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Neighborhood Indicators

Demographics

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2019 2020 2021
Population
Born in New York State 54.8% 53.3% 52.2%
Disabled population 4.9% 5.2%
Foreign-born population 37.3% 39.2% 41.4% 42.0%
Population 194,836 204,600 202,929 196,895
Population aged 65+ 11.2% 10.8% 11.1% 16.2%
Households
Households with children under 18 years old 43.0% 40.6% 38.4% 31.5%
Single-person households 21.3% 21.8% 23.8%
Race and Ethnicity
Percent Asian 3.7% 3.0% 3.7% 5.4%
Percent Black 51.0% 59.2% 61.7% 62.5%
Percent Hispanic 8.1% 5.9% 8.2% 9.1%
Percent white 34.4% 30.6% 24.9% 21.4%
Racial diversity index 0.61 0.55 0.55 0.55
Income and Poverty
Income diversity ratio 3.5 4.0 4.3
Median household income (2021$) $82,570 $78,300 $71,390 $84,560
Median household income, homeowners (2021$) $98,480 $92,440 $109,210
Median household income, renters (2021$) $50,710 $52,210 $54,180
Poverty rate 12.2% 10.8% 11.4% 10.6%
Poverty rate, population aged 65+ 13.3% 14.3% 12.4%
Poverty rate, population under 18 years old 14.1% 16.1% 17.2%
Labor Market
Labor force participation rate 61.5% 65.0% 62.6%
Population aged 25+ without a high school diploma 13.2% 12.6% 12.1%
Unemployment rate 7.96% 5.52% 8.29% 3.23%

Housing Market and Conditions

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2019 2020 2021
Housing Stock
Homeownership rate 54.7% 62.4% 57.8% 58.3%
Housing units 69,777 71,757 77,372
Rental vacancy rate 3.4% 2.3%
Serious housing code violations (per 1,000 privately owned rental units) 18.0 37.8 63.2 47.0 54.3
Severe crowding rate (% of renter households) 2.4% 3.9%
Total housing code violations (per 1,000 privately owned rental units) 101.7 160.3 239.9 164.5 245.0
Finance - Distress
Notices of foreclosure rate (per 1,000 1-4 family and condo properties) 10.7 15.1 26.0 14.9 6.6 8.9
Notices of foreclosure, all residential properties 364 521 909 513 229 315
Notices of foreclosure, initial, 1-4 family and condo properties 264 420 596 197 79 77
Notices of foreclosure, repeat, 1-4 family and condo properties 92 96 297 315 149 231
Pre-foreclosure notice rate (per 1,000 1-4 family and condo properties) 88.7 49.5 30.8
Pre-foreclosure notices, 1-4 family and condo properties 3,053 1,704 1,061
Properties entering REO, 1-4 family 51 6 22
Finance - Lending
FHA/VA-backed home purchase loans (% of home purchase loans) 0.6% 48.5% 26.7% 32.6%
Higher-cost home purchase loans (% of home purchase loans) 39.4% 1.3% 15.2% 8.4%
Higher-cost refinance loans (% of refinance loans) 38.8% 2.9% 3.9% 0.8%
Home purchase loan rate (per 1,000 properties) 47.6 16.8 22.7 17.9
Home purchase loans in LMI tracts (% of home purchase loans) 0.8% 5.6% 0.0% 0.0%
Home purchase loans to LMI borrowers (% of home purchase loans) 2.9% 1.0% 7.3% 5.7%
Refinance loan rate (per 1,000 properties) 91.9 21.8 28.7 53.1
Sales - Volume
Sales volume, 1 family building 808 750 311 301 293 368
Sales volume, 2-4 family building 911 971 303 313 248 295
Sales volume, 5+ family building 2 3 1 4 0 1
Sales volume, condominium 71 74 63 64 32 66
Sales volume, all property types 1,792 1,798 678 682 573 730
Sales - Median Prices
Median sales price per unit, 1 family building (2021$) $597,650 $513,340 $646,260 $671,560 $700,000
Median sales price per unit, 2-4 family building (2021$) $364,220 $288,220 $359,910 $371,290 $410,000
Median sales price per unit, 5+ family building (2021$) $113,270 $123,250 $225,560 $81,130
Median sales price per unit, condominium (2021$) $413,890 $436,880 $420,330 $423,600 $426,000
Sales - Housing Price Index
Index of housing price appreciation, 1 family building 100.0 207.4 186.4 258.9 284.1 284.0
Index of housing price appreciation, 2-4 family building 100.0 216.6 167.9 233.1 254.6 264.2
Index of housing price appreciation, 5+ family building 100.0 299.4 442.1 747.1
Index of housing price appreciation, condominium 100.0 207.3 141.5 221.3 211.6 234.1
Index of housing price appreciation, all property types 100.0 213.4 175.1 247.9 267.8 273.2
Subsidized Housing
Total number of subsidized properties (properties) 16
HUD Financing or Insurance (properties) 1
HUD Financing or Insurance (units) 40
HUD Project-based Rental Assistance Program (properties) 1
HUD Project-based Rental Assistance Program (units) 0
Low Income Housing Tax Credit (properties) 2
Low Income Housing Tax Credit (units) 1,819
Public Housing (properties) 7
Public Housing (units) 4,418
Mitchell-Lama (properties) 0
Mitchell-Lama (units) 0
421-a Tax Exemption (properties) 9
421-a Tax Exemption (units) 219
420-c Tax Exemption (properties) 0
420-c Tax Exemption (units) 0
NYC Housing Production Programs and Zoning Incentives or Requirements (properties) 5
Eligible to expire from housing programs between 2022 and 2027 (properties) 1
Eligible to expire from housing programs between 2022 and 2027 (units) 209
Eligible to expire from housing programs between 2028 and 2037 (properties) 0
Eligible to expire from housing programs between 2028 and 2037 (units) 0
Eligible to expire from housing programs in 2038 and later (properties) 3
Eligible to expire from housing programs in 2038 and later (units) 1,650

