,350 $1,700 17
Median rent, studios and 1-bedrooms (2018$) $980 $1,090 42
Median rent, asking $1,900 $2,400 $2,500 15
Affordability
Rental units affordable at 30% AMI (% of recently available units) 9.7% 8.3% 13
Rental units affordable at 80% AMI (% of recently available units) 63.9% 47.8% 31
Rental units affordable at 120% AMI (% of recently available units) 97.0% 89.6% 31
Rent Burden
Moderately rent-burdened households 21.8% 24.1% 25.5% 26
Moderately rent-burdened households, low income 26.4% 28.4% 42
Moderately rent-burdened households, moderate income 17.2% 30.9% 13
Severely rent-burdened households 28.8% 32.4% 30.2% 10 29
Severely rent-burdened households, low income 43.8% 42.1% 46
Severely rent-burdened households, moderate income 0.0% 1.2% 20
Rental Subsidy
Housing choice vouchers (% of occupied, privately owned rental units) 12.6% 8.7% 16
Public housing (% of rental units) 18.8% 9

Data Notes: See Indicator Definitions, Rankings, and Methods for more information.

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 2017 heading comes from the 2013– 2017 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.