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State of the City 2019

East Flatbush BK17

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DEMOGRAPHICS
In 2018, there were about 135,931 people in East Flatbush, with 1.2% of the population identified as Asian, 86.3% identified as black, 7.1% identified as Hispanic, and 3.1% identified as white. Median household income in 2018 was $59,050, about 9% less than citywide median household income ($64,850). The poverty rate in East Flatbush was 10.2% in 2018 compared to 17.3% citywide.

Poverty Rate, 2018

The poverty rate in East Flatbush was 10.2% in 2018 compared to 17.3% citywide.
Sources: American Community Survey, NYU Furman Center
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HOUSING

Renters

Real median gross rent in East Flatbush increased from $1,160 in 2006 to $1,350 in 2018. In 2018, 33.2% of renter households in East Flatbush were severely rent burdened (spent more than 50% of household income on rent). 82.3% of the rental units are affordable at the 80% Area Median Income, 3 percentage points lower than the share in 2010. 0.4% of the rental units are public housing rental units in 2018. The overall rental vacancy rate in East Flatbush was 3.4%.

Real Median Gross Rent 2006 - 2018 (2019$)

Real median gross rent in East Flatbush increased from $1,160 in 2006 to $1,350 in 2018.
Sources: American Community Survey, NYU Furman Center
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Share of Rental Units Located in New York City Housing Authority Public Housing

0.4% of the rental units in East Flatbush are public housing rental units in 2018.
Sources: American Community Survey, NYU Furman Center
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Homeowners

In 2018, the homeownership rate in East Flatbush was 36.3%, higher than the citywide share of 32.8%. The homeownership rate in the neighborhood has increased by 0.3 percentage points since 2010. In 2018, the home purchase loan rate was 18.3 per 1,000 properties (owner-occupied 1-4 family buildings, condominiums, or cooperative apartments) and the refinance loan rate was 17.8 per 1,000 properties in the neighborhood. 380 properties had a filing of mortgage foreclosure in East Flatbush in 2018. There were 23.8 mortgage foreclosure actions initiated per 1,000 1-4 family properties and condominium units.

Rate of Mortgage Foreclosure Actions Initiated Per 1,000 1-4 Family Properties and Condominium Units 2000 - 2018

There were 23.8 mortgage foreclosure actions initiated per 1,000 1-4 family properties and condominium units in East Flatbush in 2018.
Sources: Home Mortgage Disclosure Act, NYU Furman Center
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Development

In 2019, there were 678 units authorized by new residential building permits, which is 7.1% of total new units in Brooklyn, and 2.5% of the citywide total, in East Flatbush. Department of Buildings issued new certificates of occupancy to 938 residential units in new buildings in East Flatbush last year, 530 more than the number of units certified in 2018.

Units Issued New Certificates of Occupancy, 2000 - 2019

Department of Buildings issued new certificates of occupancy to `938 residential units in new buildings in East Flatbush last year, `530 more than the number of units certified in 2018.
Sources: Department of Buildings, Department of City Planning, NYU Furman Center
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NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICES AND CONDITIONS
In 2019, 36.3% of 4th grade students attending schools in East Flatbush performed at grade level in math, compared to 52.3% in Brooklyn, and 49.4% citywide; 43.3% of East Flatbush 4th graders performed at grade level in English language arts, compared to 51.2% in Brooklyn, and 49.6% citywide. The serious crime rate was 9.8 serious crimes per 1,000 residents in 2019, compared to 11.3 serious crimes per 1,000 residents citywide.

Serious Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents, 2019

The serious crime rate was 9.8 serious crimes per 1,000 residents in 2019, compared to 11.3 serious crimes per 1,000 residents citywide.
Sources: New York City Police Department, NYU Furman Center
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Neighborhood Indicators: BK17 East Flatbush

