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Mott Haven/Melrose BX01

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DEMOGRAPHICS

In 2019, there were an estimated 146,824 people in Mott Haven/Melrose, of which 0.5% of the population identified as Asian, 27.7% identified as Black, 68.3% identified as Hispanic, and 2.6% identified as white.

Graph showing the racial and ethnic composition of Mott Haven/Melrose in both 2000 and 2015-2019.
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In 2019, the household income group with the largest share (42.7%) of households is <= $20,000. In 2000, the same household income group had the largest share as well, with a slightly lower share of 40.6%.

Graph showing the distribution of household income in Mott Haven/Melrose in both 2000 and 2015-2019.
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Median household income in 2019 was $25,500, about 64% less than citywide median household income ($70,590). The poverty rate in Mott Haven/Melrose was 39.6% in 2019 compared to 16.0% citywide.

The poverty rate in Mott Haven/Melrose was 39.6% in 2019 compared to 16.0% citywide.
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HOUSING

Renters

Real median gross rent in Mott Haven/Melrose increased from $780 in 2006 to $1,000 in 2019. In 2019, 33.5% of renter households in Mott Haven/Melrose were severely rent burdened (spent more than 50% of household income on rent). 91.6% of the rental units are affordable at the 80% Area Median Income, 1 percentage points lower than the share in 2010. 29.8% of the rental units are public housing rental units in 2020. The overall rental vacancy rate in Mott Haven/Melrose was 1.7%.

Real median gross rent in Mott Haven/Melrose increased from $770 in 2007 to $1,000 in 2019.
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29.8% of the rental units in Mott Haven/Melrose are public housing rental units in 2020.
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Homeowners

In 2019, the homeownership rate in Mott Haven/Melrose was 8.7%, lower than the citywide share of 31.9%. The homeownership rate in the neighborhood has increased by 1.1 percentage points since 2010. In 2019, the home purchase loan rate was 13.6 per 1,000 properties (owner-occupied 1-4 family buildings, condominiums, or cooperative apartments) and the refinance loan rate was 13.0 per 1,000 properties in the neighborhood. Out of all the first-time home purchase loans and refinance loans in Mott Haven/Melrose, 9.5% and 1.4% were high cost loans, respectively. 13 properties had a filing of mortgage foreclosure in Mott Haven/Melrose in 2020. There were 4.0 mortgage foreclosure actions initiated per 1,000 1-4 family properties and condominium units.

There were 4.0 mortgage foreclosure notices per 1,000 1-4 family properties and condominium units in Mott Haven/Melrose in 2020
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Development

Department of Buildings issued new certificates of occupancy to 779 residential units in new buildings in Mott Haven/Melrose last year, 244 more than the number of units certified in 2019.

Department of Buildings issued new certificates of occupancy to 8 residential units in new buildings in Mott Haven/Melrose last year, 527 less than the number of units certified in 2019.
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NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICES AND CONDITIONS

The serious crime rate was 25.0 serious crimes per 1,000 residents in 2020, compared to 11.6 serious crimes per 1,000 residents citywide.

The serious crime rate was 25.0 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: BX01 Mott Haven/Melrose

