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Flushing/Whitestone QN07

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Neighborhood Indicators

Demographics

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2019 2020 Rank (2000) Rank (19/20)
Population
Born in New York State 38.3% 42.2% 40.4% 44
Disabled population 5.6% 4.6% 47
Foreign-born population 50.3% 58.2% 53.0% 55.9% 8 4
Population 243,690 246,542 257,327 239,869
Population aged 65+ 15.8% 17.8% 16.0% 21.7% 9 5
Households
Households with children under 18 years old 31.5% 28.6% 29.9% 26.1% 38 33
Single-person households 25.2% 22.8% 25.4% 40
Race and Ethnicity
Percent Asian 36.1% 45.3% 50.2% 56.4% 1 1
Percent Black 2.8% 2.9% 2.0% 1.7% 46 51
Percent Hispanic 16.8% 16.1% 15.0% 15.6% 32 36
Percent white 41.2% 34.4% 30.0% 24.3% 21 32
Racial diversity index 0.67 0.65 0.64 0.60 11 27
Income and Poverty
Income diversity ratio 4.5 4.8 6.0 17
Median household income (2020$) $70,330 $64,910 $61,200 $55,870 17 42
Median household income, homeowners (2020$) $88,370 $83,540 $89,120 43
Median household income, renters (2020$) $51,530 $46,620 $37,190 46
Poverty rate 13.2% 10.6% 14.3% 14.8% 42 26
Poverty rate, population aged 65+ 14.5% 12.6% 23.2% 16
Poverty rate, population under 18 years old 14.1% 14.5% 18.1% 26
Labor Market
Labor force participation rate 62.1% 63.1% 57.5% 45
Population aged 25+ without a high school diploma 16.5% 19.9% 21.9% 16
Unemployment rate 5.52% 7.83% 11.57% 4.53% 47 26

