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Neighborhood Indicators

Demographics

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2019 2020 Rank (2000) Rank (19/20)
Population
Born in New York State 55.7% 53.9% 59.8% 7
Disabled population 9.8% 12.5% 8
Foreign-born population 21.1% 23.1% 25.9% 19.5% 47 52
Population 115,433 134,287 114,525 111,452
Population aged 65+ 11.5% 10.4% 12.5% 13.4% 22 37
Households
Households with children under 18 years old 38.1% 36.5% 26.9% 19.1% 29 47
Single-person households 36.0% 39.1% 52.8% 2
Race and Ethnicity
Percent Asian 2.7% 4.0% 7.0% 5.2% 41 38
Percent Black 34.9% 31.2% 32.1% 35.9% 16 14
Percent Hispanic 52.8% 51.9% 46.2% 43.0% 10 14
Percent white 7.3% 11.0% 13.3% 14.0% 43 41
Racial diversity index 0.59 0.62 0.66 0.66 25 15
Income and Poverty
Income diversity ratio 6.5 6.3 10.1 2
Median household income (2020$) $36,760 $34,630 $35,910 $32,960 47 51
Median household income, homeowners (2020$) $69,350 $101,100 $121,800 12
Median household income, renters (2020$) $31,390 $33,320 $30,260 51
Poverty rate 37.1% 36.9% 30.8% 34.0% 7 4
Poverty rate, population aged 65+ 30.1% 29.3% 43.1% 2
Poverty rate, population under 18 years old 46.4% 44.2% 42.0% 6
Labor Market
Labor force participation rate 52.9% 53.3% 53.7% 53
Population aged 25+ without a high school diploma 36.5% 27.6% 23.5% 14
Unemployment rate 16.82% 10.60% 14.77% 6.08% 9 18

Housing Market and Conditions

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2019 2020 Rank (2000) Rank (19/20)
Housing Stock
Homeownership rate 6.3% 7.6% 6.6% 5.5% 54 53
Housing units 48,684 48,240 56,147 32
Rental vacancy rate 2.7% 3.6% 16
Serious housing code violations (per 1,000 privately owned rental units) 62.4 51.0 115.2 68.1 23
Severe crowding rate (% of renter households) 4.3% 3.8% 32
Total housing code violations (per 1,000 privately owned rental units) 329.6 322.8 410.0 218.4 24
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 5 50
Notices of foreclosure, all residential properties 34 6 35 13 2 43 58
Notices of foreclosure, initial, 1-4 family and condo properties 16 2 25 6 1 48 54
Notices of foreclosure, repeat, 1-4 family and condo properties 2 0 3 4 1 50 57
Pre-foreclosure notice rate (per 1,000 1-4 family and condo properties) 24.9 16.4 36
Pre-foreclosure notices, 1-4 family and condo properties 57 38 56
Properties entering REO, 1-4 family 0 0 1 50
Finance - Lending
FHA/VA-backed home purchase loans (% of home purchase loans) 0.0% 12.7% 0.0% 45
Higher-cost home purchase loans (% of home purchase loans) 2.2% 0.0% 0.0% 54
Higher-cost refinance loans (% of refinance loans) 27.0% 0.8% 2.6% 33
Home purchase loan rate (per 1,000 properties) 36.3 9.3 11.4 54
Home purchase loans in LMI tracts (% of home purchase loans) 89.8% 1.4% 72.7% 8
Home purchase loans to LMI borrowers (% of home purchase loans) 3.7% 80.3% 7.3% 28
Refinance loan rate (per 1,000 properties) 8.3 15.4 8.1 53
Sales - Volume
Sales volume, 1 family building 1 1 1 1 0 54 54
Sales volume, 2-4 family building 4 23 6 8 5 56 52
Sales volume, 5+ family building 22 27 15 16 13 22 20
Sales volume, all property types 50 139 107 132 62 58 50
Sales volume, condominium 23 88 85 107 44 31 32
Sales - Median Prices
Median sales price per unit, 1 family building (2020$) $562,740 $1,281,600 $117,460 $1,576,500 9
Median sales price per unit, 2-4 family building (2020$) $165,360 $401,380 $413,560 $726,800 $671,670 39 12
Median sales price per unit, 5+ family building (2020$) $44,380 $216,320 $202,620 $247,180 $275,000 54 15
Median sales price per unit, condominium (2020$) $620,100 $642,200 $512,130 $834,740 $708,070 7 19
Sales - Housing Price Index
Index of housing price appreciation, 1 family building 100.0 50.0
Index of housing price appreciation, 2-4 family building 100.0 372.0 495.8 838.2 223.9 43
Index of housing price appreciation, 5+ family building 100.0 416.2 361.8 422.3 365.0 38
Index of housing price appreciation, all property types 100.0 302.1 293.2 406.8 335.3 19
Index of housing price appreciation, condominium 100.0 240.0 218.1 324.3 265.5 31
Subsidized Housing
Total number of subsidized properties (properties) 611 4
HUD Financing or Insurance (properties) 12 7
HUD Financing or Insurance (units) 1,399 8
HUD Project-based Rental Assistance Program (properties) 46 3
HUD Project-based Rental Assistance Program (units) 5,356 3
Low Income Housing Tax Credit (properties) 143 4
Low Income Housing Tax Credit (units) 6,700 6
Public Housing (properties) 37 4
Public Housing (units) 15,700 1
Mitchell-Lama (properties) 8 12
Mitchell-Lama (units) 5,201 6
421-a Tax Exemption (properties) 88 19
421-a Tax Exemption (units) 5,177 10
420-c Tax Exemption (properties) 125 5
420-c Tax Exemption (units) 4,448 4
NYC Housing Production Programs and Zoning Incentives or Requirements (properties) 230 5
Eligible to expire from housing programs between 2020 and 2025 (properties) 41 2
Eligible to expire from housing programs between 2020 and 2025 (units) 2,594 3
Eligible to expire from housing programs between 2026 and 2035 (properties) 63 4
Eligible to expire from housing programs between 2026 and 2035 (units) 6,985 1
Eligible to expire from housing programs in 2036 and later (properties) 70 5
Eligible to expire from housing programs in 2036 and later (units) 4,849 10