Demographics

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2019 2020 Rank (2000) Rank (19/20)
Population
Born in New York State 56.8% 55.6% 59.6% 8
Disabled population 18.4% 18.2% 2
Foreign-born population 23.9% 24.3% 27.7% 26.3% 41 40
Population 130,448 137,900 156,790 146,824
Population aged 65+ 7.5% 7.5% 8.1% 10.6% 50 47
Households
Households with children under 18 years old 50.6% 46.4% 50.1% 32.0% 5 22
Single-person households 30.0% 25.0% 39.7% 10
Race and Ethnicity
Percent Asian 0.4% 0.9% 1.0% 0.5% 55 55
Percent Black 24.5% 27.4% 29.2% 27.7% 21 18
Percent Hispanic 72.5% 69.3% 66.8% 68.3% 2 2
Percent white 1.3% 1.5% 2.0% 2.6% 54 52
Racial diversity index 0.41 0.44 0.47 0.46 44 50
Income and Poverty
Income diversity ratio 5.6 5.3 6.9 9
Median household income (2020$) $27,970 $22,870 $24,480 $25,500 55 54
Median household income, homeowners (2020$) $65,390 $88,770 $84,540 46
Median household income, renters (2020$) $21,280 $22,670 $22,230 54
Poverty rate 45.5% 43.2% 41.1% 39.6% 1 2
Poverty rate, population aged 65+ 40.8% 31.4% 40.2% 4
Poverty rate, population under 18 years old 56.3% 54.1% 54.1% 1
Labor Market
Labor force participation rate 47.8% 49.2% 52.7% 54
Population aged 25+ without a high school diploma 48.2% 43.1% 29.8% 5
Unemployment rate 23.63% 14.92% 19.04% 11.29% 1 4

Housing Market and Conditions

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2019 2020 Rank (2000) Rank (19/20)
Housing Stock
Homeownership rate 7.4% 7.6% 7.6% 8.7% 49 50
Housing units 46,646 50,507 56,443 31
Rental vacancy rate 5.4% 1.7% 50
Serious housing code violations (per 1,000 privately owned rental units) 113.3 86.1 114.5 87.9 20
Severe crowding rate (% of renter households) 4.2% 4.5% 22
Total housing code violations (per 1,000 privately owned rental units) 524.3 365.1 365.4 253.6 20
Finance - Distress
Notices of foreclosure rate (per 1,000 1-4 family and condo properties) 16.5 12.9 28.9 13.7 4.0 18 22
Notices of foreclosure, all residential properties 29 31 73 33 13 47 46
Notices of foreclosure, initial, 1-4 family and condo properties 23 24 51 13 4 41 44
Notices of foreclosure, repeat, 1-4 family and condo properties 1 3 13 18 5 55 46
Pre-foreclosure notice rate (per 1,000 1-4 family and condo properties) 69.7 31.3 22
Pre-foreclosure notices, 1-4 family and condo properties 157 70 51
Properties entering REO, 1-4 family 4 0 0 31
Finance - Lending
FHA/VA-backed home purchase loans (% of home purchase loans) 2.1% 68.9% 25.7% 10
Higher-cost home purchase loans (% of home purchase loans) 43.6% 2.2% 9.5% 13
Higher-cost refinance loans (% of refinance loans) 41.3% 0.0% 1.4% 43
Home purchase loan rate (per 1,000 properties) 47.3 8.7 13.6 51
Home purchase loans in LMI tracts (% of home purchase loans) 99.2% 11.1% 100.0% 1
Home purchase loans to LMI borrowers (% of home purchase loans) 3.2% 100.0% 9.6% 22
Refinance loan rate (per 1,000 properties) 50.5 5.8 13.0 35
Sales - Volume
Sales volume, 1 family building 12 27 8 7 9 43 44
Sales volume, 2-4 family building 29 93 20 35 19 48 47
Sales volume, 5+ family building 24 27 13 6 5 20 37
Sales volume, all property types 66 168 48 79 60 55 51
Sales volume, condominium 1 21 7 31 27 48 45
Sales - Median Prices
Median sales price per unit, 1 family building (2020$) $167,630 $407,650 $363,450 $467,870 $430,000 56 52
Median sales price per unit, 2-4 family building (2020$) $115,770 $260,660 $143,650 $284,790 $367,500 57 36
Median sales price per unit, 5+ family building (2020$) $38,620 $111,100 $71,780 $246,650 $226,920 57 23
Median sales price per unit, condominium (2020$) $154,380 $224,340 $254,890 $321,400 $345,000 45 46
Sales - Housing Price Index
Index of housing price appreciation, 1 family building 100.0 346.7 206.7 523.6 422.4 10
Index of housing price appreciation, 2-4 family building 100.0 220.4 102.6 240.0 231.6 39
Index of housing price appreciation, 5+ family building 100.0 273.7 286.0 876.9 1,439.7 1
Index of housing price appreciation, all property types 100.0 245.9 161.0 361.5 368.2 16
Index of housing price appreciation, condominium 100.0 146.0 257.5 228.2 338.4 17
Subsidized Housing
Total number of subsidized properties (properties) 502 6
HUD Financing or Insurance (properties) 5 23
HUD Financing or Insurance (units) 528 23
HUD Project-based Rental Assistance Program (properties) 35 11
HUD Project-based Rental Assistance Program (units) 3,155 9
Low Income Housing Tax Credit (properties) 95 10
Low Income Housing Tax Credit (units) 7,718 4
Public Housing (properties) 20 16
Public Housing (units) 11,674 4
Mitchell-Lama (properties) 4 23
Mitchell-Lama (units) 943 28
421-a Tax Exemption (properties) 36 33
421-a Tax Exemption (units) 3,055 20
420-c Tax Exemption (properties) 69 11
420-c Tax Exemption (units) 5,023 3
NYC Housing Production Programs and Zoning Incentives or Requirements (properties) 232 4
Eligible to expire from housing programs between 2020 and 2025 (properties) 19 10
Eligible to expire from housing programs between 2020 and 2025 (units) 947 13
Eligible to expire from housing programs between 2026 and 2035 (properties) 37 10
Eligible to expire from housing programs between 2026 and 2035 (units) 1,490 15
Eligible to expire from housing programs in 2036 and later (properties) 61 8
Eligible to expire from housing programs in 2036 and later (units) 7,455 4

