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Neighborhood Indicators

Demographics

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2019 2020 Rank (2000) Rank (19/20)
Population
Born in New York State 33.5% 30.3% 33.4% 54
Disabled population 7.7% 8.6% 16
Foreign-born population 62.2% 60.8% 63.7% 59.9% 2 2
Population 181,370 176,387 170,161 175,275
Population aged 65+ 9.8% 10.7% 9.6% 14.8% 37 27
Households
Households with children under 18 years old 41.6% 39.3% 38.6% 32.1% 22 21
Single-person households 20.2% 23.9% 19.8% 50
Race and Ethnicity
Percent Asian 13.6% 15.6% 16.6% 18.9% 12 14
Percent Black 9.7% 7.5% 6.2% 4.0% 33 41
Percent Hispanic 59.0% 61.4% 64.6% 64.9% 6 5
Percent white 14.2% 14.4% 10.5% 10.7% 36 42
Racial diversity index 0.60 0.57 0.54 0.53 24 39
Income and Poverty
Income diversity ratio 3.8 4.2 5.3 29
Median household income (2020$) $61,680 $61,270 $52,720 $68,350 25 27
Median household income, homeowners (2020$) $74,590 $71,660 $85,240 45
Median household income, renters (2020$) $53,270 $44,800 $60,130 24
Poverty rate 19.3% 15.7% 22.4% 15.0% 29 25
Poverty rate, population aged 65+ 14.6% 15.7% 11.4% 43
Poverty rate, population under 18 years old 21.8% 34.1% 28.2% 17
Labor Market
Labor force participation rate 67.3% 68.1% 66.0% 20
Population aged 25+ without a high school diploma 29.3% 29.3% 26.9% 8
Unemployment rate 9.94% 6.77% 10.34% 4.40% 25 32

Housing Market and Conditions

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2019 2020 Rank (2000) Rank (19/20)
Housing Stock
Homeownership rate 33.1% 37.5% 33.7% 34.5% 19 23
Housing units 57,107 58,419 65,006 20
Rental vacancy rate 2.4% 2.9% 31
Serious housing code violations (per 1,000 privately owned rental units) 39.1 28.3 50.9 37.1 35
Severe crowding rate (% of renter households) 10.0% 10.2% 2
Total housing code violations (per 1,000 privately owned rental units) 235.1 145.5 179.3 103.8 39
Finance - Distress
Notices of foreclosure rate (per 1,000 1-4 family and condo properties) 10.3 13.8 26.7 9.3 4.5 28 18
Notices of foreclosure, all residential properties 143 188 378 136 62 18 20
Notices of foreclosure, initial, 1-4 family and condo properties 97 160 311 58 17 16 22
Notices of foreclosure, repeat, 1-4 family and condo properties 33 21 50 71 45 12 15
Pre-foreclosure notice rate (per 1,000 1-4 family and condo properties) 45.1 30.0 23
Pre-foreclosure notices, 1-4 family and condo properties 623 415 18
Properties entering REO, 1-4 family 13 6 25 16
Finance - Lending
FHA/VA-backed home purchase loans (% of home purchase loans) 0.0% 20.6% 3.0% 24
Higher-cost home purchase loans (% of home purchase loans) 25.5% 0.6% 4.9% 23
Higher-cost refinance loans (% of refinance loans) 31.6% 1.2% 4.2% 15
Home purchase loan rate (per 1,000 properties) 51.1 20.6 20.6 24
Home purchase loans in LMI tracts (% of home purchase loans) 48.2% 16.0% 39.2% 24
Home purchase loans to LMI borrowers (% of home purchase loans) 8.3% 37.8% 10.3% 20
Refinance loan rate (per 1,000 properties) 45.6 12.9 11.1 40
Sales - Volume
Sales volume, 1 family building 165 277 81 93 66 22 22
Sales volume, 2-4 family building 483 615 234 156 119 8 22
Sales volume, 5+ family building 17 36 10 6 5 30 37
Sales volume, all property types 698 1,033 368 298 224 14 41
Sales volume, condominium 33 105 43 43 34 25 40
Sales - Median Prices
Median sales price per unit, 1 family building (2020$) $372,060 $743,510 $505,080 $783,170 $764,000 23 28
Median sales price per unit, 2-4 family building (2020$) $211,870 $426,240 $283,560 $446,250 $450,000 23 30
Median sales price per unit, 5+ family building (2020$) $70,830 $155,260 $156,590 $279,700 $142,190 31 44
Median sales price per unit, condominium (2020$) $193,780 $388,270 $330,060 $488,210 $491,000 38 36
Sales - Housing Price Index
Index of housing price appreciation, 1 family building 100.0 241.2 160.9 293.8 300.2 23
Index of housing price appreciation, 2-4 family building 100.0 242.7 143.7 257.9 269.0 29
Index of housing price appreciation, 5+ family building 100.0 261.6 351.4 167.0 613.0 14
Index of housing price appreciation, all property types 100.0 248.6 161.8 275.2 297.3 29
Index of housing price appreciation, condominium 100.0 313.7 310.4 459.1 475.5 6
Subsidized Housing
Total number of subsidized properties (properties) 5 53
HUD Financing or Insurance (properties) 0 46
HUD Financing or Insurance (units) 0 42
HUD Project-based Rental Assistance Program (properties) 2 43
HUD Project-based Rental Assistance Program (units) 177 48
Low Income Housing Tax Credit (properties) 0 52
Low Income Housing Tax Credit (units) 0 50
Public Housing (properties) 0 42
Public Housing (units) 0 42
Mitchell-Lama (properties) 0 44
Mitchell-Lama (units) 0 43
421-a Tax Exemption (properties) 120 13
421-a Tax Exemption (units) 1,444 37
420-c Tax Exemption (properties) 0 47
420-c Tax Exemption (units) 0 47
NYC Housing Production Programs and Zoning Incentives or Requirements (properties) 3 48
Eligible to expire from housing programs between 2020 and 2025 (properties) 1 39
Eligible to expire from housing programs between 2020 and 2025 (units) 93 39
Eligible to expire from housing programs between 2026 and 2035 (properties) 0 51
Eligible to expire from housing programs between 2026 and 2035 (units) 0 51
Eligible to expire from housing programs in 2036 and later (properties) 1 52
Eligible to expire from housing programs in 2036 and later (units) 84 52

