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Neighborhood Indicators

Demographics

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2019 2020 Rank (2000) Rank (19/20)
Population
Born in New York State 38.2% 40.6% 43.9% 40
Disabled population 6.1% 5.5% 41
Foreign-born population 54.5% 53.5% 52.6% 48.1% 4 9
Population 145,263 147,390 140,285 136,009
Population aged 65+ 9.1% 11.2% 11.7% 17.0% 42 17
Households
Households with children under 18 years old 45.0% 42.9% 40.7% 32.3% 10 19
Single-person households 26.0% 26.5% 27.7% 34
Race and Ethnicity
Percent Asian 1.0% 0.3% 0.8% 2.3% 49 48
Percent Black 88.7% 89.5% 89.2% 85.8% 1 1
Percent Hispanic 5.4% 6.5% 7.5% 7.6% 55 54
Percent white 1.5% 1.0% 1.1% 2.5% 51 53
Racial diversity index 0.21 0.19 0.20 0.26 54 55
Income and Poverty
Income diversity ratio 3.9 5.0 4.5 44
Median household income (2020$) $55,940 $53,200 $50,900 $61,940 30 36
Median household income, homeowners (2020$) $79,580 $81,860 $82,460 50
Median household income, renters (2020$) $42,370 $39,310 $52,740 29
Poverty rate 19.4% 19.1% 15.4% 9.9% 27 43
Poverty rate, population aged 65+ 18.8% 17.9% 10.3% 47
Poverty rate, population under 18 years old 29.0% 20.6% 11.0% 39
Labor Market
Labor force participation rate 63.8% 64.2% 61.8% 35
Population aged 25+ without a high school diploma 17.9% 15.1% 14.1% 34
Unemployment rate 12.49% 8.35% 12.77% 5.01% 18 25

Housing Market and Conditions

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2019 2020 Rank (2000) Rank (19/20)
Housing Stock
Homeownership rate 32.1% 38.2% 36.0% 32.4% 20 26
Housing units 51,871 52,526 58,600 30
Rental vacancy rate 5.1% 3.8% 15
Serious housing code violations (per 1,000 privately owned rental units) 103.8 123.6 187.8 157.2 1
Severe crowding rate (% of renter households) 3.4% 3.6% 37
Total housing code violations (per 1,000 privately owned rental units) 504.9 536.7 691.7 493.2 2
Finance - Distress
Notices of foreclosure rate (per 1,000 1-4 family and condo properties) 16.1 22.8 33.3 20.4 10.5 19 3
Notices of foreclosure, all residential properties 271 371 575 340 173 7 4
Notices of foreclosure, initial, 1-4 family and condo properties 185 273 341 136 57 7 4
Notices of foreclosure, repeat, 1-4 family and condo properties 55 71 168 175 102 6 4
Pre-foreclosure notice rate (per 1,000 1-4 family and condo properties) 106.5 57.9 2
Pre-foreclosure notices, 1-4 family and condo properties 1,623 880 8
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% 36.9% 6
Higher-cost home purchase loans (% of home purchase loans) 54.8% 1.6% 16.7% 6
Higher-cost refinance loans (% of refinance loans) 41.0% 8.8% 3.9% 17
Home purchase loan rate (per 1,000 properties) 48.9 11.7 19.9 26
Home purchase loans in LMI tracts (% of home purchase loans) 48.7% 9.4% 44.2% 20
Home purchase loans to LMI borrowers (% of home purchase loans) 2.8% 52.2% 7.1% 31
Refinance loan rate (per 1,000 properties) 110.9 14.5 24.5 7
Sales - Volume
Sales volume, 1 family building 173 289 60 137 68 21 21
Sales volume, 2-4 family building 313 591 143 249 146 20 15
Sales volume, 5+ family building 28 72 17 16 17 14 11
Sales volume, all property types 517 962 241 419 244 25 38
Sales volume, condominium 3 10 21 17 13 45 48
Sales - Median Prices
Median sales price per unit, 1 family building (2020$) $289,900 $534,560 $399,370 $589,920 $593,630 42 36
Median sales price per unit, 2-4 family building (2020$) $149,860 $296,120 $208,490 $317,840 $338,500 45 45
Median sales price per unit, 5+ family building (2020$) $58,780 $102,820 $83,200 $178,560 $140,000 40 46
Median sales price per unit, condominium (2020$) $198,430 $378,910 $355,770 $549,230 $542,000 36 32
Sales - Housing Price Index
Index of housing price appreciation, 1 family building 100.0 221.5 148.9 208.3 180.2 47
Index of housing price appreciation, 2-4 family building 100.0 217.1 145.8 208.1 265.0 30
Index of housing price appreciation, 5+ family building 100.0 221.3 241.2 357.9 283.6 45
Index of housing price appreciation, all property types 100.0 217.8 153.4 229.5 252.7 41
Index of housing price appreciation, condominium 100.0 506.9 414.0 457.8 536.0 4
Subsidized Housing
Total number of subsidized properties (properties) 57 33
HUD Financing or Insurance (properties) 0 46
HUD Financing or Insurance (units) 0 42
HUD Project-based Rental Assistance Program (properties) 7 31
HUD Project-based Rental Assistance Program (units) 314 42
Low Income Housing Tax Credit (properties) 10 32
Low Income Housing Tax Credit (units) 816 37
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) 28 44
421-a Tax Exemption (units) 610 48
420-c Tax Exemption (properties) 7 30
420-c Tax Exemption (units) 385 35
NYC Housing Production Programs and Zoning Incentives or Requirements (properties) 28 28
Eligible to expire from housing programs between 2020 and 2025 (properties) 6 22
Eligible to expire from housing programs between 2020 and 2025 (units) 229 33
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 48
Eligible to expire from housing programs in 2036 and later (properties) 5 37
Eligible to expire from housing programs in 2036 and later (units) 207 46