Housing Market and Conditions

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2019 2020 Rank (2000) Rank (19/20)
Housing Stock
Homeownership rate 47.3% 50.2% 49.0% 44.1% 9 13
Housing units 92,769 93,631 98,172 4
Rental vacancy rate 2.9% 4.1% 12
Serious housing code violations (per 1,000 privately owned rental units) 16.8 9.4 23.8 25.8 43
Severe crowding rate (% of renter households) 4.9% 5.2% 17
Total housing code violations (per 1,000 privately owned rental units) 138.1 59.8 91.7 75.6 48
Finance - Distress
Notices of foreclosure rate (per 1,000 1-4 family and condo properties) 3.2 3.7 7.5 2.6 1.8 44 37
Notices of foreclosure, all residential properties 112 133 287 106 77 20 14
Notices of foreclosure, initial, 1-4 family and condo properties 75 113 221 42 31 19 11
Notices of foreclosure, repeat, 1-4 family and condo properties 35 20 61 62 43 11 18
Pre-foreclosure notice rate (per 1,000 1-4 family and condo properties) 19.1 10.7 48
Pre-foreclosure notices, 1-4 family and condo properties 774 442 17
Properties entering REO, 1-4 family 0 4 7 50
Finance - Lending
FHA/VA-backed home purchase loans (% of home purchase loans) 0.0% 2.9% 0.6% 34
Higher-cost home purchase loans (% of home purchase loans) 8.3% 1.1% 6.8% 21
Higher-cost refinance loans (% of refinance loans) 19.0% 1.1% 4.9% 8
Home purchase loan rate (per 1,000 properties) 41.0 21.0 16.5 38
Home purchase loans in LMI tracts (% of home purchase loans) 19.2% 15.5% 26.5% 28
Home purchase loans to LMI borrowers (% of home purchase loans) 5.7% 10.9% 9.0% 24
Refinance loan rate (per 1,000 properties) 24.5 15.9 12.1 37
Sales - Volume
Sales volume, 1 family building 685 752 406 377 316 7 7
Sales volume, 2-4 family building 519 593 257 215 191 6 8
Sales volume, 5+ family building 11 24 7 14 0 40 55
Sales volume, all property types 1,615 1,752 1,063 940 956 5 2
Sales volume, condominium 400 383 393 334 449 4 3
Sales - Median Prices
Median sales price per unit, 1 family building (2020$) $465,070 $788,380 $693,020 $915,390 $900,000 17 20
Median sales price per unit, 2-4 family building (2020$) $248,040 $435,850 $387,620 $541,610 $530,000 12 22
Median sales price per unit, 5+ family building (2020$) $92,500 $181,070 $146,830 $234,570 18
Median sales price per unit, condominium (2020$) $313,150 $493,540 $433,430 $640,770 $650,000 18 21
Sales - Housing Price Index
Index of housing price appreciation, 1 family building 100.0 196.1 170.6 284.0 306.4 22
Index of housing price appreciation, 2-4 family building 100.0 193.3 175.1 280.5 316.0 20
Index of housing price appreciation, 5+ family building 100.0 335.0 214.8 859.5
Index of housing price appreciation, all property types 100.0 203.6 183.2 285.7 298.9 28
Index of housing price appreciation, condominium 100.0 216.2 197.7 286.9 277.7 28
Subsidized Housing
Total number of subsidized properties (properties) 31 42
HUD Financing or Insurance (properties) 1 38
HUD Financing or Insurance (units) 32 40
HUD Project-based Rental Assistance Program (properties) 3 39
HUD Project-based Rental Assistance Program (units) 407 39
Low Income Housing Tax Credit (properties) 7 35
Low Income Housing Tax Credit (units) 1,034 34
Public Housing (properties) 4 31
Public Housing (units) 930 35
Mitchell-Lama (properties) 2 27
Mitchell-Lama (units) 424 35
421-a Tax Exemption (properties) 189 4
421-a Tax Exemption (units) 4,861 12
420-c Tax Exemption (properties) 6 32
420-c Tax Exemption (units) 968 23
NYC Housing Production Programs and Zoning Incentives or Requirements (properties) 8 41
Eligible to expire from housing programs between 2020 and 2025 (properties) 1 39
Eligible to expire from housing programs between 2020 and 2025 (units) 66 42
Eligible to expire from housing programs between 2026 and 2035 (properties) 2 41
Eligible to expire from housing programs between 2026 and 2035 (units) 257 39
Eligible to expire from housing programs in 2036 and later (properties) 7 32
Eligible to expire from housing programs in 2036 and later (units) 1,000 31

Land Use and Development

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2019 2020 Rank (2000) Rank (19/20)
Density
Population density (1,000 persons per square mile) 20.9 21.9 20.4 46
Development
Units authorized by new residential building permits 529 708 482 511 500 7 16
Units issued new certificates of occupancy 596 727 451 900 291 7 25

Neighborhood Services and Conditions

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2019 2020 Rank (2000) Rank (19/20)
Commute
Car-free commute (% of commuters) 42.4% 46.3% 47.4% 49.4% 50 47
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 40.5 41.1 40.1 41.7 35 39
Crime and Incarceration
Serious crime rate (per 1,000 residents) 9.7 7.7 7.6 7.9 47
Serious crime rate, property (per 1,000 residents) 7.8 5.9 5.5 6.0 35
Serious crime rate, violent (per 1,000 residents) 1.9 1.8 2.1 1.9 50
Schools
Students performing at grade level in English language arts, 4th grade 67.3% 10
Students performing at grade level in math, 4th grade 72.3% 9

