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Neighborhood Indicators

Demographics

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2019 2020 2021
Population
Born in New York State 38.2% 40.6% 43.9%
Disabled population 6.1% 5.5%
Foreign-born population 54.5% 53.5% 52.6% 48.1%
Population 145,263 147,390 140,285 136,009
Population aged 65+ 9.1% 11.2% 11.7% 17.0%
Households
Households with children under 18 years old 45.0% 42.9% 40.7% 32.3%
Single-person households 26.0% 26.5% 27.7%
Race and Ethnicity
Percent Asian 1.0% 0.3% 0.8% 2.3%
Percent Black 88.7% 89.5% 89.2% 85.8%
Percent Hispanic 5.4% 6.5% 7.5% 7.6%
Percent white 1.5% 1.0% 1.1% 2.5%
Racial diversity index 0.21 0.19 0.20 0.26
Income and Poverty
Income diversity ratio 3.9 5.0 4.5
Median household income (2021$) $57,800 $54,970 $52,580 $63,990
Median household income, homeowners (2021$) $82,220 $84,580 $85,190
Median household income, renters (2021$) $43,770 $40,620 $54,490
Poverty rate 19.4% 19.1% 15.4% 9.9%
Poverty rate, population aged 65+ 18.8% 17.9% 10.3%
Poverty rate, population under 18 years old 29.0% 20.6% 11.0%
Labor Market
Labor force participation rate 63.8% 64.2% 61.8%
Population aged 25+ without a high school diploma 17.9% 15.1% 14.1%
Unemployment rate 12.49% 8.35% 12.77% 5.01%

Housing Market and Conditions

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2019 2020 2021
Housing Stock
Homeownership rate 32.1% 38.2% 36.0% 32.4%
Housing units 51,871 52,526 58,600
Rental vacancy rate 5.1% 3.8%
Serious housing code violations (per 1,000 privately owned rental units) 103.8 123.6 187.8 157.2 211.4
Severe crowding rate (% of renter households) 3.4% 3.6%
Total housing code violations (per 1,000 privately owned rental units) 504.9 536.7 691.7 493.2 763.6
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 10.9
Notices of foreclosure, all residential properties 271 371 575 340 173 186
Notices of foreclosure, initial, 1-4 family and condo properties 185 273 341 136 57 44
Notices of foreclosure, repeat, 1-4 family and condo properties 55 71 168 175 102 121
Pre-foreclosure notice rate (per 1,000 1-4 family and condo properties) 106.5 57.9 37.1
Pre-foreclosure notices, 1-4 family and condo properties 1,623 880 563
Properties entering REO, 1-4 family 45 3 14
Finance - Lending
FHA/VA-backed home purchase loans (% of home purchase loans) 0.7% 73.1% 36.9% 34.9%
Higher-cost home purchase loans (% of home purchase loans) 54.8% 1.6% 16.7% 7.4%
Higher-cost refinance loans (% of refinance loans) 41.0% 8.8% 3.9% 1.1%
Home purchase loan rate (per 1,000 properties) 48.9 11.7 19.9 14.7
Home purchase loans in LMI tracts (% of home purchase loans) 48.7% 9.4% 44.2% 43.7%
Home purchase loans to LMI borrowers (% of home purchase loans) 2.8% 52.2% 7.1% 7.0%
Refinance loan rate (per 1,000 properties) 110.9 14.5 24.5 42.2
Sales - Volume
Sales volume, 1 family building 173 289 60 137 83 118
Sales volume, 2-4 family building 313 592 143 249 162 152
Sales volume, 5+ family building 28 72 17 16 20 22
Sales volume, condominium 3 10 21 17 15 15
Sales volume, all property types 517 963 241 419 280 307
Sales - Median Prices
Median sales price per unit, 1 family building (2021$) $552,290 $412,610 $609,480 $610,600 $664,000
Median sales price per unit, 2-4 family building (2021$) $305,650 $215,410 $328,380 $344,040 $351,180
Median sales price per unit, 5+ family building (2021$) $106,230 $85,960 $184,480 $132,330 $157,600
Median sales price per unit, condominium (2021$) $391,480 $367,570 $567,450 $559,980 $530,000
Sales - Housing Price Index
Index of housing price appreciation, 1 family building 100.0 227.5 160.8 275.0 287.9 301.4
Index of housing price appreciation, 2-4 family building 100.0 225.4 165.6 282.5 295.1 298.1
Index of housing price appreciation, 5+ family building 100.0 190.3 170.3 522.8 232.4 269.8
Index of housing price appreciation, condominium 100.0 311.1 223.5 314.6 351.4 383.1
Index of housing price appreciation, all property types 100.0 223.8 164.6 287.8 289.5 302.0
Subsidized Housing
Total number of subsidized properties (properties) 92
HUD Financing or Insurance (properties) 0
HUD Financing or Insurance (units) 0
HUD Project-based Rental Assistance Program (properties) 8
HUD Project-based Rental Assistance Program (units) 314
Low Income Housing Tax Credit (properties) 11
Low Income Housing Tax Credit (units) 876
Public Housing (properties) 4
Public Housing (units) 143
Mitchell-Lama (properties) 1
Mitchell-Lama (units) 0
421-a Tax Exemption (properties) 68
421-a Tax Exemption (units) 1,775
420-c Tax Exemption (properties) 7
420-c Tax Exemption (units) 385
NYC Housing Production Programs and Zoning Incentives or Requirements (properties) 61
Eligible to expire from housing programs between 2022 and 2027 (properties) 9
Eligible to expire from housing programs between 2022 and 2027 (units) 313
Eligible to expire from housing programs between 2028 and 2037 (properties) 2
Eligible to expire from housing programs between 2028 and 2037 (units) 101
Eligible to expire from housing programs in 2038 and later (properties) 3
Eligible to expire from housing programs in 2038 and later (units) 106