Land Use and Development

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2019 2020 Rank (2000) Rank (19/20)
Density
Population density (1,000 persons per square mile) 47.9 45.6 44.2 22
Development
Units authorized by new residential building permits 26 214 7 678 434 54 19
Units issued new certificates of occupancy 82 176 80 938 625 37 11

Neighborhood Services and Conditions

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2019 2020 Rank (2000) Rank (19/20)
Commute
Car-free commute (% of commuters) 67.7% 72.2% 69.9% 72.6% 29 30
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 50.1 45.6 46.6 47.8 1 9
Crime and Incarceration
Serious crime rate (per 1,000 residents) 14.7 13.5 10.0 10.3 29
Serious crime rate, property (per 1,000 residents) 9.0 7.8 5.3 5.0 48
Serious crime rate, violent (per 1,000 residents) 5.7 5.7 4.7 5.3 20
Schools
Students performing at grade level in English language arts, 4th grade 43.3% 39
Students performing at grade level in math, 4th grade 36.3% 48

Renters

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2019 2020 Rank (2000) Rank (19/20)
Median Rent
Median rent, 2- and 3-bedrooms (2020$) $1,330 $1,440 37
Median rent, all (2020$) $1,070 $1,180 $1,270 $1,450 32 33
Median rent, recent movers (2020$) $1,220 $1,470 42
Median rent, studios and 1-bedrooms (2020$) $1,090 $1,210 36
Median rent, asking $1,630
Affordability
Rental units affordable at 30% AMI (% of recently available units) 4.8% 11.0% 11
Rental units affordable at 80% AMI (% of recently available units) 85.6% 85.6% 7
Rental units affordable at 120% AMI (% of recently available units) 99.7% 99.0% 14
Rent Burden
Moderately rent-burdened households 27.4% 26.3% 27.5% 8
Moderately rent-burdened households, low income 34.4% 33.7% 9
Moderately rent-burdened households, moderate income 6.7% 7.1% 42
Severely rent-burdened households 26.1% 30.7% 31.6% 15 20
Severely rent-burdened households, low income 43.2% 41.9% 35
Severely rent-burdened households, moderate income 0.0% 0.2% 29
Rental Subsidy
Housing choice vouchers (% of occupied, privately owned rental units) 5.4% 3.8% 28
Public housing (% of rental units) 0.4% 42

DEMOGRAPHICS

In 2019, there were an estimated 136,009 people in East Flatbush, of which 2.3% of the population identified as Asian, 85.8% identified as Black, 7.6% identified as Hispanic, and 2.5% identified as white.

Graph showing the racial and ethnic composition of East Flatbush in both 2000 and 2015-2019.
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In 2019, the household income group with the largest share (23.4%) of households is $60,001 - $100,000. In 2000, the same household income group had the largest share as well, with a slightly higher share of 24.6%.

Graph showing the distribution of household income in East Flatbush in both 2000 and 2015-2019.
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Median household income in 2019 was $61,940, about 12% less than citywide median household income ($70,590). The poverty rate in East Flatbush was 9.9% in 2019 compared to 16.0% citywide.

The poverty rate in East Flatbush was 9.9% in 2019 compared to 16.0% citywide.
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HOUSING

Renters

Real median gross rent in East Flatbush increased from $1,180 in 2006 to $1,450 in 2019. In 2019, 31.6% of renter households in East Flatbush were severely rent burdened (spent more than 50% of household income on rent). 85.6% of the rental units are affordable at the 80% Area Median Income, similar to the level in 2010. 0.4% of the rental units are public housing rental units in 2020. The overall rental vacancy rate in East Flatbush was 3.8%.

Real median gross rent in East Flatbush increased from $1,180 in 2007 to $1,450 in 2019.
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0.4% of the rental units in East Flatbush are public housing rental units in 2020.
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Homeowners

In 2019, the homeownership rate in East Flatbush was 32.4%, higher than the citywide share of 31.9%. The homeownership rate in the neighborhood has decreased by 3.6 percentage points since 2010. In 2019, the home purchase loan rate was 19.9 per 1,000 properties (owner-occupied 1-4 family buildings, condominiums, or cooperative apartments) and the refinance loan rate was 24.5 per 1,000 properties in the neighborhood. Out of all the first-time home purchase loans and refinance loans in East Flatbush, 16.7% and 3.9% were high cost loans, respectively. 173 properties had a filing of mortgage foreclosure in East Flatbush in 2020. There were 10.5 mortgage foreclosure actions initiated per 1,000 1-4 family properties and condominium units.

There were 10.5 mortgage foreclosure notices per 1,000 1-4 family properties and condominium units in East Flatbush in 2020
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Development

Department of Buildings issued new certificates of occupancy to 625 residential units in new buildings in East Flatbush last year, 313 less than the number of units certified in 2019.

Department of Buildings issued new certificates of occupancy to 90 residential units in new buildings in East Flatbush last year, 848 less than the number of units certified in 2019.
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NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICES AND CONDITIONS

The serious crime rate was 10.3 serious crimes per 1,000 residents in 2020, compared to 11.6 serious crimes per 1,000 residents citywide.

The serious crime rate was 10.3 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 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.