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East Harlem MN11

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Neighborhood Indicators

Demographics

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2019 2020 2021
Population
Born in New York State 55.7% 53.9% 59.8%
Disabled population 9.8% 12.5%
Foreign-born population 21.1% 23.1% 25.9% 19.5%
Population 115,433 134,287 114,525 111,452
Population aged 65+ 11.5% 10.4% 12.5% 13.4%
Households
Households with children under 18 years old 38.1% 36.5% 26.9% 19.1%
Single-person households 36.0% 39.1% 52.8%
Race and Ethnicity
Percent Asian 2.7% 4.0% 7.0% 5.2%
Percent Black 34.9% 31.2% 32.1% 35.9%
Percent Hispanic 52.8% 51.9% 46.2% 43.0%
Percent white 7.3% 11.0% 13.3% 14.0%
Racial diversity index 0.59 0.62 0.66 0.66
Income and Poverty
Income diversity ratio 6.5 6.3 10.1
Median household income (2021$) $37,980 $35,780 $37,100 $34,060
Median household income, homeowners (2021$) $71,650 $104,460 $125,840
Median household income, renters (2021$) $32,430 $34,430 $31,260
Poverty rate 37.1% 36.9% 30.8% 34.0%
Poverty rate, population aged 65+ 30.1% 29.3% 43.1%
Poverty rate, population under 18 years old 46.4% 44.2% 42.0%
Labor Market
Labor force participation rate 52.9% 53.3% 53.7%
Population aged 25+ without a high school diploma 36.5% 27.6% 23.5%
Unemployment rate 16.82% 10.60% 14.77% 6.08%

Housing Market and Conditions

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2019 2020 2021
Housing Stock
Homeownership rate 6.3% 7.6% 6.6% 5.5%
Housing units 48,684 48,240 56,147
Rental vacancy rate 2.7% 3.6%
Serious housing code violations (per 1,000 privately owned rental units) 62.4 51.0 115.2 68.1 83.9
Severe crowding rate (% of renter households) 4.3% 3.8%
Total housing code violations (per 1,000 privately owned rental units) 329.6 322.8 410.0 218.4 341.5
Finance - Distress
Notices of foreclosure rate (per 1,000 1-4 family and condo properties) 26.2 1.8 16.1 4.3 0.9 3.5
Notices of foreclosure, all residential properties 34 6 35 13 2 11
Notices of foreclosure, initial, 1-4 family and condo properties 16 2 25 6 1 5
Notices of foreclosure, repeat, 1-4 family and condo properties 2 0 3 4 1 3
Pre-foreclosure notice rate (per 1,000 1-4 family and condo properties) 24.9 16.4 12.1
Pre-foreclosure notices, 1-4 family and condo properties 57 38 28
Properties entering REO, 1-4 family 0 0 1
Finance - Lending
FHA/VA-backed home purchase loans (% of home purchase loans) 0.0% 12.7% 0.0% 0.0%
Higher-cost home purchase loans (% of home purchase loans) 2.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Higher-cost refinance loans (% of refinance loans) 27.0% 0.8% 2.6% 0.6%
Home purchase loan rate (per 1,000 properties) 36.3 9.3 11.4 8.5
Home purchase loans in LMI tracts (% of home purchase loans) 89.8% 1.4% 72.7% 80.5%
Home purchase loans to LMI borrowers (% of home purchase loans) 3.7% 80.3% 7.3% 3.8%
Refinance loan rate (per 1,000 properties) 8.3 15.4 8.1 16.8
Sales - Volume
Sales volume, 1 family building 1 1 1 1 0 0
Sales volume, 2-4 family building 4 23 6 8 5 13
Sales volume, 5+ family building 22 27 15 16 19 18
Sales volume, condominium 23 88 85 107 45 88
Sales volume, all property types 50 139 107 132 69 119
Sales - Median Prices
Median sales price per unit, 1 family building (2021$) $1,324,100 $121,360 $1,628,790
Median sales price per unit, 2-4 family building (2021$) $414,690 $427,270 $750,910 $693,940 $650,000
Median sales price per unit, 5+ family building (2021$) $223,500 $209,340 $255,380 $103,320 $136,200
Median sales price per unit, condominium (2021$) $663,500 $529,110 $862,430 $754,210 $726,380
Sales - Housing Price Index
Index of housing price appreciation, 1 family building 100.0 20.8
Index of housing price appreciation, 2-4 family building 100.0 167.4 238.8 201.2 416.8 429.8
Index of housing price appreciation, 5+ family building 100.0 359.9 473.6 713.3 305.2 595.7
Index of housing price appreciation, condominium 100.0 271.9 237.1 357.8 333.3 327.6
Index of housing price appreciation, all property types 100.0 299.0 293.5 432.7 385.5 395.7
Subsidized Housing
Total number of subsidized properties (properties) 651
HUD Financing or Insurance (properties) 8
HUD Financing or Insurance (units) 1,363
HUD Project-based Rental Assistance Program (properties) 43
HUD Project-based Rental Assistance Program (units) 5,206
Low Income Housing Tax Credit (properties) 179
Low Income Housing Tax Credit (units) 7,828
Public Housing (properties) 34
Public Housing (units) 15,556
Mitchell-Lama (properties) 8
Mitchell-Lama (units) 5,201
421-a Tax Exemption (properties) 75
421-a Tax Exemption (units) 4,514
420-c Tax Exemption (properties) 128
420-c Tax Exemption (units) 4,714
NYC Housing Production Programs and Zoning Incentives or Requirements (properties) 241
Eligible to expire from housing programs between 2022 and 2027 (properties) 33
Eligible to expire from housing programs between 2022 and 2027 (units) 1,851
Eligible to expire from housing programs between 2028 and 2037 (properties) 70
Eligible to expire from housing programs between 2028 and 2037 (units) 7,647
Eligible to expire from housing programs in 2038 and later (properties) 102
Eligible to expire from housing programs in 2038 and later (units) 5,680

