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DEMOGRAPHICS

In 2019, there were an estimated 144,306 people in Bedford Stuyvesant, of which 3.0% of the population identified as Asian, 45.6% identified as Black, 19.5% identified as Hispanic, and 29.4% identified as white.

Graph showing the racial and ethnic composition of Bedford Stuyvesant in both 2000 and 2015-2019.
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In 2019, the household income group with the largest share (22.4%) of households is $100,001 - $250,000. In 2000, the household income group had the largest share (35.2%) of households is <= $20,000.

Graph showing the distribution of household income in Bedford Stuyvesant in both 2000 and 2015-2019.
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Median household income in 2019 was $62,230, about 12% less than citywide median household income ($70,590). The poverty rate in Bedford Stuyvesant was 23.0% in 2019 compared to 16.0% citywide.

The poverty rate in Bedford Stuyvesant was 23.0% in 2019 compared to 16.0% citywide.
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HOUSING

Renters

Real median gross rent in Bedford Stuyvesant increased from $930 in 2006 to $1,460 in 2019. In 2019, 27.5% of renter households in Bedford Stuyvesant were severely rent burdened (spent more than 50% of household income on rent). 40.1% of the rental units are affordable at the 80% Area Median Income, 24 percentage points lower than the share in 2010. 16.3% of the rental units are public housing rental units in 2020. The overall rental vacancy rate in Bedford Stuyvesant was 4.6%.

Real median gross rent in Bedford Stuyvesant increased from $1,000 in 2007 to $1,460 in 2019.
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16.3% of the rental units in Bedford Stuyvesant are public housing rental units in 2020.
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Homeowners

In 2019, the homeownership rate in Bedford Stuyvesant was 18.4%, lower than the citywide share of 31.9%. The homeownership rate in the neighborhood has decreased by 2.0 percentage points since 2010. In 2019, the home purchase loan rate was 24.0 per 1,000 properties (owner-occupied 1-4 family buildings, condominiums, or cooperative apartments) and the refinance loan rate was 29.3 per 1,000 properties in the neighborhood. Out of all the first-time home purchase loans and refinance loans in Bedford Stuyvesant, 0.9% and 3.0% were high cost loans, respectively. 117 properties had a filing of mortgage foreclosure in Bedford Stuyvesant in 2020. There were 6.8 mortgage foreclosure actions initiated per 1,000 1-4 family properties and condominium units.

There were 6.8 mortgage foreclosure notices per 1,000 1-4 family properties and condominium units in Bedford Stuyvesant in 2020
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Development

Department of Buildings issued new certificates of occupancy to 850 residential units in new buildings in Bedford Stuyvesant last year, 44 less than the number of units certified in 2019.

Department of Buildings issued new certificates of occupancy to 555 residential units in new buildings in Bedford Stuyvesant last year, 461 less than the number of units certified in 2019.
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NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICES AND CONDITIONS

The serious crime rate was 17.1 serious crimes per 1,000 residents in 2020, compared to 11.6 serious crimes per 1,000 residents citywide.

The serious crime rate was 17.1 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: BK03 Bedford Stuyvesant