Land Use and Development

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2019 2020 2021
Density
Population density (1,000 persons per square mile) 16.7 16.6 16.1
Development
Units authorized by new residential building permits 129 0 23 24 12
Units issued new certificates of occupancy 134 238 54 25 8

Neighborhood Services and Conditions

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2019 2020 2021
Commute
Car-free commute (% of commuters) 46.6% 52.4% 50.2% 52.1%
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 46.7 43.9 41.3 52.2
Crime and Incarceration
Serious crime rate (per 1,000 residents) 15.2 12.2 7.9 8.1 7.5
Serious crime rate, property (per 1,000 residents) 10.6 8.2 5.4 5.2 4.7
Serious crime rate, violent (per 1,000 residents) 4.6 3.9 2.4 2.9 2.8
Schools
Students performing at grade level in English language arts, 4th grade 49.7%
Students performing at grade level in math, 4th grade 49.4%

Renters

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2019 2020 2021
Median Rent
Median rent, 2- and 3-bedrooms (2021$) $1,510 $1,580
Median rent, all (2021$) $1,250 $1,310 $1,380 $1,530
Median rent, recent movers (2021$) $1,600 $1,780
Median rent, studios and 1-bedrooms (2021$) $1,160 $1,250
Change in collected rent (2019-2020) -1.3%
Affordability
Rental units affordable at 30% AMI (% of recently available units) 2.9% 4.8%
Rental units affordable at 80% AMI (% of recently available units) 60.5% 73.9%
Rental units affordable at 120% AMI (% of recently available units) 98.2% 98.3%
Rent Burden
Moderately rent-burdened households 25.4% 23.7% 25.7%
Moderately rent-burdened households, low income 29.5% 33.3%
Moderately rent-burdened households, moderate income 13.3% 6.5%
Severely rent-burdened households 22.9% 24.3% 25.9%
Severely rent-burdened households, low income 39.6% 40.0%
Severely rent-burdened households, moderate income 0.9% 0.0%
Rental Subsidy
Housing choice vouchers (% of occupied, privately owned rental units) 4.4% 2.4% 2.2%
Public housing (% of rental units) 15.5%
DEMOGRAPHICS

In 2019, there were an estimated 196,895 people in Flatlands/Canarsie, of which 5.4% of the population identified as Asian, 62.5% identified as Black, 9.1% identified as Hispanic, and 21.4% identified as white.

Graph showing the racial and ethnic composition of Flatlands/Canarsie in both 2000 and 2015-2019.
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In 2019, the household income group with the largest share (34.8%) of households was $100,001 - $250,000. 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 Flatlands/Canarsie in both 2000 and 2015-2019.
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Median household income in 2019 was $84,560, about 16% more than citywide median household income ($72,930). The poverty rate in Flatlands/Canarsie was 10.6% in 2019 compared to 16.0% citywide.

The poverty rate in Flatlands/Canarsie was 10.6% 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 Flatlands/Canarsie in both 2010 and 2015-2019.
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HOUSING

Renters

Real median gross rent in Flatlands/Canarsie increased from $1,310 in 2006 to $1,530 in 2019. In 2019, 25.9% of renter households in Flatlands/Canarsie were severely rent burdened (spent more than 50% of household income on rent). 73.9% of the rental units were affordable at 80% Area Median Income, 13 percentage points higher than the share in 2010. 15.5% of rental units were public housing rental units, as of 2021. The overall rental vacancy rate in Flatlands/Canarsie was 2.3% in 2019.

Real median gross rent in Flatlands/Canarsie increased from $1,380 in 2007 to $1,530 in 2019.
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15.5% of the rental units in Flatlands/Canarsie are public housing rental units in 2021.
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Homeowners

In 2019, the homeownership rate in Flatlands/Canarsie was 58.3%, higher than the citywide share of 31.9%. The homeownership rate in the neighborhood has increased by 0.5 percentage points since 2010. In 2020, the home purchase loan rate was 17.9 per 1,000 properties (owner-occupied 1-4 family buildings, condominiums, or cooperative apartments) and the refinance loan rate was 53.1 per 1,000 properties in the neighborhood. Out of all the first-time home purchase loans and refinance loans in Flatlands/Canarsie, 8.4% and 0.8% were high cost loans, respectively. 315 properties had a filing of mortgage foreclosure in Flatlands/Canarsie in 2021. There were 8.9 mortgage foreclosure actions initiated per 1,000 1-4 family properties and condominium units.

There were 8.9 mortgage foreclosure notices per 1,000 1-4 family properties and condominium units in Flatlands/Canarsie in 2021
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Development

Department of Buildings issued new certificates of occupancy to 8 residential units in new buildings in Flatlands/Canarsie in 2020, 17 less than the number of units certified in 2019.

Department of Buildings issued new certificates of occupancy to 8 residential units in new buildings in Flatlands/Canarsie last year, 17 less than the number of units certified in 2019.
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Over the last decade, 112 units in 4+ unit buildings were built in Flatlands/Canarsie. 100% were market rate, compared to 0% 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 7.5 serious crimes per 1,000 residents in 2021, compared to 12.2 serious crimes per 1,000 residents citywide.

The serious crime rate was 7.5 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.