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State of the City 2019

Flatbush/Midwood BK14

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DEMOGRAPHICS
In 2018, there were about 154,833 people in Flatbush/Midwood, with 11.1% of the population identified as Asian, 33.1% identified as black, 13.9% identified as Hispanic, and 38.6% identified as white. Median household income in 2018 was $63,170, about 3% less than citywide median household income ($64,850). The poverty rate in Flatbush/Midwood was 14.4% in 2018 compared to 17.3% citywide.

Poverty Rate, 2018

The poverty rate in Flatbush/Midwood was 14.4% 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 Flatbush/Midwood increased from $1,170 in 2006 to $1,410 in 2018. In 2018, 33.9% of renter households in Flatbush/Midwood 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, 17 percentage points lower than the share in 2010. None of the rental units are public housing rental units in 2018. The overall rental vacancy rate in Flatbush/Midwood was 2.6%.

Real Median Gross Rent 2006 - 2018 (2019$)

Real median gross rent in Flatbush/Midwood increased from $1,170 in 2006 to $1,410 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

None of the rental units in Flatbush/Midwood 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 Flatbush/Midwood was 23.9%, lower than the citywide share of 32.8%. The homeownership rate in the neighborhood has decreased by 0.4 percentage points since 2010. In 2018, the home purchase loan rate was 22.1 per 1,000 properties (owner-occupied 1-4 family buildings, condominiums, or cooperative apartments) and the refinance loan rate was 13.6 per 1,000 properties in the neighborhood. 106 properties had a filing of mortgage foreclosure in Flatbush/Midwood in 2018. There were 9.9 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 9.9 mortgage foreclosure actions initiated per 1,000 1-4 family properties and condominium units in Flatbush/Midwood in 2018.
Sources: Home Mortgage Disclosure Act, NYU Furman Center
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Development

In 2019, there were 668 units authorized by new residential building permits, which is 7.0% of total new units in Brooklyn, and 2.5% of the citywide total, in Flatbush/Midwood. Department of Buildings issued new certificates of occupancy to 706 residential units in new buildings in Flatbush/Midwood last year, 359 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 `706 residential units in new buildings in Flatbush/Midwood last year, `359 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, 50.9% of 4th grade students attending schools in Flatbush/Midwood performed at grade level in math, compared to 52.3% in Brooklyn, and 49.4% citywide; 52.7% of Flatbush/Midwood 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 7.2 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 7.2 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: BK14 Flatbush/Midwood

Demographics

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2018 2019 Rank (2000) Rank (18/19)
Population
Born in New York State 47.1% 45.6% 47.8% 28
Disabled population 5.7% 4.6% 47
Foreign-born population 49.4% 45.6% 46.6% 42.3% 9 18
Population 166,315 163,099 162,715 154,833
Population aged 65+ 10.8% 12.2% 9.8% 14.5% 31 23
Households
Households with children under 18 years old 41.8% 35.2% 37.1% 31.2% 19 24
Single-person households 28.1% 27.1% 27.0% 36
Race and Ethnicity
Percent Asian 8.0% 8.3% 8.1% 11.1% 23 26
Percent Black 37.4% 38.3% 34.9% 33.1% 14 14
Percent Hispanic 12.9% 10.9% 12.7% 13.9% 39 43
Percent white 37.6% 40.6% 42.0% 38.6% 24 18
Racial diversity index 0.70 0.67 0.68 0.71 7 6
Income and Poverty
Income diversity ratio 4.6 5.3 5.2 34
Median household income (2019$) $55,000 $50,570 $49,740 $63,170 30 27
Median household income, homeowners (2019$) $87,750 $96,550 $117,590 13
Median household income, renters (2019$) $44,380 $41,620 $54,600 22
Poverty rate 22.8% 18.1% 22.4% 14.4% 23 31
Poverty rate, population aged 65+ 28.0% 25.7% 26.4% 12
Poverty rate, population under 18 years old 23.3% 31.8% 16.2% 33
Labor Market
Labor force participation rate 58.6% 62.6% 64.3% 21
Population aged 25+ without a high school diploma 17.7% 17.3% 15.0% 36
Unemployment rate 10.70% 7.37% 11.12% 4.77% 20 35

