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Fort Greene/Brooklyn Heights BK02

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Neighborhood Indicators

Demographics

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2019 2020 Rank (2000) Rank (19/20)
Population
Born in New York State 48.7% 50.2% 45.6% 36
Disabled population 6.9% 6.0% 34
Foreign-born population 16.9% 18.0% 19.6% 19.6% 53 51
Population 115,106 111,796 125,468 133,346
Population aged 65+ 9.8% 10.0% 9.2% 11.8% 37 46
Households
Households with children under 18 years old 24.7% 22.8% 23.3% 22.7% 48 42
Single-person households 42.6% 37.6% 34.9% 20
Race and Ethnicity
Percent Asian 4.2% 7.1% 6.6% 11.3% 34 25
Percent Black 41.8% 28.5% 30.0% 20.3% 12 23
Percent Hispanic 19.3% 21.4% 16.7% 12.3% 28 45
Percent white 31.1% 39.4% 42.7% 52.1% 29 14
Racial diversity index 0.69 0.71 0.70 0.66 9 15
Income and Poverty
Income diversity ratio 5.4 7.3 7.2 7
Median household income (2020$) $65,690 $70,450 $84,330 $113,450 21 7
Median household income, homeowners (2020$) $109,400 $138,070 $147,950 7
Median household income, renters (2020$) $52,630 $66,260 $95,180 7
Poverty rate 24.5% 20.4% 18.1% 13.8% 21 30
Poverty rate, population aged 65+ 15.4% 16.5% 28.8% 10
Poverty rate, population under 18 years old 26.2% 22.8% 15.6% 32
Labor Market
Labor force participation rate 65.1% 69.9% 73.5% 5
Population aged 25+ without a high school diploma 13.4% 12.7% 9.3% 47
Unemployment rate 10.65% 6.79% 10.38% 6.31% 21 15