Land Use and Development

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2019 2020 Rank (2000) Rank (19/20)
Density
Population density (1,000 persons per square mile) 28.1 31.9 29.9 38
Development
Units authorized by new residential building permits 240 340 485 1,446 1,447 19 1
Units issued new certificates of occupancy 124 530 550 535 779 25 6

Neighborhood Services and Conditions

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2019 2020 Rank (2000) Rank (19/20)
Commute
Car-free commute (% of commuters) 74.5% 79.5% 85.9% 16 11
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 41.3 43.0 42.6 30 37
Crime and Incarceration
Serious crime rate (per 1,000 residents) 21.2 17.7 24.2 25.0 3
Serious crime rate, property (per 1,000 residents) 10.5 8.0 11.4 12.5 4
Serious crime rate, violent (per 1,000 residents) 10.7 9.7 12.8 12.4 1
Schools
Students performing at grade level in English language arts, 4th grade 36.2% 50
Students performing at grade level in math, 4th grade 29.5% 53

Renters

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2019 2020 Rank (2000) Rank (19/20)
Median Rent
Median rent, 2- and 3-bedrooms (2020$) $880 $1,010 54
Median rent, all (2020$) $590 $780 $830 $1,000 55 54
Median rent, recent movers (2020$) $980 $1,020 55
Median rent, studios and 1-bedrooms (2020$) $730 $780 54
Median rent, asking $1,530
Affordability
Rental units affordable at 30% AMI (% of recently available units) 23.4% 36.1% 1
Rental units affordable at 80% AMI (% of recently available units) 92.2% 91.6% 4
Rental units affordable at 120% AMI (% of recently available units) 99.3% 99.6% 7
Rent Burden
Moderately rent-burdened households 23.0% 25.6% 31.4% 1
Moderately rent-burdened households, low income 27.1% 29.5% 34
Moderately rent-burdened households, moderate income 2.3% 4.5% 49
Severely rent-burdened households 24.8% 32.2% 33.5% 22 10
Severely rent-burdened households, low income 35.1% 38.3% 49
Severely rent-burdened households, moderate income 0.0% 0.0% 33
Rental Subsidy
Housing choice vouchers (% of occupied, privately owned rental units) 15.8% 17.7% 4
Public housing (% of rental units) 29.8% 3

Data Notes: Community districts BX01 and BX02 both fall within sub-borough area 101. 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.