New York City Neighborhood Data Profiles

BK14: Flatbush/Midwood

Demographics

In 2017, there were about 150,707 people in Flatbush/Midwood, 8.8% of the population identified as Asian in 2017, 28.9% identified as black, 15.0% identified as Hispanic, and 44.2% identified as white. Median household income in 2017 was $57,678, about 7% less than citywide median household income ($62,040). The poverty rate in Flatbush/Midwood was 16.8% in 2017 compared to 17.9% citywide.

Housing

Real median gross rent in Flatbush/Midwood increased from $1,150 in 2006 to $1,420 in 2017. Median asking rent — rent for units being advertised for lease — in 2017 was $1,930 in Flatbush/Midwood, compared to $2,500 in Brooklyn and $2,800 citywide. In 2017, 34.9% of renter households in Flatbush/Midwood were severely rent burdened (spent more than 50% of household income on rent). The rental vacancy rate in Flatbush/Midwood was 2.2%. In 2017, the homeownership rate in Flatbush/Midwood was 23.9%. There were 363 property sales in Flatbush/Midwood in 2018. Sales prices for all residential property types increased by 1% in Flatbush/Midwood between 2017 and 2018, compared to an increase of 4% in Brooklyn and an increase of 2.5% citywide.

Neighborhood Services and Conditions

In 2018, 46.5% of 4th grade students attending schools in Flatbush/Midwood performed at grade level in math, compared to 49.0% in Brooklyn, and 46% citywide; 49.7% of Flatbush/Midwood 4th graders performed at grade level in English language arts, compared to 51.4% in Brooklyn, and 49% citywide. The serious crime rate was 7.4 serious crimes per 1,000 residents in 2018, compared to 11.3 serious crimes per 1,000 residents citywide.


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Neighborhood Indicators: BK14 Flatbush/Midwood

Demographics

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2017 2018 Rank (2010) Rank (17/18)
Population
Born in New York State 47.1% 45.6% 48.1% 47.8% 28
Disabled population 5.7% 7.1% 4.6% 47
Foreign-born population 49.4% 45.6% 46.6% 39.5% 42.3% 9 18
Population 166,315 163,099 162,715 150,707 154,833
Population aged 65+ 10.8% 12.2% 9.8% 13.5% 14.5% 31 23
Households
Households with children under 18 years old 41.8% 35.2% 37.1% 29.2% 31.2% 19 24
Single-person households 28.1% 27.1% 31.0% 27.0% 36
Race and Ethnicity
Percent Asian 8.0% 8.3% 8.1% 8.8% 11.1% 23 26
Percent black 37.4% 38.3% 34.9% 28.9% 33.1% 14 14
Percent Hispanic 12.9% 10.9% 12.7% 15.0% 13.9% 39 43
Percent white 37.6% 40.6% 42.0% 44.2% 38.6% 24 18
Racial diversity index 0.70 0.67 0.68 0.69 0.71 7 6
Income and Poverty
Income diversity ratio 4.6 5.3 5.6 30
Median household income (2018$) $54,110 $49,740 $48,930 $57,680 $62,140 30 27
Median household income, homeowners (2018$) $86,330 $94,980 $110,350 $115,680 13
Median household income, renters (2018$) $43,660 $40,940 $47,960 $53,720 22
Poverty rate 22.8% 18.1% 22.4% 16.8% 14.4% 23 31
Poverty rate, population aged 65+ 28.0% 25.7% 22.2% 26.4% 12
Poverty rate, population under 18 years old 23.3% 31.8% 17.0% 16.2% 33
Labor Market
Labor force participation rate 58.6% 62.6% 64.1% 64.3% 21
Population aged 25+ without a high school diploma 17.7% 17.3% 11.5% 15.0% 36
Unemployment rate 10.70% 7.37% 11.12% 6.18% 4.77% 20 35