Land Use and Development

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2019 2020 2021
Density
Population density (1,000 persons per square mile) 47.9 45.6 44.2
Development
Units authorized by new residential building permits 26 0 7 678 434
Units issued new certificates of occupancy 82 176 80 938 625

Neighborhood Services and Conditions

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2019 2020 2021
Commute
Car-free commute (% of commuters) 67.7% 72.2% 69.9% 72.6%
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 50.1 45.6 46.6 47.8
Crime and Incarceration
Serious crime rate (per 1,000 residents) 14.7 13.5 10.0 10.3 11.1
Serious crime rate, property (per 1,000 residents) 9.0 7.8 5.4 5.0 5.3
Serious crime rate, violent (per 1,000 residents) 5.7 5.7 4.7 5.3 5.8
Schools
Students performing at grade level in English language arts, 4th grade 43.3%
Students performing at grade level in math, 4th grade 36.3%

Renters

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2019 2020 2021
Median Rent
Median rent, 2- and 3-bedrooms (2021$) $1,380 $1,490
Median rent, all (2021$) $1,100 $1,220 $1,310 $1,500
Median rent, recent movers (2021$) $1,260 $1,520
Median rent, studios and 1-bedrooms (2021$) $1,130 $1,250
Change in collected rent (2019-2020) -0.8%
Affordability
Rental units affordable at 30% AMI (% of recently available units) 4.8% 11.0%
Rental units affordable at 80% AMI (% of recently available units) 85.6% 85.6%
Rental units affordable at 120% AMI (% of recently available units) 99.7% 99.0%
Rent Burden
Moderately rent-burdened households 27.4% 26.3% 27.5%
Moderately rent-burdened households, low income 34.4% 33.7%
Moderately rent-burdened households, moderate income 6.7% 7.1%
Severely rent-burdened households 26.1% 30.7% 31.6%
Severely rent-burdened households, low income 43.2% 41.9%
Severely rent-burdened households, moderate income 0.0% 0.2%
Rental Subsidy
Housing choice vouchers (% of occupied, privately owned rental units) 5.4% 3.8% 3.6%
Public housing (% of rental units) 0.3%
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 (22.9%) of households was $60,001 - $100,000. In 2000, the same household income group had the largest share as well, with a slightly higher share of 24.3%.

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 $63,990, about 12% less than citywide median household income ($72,930). 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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The rent distribution shows the share of apartments by their size (according to the number of bedrooms), and then for each apartment size in the community district, the share of apartments according to their monthly gross rent. This distribution compares 5-year ACS figures from 2010 to 5-year ACS figures from 2019. This is a new figure made for the 2021 State of the City report.

Graph showing the distribution of rents in East Flatbush in both 2010 and 2015-2019.
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HOUSING

Renters

Real median gross rent in East Flatbush increased from $1,220 in 2006 to $1,500 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 were affordable at 80% Area Median Income, similar to the level in 2010. 0.3% of rental units were public housing rental units, as of 2021. The overall rental vacancy rate in East Flatbush was 3.8% in 2019.

Real median gross rent in East Flatbush increased from $1,220 in 2007 to $1,500 in 2019.
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0.3% of the rental units in East Flatbush are public housing rental units in 2021.
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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 2020, the home purchase loan rate was 14.7 per 1,000 properties (owner-occupied 1-4 family buildings, condominiums, or cooperative apartments) and the refinance loan rate was 42.2 per 1,000 properties in the neighborhood. Out of all the first-time home purchase loans and refinance loans in East Flatbush, 7.4% and 1.1% were high cost loans, respectively. 186 properties had a filing of mortgage foreclosure in East Flatbush in 2021. There were 10.9 mortgage foreclosure actions initiated per 1,000 1-4 family properties and condominium units.

There were 10.9 mortgage foreclosure notices per 1,000 1-4 family properties and condominium units in East Flatbush in 2021
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Development

Department of Buildings issued new certificates of occupancy to 625 residential units in new buildings in East Flatbush in 2020, 313 less than the number of units certified in 2019.

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.
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Over the last decade, 2,240 units in 4+ unit buildings were built in East Flatbush. 74% were market rate, compared to 6% low-income. We use data from a variety of sources to count the number of income-restricted units targeted to households earning between 80% and 165% of AMI. However, due to restricted availability of granular data our calculations of income-restricted units should be read as conservative estimates. Read more about our methdology in the technical appendix of the 2021 Focus Report.

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NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICES AND CONDITIONS

The serious crime rate was 11.1 serious crimes per 1,000 residents in 2021, compared to 12.2 serious crimes per 1,000 residents citywide.

The serious crime rate was 11.1 serious crimes per 1,000 residents in 2021, compared to 12.2 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.