Demographics

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2019 2020 Rank (2000) Rank (19/20)
Population
Born in New York State 64.4% 59.0% 57.5% 12
Disabled population 7.9% 7.4% 25
Foreign-born population 18.4% 19.6% 22.2% 19.1% 49 53
Population 121,054 132,087 133,302 144,306
Population aged 65+ 8.8% 9.4% 10.7% 10.3% 45 49
Households
Households with children under 18 years old 45.0% 40.5% 36.1% 25.9% 10 34
Single-person households 33.0% 30.9% 28.3% 33
Race and Ethnicity
Percent Asian 0.8% 2.3% 3.9% 3.0% 50 45
Percent Black 74.9% 67.0% 60.1% 45.6% 6 11
Percent Hispanic 19.0% 18.5% 20.0% 19.5% 29 31
Percent white 2.4% 10.4% 14.6% 29.4% 48 27
Racial diversity index 0.40 0.51 0.58 0.67 46 13
Income and Poverty
Income diversity ratio 8.1 7.1 5.5 28
Median household income (2020$) $36,440 $35,380 $43,440 $62,230 50 34
Median household income, homeowners (2020$) $91,080 $95,720 $118,930 14
Median household income, renters (2020$) $22,430 $31,150 $51,310 33
Poverty rate 35.9% 37.7% 30.7% 23.0% 9 12
Poverty rate, population aged 65+ 29.2% 27.8% 16.8% 30
Poverty rate, population under 18 years old 53.0% 47.0% 30.6% 14
Labor Market
Labor force participation rate 57.4% 58.3% 66.2% 19
Population aged 25+ without a high school diploma 29.4% 23.6% 14.7% 31
Unemployment rate 17.94% 12.79% 12.82% 6.63% 7 12

Housing Market and Conditions

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2019 2020 Rank (2000) Rank (19/20)
Housing Stock
Homeownership rate 19.2% 26.1% 20.4% 18.4% 40 41
Housing units 50,957 56,935 61,818 25
Rental vacancy rate 6.1% 4.6% 9
Serious housing code violations (per 1,000 privately owned rental units) 130.9 103.5 116.4 94.2 18
Severe crowding rate (% of renter households) 3.2% 3.4% 40
Total housing code violations (per 1,000 privately owned rental units) 548.0 375.4 432.6 317.7 18
Finance - Distress
Notices of foreclosure rate (per 1,000 1-4 family and condo properties) 34.6 46.6 52.5 15.7 6.8 2 12
Notices of foreclosure, all residential properties 473 671 829 255 117 3 9
Notices of foreclosure, initial, 1-4 family and condo properties 301 508 407 111 41 4 9
Notices of foreclosure, repeat, 1-4 family and condo properties 70 86 310 117 61 4 10
Pre-foreclosure notice rate (per 1,000 1-4 family and condo properties) 59.6 34.3 19
Pre-foreclosure notices, 1-4 family and condo properties 867 512 15
Properties entering REO, 1-4 family 73 20 29 4
Finance - Lending
FHA/VA-backed home purchase loans (% of home purchase loans) 1.6% 65.8% 0.6% 34
Higher-cost home purchase loans (% of home purchase loans) 44.4% 2.2% 0.9% 45
Higher-cost refinance loans (% of refinance loans) 49.2% 10.9% 3.0% 28
Home purchase loan rate (per 1,000 properties) 79.9 17.8 24.0 12
Home purchase loans in LMI tracts (% of home purchase loans) 93.3% 4.5% 60.9% 12
Home purchase loans to LMI borrowers (% of home purchase loans) 4.9% 89.3% 0.6% 53
Refinance loan rate (per 1,000 properties) 102.7 13.1 29.3 2
Sales - Volume
Sales volume, 1 family building 38 82 17 24 15 33 37
Sales volume, 2-4 family building 459 1,050 391 247 183 10 10
Sales volume, 5+ family building 78 110 64 27 14 2 17
Sales volume, all property types 583 1,498 634 551 438 19 16
Sales volume, condominium 8 256 162 253 226 42 13
Sales - Median Prices
Median sales price per unit, 1 family building (2020$) $313,150 $637,120 $384,100 $1,042,530 $999,000 36 16
Median sales price per unit, 2-4 family building (2020$) $155,030 $326,890 $190,570 $559,400 $590,000 42 17
Median sales price per unit, 5+ family building (2020$) $46,830 $117,780 $101,700 $317,840 $270,830 51 16
Median sales price per unit, condominium (2020$) $267,230 $501,100 $429,370 $729,110 $755,740 23 17
Sales - Housing Price Index
Index of housing price appreciation, 1 family building 100.0 230.4 92.9 336.2 407.2 13
Index of housing price appreciation, 2-4 family building 100.0 230.7 135.1 354.9 395.9 11
Index of housing price appreciation, 5+ family building 100.0 239.2 157.2 714.9 598.7 15
Index of housing price appreciation, all property types 100.0 227.8 137.7 366.9 374.3 15
Index of housing price appreciation, condominium 100.0 221.5 183.2 388.8 362.2 16
Subsidized Housing
Total number of subsidized properties (properties) 721 2
HUD Financing or Insurance (properties) 5 23
HUD Financing or Insurance (units) 750 15
HUD Project-based Rental Assistance Program (properties) 41 5
HUD Project-based Rental Assistance Program (units) 2,475 13
Low Income Housing Tax Credit (properties) 145 3
Low Income Housing Tax Credit (units) 3,733 17
Public Housing (properties) 38 3
Public Housing (units) 9,953 5
Mitchell-Lama (properties) 18 1
Mitchell-Lama (units) 815 30
421-a Tax Exemption (properties) 340 2
421-a Tax Exemption (units) 5,699 9
420-c Tax Exemption (properties) 159 2
420-c Tax Exemption (units) 2,796 10
NYC Housing Production Programs and Zoning Incentives or Requirements (properties) 301 2
Eligible to expire from housing programs between 2020 and 2025 (properties) 23 8
Eligible to expire from housing programs between 2020 and 2025 (units) 733 17
Eligible to expire from housing programs between 2026 and 2035 (properties) 91 2
Eligible to expire from housing programs between 2026 and 2035 (units) 1,813 14
Eligible to expire from housing programs in 2036 and later (properties) 51 11
Eligible to expire from housing programs in 2036 and later (units) 2,356 21

