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DEMOGRAPHICS

In 2019, there were an estimated 241,275 people in Jamaica/Hollis, of which 14.2% of the population identified as Asian, 58.6% identified as Black, 18.0% identified as Hispanic, and 2.3% identified as white.

Graph showing the racial and ethnic composition of Jamaica/Hollis in both 2000 and 2015-2019.
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In 2019, the household income group with the largest share (26.0%) 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 24.9%.

Graph showing the distribution of household income in Jamaica/Hollis in both 2000 and 2015-2019.
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Median household income in 2019 was $66,870, about 5% less than citywide median household income ($70,590). The poverty rate in Jamaica/Hollis was 10.6% in 2019 compared to 16.0% citywide.

The poverty rate in Jamaica/Hollis was 10.6% in 2019 compared to 16.0% citywide.
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HOUSING

Renters

Real median gross rent in Jamaica/Hollis increased from $1,190 in 2006 to $1,360 in 2019. In 2019, 28.6% of renter households in Jamaica/Hollis were severely rent burdened (spent more than 50% of household income on rent). 79.8% of the rental units are affordable at the 80% Area Median Income, 13 percentage points higher than the share in 2010. 6.5% of the rental units are public housing rental units in 2020. The overall rental vacancy rate in Jamaica/Hollis was 2.6%.

Real median gross rent in Jamaica/Hollis increased from $1,190 in 2007 to $1,360 in 2019.
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6.5% of the rental units in Jamaica/Hollis are public housing rental units in 2020.
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Homeowners

In 2019, the homeownership rate in Jamaica/Hollis was 50.5%, higher than the citywide share of 31.9%. The homeownership rate in the neighborhood has increased by 4.2 percentage points since 2010. In 2019, the home purchase loan rate was 24.4 per 1,000 properties (owner-occupied 1-4 family buildings, condominiums, or cooperative apartments) and the refinance loan rate was 24.4 per 1,000 properties in the neighborhood. Out of all the first-time home purchase loans and refinance loans in Jamaica/Hollis, 19.5% and 4.7% were high cost loans, respectively. 370 properties had a filing of mortgage foreclosure in Jamaica/Hollis in 2020. There were 10.1 mortgage foreclosure actions initiated per 1,000 1-4 family properties and condominium units.

There were 10.1 mortgage foreclosure notices per 1,000 1-4 family properties and condominium units in Jamaica/Hollis in 2020
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Development

Department of Buildings issued new certificates of occupancy to 888 residential units in new buildings in Jamaica/Hollis last year, 551 more than the number of units certified in 2019.

Department of Buildings issued new certificates of occupancy to 41 residential units in new buildings in Jamaica/Hollis last year, 463 less than the number of units certified in 2019.
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NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICES AND CONDITIONS

The serious crime rate was 12.8 serious crimes per 1,000 residents in 2020, compared to 11.6 serious crimes per 1,000 residents citywide.

The serious crime rate was 12.8 serious crimes per 1,000 residents in 2020, compared to 11.6 serious crimes per 1,000 residents citywide.
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Neighborhood Indicators: QN12 Jamaica/Hollis