Housing Market and Conditions

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2019 2020 Rank (2000) Rank (19/20)
Housing Stock
Homeownership rate 26.3% 37.8% 31.1% 29.1% 28 30
Housing units 55,999 60,967 69,023 16
Rental vacancy rate 4.8% 3.4% 20
Serious housing code violations (per 1,000 privately owned rental units) 24.8 10.6 24.8 19.0 49
Severe crowding rate (% of renter households) 2.7% 3.8% 32
Total housing code violations (per 1,000 privately owned rental units) 138.0 49.0 101.7 79.3 46
Finance - Distress
Notices of foreclosure rate (per 1,000 1-4 family and condo properties) 12.7 6.8 9.6 3.8 2.0 22 34
Notices of foreclosure, all residential properties 84 59 105 55 29 23 31
Notices of foreclosure, initial, 1-4 family and condo properties 46 35 60 19 10 28 30
Notices of foreclosure, repeat, 1-4 family and condo properties 13 11 29 24 14 22 32
Pre-foreclosure notice rate (per 1,000 1-4 family and condo properties) 21.0 11.7 46
Pre-foreclosure notices, 1-4 family and condo properties 239 140 36
Properties entering REO, 1-4 family 3 1 2 36
Finance - Lending
FHA/VA-backed home purchase loans (% of home purchase loans) 0.0% 11.3% 0.1% 43
Higher-cost home purchase loans (% of home purchase loans) 6.7% 0.7% 0.9% 45
Higher-cost refinance loans (% of refinance loans) 21.9% 0.8% 1.1% 45
Home purchase loan rate (per 1,000 properties) 48.4 44.1 26.2 7
Home purchase loans in LMI tracts (% of home purchase loans) 19.1% 3.7% 6.0% 41
Home purchase loans to LMI borrowers (% of home purchase loans) 3.0% 34.2% 2.0% 46
Refinance loan rate (per 1,000 properties) 30.6 29.4 21.7 13
Sales - Volume
Sales volume, 1 family building 20 21 22 13 16 39 36
Sales volume, 2-4 family building 172 135 63 55 56 30 32
Sales volume, 5+ family building 27 62 31 31 16 16 12
Sales volume, all property types 261 569 757 431 409 44 17
Sales volume, condominium 42 351 641 332 321 23 7
Sales - Median Prices
Median sales price per unit, 1 family building (2020$) $914,650 $2,799,720 $2,622,300 $3,356,420 $3,562,500 6 6
Median sales price per unit, 2-4 family building (2020$) $264,600 $714,670 $507,040 $1,051,000 $884,000 9 7
Median sales price per unit, 5+ family building (2020$) $96,890 $185,170 $142,630 $404,180 $478,850 13 4
Median sales price per unit, condominium (2020$) $341,050 $924,010 $717,630 $1,271,370 $1,150,000 15 10
Sales - Housing Price Index
Index of housing price appreciation, 1 family building 100.0 213.5 223.9 401.8 423.5 9
Index of housing price appreciation, 2-4 family building 100.0 226.9 217.4 435.1 490.7 6
Index of housing price appreciation, 5+ family building 100.0 226.5 175.0 564.0 758.0 9
Index of housing price appreciation, all property types 100.0 234.9 221.6 380.0 426.1 8
Index of housing price appreciation, condominium 100.0 260.9 238.9 395.0 432.4 10
Subsidized Housing
Total number of subsidized properties (properties) 151 21
HUD Financing or Insurance (properties) 6 19
HUD Financing or Insurance (units) 670 19
HUD Project-based Rental Assistance Program (properties) 9 27
HUD Project-based Rental Assistance Program (units) 557 33
Low Income Housing Tax Credit (properties) 23 19
Low Income Housing Tax Credit (units) 4,494 11
Public Housing (properties) 8 23
Public Housing (units) 3,882 18
Mitchell-Lama (properties) 8 12
Mitchell-Lama (units) 2,167 15
421-a Tax Exemption (properties) 154 7
421-a Tax Exemption (units) 13,687 3
420-c Tax Exemption (properties) 24 20
420-c Tax Exemption (units) 1,330 20
NYC Housing Production Programs and Zoning Incentives or Requirements (properties) 68 19
Eligible to expire from housing programs between 2020 and 2025 (properties) 2 34
Eligible to expire from housing programs between 2020 and 2025 (units) 25 45
Eligible to expire from housing programs between 2026 and 2035 (properties) 7 26
Eligible to expire from housing programs between 2026 and 2035 (units) 1,303 19
Eligible to expire from housing programs in 2036 and later (properties) 26 18
Eligible to expire from housing programs in 2036 and later (units) 4,495 13

Land Use and Development

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2019 2020 Rank (2000) Rank (19/20)
Density
Population density (1,000 persons per square mile) 35.9 40.3 42.8 24
Development
Units authorized by new residential building permits 151 1,420 380 2,154 726 27 9
Units issued new certificates of occupancy 86 488 1,079 1,354 1,094 35 3

Neighborhood Services and Conditions

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2019 2020 Rank (2000) Rank (19/20)
Commute
Car-free commute (% of commuters) 81.5% 84.7% 87.3% 88.1% 9 6
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 35.7 34.3 35.2 34.8 46 47
Crime and Incarceration
Serious crime rate (per 1,000 residents) 24.1 21.4 21.3 18.6 8
Serious crime rate, property (per 1,000 residents) 16.6 14.6 14.8 12.2 5
Serious crime rate, violent (per 1,000 residents) 7.5 6.8 6.4 6.4 14
Schools
Students performing at grade level in English language arts, 4th grade 63.4% 15
Students performing at grade level in math, 4th grade 56.0% 25