Land Use and Development

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2019 2020 Rank (2000) Rank (19/20)
Density
Population density (1,000 persons per square mile) 57.5 58.0 62.8 10
Development
Units authorized by new residential building permits 125 778 255 506 883 33 5
Units issued new certificates of occupancy 94 816 337 894 850 27 5

Neighborhood Services and Conditions

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2019 2020 Rank (2000) Rank (19/20)
Commute
Car-free commute (% of commuters) 73.4% 74.8% 80.6% 83.0% 19 20
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 44.7 40.0 39.6 41.4 17 40
Crime and Incarceration
Serious crime rate (per 1,000 residents) 22.6 21.1 18.4 17.1 11
Serious crime rate, property (per 1,000 residents) 11.2 10.8 10.9 10.2 8
Serious crime rate, violent (per 1,000 residents) 11.4 10.2 7.5 6.9 12
Schools
Students performing at grade level in English language arts, 4th grade 40.5% 42
Students performing at grade level in math, 4th grade 37.1% 45

Renters

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2019 2020 Rank (2000) Rank (19/20)
Median Rent
Median rent, 2- and 3-bedrooms (2020$) $1,110 $1,380 42
Median rent, all (2020$) $830 $930 $1,120 $1,460 50 31
Median rent, recent movers (2020$) $1,400 $2,030 12
Median rent, studios and 1-bedrooms (2020$) $1,010 $1,280 28
Median rent, asking $1,900
Affordability
Rental units affordable at 30% AMI (% of recently available units) 9.7% 9.6% 12
Rental units affordable at 80% AMI (% of recently available units) 63.9% 40.1% 33
Rental units affordable at 120% AMI (% of recently available units) 97.0% 90.2% 32
Rent Burden
Moderately rent-burdened households 21.8% 24.1% 26.4% 14
Moderately rent-burdened households, low income 26.4% 28.6% 37
Moderately rent-burdened households, moderate income 17.2% 34.9% 10
Severely rent-burdened households 28.8% 32.4% 27.5% 10 34
Severely rent-burdened households, low income 43.8% 40.9% 39
Severely rent-burdened households, moderate income 0.0% 1.7% 13
Rental Subsidy
Housing choice vouchers (% of occupied, privately owned rental units) 12.6% 7.3% 19
Public housing (% of rental units) 16.3% 10

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.