Demographics

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2018 2019 Rank (2000) Rank (18/19)
Population
Born in New York State 38.2% 40.6% 42.7% 39
Disabled population 6.1% 4.4% 49
Foreign-born population 54.5% 53.5% 52.6% 50.7% 4 9
Population 145,263 147,390 140,285 135,931
Population aged 65+ 9.1% 11.2% 11.7% 16.0% 42 18
Households
Households with children under 18 years old 45.0% 42.9% 40.7% 29.1% 10 30
Single-person households 26.0% 26.5% 28.0% 32
Race and Ethnicity
Percent Asian 1.0% 0.3% 0.8% 1.2% 49 51
Percent Black 88.7% 89.5% 89.2% 86.3% 1 1
Percent Hispanic 5.4% 6.5% 7.5% 7.1% 55 54
Percent white 1.5% 1.0% 1.1% 3.1% 51 50
Racial diversity index 0.21 0.19 0.20 0.25 54 55
Income and Poverty
Income diversity ratio 3.9 5.0 3.9 52
Median household income (2019$) $55,000 $52,310 $50,040 $59,050 30 32
Median household income, homeowners (2019$) $78,250 $80,480 $93,890 30
Median household income, renters (2019$) $41,660 $38,650 $48,140 32
Poverty rate 19.4% 19.1% 15.4% 10.2% 27 42
Poverty rate, population aged 65+ 18.8% 17.9% 9.5% 51
Poverty rate, population under 18 years old 29.0% 20.6% 15.2% 38
Labor Market
Labor force participation rate 63.8% 64.2% 63.8% 25
Population aged 25+ without a high school diploma 17.9% 15.1% 13.1% 39
Unemployment rate 12.49% 8.35% 12.77% 4.83% 18 34

Housing Market and Conditions

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2018 2019 Rank (2000) Rank (18/19)
Housing Stock
Homeownership rate 32.1% 38.2% 36.0% 36.3% 20 20
Housing units 51,871 52,526 58,175 30
Rental vacancy rate 5.1% 3.4% 20
Serious housing code violations (per 1,000 privately owned rental units) 103.8 123.6 113.0 187.8 4
Severe crowding rate (% of renter households) 3.4% 3.3% 39
Total housing code violations (per 1,000 privately owned rental units) 504.9 536.7 634.8 690.2 2
Finance - Distress
Notices of foreclosure rate (per 1,000 1-4 family and condo properties) 16.1 22.8 33.3 23.8 19 4
Notices of foreclosure, all residential properties 271 371 575 380 7 6
Notices of foreclosure, initial, 1-4 family and condo properties 185 273 340 166 7 6
Notices of foreclosure, repeat, 1-4 family and condo properties 55 71 169 197 6 8
Pre-foreclosure notice rate (per 1,000 1-4 family and condo properties) 126.6 106.5 3
Pre-foreclosure notices, 1-4 family and condo properties 1,928 1,623 7
Properties entering REO, 1-4 family 45 3 14 8
Finance - Lending
FHA/VA-backed home purchase loans (% of home purchase loans) 0.7% 73.1% 33.2% 7
Higher-cost home purchase loans (% of home purchase loans) 0.0% 1.6%
Higher-cost refinance loans (% of refinance loans) 0.0% 8.8%
Home purchase loan rate (per 1,000 properties) 48.9 11.7 18.3 32
Home purchase loans in LMI tracts (% of home purchase loans) 48.7% 52.2% 41.6% 23
Home purchase loans to LMI borrowers (% of home purchase loans) 2.8% 9.4% 9.1% 23
Refinance loan rate (per 1,000 properties) 110.9 14.5 17.8 8
Sales - Volume
Sales volume, 1 family building 173 289 60 173 21 17
Sales volume, 2-4 family building 313 591 143 324 20 11
Sales volume, 5+ family building 28 72 17 30 14 18
Sales volume, all property types 517 962 241 538 25 28
Sales volume, condominium 3 10 21 11 45 50
Sales - Median Prices
Median sales price per unit, 1 family building (2019$) $280,390 $517,030 $386,270 $535,000 42 41
Median sales price per unit, 2-4 family building (2019$) $144,940 $286,410 $201,650 $287,500 45 45
Median sales price per unit, 5+ family building (2019$) $56,850 $99,450 $80,470 $200,000 40 37
Median sales price per unit, condominium (2019$) $191,920 $366,480 $344,100 $441,090 36 39
Sales - Housing Price Index
Index of housing price appreciation, 1 family building 100.0 225.5 159.4 261.7 1 34
Index of housing price appreciation, 2-4 family building 100.0 225.9 161.8 254.0 1 38
Index of housing price appreciation, 5+ family building 100.0 188.5 171.8 450.9 1 33
Index of housing price appreciation, all property types 100.0 223.7 162.1 267.0 1 43
Index of housing price appreciation, condominium 100.0 145.4 71.1 333.0 1 19
Subsidized Housing
Total number of subsidized properties (properties) 52 33
HUD Financing or Insurance (properties) 0 45
HUD Financing or Insurance (units) 0 39
HUD Project-based Rental Assistance Program (properties) 4 34
HUD Project-based Rental Assistance Program (units) 181 46
Low Income Housing Tax Credit (properties) 8 32
Low Income Housing Tax Credit (units) 745 36
Public Housing (properties) 4 31
Public Housing (units) 143 41
Mitchell-Lama (properties) 1 37
Mitchell-Lama (units) 0 43
421-a Tax Exemption (properties) 21 30
421-a Tax Exemption (units) 440 42
420-c Tax Exemption (properties) 7 27
420-c Tax Exemption (units) 385 33
NYC Housing Production Programs and Zoning Incentives or Requirements (properties) 28 28
Eligible to expire from housing programs between 2020 and 2025 (properties) 5 25
Eligible to expire from housing programs between 2020 and 2025 (units) 197 34
Eligible to expire from housing programs between 2026 and 2035 (properties) 2 41
Eligible to expire from housing programs between 2026 and 2035 (units) 84 46
Eligible to expire from housing programs in 2036 and later (properties) 1 51
Eligible to expire from housing programs in 2036 and later (units) 35 53