Land Use and Development

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2019 2020 Rank (2000) Rank (19/20)
Density
Population density (1,000 persons per square mile) 57.8 49.3 48.0 21
Development
Units authorized by new residential building permits 334 581 327 823 350 13 24
Units issued new certificates of occupancy 210 764 981 343 759 16 7

Neighborhood Services and Conditions

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2019 2020 Rank (2000) Rank (19/20)
Commute
Car-free commute (% of commuters) 85.2% 89.0% 89.1% 94.2% 4 1
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 35.5 33.9 33.7 35.7 47 46
Crime and Incarceration
Serious crime rate (per 1,000 residents) 16.2 14.4 16.2 18.3 9
Serious crime rate, property (per 1,000 residents) 7.6 6.5 8.1 9.9 11
Serious crime rate, violent (per 1,000 residents) 8.6 7.9 8.1 8.4 7
Schools
Students performing at grade level in English language arts, 4th grade 44.5% 35
Students performing at grade level in math, 4th grade 38.4% 41

Renters

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2019 2020 Rank (2000) Rank (19/20)
Median Rent
Median rent, 2- and 3-bedrooms (2020$) $740 $850 55
Median rent, all (2020$) $760 $720 $940 $910 52 55
Median rent, recent movers (2020$) $1,510 $1,730 24
Median rent, studios and 1-bedrooms (2020$) $820 $960 50
Median rent, asking $2,000
Affordability
Rental units affordable at 30% AMI (% of recently available units) 25.7% 22.8% 4
Rental units affordable at 80% AMI (% of recently available units) 51.1% 53.5% 29
Rental units affordable at 120% AMI (% of recently available units) 81.5% 89.1% 33
Rent Burden
Moderately rent-burdened households 22.6% 25.9% 21.5% 41
Moderately rent-burdened households, low income 29.3% 30.7% 29
Moderately rent-burdened households, moderate income 10.5% 19.6% 19
Severely rent-burdened households 20.3% 19.8% 24.7% 43 42
Severely rent-burdened households, low income 28.0% 31.2% 55
Severely rent-burdened households, moderate income 2.6% 2.4% 11
Rental Subsidy
Housing choice vouchers (% of occupied, privately owned rental units) 10.3% 10.3% 12
Public housing (% of rental units) 30.3% 2

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 (34.5%) of households is <= $20,000. In 2000, the same household income group had the largest share as well, with a slightly lower share of 33.9%.

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 $32,960, about 53% less than citywide median household income ($70,590). 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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HOUSING

Renters

Real median gross rent in East Harlem increased from $720 in 2006 to $910 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 are affordable at the 80% Area Median Income, 2 percentage points higher than the share in 2010. 30.3% of the rental units are public housing rental units in 2020. The overall rental vacancy rate in East Harlem was 3.6%.

Real median gross rent in East Harlem increased from $750 in 2007 to $910 in 2019.
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30.3% of the rental units in East Harlem are public housing rental units in 2020.
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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 2019, the home purchase loan rate was 11.4 per 1,000 properties (owner-occupied 1-4 family buildings, condominiums, or cooperative apartments) and the refinance loan rate was 8.1 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 2.6% were high cost loans, respectively. 2 properties had a filing of mortgage foreclosure in East Harlem in 2020. There were 0.9 mortgage foreclosure actions initiated per 1,000 1-4 family properties and condominium units.

There were 0.9 mortgage foreclosure notices per 1,000 1-4 family properties and condominium units in East Harlem in 2020
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Development

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.

Department of Buildings issued new certificates of occupancy to 165 residential units in new buildings in East Harlem last year, 178 less than the number of units certified in 2019.
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NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICES AND CONDITIONS

The serious crime rate was 18.3 serious crimes per 1,000 residents in 2020, compared to 11.6 serious crimes per 1,000 residents citywide.

The serious crime rate was 18.3 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.