Land Use and Development

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2019 2020 2021
Density
Population density (1,000 persons per square mile) 57.8 49.3 48.0
Development
Units authorized by new residential building permits 334 0 327 823 350
Units issued new certificates of occupancy 210 764 981 343 759

Neighborhood Services and Conditions

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2019 2020 2021
Commute
Car-free commute (% of commuters) 85.2% 89.0% 89.1% 94.2%
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 35.5 33.9 33.7 35.7
Crime and Incarceration
Serious crime rate (per 1,000 residents) 16.2 14.4 16.3 18.4 18.7
Serious crime rate, property (per 1,000 residents) 7.6 6.5 8.2 10.0 8.8
Serious crime rate, violent (per 1,000 residents) 8.6 7.9 8.1 8.4 9.9
Schools
Students performing at grade level in English language arts, 4th grade 44.5%
Students performing at grade level in math, 4th grade 38.4%

Renters

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2019 2020 2021
Median Rent
Median rent, 2- and 3-bedrooms (2021$) $760 $880
Median rent, all (2021$) $780 $740 $970 $940
Median rent, recent movers (2021$) $1,560 $1,790
Median rent, studios and 1-bedrooms (2021$) $840 $990
Change in collected rent (2019-2020) -6.6%
Affordability
Rental units affordable at 30% AMI (% of recently available units) 25.7% 22.8%
Rental units affordable at 80% AMI (% of recently available units) 51.1% 53.5%
Rental units affordable at 120% AMI (% of recently available units) 81.5% 89.1%
Rent Burden
Moderately rent-burdened households 22.6% 25.9% 21.5%
Moderately rent-burdened households, low income 29.3% 30.7%
Moderately rent-burdened households, moderate income 10.5% 19.6%
Severely rent-burdened households 20.3% 19.8% 24.7%
Severely rent-burdened households, low income 28.0% 31.2%
Severely rent-burdened households, moderate income 2.6% 2.4%
Rental Subsidy
Housing choice vouchers (% of occupied, privately owned rental units) 10.3% 10.3% 10.3%
Public housing (% of rental units) 29.7%
DEMOGRAPHICS

In 2019, there were an estimated 111,452 people in East Harlem, of which 5.2% of the population identified as Asian, 35.9% identified as Black, 43.0% identified as Hispanic, and 14.0% identified as white.

Graph showing the racial and ethnic composition of East Harlem in both 2000 and 2015-2019.
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In 2019, the household income group with the largest share (33.6%) of households was <= $20,000. In 2000, the same household income group had the largest share as well, with a slightly lower share of 33.2%.

Graph showing the distribution of household income in East Harlem in both 2000 and 2015-2019.
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Median household income in 2019 was $34,060, about 53% less than citywide median household income ($72,930). The poverty rate in East Harlem was 34.0% in 2019 compared to 16.0% citywide.

The poverty rate in East Harlem was 34.0% 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 Harlem in both 2010 and 2015-2019.
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HOUSING

Renters

Real median gross rent in East Harlem increased from $740 in 2006 to $940 in 2019. In 2019, 24.7% of renter households in East Harlem were severely rent burdened (spent more than 50% of household income on rent). 53.5% of the rental units were affordable at 80% Area Median Income, 2 percentage points higher than the share in 2010. 29.7% of rental units were public housing rental units, as of 2021. The overall rental vacancy rate in East Harlem was 3.6% in 2019.

Real median gross rent in East Harlem increased from $770 in 2007 to $940 in 2019.
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29.7% of the rental units in East Harlem are public housing rental units in 2021.
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Homeowners

In 2019, the homeownership rate in East Harlem was 5.5%, lower than the citywide share of 31.9%. The homeownership rate in the neighborhood has decreased by 1.1 percentage points since 2010. In 2020, the home purchase loan rate was 8.5 per 1,000 properties (owner-occupied 1-4 family buildings, condominiums, or cooperative apartments) and the refinance loan rate was 16.8 per 1,000 properties in the neighborhood. Out of all the first-time home purchase loans and refinance loans in East Harlem, 0.0% and 0.6% were high cost loans, respectively. 11 properties had a filing of mortgage foreclosure in East Harlem in 2021. There were 3.5 mortgage foreclosure actions initiated per 1,000 1-4 family properties and condominium units.

There were 3.5 mortgage foreclosure notices per 1,000 1-4 family properties and condominium units in East Harlem in 2021
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Development

Department of Buildings issued new certificates of occupancy to 759 residential units in new buildings in East Harlem in 2020, 416 more than the number of units certified in 2019.

Department of Buildings issued new certificates of occupancy to 759 residential units in new buildings in East Harlem last year, 416 more than the number of units certified in 2019.
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Over the last decade, 5,051 units in 4+ unit buildings were built in East Harlem. 49% were market rate, compared to 37% 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 18.7 serious crimes per 1,000 residents in 2021, compared to 12.2 serious crimes per 1,000 residents citywide.

The serious crime rate was 18.7 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.