Land Use and Development

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2018 2019 Rank (2000) Rank (18/19)
Density
Population density (1,000 persons per square mile) 47.9 45.6 44.1 22
Development
Units authorized by new residential building permits 26 214 7 277 678 54 10
Units issued new certificates of occupancy 82 176 80 408 938 37 8

Neighborhood Services and Conditions

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2018 2019 Rank (2000) Rank (18/19)
Commute
Car-free commute (% of commuters) 67.7% 72.2% 69.9% 69.2% 29 34
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 50.1 45.6 46.6 49.5 1 4
Crime and Incarceration
Serious crime rate (per 1,000 residents) 14.7 13.5 11.1 9.8 30
Serious crime rate, property (per 1,000 residents) 9.0 7.8 5.8 5.1 43
Serious crime rate, violent (per 1,000 residents) 5.7 5.7 5.4 4.7 24
Schools
Students performing at grade level in English language arts, 4th grade 44.3% 43.3% 39
Students performing at grade level in math, 4th grade 34.7% 36.3% 48

Renters

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2018 2019 Rank (2000) Rank (18/19)
Median Rent
Median rent, 2- and 3-bedrooms (2019$) $1,310 $1,480 35
Median rent, all (2019$) $1,050 $1,160 $1,250 $1,350 32 39
Median rent, recent movers (2019$) $1,200 $1,440 44
Median rent, studios and 1-bedrooms (2019$) $1,070 $1,200 36
Median rent, asking $1,630 $2,050 26
Affordability
Rental units affordable at 30% AMI (% of recently available units) 4.8% 8.1% 14
Rental units affordable at 80% AMI (% of recently available units) 85.6% 82.3% 9
Rental units affordable at 120% AMI (% of recently available units) 99.7% 98.9% 14
Rent Burden
Moderately rent-burdened households 27.4% 26.3% 28.3% 10
Moderately rent-burdened households, low income 34.4% 32.4% 17
Moderately rent-burdened households, moderate income 6.7% 8.3% 40
Severely rent-burdened households 26.1% 30.7% 33.2% 15 16
Severely rent-burdened households, low income 43.2% 43.9% 31
Severely rent-burdened households, moderate income 0.0% 0.2% 28
Rental Subsidy
Housing choice vouchers (% of occupied, privately owned rental units) 5.4% 4.1% 27
Public housing (% of rental units) 0.4% 39

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 2018 heading comes from the 2014 – 2018 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.