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State of the City 2019

Riverdale/Fieldston BX08

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DEMOGRAPHICS
In 2018, there were about 119,846 people in Riverdale/Fieldston, with 3.9% of the population identified as Asian, 15.4% identified as black, 49.8% identified as Hispanic, and 28.9% identified as white. Median household income in 2018 was $55,520, about 14% less than citywide median household income ($64,850). The poverty rate in Riverdale/Fieldston was 18.8% in 2018 compared to 17.3% citywide.

Poverty Rate, 2018

The poverty rate in Riverdale/Fieldston was 18.8% in 2018 compared to 17.3% citywide.
Sources: American Community Survey, NYU Furman Center
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HOUSING

Renters

Real median gross rent in Riverdale/Fieldston increased from $1,180 in 2006 to $1,410 in 2018. In 2018, 29.9% of renter households in Riverdale/Fieldston were severely rent burdened (spent more than 50% of household income on rent). 59.0% of the rental units are affordable at the 80% Area Median Income, 6 percentage points lower than the share in 2010. 3.4% of the rental units are public housing rental units in 2018. The overall rental vacancy rate in Riverdale/Fieldston was 2.3%.

Real Median Gross Rent 2006 - 2018 (2019$)

Real median gross rent in Riverdale/Fieldston increased from $1,180 in 2006 to $1,410 in 2018.
Sources: American Community Survey, NYU Furman Center
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Share of Rental Units Located in New York City Housing Authority Public Housing

3.4% of the rental units in Riverdale/Fieldston are public housing rental units in 2018.
Sources: American Community Survey, NYU Furman Center
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Homeowners

In 2018, the homeownership rate in Riverdale/Fieldston was 35.8%, higher than the citywide share of 32.8%. The homeownership rate in the neighborhood has increased by 5.7 percentage points since 2010. In 2018, the home purchase loan rate was 25.0 per 1,000 properties (owner-occupied 1-4 family buildings, condominiums, or cooperative apartments) and the refinance loan rate was 7.3 per 1,000 properties in the neighborhood. 18 properties had a filing of mortgage foreclosure in Riverdale/Fieldston in 2018. There were 4.1 mortgage foreclosure actions initiated per 1,000 1-4 family properties and condominium units.

Rate of Mortgage Foreclosure Actions Initiated Per 1,000 1-4 Family Properties and Condominium Units 2000 - 2018

There were 4.1 mortgage foreclosure actions initiated per 1,000 1-4 family properties and condominium units in Riverdale/Fieldston in 2018.
Sources: Home Mortgage Disclosure Act, NYU Furman Center
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Development

In 2019, there were 137 units authorized by new residential building permits, which is 2.3% of total new units in The Bronx, and 0.5% of the citywide total, in Riverdale/Fieldston. Department of Buildings issued new certificates of occupancy to 174 residential units in new buildings in Riverdale/Fieldston last year, 72 more than the number of units certified in 2018.

Units Issued New Certificates of Occupancy, 2000 - 2019

Department of Buildings issued new certificates of occupancy to `174 residential units in new buildings in Riverdale/Fieldston last year, `72 more than the number of units certified in 2018.
Sources: Department of Buildings, Department of City Planning, NYU Furman Center
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NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICES AND CONDITIONS

In 2019, 51.8% of 4th grade students attending schools in Riverdale/Fieldston performed at grade level in math, compared to 33.1% in The Bronx, and 49.4% citywide; 53.9% of Riverdale/Fieldston 4th graders performed at grade level in English language arts, compared to 36.0% in The Bronx, and 49.6% citywide. The serious crime rate was 9.1 serious crimes per 1,000 residents in 2019, compared to 11.3 serious crimes per 1,000 residents citywide.

