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Greenpoint/Williamsburg BK01

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Neighborhood Indicators

Demographics

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2019 2020 2021
Population
Born in New York State 50.8% 52.0% 47.4%
Disabled population 5.0% 4.9%
Foreign-born population 33.5% 29.1% 25.8% 24.2%
Population 142,098 141,513 146,253 151,308
Population aged 65+ 9.9% 12.5% 9.1% 10.3%
Households
Households with children under 18 years old 35.0% 24.2% 25.2% 20.7%
Single-person households 35.0% 31.3% 29.6%
Race and Ethnicity
Percent Asian 3.9% 5.2% 5.2% 6.6%
Percent Black 4.0% 2.3% 2.6% 4.5%
Percent Hispanic 34.1% 26.8% 30.0% 25.0%
Percent white 52.5% 64.0% 60.7% 61.3%
Racial diversity index 0.61 0.52 0.54 0.56
Income and Poverty
Income diversity ratio 7.0 6.5 6.9
Median household income (2021$) $44,590 $42,790 $50,820 $103,280
Median household income, homeowners (2021$) $67,760 $87,800 $143,950
Median household income, renters (2021$) $38,060 $45,000 $95,120
Poverty rate 33.8% 35.2% 26.5% 20.1%
Poverty rate, population aged 65+ 26.5% 28.7% 19.2%
Poverty rate, population under 18 years old 58.2% 40.9% 45.2%
Labor Market
Labor force participation rate 57.7% 66.4% 73.9%
Population aged 25+ without a high school diploma 32.7% 21.1% 15.5%
Unemployment rate 9.77% 6.13% 8.20% 3.99%

Housing Market and Conditions

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2019 2020 2021
Housing Stock
Homeownership rate 14.5% 18.1% 17.7% 17.7%
Housing units 55,769 65,586 69,661
Rental vacancy rate 3.0% 2.8%
Serious housing code violations (per 1,000 privately owned rental units) 23.3 29.3 45.0 36.4 38.9
Severe crowding rate (% of renter households) 9.7% 3.6%
Total housing code violations (per 1,000 privately owned rental units) 130.3 131.3 197.5 129.5 244.2
Finance - Distress
Notices of foreclosure rate (per 1,000 1-4 family and condo properties) 5.2 5.2 11.9 3.2 1.9 3.5
Notices of foreclosure, all residential properties 56 70 211 69 39 85
Notices of foreclosure, initial, 1-4 family and condo properties 27 37 143 23 9 31
Notices of foreclosure, repeat, 1-4 family and condo properties 7 14 25 30 23 29
Pre-foreclosure notice rate (per 1,000 1-4 family and condo properties) 17.2 12.2 12.7
Pre-foreclosure notices, 1-4 family and condo properties 281 206 218
Properties entering REO, 1-4 family 5 0 0
Finance - Lending
FHA/VA-backed home purchase loans (% of home purchase loans) 0.0% 17.3% 0.4% 0.0%
Higher-cost home purchase loans (% of home purchase loans) 3.8% 0.4% 0.8% 0.5%
Higher-cost refinance loans (% of refinance loans) 23.2% 1.7% 1.3% 0.2%
Home purchase loan rate (per 1,000 properties) 40.1 40.4 26.9 22.8
Home purchase loans in LMI tracts (% of home purchase loans) 59.5% 4.8% 19.5% 18.6%
Home purchase loans to LMI borrowers (% of home purchase loans) 2.4% 48.3% 1.4% 2.3%
Refinance loan rate (per 1,000 properties) 23.1 10.3 15.9 34.0
Sales - Volume
Sales volume, 1 family building 12 16 12 10 10 15
Sales volume, 2-4 family building 131 163 74 68 55 98
Sales volume, 5+ family building 63 80 53 46 36 93
Sales volume, condominium 72 737 761 606 474 855
Sales volume, all property types 278 996 900 730 575 1,061
Sales - Median Prices
Median sales price per unit, 1 family building (2021$) $787,380 $821,580 $1,655,060 $1,924,270 $1,760,000
Median sales price per unit, 2-4 family building (2021$) $380,780 $342,830 $822,010 $774,870 $690,000
Median sales price per unit, 5+ family building (2021$) $165,550 $151,700 $421,040 $411,110 $350,000
Median sales price per unit, condominium (2021$) $668,840 $615,280 $1,119,130 $1,002,170 $1,110,000
Sales - Housing Price Index
Index of housing price appreciation, 1 family building 100.0 243.6 260.1 585.5 680.5 817.3
Index of housing price appreciation, 2-4 family building 100.0 272.2 232.0 741.8 794.2 686.1
Index of housing price appreciation, 5+ family building 100.0 284.8 309.8 827.8 786.2 808.2
Index of housing price appreciation, condominium 100.0 159.8 139.6 271.4 279.0 280.0
Index of housing price appreciation, all property types 100.0 264.6 238.7 488.5 498.1 508.8
Subsidized Housing
Total number of subsidized properties (properties) 405
HUD Financing or Insurance (properties) 24
HUD Financing or Insurance (units) 1,697
HUD Project-based Rental Assistance Program (properties) 31
HUD Project-based Rental Assistance Program (units) 1,682
Low Income Housing Tax Credit (properties) 44
Low Income Housing Tax Credit (units) 3,967
Public Housing (properties) 23
Public Housing (units) 3,790
Mitchell-Lama (properties) 11
Mitchell-Lama (units) 4,021
421-a Tax Exemption (properties) 430
421-a Tax Exemption (units) 12,868
420-c Tax Exemption (properties) 67
420-c Tax Exemption (units) 1,846
NYC Housing Production Programs and Zoning Incentives or Requirements (properties) 186
Eligible to expire from housing programs between 2022 and 2027 (properties) 17
Eligible to expire from housing programs between 2022 and 2027 (units) 538
Eligible to expire from housing programs between 2028 and 2037 (properties) 14
Eligible to expire from housing programs between 2028 and 2037 (units) 1,149
Eligible to expire from housing programs in 2038 and later (properties) 53
Eligible to expire from housing programs in 2038 and later (units) 6,611

