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Neighborhood Indicators

Demographics

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2019 2020 Rank (2000) Rank (19/20)
Population
Born in New York State 44.7% 43.8% 38.9% 48
Disabled population 6.1% 5.8% 37
Foreign-born population 50.7% 51.1% 52.2% 56.5% 7 3
Population 171,778 174,593 164,506 186,959
Population aged 65+ 17.0% 18.0% 20.5% 16.5% 6 18
Households
Households with children under 18 years old 31.9% 31.9% 29.4% 34.5% 37 12
Single-person households 28.0% 27.1% 20.9% 46
Race and Ethnicity
Percent Asian 23.1% 30.2% 33.7% 41.0% 7 3
Percent Black 0.4% 0.3% 0.1% 1.1% 55 54
Percent Hispanic 8.8% 9.9% 13.4% 16.0% 47 35
Percent white 64.7% 58.6% 50.7% 38.4% 10 19
Racial diversity index 0.52 0.55 0.61 0.66 34 15
Income and Poverty
Income diversity ratio 5.8 4.7 5.3 29
Median household income (2020$) $54,350 $49,630 $44,920 $58,120 34 39
Median household income, homeowners (2020$) $74,370 $61,370 $84,320 47
Median household income, renters (2020$) $36,110 $37,510 $51,610 31
Poverty rate 19.7% 17.9% 14.0% 14.6% 26 27
Poverty rate, population aged 65+ 22.6% 12.4% 21.2% 21
Poverty rate, population under 18 years old 24.4% 20.1% 17.3% 28
Labor Market
Labor force participation rate 57.1% 53.9% 63.3% 29
Population aged 25+ without a high school diploma 28.3% 30.1% 25.0% 9
Unemployment rate 7.12% 4.88% 8.60% 4.53% 40 26

