New York City Neighborhood Data Profiles

BK18: Flatlands/Canarsie

Demographics

In 2017, there were about 215,637 people in Flatlands/Canarsie, 4.7% of the population identified as Asian in 2017, 62.2% identified as black, 8.8% identified as Hispanic, and 22.4% identified as white. Median household income in 2017 was $78,109, about 26% more than citywide median household income ($62,040). The poverty rate in Flatlands/Canarsie was 8.9% in 2017 compared to 17.9% citywide.

Housing

Real median gross rent in Flatlands/Canarsie increased from $1,220 in 2006 to $1,430 in 2017. Median asking rent — rent for units being advertised for lease — in 2017 was $1,850 in Flatlands/Canarsie, compared to $2,500 in Brooklyn and $2,800 citywide. In 2017, 28.6% of renter households in Flatlands/Canarsie were severely rent burdened (spent more than 50% of household income on rent). The rental vacancy rate in Flatlands/Canarsie was 3.4%. In 2017, the homeownership rate in Flatlands/Canarsie was 56.9%. There were 1,088 property sales in Flatlands/Canarsie in 2018. Sales prices for all residential property types stayed roughly the same in Flatlands/Canarsie 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, 48.6% of 4th grade students attending schools in Flatlands/Canarsie performed at grade level in math, compared to 49.0% in Brooklyn, and 46% citywide; 53.8% of Flatlands/Canarsie 4th graders performed at grade level in English language arts, compared to 51.4% in Brooklyn, and 49% citywide. The serious crime rate was 8.2 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: BK18 Flatlands/Canarsie

Demographics

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2017 2018 Rank (2010) Rank (17/18)
Population
Born in New York State 54.8% 53.3% 53.2% 14
Disabled population 4.9% 5.2% 45
Foreign-born population 37.3% 39.2% 41.4% 40.0% 22 23
Population 194,836 204,600 202,929 215,637
Population aged 65+ 11.2% 10.8% 11.1% 15.3% 26 18
Households
Households with children under 18 years old 43.0% 40.6% 38.4% 34.7% 14 19
Single-person households 21.3% 21.8% 21.8% 46
Race and Ethnicity
Percent Asian 3.7% 3.0% 3.7% 4.7% 38 40
Percent black 51.0% 59.2% 61.7% 62.2% 10 4
Percent Hispanic 8.1% 5.9% 8.2% 8.8% 49 52
Percent white 34.4% 30.6% 24.9% 22.4% 27 35
Racial diversity index 0.61 0.55 0.55 0.55 21 36
Income and Poverty
Income diversity ratio 3.5 4.0 4.5 45
Median household income (2018$) $77,300 $73,300 $66,830 $78,110 11 11
Median household income, homeowners (2018$) $92,190 $86,540 $102,120 18
Median household income, renters (2018$) $47,470 $48,880 $51,150 22
Poverty rate 12.2% 10.8% 11.4% 8.9% 43 47
Poverty rate, population aged 65+ 13.3% 14.3% 7.0% 53
Poverty rate, population under 18 years old 14.1% 16.1% 14.0% 42
Labor Market
Labor force participation rate 61.4% 65.0% 62.5% 34
Population aged 25+ with a bachelor's degree or higher 22.5% 27.9% 28.6% 31.3% 24 30
Population aged 25+ without a high school diploma 13.2% 12.6% 10.4% 46
Unemployment rate 7.96% 5.52% 8.29% 5.33% 33 33

