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Morrisania/Crotona BX03

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Neighborhood Indicators

Demographics

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2019 2020 2021
Population
Born in New York State 55.5% 54.8% 55.9%
Disabled population 15.2% 18.4%
Foreign-born population 21.5% 27.6% 29.5% 29.9%
Population 141,685 156,950 160,651 172,930
Population aged 65+ 7.1% 6.2% 7.2% 10.0%
Households
Households with children under 18 years old 50.7% 50.2% 47.4% 35.8%
Single-person households 28.2% 29.1% 36.0%
Race and Ethnicity
Percent Asian 0.8% 0.6% 0.7% 0.6%
Percent Black 34.5% 32.2% 30.2% 36.1%
Percent Hispanic 57.3% 61.8% 63.6% 58.9%
Percent white 5.4% 4.1% 4.1% 3.2%
Racial diversity index 0.55 0.51 0.50 0.52
Income and Poverty
Income diversity ratio 4.8 5.3 6.5
Median household income (2021$) $30,550 $24,430 $24,970 $24,800
Median household income, homeowners (2021$) $67,210 $72,950 $81,580
Median household income, renters (2021$) $22,460 $23,060 $22,890
Poverty rate 45.5% 43.5% 43.5% 40.3%
Poverty rate, population aged 65+ 38.2% 37.4% 46.9%
Poverty rate, population under 18 years old 55.2% 58.6% 50.2%
Labor Market
Labor force participation rate 53.3% 53.3% 55.0%
Population aged 25+ without a high school diploma 43.1% 40.1% 32.4%
Unemployment rate 21.16% 13.09% 17.09% 11.49%

Housing Market and Conditions

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2019 2020 2021
Housing Stock
Homeownership rate 8.5% 8.0% 7.4% 5.1%
Housing units 55,752 56,004 66,971
Rental vacancy rate 4.5% 2.0%
Serious housing code violations (per 1,000 privately owned rental units) 134.7 140.3 165.1 110.1 142.9
Severe crowding rate (% of renter households) 3.2% 3.9%
Total housing code violations (per 1,000 privately owned rental units) 591.5 565.9 532.0 320.9 503.8
Finance - Distress
Notices of foreclosure rate (per 1,000 1-4 family and condo properties) 17.3 27.7 46.2 10.6 12.1 8.0
Notices of foreclosure, all residential properties 31 60 111 24 27 17
Notices of foreclosure, initial, 1-4 family and condo properties 16 44 81 11 14 7
Notices of foreclosure, repeat, 1-4 family and condo properties 12 13 19 12 12 10
Pre-foreclosure notice rate (per 1,000 1-4 family and condo properties) 82.4 45.7 33.9
Pre-foreclosure notices, 1-4 family and condo properties 178 98 72
Properties entering REO, 1-4 family 7 2 7
Finance - Lending
FHA/VA-backed home purchase loans (% of home purchase loans) 1.5% 78.2% 42.7% 50.0%
Higher-cost home purchase loans (% of home purchase loans) 48.3% 3.8% 10.7% 10.9%
Higher-cost refinance loans (% of refinance loans) 45.3% 11.3% 2.2% 2.6%
Home purchase loan rate (per 1,000 properties) 48.7 10.6 10.0 8.6
Home purchase loans in LMI tracts (% of home purchase loans) 100.0% 13.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Home purchase loans to LMI borrowers (% of home purchase loans) 3.1% 100.0% 12.2% 14.3%
Refinance loan rate (per 1,000 properties) 61.0 7.2 12.0 15.5
Sales - Volume
Sales volume, 1 family building 16 34 10 11 9 11
Sales volume, 2-4 family building 69 160 45 34 30 41
Sales volume, 5+ family building 16 12 7 5 6 11
Sales volume, condominium 0 6 11 12 4 9
Sales volume, all property types 101 212 73 62 49 72
Sales - Median Prices
Median sales price per unit, 1 family building (2021$) $410,580 $337,370 $439,460 $495,920 $500,000
Median sales price per unit, 2-4 family building (2021$) $264,890 $196,190 $278,030 $249,340 $300,000
Median sales price per unit, 5+ family building (2021$) $96,680 $79,790 $160,910 $248,610 $129,710
Median sales price per unit, condominium (2021$) $254,950 $281,790 $317,880 $312,530 $328,000
Sales - Housing Price Index
Index of housing price appreciation, 1 family building 100.0 248.9 122.7 173.5 253.5 256.5
Index of housing price appreciation, 2-4 family building 100.0 196.1 105.4 245.5 232.3 241.1
Index of housing price appreciation, 5+ family building 100.0 251.4 180.0 502.4 675.5 396.6
Index of housing price appreciation, condominium 100.0 50.7 65.9 83.5 122.3
Index of housing price appreciation, all property types 100.0 211.0 121.0 240.6 270.0 261.8
Subsidized Housing
Total number of subsidized properties (properties) 703
HUD Financing or Insurance (properties) 5
HUD Financing or Insurance (units) 265
HUD Project-based Rental Assistance Program (properties) 37
HUD Project-based Rental Assistance Program (units) 2,119
Low Income Housing Tax Credit (properties) 208
Low Income Housing Tax Credit (units) 10,194
Public Housing (properties) 27
Public Housing (units) 7,459
Mitchell-Lama (properties) 1
Mitchell-Lama (units) 320
421-a Tax Exemption (properties) 59
421-a Tax Exemption (units) 3,208
420-c Tax Exemption (properties) 154
420-c Tax Exemption (units) 7,684
NYC Housing Production Programs and Zoning Incentives or Requirements (properties) 257
Eligible to expire from housing programs between 2022 and 2027 (properties) 29
Eligible to expire from housing programs between 2022 and 2027 (units) 829
Eligible to expire from housing programs between 2028 and 2037 (properties) 90
Eligible to expire from housing programs between 2028 and 2037 (units) 3,712
Eligible to expire from housing programs in 2038 and later (properties) 108
Eligible to expire from housing programs in 2038 and later (units) 6,702