Demographics

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2019 2020 Rank (2000) Rank (19/20)
Population
Born in New York State 47.9% 46.2% 46.9% 30
Disabled population 8.6% 6.8% 29
Foreign-born population 34.2% 40.8% 42.3% 45.1% 30 13
Population 218,993 216,115 222,074 241,275
Population aged 65+ 11.3% 11.3% 11.2% 15.1% 24 26
Households
Households with children under 18 years old 44.9% 42.3% 42.0% 36.9% 12 7
Single-person households 23.7% 21.1% 22.2% 45
Race and Ethnicity
Percent Asian 4.7% 10.4% 9.2% 14.2% 32 21
Percent Black 72.7% 69.1% 62.5% 58.6% 7 5
Percent Hispanic 13.6% 13.6% 21.4% 18.0% 38 32
Percent white 2.1% 1.8% 1.6% 2.3% 49 54
Racial diversity index 0.45 0.49 0.55 0.60 41 27
Income and Poverty
Income diversity ratio 3.8 4.4 4.5 44
Median household income (2020$) $63,300 $62,690 $58,460 $66,870 24 31
Median household income, homeowners (2020$) $79,420 $84,780 $92,160 39
Median household income, renters (2020$) $46,600 $41,790 $49,060 37
Poverty rate 17.0% 10.1% 18.8% 10.6% 33 39
Poverty rate, population aged 65+ 11.9% 17.0% 11.4% 43
Poverty rate, population under 18 years old 13.0% 28.2% 13.2% 36
Labor Market
Labor force participation rate 65.7% 65.2% 64.2% 26
Population aged 25+ without a high school diploma 22.6% 21.1% 17.0% 26
Unemployment rate 10.87% 9.94% 15.49% 6.63% 19 12

Housing Market and Conditions

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2019 2020 Rank (2000) Rank (19/20)
Housing Stock
Homeownership rate 50.6% 55.7% 46.3% 50.5% 8 9
Housing units 72,466 76,142 80,826 10
Rental vacancy rate 4.2% 2.6% 38
Serious housing code violations (per 1,000 privately owned rental units) 52.0 67.0 54.1 45.0 33
Severe crowding rate (% of renter households) 4.4% 5.9% 11
Total housing code violations (per 1,000 privately owned rental units) 245.5 272.0 200.9 137.4 33
Finance - Distress
Notices of foreclosure rate (per 1,000 1-4 family and condo properties) 23.0 33.9 41.3 23.7 10.1 10 4
Notices of foreclosure, all residential properties 818 1,227 1,519 876 370 1 1
Notices of foreclosure, initial, 1-4 family and condo properties 618 993 1,096 380 129 1 1
Notices of foreclosure, repeat, 1-4 family and condo properties 173 215 396 477 236 1 1
Pre-foreclosure notice rate (per 1,000 1-4 family and condo properties) 121.7 65.9 1
Pre-foreclosure notices, 1-4 family and condo properties 4,410 2,393 1
Properties entering REO, 1-4 family 177 48 213 1
Finance - Lending
FHA/VA-backed home purchase loans (% of home purchase loans) 1.1% 84.7% 46.2% 3
Higher-cost home purchase loans (% of home purchase loans) 59.8% 3.0% 19.5% 2
Higher-cost refinance loans (% of refinance loans) 44.9% 6.7% 4.7% 9
Home purchase loan rate (per 1,000 properties) 65.9 20.4 24.4 11
Home purchase loans in LMI tracts (% of home purchase loans) 25.9% 16.1% 14.2% 36
Home purchase loans to LMI borrowers (% of home purchase loans) 2.0% 25.0% 10.8% 18
Refinance loan rate (per 1,000 properties) 107.8 11.0 24.4 8
Sales - Volume
Sales volume, 1 family building 1,019 2,160 925 803 497 5 5
Sales volume, 2-4 family building 502 1,306 677 430 295 7 2
Sales volume, 5+ family building 3 16 10 10 4 51 40
Sales volume, all property types 1,525 3,487 1,629 1,250 798 7 4
Sales volume, condominium 1 5 17 7 2 48 54
Sales - Median Prices
Median sales price per unit, 1 family building (2020$) $279,040 $513,850 $329,770 $509,130 $530,000 44 43
Median sales price per unit, 2-4 family building (2020$) $168,740 $356,200 $211,430 $338,190 $340,000 37 44
Median sales price per unit, 5+ family building (2020$) $80,100 $125,430 $97,660 $111,030 $126,240 24 52
Median sales price per unit, condominium (2020$) $127,900 $264,970 $321,640 $296,480 $327,020 47 48
Sales - Housing Price Index
Index of housing price appreciation, 1 family building 100.0 224.6 130.9 177.3 215.7 41
Index of housing price appreciation, 2-4 family building 100.0 228.6 119.0 189.4 179.7 53
Index of housing price appreciation, 5+ family building 100.0 269.1 348.1 272.6 897.7 5
Index of housing price appreciation, all property types 100.0 226.6 126.2 181.2 203.0 58
Index of housing price appreciation, condominium 100.0 242.5 148.6 192.4 241.4 40
Subsidized Housing
Total number of subsidized properties (properties) 69 30
HUD Financing or Insurance (properties) 0 46
HUD Financing or Insurance (units) 0 42
HUD Project-based Rental Assistance Program (properties) 10 26
HUD Project-based Rental Assistance Program (units) 913 23
Low Income Housing Tax Credit (properties) 12 30
Low Income Housing Tax Credit (units) 1,090 33
Public Housing (properties) 12 18
Public Housing (units) 2,529 24
Mitchell-Lama (properties) 2 27
Mitchell-Lama (units) 6,075 4
421-a Tax Exemption (properties) 32 38
421-a Tax Exemption (units) 1,197 38
420-c Tax Exemption (properties) 10 23
420-c Tax Exemption (units) 562 28
NYC Housing Production Programs and Zoning Incentives or Requirements (properties) 21 31
Eligible to expire from housing programs between 2020 and 2025 (properties) 5 26
Eligible to expire from housing programs between 2020 and 2025 (units) 199 35
Eligible to expire from housing programs between 2026 and 2035 (properties) 9 24
Eligible to expire from housing programs between 2026 and 2035 (units) 6,638 2
Eligible to expire from housing programs in 2036 and later (properties) 8 31
Eligible to expire from housing programs in 2036 and later (units) 912 32