Serious Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents, 2019

The serious crime rate was 9.1 serious crimes per 1,000 residents in 2019, compared to 11.3 serious crimes per 1,000 residents citywide.
Sources: New York City Police Department, NYU Furman Center
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Neighborhood Indicators: BX08 Riverdale/Fieldston

Demographics

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2018 2019 Rank (2000) Rank (18/19)
Population
Born in New York State 55.2% 50.8% 54.1% 12
Disabled population 7.1% 9.2% 15
Foreign-born population 31.5% 32.1% 32.6% 29.5% 34 37
Population 113,003 111,199 109,153 119,846
Population aged 65+ 16.6% 15.9% 14.8% 18.5% 7 11
Households
Households with children under 18 years old 32.1% 30.2% 28.3% 30.1% 36 26
Single-person households 35.8% 32.9% 34.8% 13
Race and Ethnicity
Percent Asian 4.9% 5.5% 5.2% 3.9% 31 42
Percent Black 13.9% 13.7% 13.3% 15.4% 30 26
Percent Hispanic 38.2% 39.2% 42.3% 49.8% 15 11
Percent white 40.3% 39.7% 37.7% 28.9% 22 26
Racial diversity index 0.67 0.67 0.66 0.64 11 20
Income and Poverty
Income diversity ratio 4.4 5.3 7.4 9
Median household income (2019$) $66,010 $61,970 $57,790 $55,520 20 35
Median household income, homeowners (2019$) $91,170 $92,900 $107,050 17
Median household income, renters (2019$) $48,700 $48,680 $43,830 37
Poverty rate 18.7% 15.0% 18.5% 18.8% 31 21
Poverty rate, population aged 65+ 15.6% 12.1% 14.0% 41
Poverty rate, population under 18 years old 24.8% 28.5% 27.9% 17
Labor Market
Labor force participation rate 62.6% 63.2% 63.4% 27
Population aged 25+ without a high school diploma 17.4% 15.2% 18.6% 23
Unemployment rate 10.42% 12.24% 13.96% 8.69% 23 7

Housing Market and Conditions

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2018 2019 Rank (2000) Rank (18/19)
Housing Stock
Homeownership rate 26.4% 30.2% 30.1% 35.8% 27 23
Housing units 46,275 46,190 46,452 51
Rental vacancy rate 3.6% 2.3% 39
Serious housing code violations (per 1,000 privately owned rental units) 78.1 83.6 64.1 108.8 22
Severe crowding rate (% of renter households) 3.4% 4.1% 22
Total housing code violations (per 1,000 privately owned rental units) 355.4 421.6 322.0 375.1 21
Finance - Distress
Notices of foreclosure rate (per 1,000 1-4 family and condo properties) 2.2 7.3 9.6 4.1 51 40
Notices of foreclosure, all residential properties 11 32 48 18 54 53
Notices of foreclosure, initial, 1-4 family and condo properties 5 22 35 6 55 53
Notices of foreclosure, repeat, 1-4 family and condo properties 3 8 7 12 48 49
Pre-foreclosure notice rate (per 1,000 1-4 family and condo properties) 50.6 39.9 30
Pre-foreclosure notices, 1-4 family and condo properties 224 176 44
Properties entering REO, 1-4 family 2 0 4 39
Finance - Lending
FHA/VA-backed home purchase loans (% of home purchase loans) 0.0% 5.9% 1.2% 31
Higher-cost home purchase loans (% of home purchase loans) 0.0% 0.5%
Higher-cost refinance loans (% of refinance loans) 0.0% 1.4%
Home purchase loan rate (per 1,000 properties) 32.3 18.3 25.0 7
Home purchase loans in LMI tracts (% of home purchase loans) 17.5% 4.8% 12.9% 40
Home purchase loans to LMI borrowers (% of home purchase loans) 10.6% 7.0% 12.5% 12
Refinance loan rate (per 1,000 properties) 18.5 20.4 7.3 43
Sales - Volume
Sales volume, 1 family building 55 87 50 70 32 27
Sales volume, 2-4 family building 33 89 23 54 47 43
Sales volume, 5+ family building 5 26 12 7 47 49
Sales volume, all property types 112 228 128 162 47 49
Sales volume, condominium 19 26 43 31 33 46
Sales - Median Prices
Median sales price per unit, 1 family building (2019$) $521,790 $727,810 $695,850 $787,500 11 29
Median sales price per unit, 2-4 family building (2019$) $194,920 $334,770 $292,540 $328,330 25 39
Median sales price per unit, 5+ family building (2019$) $109,460 $94,730 $91,790 $187,500 10 43
Median sales price per unit, condominium (2019$) $337,370 $697,430 $558,710 $646,400 13 22
Sales - Housing Price Index
Index of housing price appreciation, 1 family building 100.0 202.6 192.7 218.1 1 48
Index of housing price appreciation, 2-4 family building 100.0 186.5 178.2 232.8 1 45
Index of housing price appreciation, 5+ family building 100.0 186.3 162.7 290.7 1 50
Index of housing price appreciation, all property types 100.0 206.5 198.6 232.1 1 52
Index of housing price appreciation, condominium 100.0 108.9 59.9 1 55
Subsidized Housing
Total number of subsidized properties (properties) 51 34
HUD Financing or Insurance (properties) 3 27
HUD Financing or Insurance (units) 204 27
HUD Project-based Rental Assistance Program (properties) 3 39
HUD Project-based Rental Assistance Program (units) 286 43
Low Income Housing Tax Credit (properties) 5 40
Low Income Housing Tax Credit (units) 326 45
Public Housing (properties) 5 30
Public Housing (units) 2,040 29
Mitchell-Lama (properties) 16 2
Mitchell-Lama (units) 2,344 14
421-a Tax Exemption (properties) 19 35
421-a Tax Exemption (units) 654 34
420-c Tax Exemption (properties) 2 38
420-c Tax Exemption (units) 18 45
NYC Housing Production Programs and Zoning Incentives or Requirements (properties) 15 36
Eligible to expire from housing programs between 2020 and 2025 (properties) 0 47
Eligible to expire from housing programs between 2020 and 2025 (units) 0 44
Eligible to expire from housing programs between 2026 and 2035 (properties) 4 34
Eligible to expire from housing programs between 2026 and 2035 (units) 319 37
Eligible to expire from housing programs in 2036 and later (properties) 6 32
Eligible to expire from housing programs in 2036 and later (units) 392 40

