New York City Neighborhood Data Profiles

BK04: Bushwick

Demographics

In 2017, there were about 140,474 people in Bushwick, 5.6% of the population identified as Asian in 2017, 17.0% identified as black, 53.9% identified as Hispanic, and 21.5% identified as white. Median household income in 2017 was $51,622, about 17% less than citywide median household income ($62,040). The poverty rate in Bushwick was 27.1% in 2017 compared to 17.9% citywide.

Housing

Real median gross rent in Bushwick increased from $1,020 in 2006 to $1,460 in 2017. Median asking rent — rent for units being advertised for lease — in 2017 was $2,530 in Bushwick, compared to $2,500 in Brooklyn and $2,800 citywide. In 2017, 31.2% of renter households in Bushwick were severely rent burdened (spent more than 50% of household income on rent). The rental vacancy rate in Bushwick was 3.7%. In 2017, the homeownership rate in Bushwick was 12.9%. There were 350 property sales in Bushwick in 2018. Sales prices for all residential property types increased by 13% in Bushwick 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, 31.5% of 4th grade students attending schools in Bushwick performed at grade level in math, compared to 49.0% in Brooklyn, and 46% citywide; 37.0% of Bushwick 4th graders performed at grade level in English language arts, compared to 51.4% in Brooklyn, and 49% citywide. The serious crime rate was 13.1 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: BK04 Bushwick

Demographics

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2017 2018 Rank (2010) Rank (17/18)
Population
Born in New York State 45.5% 45.7% 44.7% 37
Disabled population 6.7% 7.0% 27
Foreign-born population 33.2% 38.7% 35.7% 30.3% 33 36
Population 120,710 123,871 140,437 140,474
Population aged 65+ 6.7% 7.7% 7.1% 7.4% 54 55
Households
Households with children under 18 years old 53.6% 42.8% 43.3% 30.3% 2 27
Single-person households 26.8% 18.2% 26.0% 37
Race and Ethnicity
Percent Asian 2.8% 3.2% 2.9% 5.6% 40 37
Percent black 23.4% 20.6% 19.3% 17.0% 23 25
Percent Hispanic 67.8% 70.3% 68.4% 53.9% 3 10
Percent white 3.1% 4.1% 9.0% 21.5% 47 37
Racial diversity index 0.48 0.46 0.49 0.63 39 22
Income and Poverty
Income diversity ratio 6.3 4.6 7.0 9
Median household income (2018$) $35,560 $34,530 $42,090 $51,620 47 39
Median household income, homeowners (2018$) $67,290 $67,200 $87,850 31
Median household income, renters (2018$) $29,740 $37,330 $49,380 24
Poverty rate 38.2% 32.9% 28.5% 27.1% 6 10
Poverty rate, population aged 65+ 32.2% 27.0% 39.7% 3
Poverty rate, population under 18 years old 44.8% 42.0% 39.7% 10
Labor Market
Labor force participation rate 59.0% 61.6% 68.1% 13
Population aged 25+ with a bachelor's degree or higher 6.9% 14.0% 16.6% 32.2% 54 28
Population aged 25+ without a high school diploma 44.6% 39.4% 24.8% 13
Unemployment rate 17.21% 7.10% 10.22% 5.23% 8 34