Housing Market and Conditions

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2019 2020 Rank (2000) Rank (19/20)
Housing Stock
Homeownership rate 31.2% 39.1% 39.4% 36.5% 21 20
Housing units 66,327 67,271 68,574 17
Rental vacancy rate 3.9% 2.0% 46
Serious housing code violations (per 1,000 privately owned rental units) 17.2 22.5 55.0 55.2 29
Severe crowding rate (% of renter households) 3.9% 6.0% 10
Total housing code violations (per 1,000 privately owned rental units) 116.5 118.9 222.0 170.8 30
Finance - Distress
Notices of foreclosure rate (per 1,000 1-4 family and condo properties) 2.5 3.1 5.2 1.8 1.0 48 49
Notices of foreclosure, all residential properties 53 60 110 42 22 34 38
Notices of foreclosure, initial, 1-4 family and condo properties 36 46 80 20 5 32 43
Notices of foreclosure, repeat, 1-4 family and condo properties 9 12 22 17 16 35 31
Pre-foreclosure notice rate (per 1,000 1-4 family and condo properties) 18.0 12.3 43
Pre-foreclosure notices, 1-4 family and condo properties 364 251 27
Properties entering REO, 1-4 family 1 1 2 45
Finance - Lending
FHA/VA-backed home purchase loans (% of home purchase loans) 0.0% 1.4% 0.3% 40
Higher-cost home purchase loans (% of home purchase loans) 8.4% 0.5% 4.9% 23
Higher-cost refinance loans (% of refinance loans) 20.4% 2.6% 2.7% 31
Home purchase loan rate (per 1,000 properties) 34.8 25.8 17.0 36
Home purchase loans in LMI tracts (% of home purchase loans) 40.6% 11.0% 42.5% 21
Home purchase loans to LMI borrowers (% of home purchase loans) 3.5% 36.7% 11.1% 15
Refinance loan rate (per 1,000 properties) 25.3 13.6 13.0 35
Sales - Volume
Sales volume, 1 family building 125 128 77 87 59 24 24
Sales volume, 2-4 family building 446 532 300 235 192 11 7
Sales volume, 5+ family building 20 31 17 21 9 25 24
Sales volume, all property types 624 804 519 411 317 16 28
Sales volume, condominium 33 113 125 68 57 25 29
Sales - Median Prices
Median sales price per unit, 1 family building (2020$) $407,720 $660,830 $663,650 $874,700 $849,000 19 27
Median sales price per unit, 2-4 family building (2020$) $224,790 $368,550 $365,690 $507,530 $504,170 18 24
Median sales price per unit, 5+ family building (2020$) $75,100 $143,060 $146,830 $240,710 $195,720 28 32
Median sales price per unit, condominium (2020$) $400,850 $583,640 $485,950 $584,830 $580,000 11 28
Sales - Housing Price Index
Index of housing price appreciation, 1 family building 100.0 212.6 227.8 355.2 191.8 45
Index of housing price appreciation, 2-4 family building 100.0 197.6 207.7 306.6 356.8 15
Index of housing price appreciation, 5+ family building 100.0 223.1 177.3 374.6 403.0 31
Index of housing price appreciation, all property types 100.0 208.1 213.5 321.2 342.2 18
Index of housing price appreciation, condominium 100.0 260.0 252.7 376.1 376.7 14
Subsidized Housing
Total number of subsidized properties (properties) 8 51
HUD Financing or Insurance (properties) 2 34
HUD Financing or Insurance (units) 154 32
HUD Project-based Rental Assistance Program (properties) 1 50
HUD Project-based Rental Assistance Program (units) 52 51
Low Income Housing Tax Credit (properties) 0 52
Low Income Housing Tax Credit (units) 0 50
Public Housing (properties) 0 42
Public Housing (units) 0 42
Mitchell-Lama (properties) 1 37
Mitchell-Lama (units) 120 42
421-a Tax Exemption (properties) 162 6
421-a Tax Exemption (units) 1,844 26
420-c Tax Exemption (properties) 0 47
420-c Tax Exemption (units) 0 47
NYC Housing Production Programs and Zoning Incentives or Requirements (properties) 3 48
Eligible to expire from housing programs between 2020 and 2025 (properties) 0 47
Eligible to expire from housing programs between 2020 and 2025 (units) 0 46
Eligible to expire from housing programs between 2026 and 2035 (properties) 1 44
Eligible to expire from housing programs between 2026 and 2035 (units) 154 45
Eligible to expire from housing programs in 2036 and later (properties) 3 43
Eligible to expire from housing programs in 2036 and later (units) 172 47

Land Use and Development

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2019 2020 Rank (2000) Rank (19/20)
Density
Population density (1,000 persons per square mile) 47.2 44.5 50.6 17
Development
Units authorized by new residential building permits 97 295 32 131 279 43 29
Units issued new certificates of occupancy 86 256 218 142 41 35 53

Neighborhood Services and Conditions

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2019 2020 Rank (2000) Rank (19/20)
Commute
Car-free commute (% of commuters) 63.3% 66.6% 69.6% 67.8% 33 35
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 44.9 43.3 44.4 47.6 16 10
Crime and Incarceration
Serious crime rate (per 1,000 residents) 10.0 6.7 5.8 5.2 55
Serious crime rate, property (per 1,000 residents) 7.8 5.0 4.3 3.8 56
Serious crime rate, violent (per 1,000 residents) 2.3 1.7 1.4 1.4 54
Schools
Students performing at grade level in English language arts, 4th grade 60.0% 19
Students performing at grade level in math, 4th grade 66.6% 13