Land Use and Development

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2018 2019 Rank (2000) Rank (18/19)
Density
Population density (1,000 persons per square mile) 32.5 31.9 35.0 31
Development
Units authorized by new residential building permits 97 360 76 63 137 43 46
Units issued new certificates of occupancy 73 95 27 102 174 38 38

Neighborhood Services and Conditions

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2018 2019 Rank (2000) Rank (18/19)
Commute
Car-free commute (% of commuters) 55.0% 58.5% 67.0% 63.8% 40 38
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 41.0 42.6 44.6 45.6 33 23
Crime and Incarceration
Serious crime rate (per 1,000 residents) 10.7 9.4 9.1 9.1 35
Serious crime rate, property (per 1,000 residents) 7.5 6.5 6.5 6.7 21
Serious crime rate, violent (per 1,000 residents) 3.2 2.9 2.6 2.4 41
Schools
Students performing at grade level in English language arts, 4th grade 52.6% 53.9% 28
Students performing at grade level in math, 4th grade 46.1% 51.8% 29

Renters

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2018 2019 Rank (2000) Rank (18/19)
Median Rent
Median rent, 2- and 3-bedrooms (2019$) $1,340 $1,480 35
Median rent, all (2019$) $1,120 $1,180 $1,300 $1,410 22 33
Median rent, recent movers (2019$) $1,300 $1,670 31
Median rent, studios and 1-bedrooms (2019$) $1,160 $1,310 25
Median rent, asking $1,900 $2,000 29
Affordability
Rental units affordable at 30% AMI (% of recently available units) 9.1% 4.8% 29
Rental units affordable at 80% AMI (% of recently available units) 65.1% 59.0% 24
Rental units affordable at 120% AMI (% of recently available units) 92.4% 93.3% 28
Rent Burden
Moderately rent-burdened households 23.4% 23.5% 28.4% 8
Moderately rent-burdened households, low income 31.6% 33.6% 10
Moderately rent-burdened households, moderate income 10.9% 13.4% 24
Severely rent-burdened households 21.6% 25.0% 29.9% 37 32
Severely rent-burdened households, low income 41.0% 43.4% 36
Severely rent-burdened households, moderate income 1.5% 0.6% 21
Rental Subsidy
Housing choice vouchers (% of occupied, privately owned rental units) 8.0% 9.2% 15
Public housing (% of rental units) 3.4% 31

Data Notes: See Indicator Definitions, Rankings, and Methods for more information.

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 2018 heading comes from the 2014 - 2018 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.