Housing Market and Conditions

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2017 2018 Rank (2010) Rank (17/18)
Housing Stock
Homeownership rate 20.4% 22.8% 24.3% 23.9% 23.9% 36 38
Housing units 61,145 60,011 60,275 60,753 27
Rental vacancy rate 3.2% 2.2%
Serious housing code violations (per 1,000 privately owned rental units) 103.6 109.7 72.0 98.5 12
Severe crowding rate (% of renter households) 5.7% 7.4%
Total housing code violations (per 1,000 privately owned rental units) 562.0 506.3 401.4 561.0 7
Finance - Distress
Notices of foreclosure rate (per 1,000 1-4 family and condo properties) 7.8 9.4 20.6 10.7 9.9 30 26
Notices of foreclosure, all residential properties 79 99 222 112 106 27 26
Notices of foreclosure, initial, 1-4 family and condo properties 59 57 127 32 37 22 27
Notices of foreclosure, repeat, 1-4 family and condo properties 10 27 63 71 58 32 25
Pre-foreclosure notice rate (per 1,000 1-4 family and condo properties) 62.5 61.6 24
Pre-foreclosure notices, 1-4 family and condo properties 601 594 24
Properties entering REO, 1-4 family 3 1 0 2 36 26
Finance - Lending
FHA/VA-backed home purchase loans (% of home purchase loans) 0.2% 11.0% 0.9% 1.3% 28
Higher-cost home purchase loans (% of home purchase loans) 0.0% 0.4% 0.3% 98.0% 13
Higher-cost refinance loans (% of refinance loans) 0.0% 1.1% 0.6% 96.7% 16
Home purchase loan rate (per 1,000 properties) 34.0 16.2 19.6 22.1 16
Home purchase loans in LMI tracts (% of home purchase loans) 11.4% 7.5% 6.1% 8.0% 25
Home purchase loans to LMI borrowers (% of home purchase loans) 62.8% 48.0% 39.5% 54.8% 19
Refinance loan rate (per 1,000 properties) 38.9 20.2 8.9 13.6 19
Sales - Volume
Sales volume, 1 family building 183 187 89 151 140 20 20
Sales volume, 2-4 family building 129 131 55 66 91 37 34
Sales volume, 5+ family building 13 59 26 20 30 36 18
Sales volume, all property types 335 395 217 281 363 37 42
Sales volume, condominium 10 18 47 44 102 40 28
Sales - Median Prices
Median sales price per unit, 1 family building (2018$) $554,780 $902,010 $852,060 $1,222,890 $1,242,750 8 18
Median sales price per unit, 2-4 family building (2018$) $209,920 $375,060 $306,740 $503,170 $499,500 19 23
Median sales price per unit, 5+ family building (2018$) $58,480 $105,260 $107,730 $203,810 $229,270 38 33
Median sales price per unit, condominium (2018$) $155,560 $498,480 $448,750 $608,390 $624,340 41 24
Sales - Housing Price Index
Index of housing price appreciation, 1 family building 100.0 218.8 175.4 318.0 306.5 1 23
Index of housing price appreciation, 2-4 family building 100.0 227.0 145.8 319.0 330.0 1 21
Index of housing price appreciation, 5+ family building 100.0 251.9 283.8 611.0 645.6 1 18
Index of housing price appreciation, all property types 100.0 218.6 178.2 328.4 332.0 1 21
Index of housing price appreciation, condominium 100.0 265.6 223.9 298.6 317.7 1 23

Land Use and Development

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2017 2018 Rank (2010) Rank (17/18)
Density
Population density (1,000 persons per square mile) 56.1 56.0 51.8 53.3 15
Development
Units authorized by new residential building permits 218 9 454 157 33
Units issued new certificates of occupancy 24 74 297 652 347 53 23

Neighborhood Services and Conditions

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2017 2018 Rank (2010) Rank (17/18)
Commute
Car-free commute (% of commuters) 68.1% 70.6% 73.8% 70.3% 74.9% 28 26
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 46.0 44.4 41.7 43.7 43.1 10 32
Crime and Incarceration
Serious crime rate (per 1,000 residents) 15.1 12.3 8.0 7.4 47
Serious crime rate, property (per 1,000 residents) 9.6 7.5 4.9 4.6 50
Serious crime rate, violent (per 1,000 residents) 5.5 4.8 3.1 2.8 39
Schools
Students performing at grade level in English language arts, 4th grade 41.3% 49.7% 32
Students performing at grade level in math, 4th grade 39.5% 46.5% 30
Services
Residential units within 1/2 mile of a subway station 94.7% 18
Residential units within 1/4 mile of a park 29.7% 59

Renters

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2017 2018 Rank (2010) Rank (17/18)
Median Rent
Median rent, 2- and 3-bedrooms (2018$) $1,330 $1,520 22
Median rent, all (2018$) $1,040 $1,150 $1,240 $1,420 $1,380 30 34
Median rent, recent movers (2018$) $1,240 $1,550 27
Median rent, studios and 1-bedrooms (2018$) $1,090 $1,230 24
Median rent, asking $1,750 $1,930 $2,000 29
Affordability
Rental units affordable at 30% AMI (% of recently available units) 4.9% 1.8% 44
Rental units affordable at 80% AMI (% of recently available units) 70.3% 48.7% 30
Rental units affordable at 120% AMI (% of recently available units) 98.0% 95.9% 22
Rent Burden
Moderately rent-burdened households 24.6% 26.7% 24.4% 23.0% 36
Moderately rent-burdened households, low income 34.4% 31.1% 25
Moderately rent-burdened households, moderate income 9.6% 11.7% 36
Severely rent-burdened households 28.2% 29.7% 34.9% 12
Severely rent-burdened households, low income 44.2% 50.2% 16
Severely rent-burdened households, moderate income 0.3% 0.1% 34
Rental Subsidy
Housing choice vouchers (% of occupied, privately owned rental units) 7.8% 6.4% 22
Public housing (% of rental units) 0.0% 44
Eviction
Private eviction filings 6,666 4,794 11
Private eviction filings per 1000 private rental units 160.5 110.8 22

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 2017 heading comes from the 2013– 2017 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.