Land Use and Development

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2019 2020 Rank (2000) Rank (19/20)
Density
Population density (1,000 persons per square mile) 42.1 40.7 41.9 25
Development
Units authorized by new residential building permits 114 423 19 267 30 36 53
Units issued new certificates of occupancy 72 336 214 191 74 39 46

Neighborhood Services and Conditions

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2019 2020 Rank (2000) Rank (19/20)
Commute
Car-free commute (% of commuters) 67.5% 74.6% 77.5% 81.1% 30 22
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 41.3 43.1 40.7 42.8 30 36
Crime and Incarceration
Serious crime rate (per 1,000 residents) 12.1 10.1 8.1 8.6 40
Serious crime rate, property (per 1,000 residents) 7.9 6.1 4.5 5.3 43
Serious crime rate, violent (per 1,000 residents) 4.1 4.0 3.5 3.3 33
Schools
Students performing at grade level in English language arts, 4th grade 44.1% 38
Students performing at grade level in math, 4th grade 43.7% 36

Renters

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2019 2020 Rank (2000) Rank (19/20)
Median Rent
Median rent, 2- and 3-bedrooms (2020$) $1,610 $1,690 15
Median rent, all (2020$) $1,220 $1,400 $1,420 $1,670 12 17
Median rent, recent movers (2020$) $1,610 $1,820 21
Median rent, studios and 1-bedrooms (2020$) $1,250 $1,360 16
Median rent, asking $1,400
Affordability
Rental units affordable at 30% AMI (% of recently available units) 4.4% 2.9% 38
Rental units affordable at 80% AMI (% of recently available units) 48.1% 55.9% 28
Rental units affordable at 120% AMI (% of recently available units) 97.1% 97.8% 20
Rent Burden
Moderately rent-burdened households 23.9% 25.9% 25.3% 23
Moderately rent-burdened households, low income 36.0% 32.7% 18
Moderately rent-burdened households, moderate income 14.7% 13.8% 23
Severely rent-burdened households 23.0% 29.2% 34.2% 30 9
Severely rent-burdened households, low income 43.3% 48.6% 10
Severely rent-burdened households, moderate income 0.0% 0.0% 33
Rental Subsidy
Housing choice vouchers (% of occupied, privately owned rental units) 1.5% 0.9% 47
Public housing (% of rental units) 0.0% 43

DEMOGRAPHICS

In 2019, there were an estimated 175,275 people in Jackson Heights, of which 18.9% of the population identified as Asian, 4.0% identified as Black, 64.9% identified as Hispanic, and 10.7% identified as white.

Graph showing the racial and ethnic composition of Jackson Heights in both 2000 and 2015-2019.
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In 2019, the household income group with the largest share (23.8%) of households is $60,001 - $100,000. In 2000, the same household income group had the largest share as well, with a slightly higher share of 26.0%.

Graph showing the distribution of household income in Jackson Heights in both 2000 and 2015-2019.
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Median household income in 2019 was $68,350, about 3% less than citywide median household income ($70,590). The poverty rate in Jackson Heights was 15.0% in 2019 compared to 16.0% citywide.

The poverty rate in Jackson Heights was 15.0% in 2019 compared to 16.0% citywide.
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HOUSING

Renters

Real median gross rent in Jackson Heights increased from $1,400 in 2006 to $1,670 in 2019. In 2019, 34.2% of renter households in Jackson Heights were severely rent burdened (spent more than 50% of household income on rent). 55.9% of the rental units are affordable at the 80% Area Median Income, 8 percentage points higher than the share in 2010. None of the rental units are public housing rental units in 2020. The overall rental vacancy rate in Jackson Heights was 2.9%.

Real median gross rent in Jackson Heights increased from $1,450 in 2007 to $1,670 in 2019.
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None of the rental units in Jackson Heights are public housing rental units in 2020.
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Homeowners

In 2019, the homeownership rate in Jackson Heights was 34.5%, higher than the citywide share of 31.9%. The homeownership rate in the neighborhood has increased by 0.8 percentage points since 2010. In 2019, the home purchase loan rate was 20.6 per 1,000 properties (owner-occupied 1-4 family buildings, condominiums, or cooperative apartments) and the refinance loan rate was 11.1 per 1,000 properties in the neighborhood. Out of all the first-time home purchase loans and refinance loans in Jackson Heights, 4.9% and 4.2% were high cost loans, respectively. 62 properties had a filing of mortgage foreclosure in Jackson Heights in 2020. There were 4.5 mortgage foreclosure actions initiated per 1,000 1-4 family properties and condominium units.

There were 4.5 mortgage foreclosure notices per 1,000 1-4 family properties and condominium units in Jackson Heights in 2020
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Development

Department of Buildings issued new certificates of occupancy to 74 residential units in new buildings in Jackson Heights last year, 117 less than the number of units certified in 2019.

Department of Buildings issued new certificates of occupancy to 48 residential units in new buildings in Jackson Heights last year, 178 less than the number of units certified in 2019.
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NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICES AND CONDITIONS

The serious crime rate was 8.6 serious crimes per 1,000 residents in 2020, compared to 11.6 serious crimes per 1,000 residents citywide.

The serious crime rate was 8.6 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.