Housing Market and Conditions

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2017 2018 Rank (2010) Rank (17/18)
Housing Stock
Homeownership rate 54.7% 62.4% 57.8% 56.9% 6 6
Housing units 69,777 71,757 75,351 11
Rental vacancy rate 3.4% 3.4% 21
Serious housing code violations (per 1,000 privately owned rental units) 18.0 37.8 37.9 41.0 28
Severe crowding rate (% of renter households) 2.4% 4.2% 25
Total housing code violations (per 1,000 privately owned rental units) 101.7 160.3 160.4 221.0 29
Finance - Distress
Notices of foreclosure rate (per 1,000 1-4 family and condo properties) 10.7 15.1 26.0 21.0 17.6 26 8
Notices of foreclosure, all residential properties 364 521 909 731 613 6 3
Notices of foreclosure, initial, 1-4 family and condo properties 264 420 596 272 247 6 3
Notices of foreclosure, repeat, 1-4 family and condo properties 92 96 297 450 360 3 3
Pre-foreclosure notice rate (per 1,000 1-4 family and condo properties) 109.2 103.4 9
Pre-foreclosure notices, 1-4 family and condo properties 3,756 3,560 3
Properties entering REO, 1-4 family 51 6 22 31 6 4
Finance - Lending
FHA/VA-backed home purchase loans (% of home purchase loans) 0.6% 48.5% 26.2% 15
Higher-cost home purchase loans (% of home purchase loans) 39.4% 1.3% 8.4% 12
Higher-cost refinance loans (% of refinance loans) 38.8% 2.9% 2.4% 15
Home purchase loan rate (per 1,000 properties) 47.6 16.8 21.1 23
Home purchase loans in LMI tracts (% of home purchase loans) 0.8% 5.6% 5.7% 31
Home purchase loans to LMI borrowers (% of home purchase loans) 2.9% 1.0% 2.0% 49
Refinance loan rate (per 1,000 properties) 91.9 21.8 16.8 5
Sales - Volume
Sales volume, 1 family building 808 750 311 472 517 6 8
Sales volume, 2-4 family building 911 971 302 413 504 1 4
Sales volume, 5+ family building 2 3 1 2 6 54 50
Sales volume, all property types 1,792 1,798 677 947 1,088 2 7
Sales volume, condominium 71 74 63 60 61 16 34
Sales - Median Prices
Median sales price per unit, 1 family building (2018$) $329,870 $559,490 $480,560 $590,550 $613,000 33 35
Median sales price per unit, 2-4 family building (2018$) $190,120 $340,970 $269,820 $310,820 $312,500 27 41
Median sales price per unit, 5+ family building (2018$) $56,900 $106,040 $115,380 $121,860 $260,000 39 24
Median sales price per unit, condominium (2018$) $220,410 $387,460 $408,990 $340,880 $355,000 27 43
Sales - Housing Price Index
Index of housing price appreciation, 1 family building 100.0 207.3 187.2 251.2 252.2 1 38
Index of housing price appreciation, 2-4 family building 100.0 216.4 168.9 210.9 214.7 1 54
Index of housing price appreciation, 5+ family building 100.0 295.1 457.2 636.0 963.1 1 4
Index of housing price appreciation, all property types 100.0 213.2 175.8 230.9 231.6 1 54
Index of housing price appreciation, condominium 100.0 300.1 238.7 337.7 335.3 1 18
Subsidized Housing
Total number of subsidized properties (properties) 13 46
HUD Financing or Insurance (properties) 1 39
HUD Financing or Insurance (units) 0 41
HUD Project-based Rental Assistance Program (properties) 1 44
HUD Project-based Rental Assistance Program (units) 0 47
Low Income Housing Tax Credit (properties) 2 42
Low Income Housing Tax Credit (units) 1,833 24
Public Housing (properties) 7 26
Public Housing (units) 4,418 17
Mitchell-Lama (properties) 0 44
Mitchell-Lama (units) 0 44
421-a Tax Exemption (properties) 21 46
421-a Tax Exemption (units) 766 46
420-c Tax Exemption (properties) 0 46
420-c Tax Exemption (units) 0 46
NYC Housing Production Programs and Zoning Incentives or Requirements (properties) 2 47
Eligible to expire from housing programs between 2018 and 2023 (properties) 0 41
Eligible to expire from housing programs between 2018 and 2023 (units) 0 40
Eligible to expire from housing programs between 2024 and 2033 (properties) 1 42
Eligible to expire from housing programs between 2024 and 2033 (units) 223 39
Eligible to expire from housing programs in 2034 and later (properties) 3 43
Eligible to expire from housing programs in 2034 and later (units) 1,610 26

Land Use and Development

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2017 2018 Rank (2010) Rank (17/18)
Density
Population density (1,000 persons per square mile) 16.1 16.0 17.0 48
Development
Units authorized by new residential building permits 129 121 21 9 54 31 51
Units issued new certificates of occupancy 134 238 55 10 21 24 56

Neighborhood Services and Conditions

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2017 2018 Rank (2010) Rank (17/18)
Commute
Car-free commute (% of commuters) 46.6% 52.4% 50.2% 56.1% 46 43
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 46.7 43.9 41.3 49.0 6 3
Crime and Incarceration
Serious crime rate (per 1,000 residents) 15.2 12.2 9.3 8.2 42
Serious crime rate, property (per 1,000 residents) 10.6 8.2 6.0 5.5 37
Serious crime rate, violent (per 1,000 residents) 4.6 3.9 3.3 2.7 40
Schools
Students performing at grade level in English language arts, 4th grade 45.6% 53.8% 28
Students performing at grade level in math, 4th grade 42.3% 48.6% 29
Services
Residential units within 1/2 mile of a subway station 12.7% 57
Residential units within 1/4 mile of a park 72.5% 35

Renters

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2017 2018 Rank (2010) Rank (17/18)
Median Rent
Median rent, 2- and 3-bedrooms (2018$) $1,410 $1,470 27
Median rent, all (2018$) $1,170 $1,220 $1,290 $1,430 13 26
Median rent, recent movers (2018$) $1,500 $1,510 33
Median rent, studios and 1-bedrooms (2018$) $1,080 $1,180 32
Median rent, asking $1,850 $2,000 29
Affordability
Rental units affordable at 30% AMI (% of recently available units) 2.9% 7.3% 14
Rental units affordable at 80% AMI (% of recently available units) 60.5% 68.2% 16
Rental units affordable at 120% AMI (% of recently available units) 98.2% 99.4% 6
Rent Burden
Moderately rent-burdened households 25.4% 23.7% 23.3% 39
Moderately rent-burdened households, low income 29.5% 30.2% 33
Moderately rent-burdened households, moderate income 13.3% 16.8% 25
Severely rent-burdened households 22.9% 24.3% 28.6% 31 38
Severely rent-burdened households, low income 39.6% 46.8% 27
Severely rent-burdened households, moderate income 0.9% 0.5% 29
Rental Subsidy
Housing choice vouchers (% of occupied, privately owned rental units) 4.4% 2.5% 35
Public housing (% of rental units) 15.5% 12

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.