Renters

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2019 2020 Rank (2000) Rank (19/20)
Median Rent
Median rent, 2- and 3-bedrooms (2020$) $1,690 $1,680 16
Median rent, all (2020$) $1,290 $1,490 $1,560 $1,590 10 22
Median rent, recent movers (2020$) $1,650 $1,710 29
Median rent, studios and 1-bedrooms (2020$) $1,290 $1,310 21
Median rent, asking $1,550
Affordability
Rental units affordable at 30% AMI (% of recently available units) 3.5% 5.9% 25
Rental units affordable at 80% AMI (% of recently available units) 43.6% 63.7% 20
Rental units affordable at 120% AMI (% of recently available units) 93.7% 97.5% 21
Rent Burden
Moderately rent-burdened households 26.3% 22.0% 20.5% 46
Moderately rent-burdened households, low income 34.9% 30.3% 32
Moderately rent-burdened households, moderate income 17.9% 14.3% 22
Severely rent-burdened households 23.7% 31.3% 41.1% 26 2
Severely rent-burdened households, low income 50.3% 54.4% 6
Severely rent-burdened households, moderate income 0.3% 0.2% 29
Rental Subsidy
Housing choice vouchers (% of occupied, privately owned rental units) 0.9% 0.5% 53
Public housing (% of rental units) 2.4% 35

DEMOGRAPHICS

In 2019, there were an estimated 239,869 people in Flushing/Whitestone, of which 56.4% of the population identified as Asian, 1.7% identified as Black, 15.6% identified as Hispanic, and 24.3% identified as white.

Graph showing the racial and ethnic composition of Flushing/Whitestone in both 2000 and 2015-2019.
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In 2019, the household income group with the largest share (23.3%) of households is $100,001 - $250,000. In 2000, the same household income group had the largest share as well, with a slightly higher share of 27.8%.

Graph showing the distribution of household income in Flushing/Whitestone in both 2000 and 2015-2019.
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Median household income in 2019 was $55,870, about 21% less than citywide median household income ($70,590). The poverty rate in Flushing/Whitestone was 14.8% in 2019 compared to 16.0% citywide.

The poverty rate in Flushing/Whitestone was 14.8% in 2019 compared to 16.0% citywide.
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HOUSING

Renters

Real median gross rent in Flushing/Whitestone increased from $1,490 in 2006 to $1,590 in 2019. In 2019, 41.1% of renter households in Flushing/Whitestone were severely rent burdened (spent more than 50% of household income on rent). 63.7% of the rental units are affordable at the 80% Area Median Income, 20 percentage points higher than the share in 2010. 2.4% of the rental units are public housing rental units in 2020. The overall rental vacancy rate in Flushing/Whitestone was 4.1%.

Real median gross rent in Flushing/Whitestone increased from $1,470 in 2007 to $1,590 in 2019.
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2.4% of the rental units in Flushing/Whitestone are public housing rental units in 2020.
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Homeowners

In 2019, the homeownership rate in Flushing/Whitestone was 44.1%, higher than the citywide share of 31.9%. The homeownership rate in the neighborhood has decreased by 4.9 percentage points since 2010. In 2019, the home purchase loan rate was 16.5 per 1,000 properties (owner-occupied 1-4 family buildings, condominiums, or cooperative apartments) and the refinance loan rate was 12.1 per 1,000 properties in the neighborhood. Out of all the first-time home purchase loans and refinance loans in Flushing/Whitestone, 6.8% and 4.9% were high cost loans, respectively. 77 properties had a filing of mortgage foreclosure in Flushing/Whitestone in 2020. There were 1.8 mortgage foreclosure actions initiated per 1,000 1-4 family properties and condominium units.

There were 1.8 mortgage foreclosure notices per 1,000 1-4 family properties and condominium units in Flushing/Whitestone in 2020
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Development

Department of Buildings issued new certificates of occupancy to 291 residential units in new buildings in Flushing/Whitestone last year, 609 less than the number of units certified in 2019.

Department of Buildings issued new certificates of occupancy to 60 residential units in new buildings in Flushing/Whitestone last year, 1,050 less than the number of units certified in 2019.
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NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICES AND CONDITIONS

The serious crime rate was 7.9 serious crimes per 1,000 residents in 2020, compared to 11.6 serious crimes per 1,000 residents citywide.

The serious crime rate was 7.9 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.