Land Use and Development

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2019 2020 Rank (2000) Rank (19/20)
Density
Population density (1,000 persons per square mile) 23.2 23.9 25.9 41
Development
Units authorized by new residential building permits 218 1,067 47 614 687 23 10
Units issued new certificates of occupancy 250 689 687 337 888 15 4

Neighborhood Services and Conditions

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2019 2020 Rank (2000) Rank (19/20)
Commute
Car-free commute (% of commuters) 53.2% 55.9% 54.7% 53.2% 41 43
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 49.3 48.8 47.5 48.4 2 4
Crime and Incarceration
Serious crime rate (per 1,000 residents) 17.2 16.6 12.3 12.8 23
Serious crime rate, property (per 1,000 residents) 11.1 9.6 6.4 6.8 27
Serious crime rate, violent (per 1,000 residents) 6.1 7.0 5.9 6.0 16
Schools
Students performing at grade level in English language arts, 4th grade 44.4% 36
Students performing at grade level in math, 4th grade 37.2% 44

Renters

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2019 2020 Rank (2000) Rank (19/20)
Median Rent
Median rent, 2- and 3-bedrooms (2020$) $1,380 $1,450 36
Median rent, all (2020$) $1,090 $1,190 $1,300 $1,360 28 40
Median rent, recent movers (2020$) $1,430 $1,480 41
Median rent, studios and 1-bedrooms (2020$) $1,000 $1,120 43
Median rent, asking
Affordability
Rental units affordable at 30% AMI (% of recently available units) 6.8% 7.5% 17
Rental units affordable at 80% AMI (% of recently available units) 66.7% 79.8% 12
Rental units affordable at 120% AMI (% of recently available units) 98.7% 99.4% 11
Rent Burden
Moderately rent-burdened households 26.8% 22.4% 25.9% 18
Moderately rent-burdened households, low income 31.5% 32.0% 22
Moderately rent-burdened households, moderate income 11.2% 6.5% 43
Severely rent-burdened households 23.1% 30.9% 28.6% 29 31
Severely rent-burdened households, low income 43.7% 40.0% 44
Severely rent-burdened households, moderate income 1.2% 0.0% 33
Rental Subsidy
Housing choice vouchers (% of occupied, privately owned rental units) 6.0% 3.4% 30
Public housing (% of rental units) 6.5% 30

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.