Renters

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2019 2020 Rank (2000) Rank (19/20)
Median Rent
Median rent, 2- and 3-bedrooms (2020$) $1,330 $1,510 30
Median rent, all (2020$) $1,110 $1,240 $1,190 $1,470 25 29
Median rent, recent movers (2020$) $1,260 $1,520 40
Median rent, studios and 1-bedrooms (2020$) $1,080 $1,250 33
Median rent, asking $1,330
Affordability
Rental units affordable at 30% AMI (% of recently available units) 3.2% 7.8% 15
Rental units affordable at 80% AMI (% of recently available units) 82.5% 84.1% 10
Rental units affordable at 120% AMI (% of recently available units) 98.3% 99.6% 7
Rent Burden
Moderately rent-burdened households 23.3% 31.1% 25.1% 25
Moderately rent-burdened households, low income 36.5% 33.6% 10
Moderately rent-burdened households, moderate income 6.7% 3.5% 52
Severely rent-burdened households 30.9% 30.5% 33.0% 5 13
Severely rent-burdened households, low income 41.1% 45.1% 23
Severely rent-burdened households, moderate income 0.0% 0.0% 33
Rental Subsidy
Housing choice vouchers (% of occupied, privately owned rental units) 7.3% 4.6% 26
Public housing (% of rental units) 0.0% 43

DEMOGRAPHICS

In 2019, there were an estimated 186,959 people in Bensonhurst, of which 41.0% of the population identified as Asian, 1.1% identified as Black, 16.0% identified as Hispanic, and 38.4% identified as white.

Graph showing the racial and ethnic composition of Bensonhurst in both 2000 and 2015-2019.
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In 2019, the household income group with the largest share (23.5%) of households is $100,001 - $250,000. In 2000, the same household income group had the largest share as well, with a slightly lower share of 21.8%.

Graph showing the distribution of household income in Bensonhurst in both 2000 and 2015-2019.
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Median household income in 2019 was $58,120, about 18% less than citywide median household income ($70,590). The poverty rate in Bensonhurst was 14.6% in 2019 compared to 16.0% citywide.

The poverty rate in Bensonhurst was 14.6% in 2019 compared to 16.0% citywide.
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HOUSING

Renters

Real median gross rent in Bensonhurst increased from $1,240 in 2006 to $1,470 in 2019. In 2019, 33.0% of renter households in Bensonhurst were severely rent burdened (spent more than 50% of household income on rent). 84.1% of the rental units are affordable at the 80% Area Median Income, 2 percentage points higher than the share in 2010. None of the rental units are public housing rental units in 2020. The overall rental vacancy rate in Bensonhurst was 2.0%.

Real median gross rent in Bensonhurst increased from $1,220 in 2007 to $1,470 in 2019.
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None of the rental units in Bensonhurst are public housing rental units in 2020.
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Homeowners

In 2019, the homeownership rate in Bensonhurst was 36.5%, higher than the citywide share of 31.9%. The homeownership rate in the neighborhood has decreased by 2.9 percentage points since 2010. In 2019, the home purchase loan rate was 17.0 per 1,000 properties (owner-occupied 1-4 family buildings, condominiums, or cooperative apartments) and the refinance loan rate was 13.0 per 1,000 properties in the neighborhood. Out of all the first-time home purchase loans and refinance loans in Bensonhurst, 4.9% and 2.7% were high cost loans, respectively. 22 properties had a filing of mortgage foreclosure in Bensonhurst in 2020. There were 1.0 mortgage foreclosure actions initiated per 1,000 1-4 family properties and condominium units.

There were 1.0 mortgage foreclosure notices per 1,000 1-4 family properties and condominium units in Bensonhurst in 2020
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Development

Department of Buildings issued new certificates of occupancy to 41 residential units in new buildings in Bensonhurst last year, 101 less than the number of units certified in 2019.

Department of Buildings issued new certificates of occupancy to 23 residential units in new buildings in Bensonhurst last year, 119 less than the number of units certified in 2019.
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NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICES AND CONDITIONS

The serious crime rate was 5.2 serious crimes per 1,000 residents in 2020, compared to 11.6 serious crimes per 1,000 residents citywide.

The serious crime rate was 5.2 serious crimes per 1,000 residents in 2020, compared to 11.6 serious crimes per 1,000 residents citywide.
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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 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.