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State of the City 2019

Flushing/Whitestone QN07

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DEMOGRAPHICS
In 2018, there were about 239,000 people in Flushing/Whitestone, with 53.5% of the population identified as Asian, 1.3% identified as black, 19.9% identified as Hispanic, and 23.9% identified as white. Median household income in 2018 was $54,040, about 17% less than citywide median household income ($64,850). The poverty rate in Flushing/Whitestone was 14.3% in 2018 compared to 17.3% citywide.

Poverty Rate, 2018

The poverty rate in Flushing/Whitestone was 14.3% 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 Flushing/Whitestone increased from $1,460 in 2006 to $1,550 in 2018. In 2018, 40.8% of renter households in Flushing/Whitestone were severely rent burdened (spent more than 50% of household income on rent). 61.9% of the rental units are affordable at the 80% Area Median Income, 18 percentage points higher than the share in 2010. 2.0% of the rental units are public housing rental units in 2018. The overall rental vacancy rate in Flushing/Whitestone was 3.8%.

Real Median Gross Rent 2006 - 2018 (2019$)

Real median gross rent in Flushing/Whitestone increased from $1,460 in 2006 to $1,550 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

2.0% of the rental units in Flushing/Whitestone 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 Flushing/Whitestone was 47.1%, higher than the citywide share of 32.8%. The homeownership rate in the neighborhood has decreased by 1.9 percentage points since 2010. In 2018, the home purchase loan rate was 19.0 per 1,000 properties (owner-occupied 1-4 family buildings, condominiums, or cooperative apartments) and the refinance loan rate was 9.2 per 1,000 properties in the neighborhood. 211 properties had a filing of mortgage foreclosure in Flushing/Whitestone in 2018. There were 4.8 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 4.8 mortgage foreclosure actions initiated per 1,000 1-4 family properties and condominium units in Flushing/Whitestone in 2018.
Sources: Home Mortgage Disclosure Act, NYU Furman Center
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Development

In 2019, there were 416 units authorized by new residential building permits, which is 8.0% of total new units in Queens, and 1.6% of the citywide total, in Flushing/Whitestone. Department of Buildings issued new certificates of occupancy to 1,109 residential units in new buildings in Flushing/Whitestone last year, 821 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 `1,109 residential units in new buildings in Flushing/Whitestone last year, `821 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, 72.3% of 4th grade students attending schools in Flushing/Whitestone performed at grade level in math, compared to 55.7% in Queens, and 49.4% citywide; 67.3% of Flushing/Whitestone 4th graders performed at grade level in English language arts, compared to 54.5% in Queens, and 49.6% citywide. The serious crime rate was 7.4 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 7.4 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: QN07 Flushing/Whitestone

Demographics

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2018 2019 Rank (2000) Rank (18/19)
Population
Born in New York State 38.3% 42.2% 39.9% 46
Disabled population 5.6% 4.3% 50
Foreign-born population 50.3% 58.2% 53.0% 56.8% 8 3
Population 243,690 246,542 257,327 239,000
Population aged 65+ 15.8% 17.8% 16.0% 21.4% 9 5
Households
Households with children under 18 years old 31.5% 28.6% 29.9% 26.1% 38 39
Single-person households 25.2% 22.8% 24.6% 39
Race and Ethnicity
Percent Asian 36.1% 45.3% 50.2% 53.5% 1 1
Percent Black 2.8% 2.9% 2.0% 1.3% 46 52
Percent Hispanic 16.8% 16.1% 15.0% 19.9% 32 32
Percent white 41.2% 34.4% 30.0% 23.9% 21 32
Racial diversity index 0.67 0.65 0.64 0.62 11 23
Income and Poverty
Income diversity ratio 4.5 4.8 5.0 37
Median household income (2019$) $69,150 $63,820 $60,170 $54,040 17 41
Median household income, homeowners (2019$) $86,880 $82,140 $77,680 48
Median household income, renters (2019$) $50,670 $45,840 $38,030 43
Poverty rate 13.2% 10.6% 14.3% 14.3% 42 32
Poverty rate, population aged 65+ 14.5% 12.6% 18.6% 31
Poverty rate, population under 18 years old 14.1% 14.5% 15.0% 39
Labor Market
Labor force participation rate 62.1% 63.1% 56.7% 50
Population aged 25+ without a high school diploma 16.5% 19.9% 24.4% 13
Unemployment rate 5.52% 7.83% 11.57% 4.54% 47 38