Renters

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2019 2020 Rank (2000) Rank (19/20)
Median Rent
Median rent, 2- and 3-bedrooms (2020$) $1,250 $1,730 11
Median rent, all (2020$) $1,050 $1,200 $1,620 $2,260 34 5
Median rent, recent movers (2020$) $2,040 $2,760 4
Median rent, studios and 1-bedrooms (2020$) $1,450 $2,090 6
Median rent, asking $2,450
Affordability
Rental units affordable at 30% AMI (% of recently available units) 8.5% 6.2% 22
Rental units affordable at 80% AMI (% of recently available units) 26.4% 18.2% 44
Rental units affordable at 120% AMI (% of recently available units) 64.0% 46.1% 44
Rent Burden
Moderately rent-burdened households 20.7% 21.6% 20.4% 47
Moderately rent-burdened households, low income 25.9% 27.3% 46
Moderately rent-burdened households, moderate income 25.1% 43.6% 5
Severely rent-burdened households 18.6% 20.4% 19.2% 49 52
Severely rent-burdened households, low income 40.7% 40.3% 43
Severely rent-burdened households, moderate income 4.5% 6.6% 7
Rental Subsidy
Housing choice vouchers (% of occupied, privately owned rental units) 2.1% 2.2% 36
Public housing (% of rental units) 9.3% 21

DEMOGRAPHICS

In 2019, there were an estimated 133,346 people in Fort Greene/Brooklyn Heights, of which 11.3% of the population identified as Asian, 20.3% identified as Black, 12.3% identified as Hispanic, and 52.1% identified as white.

Graph showing the racial and ethnic composition of Fort Greene/Brooklyn Heights in both 2000 and 2015-2019.
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In 2019, the household income group with the largest share (33.4%) of households is $100,001 - $250,000. In 2000, the same household income group had the largest share as well, with a slightly lower share of 24.7%.

Graph showing the distribution of household income in Fort Greene/Brooklyn Heights in both 2000 and 2015-2019.
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Median household income in 2019 was $113,450, about 61% more than citywide median household income ($70,590). The poverty rate in Fort Greene/Brooklyn Heights was 13.8% in 2019 compared to 16.0% citywide.

The poverty rate in Fort Greene/Brooklyn Heights was 13.8% in 2019 compared to 16.0% citywide.
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HOUSING

Renters

Real median gross rent in Fort Greene/Brooklyn Heights increased from $1,200 in 2006 to $2,260 in 2019. In 2019, 19.2% of renter households in Fort Greene/Brooklyn Heights were severely rent burdened (spent more than 50% of household income on rent). 18.2% of the rental units are affordable at the 80% Area Median Income, 8 percentage points lower than the share in 2010. 9.3% of the rental units are public housing rental units in 2020. The overall rental vacancy rate in Fort Greene/Brooklyn Heights was 3.4%.

Real median gross rent in Fort Greene/Brooklyn Heights increased from $1,350 in 2007 to $2,260 in 2019.
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9.3% of the rental units in Fort Greene/Brooklyn Heights are public housing rental units in 2020.
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Homeowners

In 2019, the homeownership rate in Fort Greene/Brooklyn Heights was 29.1%, lower than the citywide share of 31.9%. The homeownership rate in the neighborhood has decreased by 2.0 percentage points since 2010. In 2019, the home purchase loan rate was 26.2 per 1,000 properties (owner-occupied 1-4 family buildings, condominiums, or cooperative apartments) and the refinance loan rate was 21.7 per 1,000 properties in the neighborhood. Out of all the first-time home purchase loans and refinance loans in Fort Greene/Brooklyn Heights, 0.9% and 1.1% were high cost loans, respectively. 29 properties had a filing of mortgage foreclosure in Fort Greene/Brooklyn Heights in 2020. There were 2.0 mortgage foreclosure actions initiated per 1,000 1-4 family properties and condominium units.

There were 2.0 mortgage foreclosure notices per 1,000 1-4 family properties and condominium units in Fort Greene/Brooklyn Heights in 2020
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Development

Department of Buildings issued new certificates of occupancy to 1,094 residential units in new buildings in Fort Greene/Brooklyn Heights last year, 260 less than the number of units certified in 2019.

Department of Buildings issued new certificates of occupancy to 622 residential units in new buildings in Fort Greene/Brooklyn Heights last year, 732 less than the number of units certified in 2019.
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NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICES AND CONDITIONS

The serious crime rate was 18.6 serious crimes per 1,000 residents in 2020, compared to 11.6 serious crimes per 1,000 residents citywide.

The serious crime rate was 18.6 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.