Land Use and Development

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2019 2020 2021
Density
Population density (1,000 persons per square mile) 34.3 35.5 36.7
Development
Units authorized by new residential building permits 757 0 227 1,838 337
Units issued new certificates of occupancy 114 942 2,496 1,985 1,374

Neighborhood Services and Conditions

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2019 2020 2021
Commute
Car-free commute (% of commuters) 76.6% 79.3% 85.2% 85.8%
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 35.3 33.4 31.5 34.5
Crime and Incarceration
Serious crime rate (per 1,000 residents) 17.2 15.3 11.7 13.8 12.5
Serious crime rate, property (per 1,000 residents) 12.3 10.7 8.5 10.6 9.5
Serious crime rate, violent (per 1,000 residents) 4.9 4.6 3.2 3.2 3.0
Schools
Students performing at grade level in English language arts, 4th grade 54.6%
Students performing at grade level in math, 4th grade 57.8%

Renters

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2019 2020 2021
Median Rent
Median rent, 2- and 3-bedrooms (2021$) $1,270 $1,750
Median rent, all (2021$) $960 $1,090 $1,290 $2,120
Median rent, recent movers (2021$) $1,890 $2,820
Median rent, studios and 1-bedrooms (2021$) $1,290 $2,100
Change in collected rent (2019-2020) -4.3%
Affordability
Rental units affordable at 30% AMI (% of recently available units) 7.6% 5.1%
Rental units affordable at 80% AMI (% of recently available units) 36.9% 19.6%
Rental units affordable at 120% AMI (% of recently available units) 74.3% 52.6%
Rent Burden
Moderately rent-burdened households 24.8% 21.9% 17.5%
Moderately rent-burdened households, low income 27.3% 25.5%
Moderately rent-burdened households, moderate income 32.7% 36.7%
Severely rent-burdened households 23.7% 27.6% 24.3%
Severely rent-burdened households, low income 44.6% 46.3%
Severely rent-burdened households, moderate income 4.2% 8.1%
Rental Subsidy
Housing choice vouchers (% of occupied, privately owned rental units) 8.6% 8.7% 9.6%
Public housing (% of rental units) 5.3%
DEMOGRAPHICS

In 2019, there were an estimated 151,308 people in Greenpoint/Williamsburg, of which 6.6% of the population identified as Asian, 4.5% identified as Black, 25.0% identified as Hispanic, and 61.3% identified as white.

Graph showing the racial and ethnic composition of Greenpoint/Williamsburg in both 2000 and 2015-2019.
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In 2019, the household income group with the largest share (31.9%) of households was $100,001 - $250,000. In 2000, the household income group with the largest share (25.6%) of households was <= $20,000.

Graph showing the distribution of household income in Greenpoint/Williamsburg in both 2000 and 2015-2019.
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Median household income in 2019 was $103,280, about 42% more than citywide median household income ($72,930). The poverty rate in Greenpoint/Williamsburg was 20.1% in 2019 compared to 16.0% citywide.

The poverty rate in Greenpoint/Williamsburg was 20.1% 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 Greenpoint/Williamsburg in both 2010 and 2015-2019.
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HOUSING

Renters

Real median gross rent in Greenpoint/Williamsburg increased from $1,090 in 2006 to $2,120 in 2019. In 2019, 24.3% of renter households in Greenpoint/Williamsburg were severely rent burdened (spent more than 50% of household income on rent). 19.6% of the rental units were affordable at 80% Area Median Income, 17 percentage points lower than the share in 2010. 5.3% of rental units were public housing rental units, as of 2021. The overall rental vacancy rate in Greenpoint/Williamsburg was 2.8% in 2019.

Real median gross rent in Greenpoint/Williamsburg increased from $1,250 in 2007 to $2,120 in 2019.
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5.3% of the rental units in Greenpoint/Williamsburg are public housing rental units in 2021.
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Homeowners

In 2019, the homeownership rate in Greenpoint/Williamsburg was 17.7%, lower than the citywide share of 31.9%. The homeownership rate in the neighborhood has remained the same level since 2010. In 2020, the home purchase loan rate was 22.8 per 1,000 properties (owner-occupied 1-4 family buildings, condominiums, or cooperative apartments) and the refinance loan rate was 34.0 per 1,000 properties in the neighborhood. Out of all the first-time home purchase loans and refinance loans in Greenpoint/Williamsburg, 0.5% and 0.2% were high cost loans, respectively. 85 properties had a filing of mortgage foreclosure in Greenpoint/Williamsburg in 2021. There were 3.5 mortgage foreclosure actions initiated per 1,000 1-4 family properties and condominium units.

There were 3.5 mortgage foreclosure notices per 1,000 1-4 family properties and condominium units in Greenpoint/Williamsburg in 2021
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Development

Department of Buildings issued new certificates of occupancy to 1,374 residential units in new buildings in Greenpoint/Williamsburg in 2020, 611 less than the number of units certified in 2019.

Department of Buildings issued new certificates of occupancy to 1,374 residential units in new buildings in Greenpoint/Williamsburg last year, 611 less than the number of units certified in 2019.
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Over the last decade, 17,811 units in 4+ unit buildings were built in Greenpoint/Williamsburg. 82% were market rate, compared to 15% 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 12.5 serious crimes per 1,000 residents in 2021, compared to 12.2 serious crimes per 1,000 residents citywide.

The serious crime rate was 12.5 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.