Housing Market and Conditions

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2017 2018 Rank (2010) Rank (17/18)
Housing Stock
Homeownership rate 13.7% 18.7% 15.9% 12.9% 45 47
Housing units 42,583 47,609 51,437 40
Rental vacancy rate 5.2% 3.7% 18
Serious housing code violations (per 1,000 privately owned rental units) 180.8 175.6 92.7 97.0 13
Severe crowding rate (% of renter households) 5.4% 4.3% 22
Total housing code violations (per 1,000 privately owned rental units) 755.9 585.6 421.3 462.4 16
Finance - Distress
Notices of foreclosure rate (per 1,000 1-4 family and condo properties) 23.1 35.1 53.1 20.8 15.0 8 13
Notices of foreclosure, all residential properties 242 277 425 167 119 10 23
Notices of foreclosure, initial, 1-4 family and condo properties 102 193 211 58 48 15 23
Notices of foreclosure, repeat, 1-4 family and condo properties 26 30 148 86 56 15 26
Pre-foreclosure notice rate (per 1,000 1-4 family and condo properties) 91.2 84.9 16
Pre-foreclosure notices, 1-4 family and condo properties 631 587 25
Properties entering REO, 1-4 family 49 10 16 5 7 19
Finance - Lending
FHA/VA-backed home purchase loans (% of home purchase loans) 1.2% 63.0% 5.2% 24
Higher-cost home purchase loans (% of home purchase loans) 48.4% 1.9% 0.9% 36
Higher-cost refinance loans (% of refinance loans) 43.6% 12.9% 2.6% 13
Home purchase loan rate (per 1,000 properties) 95.6 20.6 15.2 44
Home purchase loans in LMI tracts (% of home purchase loans) 100.0% 7.3% 1.7% 46
Home purchase loans to LMI borrowers (% of home purchase loans) 2.5% 100.0% 97.4% 5
Refinance loan rate (per 1,000 properties) 108.4 9.4 15.0 13
Sales - Volume
Sales volume, 1 family building 18 33 6 12 12 40 47
Sales volume, 2-4 family building 286 666 160 162 212 22 24
Sales volume, 5+ family building 119 179 66 54 43 1 6
Sales volume, all property types 423 910 257 284 350 32 44
Sales volume, condominium 0 32 25 56 83 52 31
Sales - Median Prices
Median sales price per unit, 1 family building (2018$) $253,850 $526,950 $275,500 $881,500 $732,500 49 32
Median sales price per unit, 2-4 family building (2018$) $129,700 $295,500 $189,160 $423,760 $469,580 53 27
Median sales price per unit, 5+ family building (2018$) $59,480 $103,300 $97,290 $233,540 $287,500 36 20
Median sales price per unit, condominium (2018$) $447,010 $335,140 $662,740 $580,000 27
Sales - Housing Price Index
Index of housing price appreciation, 1 family building 100.0 232.8 152.3 453.6 365.8 1 14
Index of housing price appreciation, 2-4 family building 100.0 247.7 156.0 372.1 452.7 1 12
Index of housing price appreciation, 5+ family building 100.0 198.0 219.9 581.2 608.0 1 24
Index of housing price appreciation, all property types 100.0 237.0 178.2 409.2 460.4 1 10
Index of housing price appreciation, condominium 100.0 238.2 188.3 351.5 428.0 1 9
Subsidized Housing
Total number of subsidized properties (properties) 301 15
HUD Financing or Insurance (properties) 0 46
HUD Financing or Insurance (units) 0 41
HUD Project-based Rental Assistance Program (properties) 6 28
HUD Project-based Rental Assistance Program (units) 530 30
Low Income Housing Tax Credit (properties) 71 11
Low Income Housing Tax Credit (units) 1,500 28
Public Housing (properties) 22 14
Public Housing (units) 1,427 32
Mitchell-Lama (properties) 0 44
Mitchell-Lama (units) 0 44
421-a Tax Exemption (properties) 107 13
421-a Tax Exemption (units) 1,684 27
420-c Tax Exemption (properties) 52 14
420-c Tax Exemption (units) 1,309 18
NYC Housing Production Programs and Zoning Incentives or Requirements (properties) 150 9
Eligible to expire from housing programs between 2018 and 2023 (properties) 2 26
Eligible to expire from housing programs between 2018 and 2023 (units) 150 31
Eligible to expire from housing programs between 2024 and 2033 (properties) 21 15
Eligible to expire from housing programs between 2024 and 2033 (units) 390 30
Eligible to expire from housing programs in 2034 and later (properties) 38 14
Eligible to expire from housing programs in 2034 and later (units) 1,007 30

Land Use and Development

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2017 2018 Rank (2010) Rank (17/18)
Density
Population density (1,000 persons per square mile) 48.9 55.4 55.4 15
Development
Units authorized by new residential building permits 225 576 49 561 449 22 16
Units issued new certificates of occupancy 4 568 450 427 1,502 56 4

Neighborhood Services and Conditions

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2017 2018 Rank (2010) Rank (17/18)
Commute
Car-free commute (% of commuters) 73.6% 78.9% 84.5% 82.2% 18 17
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 39.8 41.6 38.3 41.3 37 41
Crime and Incarceration
Serious crime rate (per 1,000 residents) 19.4 16.3 13.8 13.1 19
Serious crime rate, property (per 1,000 residents) 10.5 8.6 8.4 7.8 16
Serious crime rate, violent (per 1,000 residents) 8.9 7.7 5.5 5.4 17
Schools
Students performing at grade level in English language arts, 4th grade 28.0% 37.0% 46
Students performing at grade level in math, 4th grade 27.8% 31.5% 48
Services
Residential units within 1/2 mile of a subway station 97.9% 12
Residential units within 1/4 mile of a park 76.5% 31

Renters

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2017 2018 Rank (2010) Rank (17/18)
Median Rent
Median rent, 2- and 3-bedrooms (2018$) $1,200 $1,390 36
Median rent, all (2018$) $910 $1,020 $1,250 $1,460 41 23
Median rent, recent movers (2018$) $1,420 $1,780 14
Median rent, studios and 1-bedrooms (2018$) $940 $1,130 36
Median rent, asking $1,600 $2,530 $2,600 12
Affordability
Rental units affordable at 30% AMI (% of recently available units) 6.6% 7.1% 16
Rental units affordable at 80% AMI (% of recently available units) 65.2% 45.5% 32
Rental units affordable at 120% AMI (% of recently available units) 97.5% 83.1% 34
Rent Burden
Moderately rent-burdened households 23.5% 25.5% 26.4% 18
Moderately rent-burdened households, low income 26.8% 26.7% 50
Moderately rent-burdened households, moderate income 11.6% 26.4% 16
Severely rent-burdened households 31.9% 35.7% 31.2% 3 25
Severely rent-burdened households, low income 45.4% 46.0% 36
Severely rent-burdened households, moderate income 0.6% 3.7% 13
Rental Subsidy
Housing choice vouchers (% of occupied, privately owned rental units) 7.5% 4.5% 26
Public housing (% of rental units) 4.5% 31

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.