Housing Market and Conditions

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2018 2019 Rank (2000) Rank (18/19)
Housing Stock
Homeownership rate 20.4% 22.8% 24.3% 23.9% 36 38
Housing units 61,145 60,011 60,753 27
Rental vacancy rate 3.2% 2.6% 34
Serious housing code violations (per 1,000 privately owned rental units) 103.6 109.7 98.5 178.6 6
Severe crowding rate (% of renter households) 5.7% 7.3% 7
Total housing code violations (per 1,000 privately owned rental units) 562.0 506.3 561.0 665.8 4
Finance - Distress
Notices of foreclosure rate (per 1,000 1-4 family and condo properties) 7.8 9.4 20.6 9.9 30 26
Notices of foreclosure, all residential properties 79 99 222 106 27 26
Notices of foreclosure, initial, 1-4 family and condo properties 59 57 127 37 22 27
Notices of foreclosure, repeat, 1-4 family and condo properties 10 27 63 58 32 25
Pre-foreclosure notice rate (per 1,000 1-4 family and condo properties) 61.6 56.1 22
Pre-foreclosure notices, 1-4 family and condo properties 594 541 24
Properties entering REO, 1-4 family 3 1 0 36
Finance - Lending
FHA/VA-backed home purchase loans (% of home purchase loans) 0.2% 11.0% 1.3% 28
Higher-cost home purchase loans (% of home purchase loans) 0.0% 0.4%
Higher-cost refinance loans (% of refinance loans) 0.0% 1.1%
Home purchase loan rate (per 1,000 properties) 34.0 16.2 22.1 16
Home purchase loans in LMI tracts (% of home purchase loans) 62.8% 48.0% 54.8% 19
Home purchase loans to LMI borrowers (% of home purchase loans) 11.4% 7.5% 8.0% 25
Refinance loan rate (per 1,000 properties) 38.9 20.2 13.6 19
Sales - Volume
Sales volume, 1 family building 183 187 89 140 20 20
Sales volume, 2-4 family building 129 131 55 91 37 34
Sales volume, 5+ family building 13 59 26 30 36 18
Sales volume, all property types 335 395 217 363 37 42
Sales volume, condominium 10 18 47 102 40 28
Sales - Median Prices
Median sales price per unit, 1 family building (2019$) $554,780 $902,010 $852,060 $1,242,750 8 18
Median sales price per unit, 2-4 family building (2019$) $209,920 $375,060 $306,740 $499,500 19 23
Median sales price per unit, 5+ family building (2019$) $58,480 $105,260 $107,730 $229,270 38 33
Median sales price per unit, condominium (2019$) $155,560 $498,480 $448,750 $624,340 41 24
Sales - Housing Price Index
Index of housing price appreciation, 1 family building 100.0 218.8 175.4 306.5 1 23
Index of housing price appreciation, 2-4 family building 100.0 227.0 145.8 330.0 1 21
Index of housing price appreciation, 5+ family building 100.0 251.9 283.8 645.6 1 18
Index of housing price appreciation, all property types 100.0 218.6 178.2 332.0 1 21
Index of housing price appreciation, condominium 100.0 265.6 223.9 317.7 1 23
Subsidized Housing
Total number of subsidized properties (properties) 35 39
HUD Financing or Insurance (properties) 1 38
HUD Financing or Insurance (units) 20 38
HUD Project-based Rental Assistance Program (properties) 5 31
HUD Project-based Rental Assistance Program (units) 356 40
Low Income Housing Tax Credit (properties) 6 36
Low Income Housing Tax Credit (units) 362 44
Public Housing (properties) 0 42
Public Housing (units) 0 42
Mitchell-Lama (properties) 0 44
Mitchell-Lama (units) 0 43
421-a Tax Exemption (properties) 31 24
421-a Tax Exemption (units) 1,298 21
420-c Tax Exemption (properties) 7 27
420-c Tax Exemption (units) 560 26
NYC Housing Production Programs and Zoning Incentives or Requirements (properties) 15 36
Eligible to expire from housing programs between 2020 and 2025 (properties) 1 39
Eligible to expire from housing programs between 2020 and 2025 (units) 74 40
Eligible to expire from housing programs between 2026 and 2035 (properties) 3 38
Eligible to expire from housing programs between 2026 and 2035 (units) 141 44
Eligible to expire from housing programs in 2036 and later (properties) 3 42
Eligible to expire from housing programs in 2036 and later (units) 225 44

Land Use and Development

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2018 2019 Rank (2000) Rank (18/19)
Density
Population density (1,000 persons per square mile) 56.1 56.0 53.3 15
Development
Units authorized by new residential building permits 218 9 157 668 11
Units issued new certificates of occupancy 24 74 296 347 706 53 14

Neighborhood Services and Conditions

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2018 2019 Rank (2000) Rank (18/19)
Commute
Car-free commute (% of commuters) 68.1% 70.6% 73.8% 74.9% 28 26
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 46.0 44.4 41.7 43.1 10 32
Crime and Incarceration
Serious crime rate (per 1,000 residents) 15.1 12.3 7.7 7.2 48
Serious crime rate, property (per 1,000 residents) 9.6 7.5 4.9 4.6 48
Serious crime rate, violent (per 1,000 residents) 5.5 4.8 2.8 2.6 40
Schools
Students performing at grade level in English language arts, 4th grade 49.7% 52.7% 29
Students performing at grade level in math, 4th grade 46.5% 50.9% 30

Renters

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2018 2019 Rank (2000) Rank (18/19)
Median Rent
Median rent, 2- and 3-bedrooms (2019$) $1,350 $1,600 24
Median rent, all (2019$) $1,060 $1,170 $1,260 $1,410 30 33
Median rent, recent movers (2019$) $1,260 $1,710 27
Median rent, studios and 1-bedrooms (2019$) $1,110 $1,320 21
Median rent, asking $1,750 $2,000 29
Affordability
Rental units affordable at 30% AMI (% of recently available units) 4.9% 3.9% 32
Rental units affordable at 80% AMI (% of recently available units) 70.3% 53.5% 27
Rental units affordable at 120% AMI (% of recently available units) 98.0% 97.2% 21
Rent Burden
Moderately rent-burdened households 24.6% 26.7% 23.0% 36
Moderately rent-burdened households, low income 34.4% 29.6% 34
Moderately rent-burdened households, moderate income 9.6% 10.7% 32
Severely rent-burdened households 28.2% 29.7% 33.9% 12 14
Severely rent-burdened households, low income 44.2% 48.2% 17
Severely rent-burdened households, moderate income 0.3% 0.1% 32
Rental Subsidy
Housing choice vouchers (% of occupied, privately owned rental units) 7.8% 6.0% 22
Public housing (% of rental units) 0.0% 42

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.