Land Use and Development

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2019 2020 2021
Density
Population density (1,000 persons per square mile) 35.9 36.7 39.5
Development
Units authorized by new residential building permits 11 0 259 352 764
Units issued new certificates of occupancy 90 637 1,313 863 750

Neighborhood Services and Conditions

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2019 2020 2021
Commute
Car-free commute (% of commuters) 70.3% 75.1% 75.0% 77.1%
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 45.0 38.2 40.7 44.0
Crime and Incarceration
Serious crime rate (per 1,000 residents) 21.7 14.2 18.7 20.9 24.0
Serious crime rate, property (per 1,000 residents) 11.8 6.3 8.8 9.9 11.4
Serious crime rate, violent (per 1,000 residents) 9.9 7.9 10.0 11.0 12.5
Schools
Students performing at grade level in English language arts, 4th grade 34.4%
Students performing at grade level in math, 4th grade 26.5%

Renters

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2019 2020 2021
Median Rent
Median rent, 2- and 3-bedrooms (2021$) $1,060 $1,170
Median rent, all (2021$) $770 $940 $1,000 $1,150
Median rent, recent movers (2021$) $1,190 $1,210
Median rent, studios and 1-bedrooms (2021$) $810 $970
Change in collected rent (2019-2020) -0.9%
Affordability
Rental units affordable at 30% AMI (% of recently available units) 20.2% 27.0%
Rental units affordable at 80% AMI (% of recently available units) 85.8% 92.2%
Rental units affordable at 120% AMI (% of recently available units) 99.7% 99.8%
Rent Burden
Moderately rent-burdened households 26.3% 25.0% 26.2%
Moderately rent-burdened households, low income 27.7% 27.0%
Moderately rent-burdened households, moderate income 2.8% 2.5%
Severely rent-burdened households 30.5% 35.8% 36.2%
Severely rent-burdened households, low income 39.4% 43.0%
Severely rent-burdened households, moderate income 0.0% 0.0%
Rental Subsidy
Housing choice vouchers (% of occupied, privately owned rental units) 22.0% 18.4% 17.8%
Public housing (% of rental units) 23.0%
DEMOGRAPHICS

In 2019, there were an estimated 172,930 people in Morrisania/Crotona, of which 0.6% of the population identified as Asian, 36.1% identified as Black, 58.9% identified as Hispanic, and 3.2% identified as white.

Graph showing the racial and ethnic composition of Morrisania/Crotona in both 2000 and 2015-2019.
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In 2019, the household income group with the largest share (40.3%) of households was <= $20,000. In 2000, the same household income group had the largest share as well, with a slightly lower share of 38.4%.

Graph showing the distribution of household income in Morrisania/Crotona in both 2000 and 2015-2019.
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Median household income in 2019 was $24,800, about 66% less than citywide median household income ($72,930). The poverty rate in Morrisania/Crotona was 40.3% in 2019 compared to 16.0% citywide.

The poverty rate in Morrisania/Crotona was 40.3% 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 Morrisania/Crotona in both 2010 and 2015-2019.
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HOUSING

Renters

Real median gross rent in Morrisania/Crotona increased from $940 in 2006 to $1,150 in 2019. In 2019, 36.2% of renter households in Morrisania/Crotona were severely rent burdened (spent more than 50% of household income on rent). 92.2% of the rental units were affordable at 80% Area Median Income, 6 percentage points higher than the share in 2010. 23.0% of rental units were public housing rental units, as of 2021. The overall rental vacancy rate in Morrisania/Crotona was 2.0% in 2019.

Real median gross rent in Morrisania/Crotona increased from $960 in 2007 to $1,150 in 2019.
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23.0% of the rental units in Morrisania/Crotona are public housing rental units in 2021.
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Homeowners

In 2019, the homeownership rate in Morrisania/Crotona was 5.1%, lower than the citywide share of 31.9%. The homeownership rate in the neighborhood has decreased by 2.3 percentage points since 2010. In 2020, the home purchase loan rate was 8.6 per 1,000 properties (owner-occupied 1-4 family buildings, condominiums, or cooperative apartments) and the refinance loan rate was 15.5 per 1,000 properties in the neighborhood. Out of all the first-time home purchase loans and refinance loans in Morrisania/Crotona, 10.9% and 2.6% were high cost loans, respectively. 17 properties had a filing of mortgage foreclosure in Morrisania/Crotona in 2021. There were 8.0 mortgage foreclosure actions initiated per 1,000 1-4 family properties and condominium units.

There were 8.0 mortgage foreclosure notices per 1,000 1-4 family properties and condominium units in Morrisania/Crotona in 2021
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Development

Department of Buildings issued new certificates of occupancy to 750 residential units in new buildings in Morrisania/Crotona in 2020, 113 less than the number of units certified in 2019.

Department of Buildings issued new certificates of occupancy to 750 residential units in new buildings in Morrisania/Crotona last year, 113 less than the number of units certified in 2019.
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Over the last decade, 6,510 units in 4+ unit buildings were built in Morrisania/Crotona. 12% were market rate, compared to 84% 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 24.0 serious crimes per 1,000 residents in 2021, compared to 12.2 serious crimes per 1,000 residents citywide.

The serious crime rate was 24.0 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: Community districts BX03 and BX06 both fall within sub-borough area 102. Data reported at the sub-borough level are identical. 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.