Housing Market and Conditions

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2018 2019 Rank (2000) Rank (18/19)
Housing Stock
Homeownership rate 47.3% 50.2% 49.0% 47.1% 9 11
Housing units 92,769 93,631 93,313 6
Rental vacancy rate 2.9% 3.8% 15
Serious housing code violations (per 1,000 privately owned rental units) 16.8 9.4 16.1 23.7 50
Severe crowding rate (% of renter households) 4.9% 5.1% 18
Total housing code violations (per 1,000 privately owned rental units) 138.1 59.8 103.4 91.4 50
Finance - Distress
Notices of foreclosure rate (per 1,000 1-4 family and condo properties) 3.2 3.7 7.5 4.8 44 36
Notices of foreclosure, all residential properties 112 133 287 211 20 13
Notices of foreclosure, initial, 1-4 family and condo properties 75 113 221 43 19 25
Notices of foreclosure, repeat, 1-4 family and condo properties 35 20 61 152 11 10
Pre-foreclosure notice rate (per 1,000 1-4 family and condo properties) 21.4 19.1 43
Pre-foreclosure notices, 1-4 family and condo properties 869 774 16
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% 0.2% 40
Higher-cost home purchase loans (% of home purchase loans) 0.0% 1.1%
Higher-cost refinance loans (% of refinance loans) 0.0% 1.1%
Home purchase loan rate (per 1,000 properties) 41.0 21.0 19.0 29
Home purchase loans in LMI tracts (% of home purchase loans) 19.2% 10.9% 32.3% 29
Home purchase loans to LMI borrowers (% of home purchase loans) 5.7% 15.5% 10.1% 21
Refinance loan rate (per 1,000 properties) 24.5 15.9 9.2 34
Sales - Volume
Sales volume, 1 family building 685 752 406 569 7 6
Sales volume, 2-4 family building 519 593 257 376 6 9
Sales volume, 5+ family building 11 24 7 10 40 44
Sales volume, all property types 1,615 1,752 1,063 1,476 5 5
Sales volume, condominium 400 383 393 521 4 6
Sales - Median Prices
Median sales price per unit, 1 family building (2019$) $449,820 $762,520 $670,290 $898,890 17 23
Median sales price per unit, 2-4 family building (2019$) $239,900 $421,560 $374,910 $518,330 12 20
Median sales price per unit, 5+ family building (2019$) $89,460 $175,130 $142,010 $310,320 18 15
Median sales price per unit, condominium (2019$) $302,880 $477,350 $419,210 $680,000 18 19
Sales - Housing Price Index
Index of housing price appreciation, 1 family building 100.0 208.1 187.4 300.1 1 25
Index of housing price appreciation, 2-4 family building 100.0 205.2 192.3 298.3 1 29
Index of housing price appreciation, 5+ family building 100.0 258.3 169.4 343.2 1 45
Index of housing price appreciation, all property types 100.0 207.9 195.0 305.3 1 31
Index of housing price appreciation, condominium 100.0 217.3 185.3 304.0 1 30
Subsidized Housing
Total number of subsidized properties (properties) 29 40
HUD Financing or Insurance (properties) 0 45
HUD Financing or Insurance (units) 0 39
HUD Project-based Rental Assistance Program (properties) 3 39
HUD Project-based Rental Assistance Program (units) 407 38
Low Income Housing Tax Credit (properties) 7 33
Low Income Housing Tax Credit (units) 1,034 32
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) 64 8
421-a Tax Exemption (units) 836 28
420-c Tax Exemption (properties) 5 32
420-c Tax Exemption (units) 825 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 38
Eligible to expire from housing programs in 2036 and later (properties) 5 36
Eligible to expire from housing programs in 2036 and later (units) 679 32

Land Use and Development

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2018 2019 Rank (2000) Rank (18/19)
Density
Population density (1,000 persons per square mile) 20.9 21.9 20.3 46
Development
Units authorized by new residential building permits 529 708 429 721 416 7 24
Units issued new certificates of occupancy 596 727 481 288 1,109 7 6

Neighborhood Services and Conditions

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2018 2019 Rank (2000) Rank (18/19)
Commute
Car-free commute (% of commuters) 42.4% 46.3% 47.4% 51.2% 50 46
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 40.5 41.1 40.1 43.4 35 30
Crime and Incarceration
Serious crime rate (per 1,000 residents) 9.7 7.7 7.4 7.4 46
Serious crime rate, property (per 1,000 residents) 7.8 5.9 5.7 5.4 37
Serious crime rate, violent (per 1,000 residents) 1.9 1.8 1.7 2.1 48
Schools
Students performing at grade level in English language arts, 4th grade 66.2% 67.3% 10
Students performing at grade level in math, 4th grade 71.3% 72.3% 9

Renters

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2018 2019 Rank (2000) Rank (18/19)
Median Rent
Median rent, 2- and 3-bedrooms (2019$) $1,660 $1,700 16
Median rent, all (2019$) $1,270 $1,460 $1,530 $1,550 10 22
Median rent, recent movers (2019$) $1,620 $1,690 30
Median rent, studios and 1-bedrooms (2019$) $1,270 $1,340 19
Median rent, asking $1,550 $1,900 38
Affordability
Rental units affordable at 30% AMI (% of recently available units) 3.5% 6.8% 18
Rental units affordable at 80% AMI (% of recently available units) 43.6% 61.9% 20
Rental units affordable at 120% AMI (% of recently available units) 93.7% 98.4% 19
Rent Burden
Moderately rent-burdened households 26.3% 22.0% 22.1% 42
Moderately rent-burdened households, low income 34.9% 32.0% 22
Moderately rent-burdened households, moderate income 17.9% 13.2% 26
Severely rent-burdened households 23.7% 31.3% 40.8% 26 3
Severely rent-burdened households, low income 50.3% 54.3% 6
Severely rent-burdened households, moderate income 0.3% 0.0% 33
Rental Subsidy
Housing choice vouchers (% of occupied, privately owned rental units) 0.9% 0.5% 53
Public housing (% of rental units) 2.0% 34

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.