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Last updated: 05/21/2024

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In 2022, Rockaway/Broad Channel was the city’s 44th largest neighborhood by population out of 59 neighborhoods. It has the 39th largest proportion of nonwhite population, the 37th highest median income, and the 49th most expensive rents of the city’s 59 neighborhoods. From 2010 to 2020, the neighborhood added 1,215 new housing units, 715 units of which were market rate and 500 units of which were income restricted.

DEMOGRAPHICS

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Demographics


In 2022, there were an estimated 126,629 people in Rockaway/Broad Channel, of which 5.1% identified as Asian, 32.6% identified as Black, 22.5% identified as Hispanic, and 35.2% identified as White.

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In 2022, the household income group with the largest share (29.2%) of households was $100,001 - $250,000. In 2000, the same household income group had the largest share as well, with a slightly lower share of 24.5%.

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Median household income in 2022 was $66,740, about 14% less than citywide median household income ($77,550). The poverty rate in Rockaway/Broad Channel was 17.6% in 2022 compared to 18.3% citywide.

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Renters and Rental Conditions

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Renters and Rental Conditions


Real median gross rent in Rockaway/Broad Channel increased from $1,190 in 2006 to $1,410 in 2022. This represents a 18.5% increase over the same period. The overall rental vacancy rate in Rockaway/Broad Channel was 3.2% in 2022.

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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 2022.

Between 2018-2022, the largest share of studios had gross rents between <= $500 (30%), the largest share of one-bedrooms had rents between $1.5,000 - $2,000 (26%), the largest share of two-bedrooms had rents between $2,000 - $2.5,000 (26%), the largest share of three bedrooms had rents between $2,000 - $2.5,000 (30%). (If you are viewing this page on a desktop, you can use the drop down menu below to switch between different apartment sizes)

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As of 2022, the change in median gross rent outpaced the change in median household income by 15.4 percentage points. In 2022, 26.4% of renter households in Rockaway/Broad Channel were severely rent burdened (spent more than 50% of household income on rent).

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HOUSING

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Housing Market


In 2022, the homeownership rate in Rockaway/Broad Channel was 41.4%, which is higher than the citywide share of 32.7%. The homeownership rate in the neighborhood has increased by 3.6 percentage points since 2010. In 2022, the home purchase loan rate was 17.9 per 1,000 properties (owner-occupied 1-4 family buildings, condominiums, or cooperative apartments) and the refinance loan rate was 12.9 per 1,000 properties in the neighborhood. Out of all the first-time home purchase loans and refinance loans in Rockaway/Broad Channel, 5.1% and 1.1% were high cost loans, respectively. 92 properties had a filing of mortgage foreclosure in Rockaway/Broad Channel in 2022. There were 6.8 mortgage foreclosure actions initiated per 1,000 1-4 family properties and condominium units.

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Among all residential properties, prices of residential properties have increased 57% in Rockaway/Broad Channel since 2009. (If you are viewing this page on a desktop, you can use the drop down menu below to switch to a different index year for longer term trends.)

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DEVELOPMENT

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Development


Over the last decade, 1,215 units in 4+ unit buildings were built in Rockaway/Broad Channel. 59% were market rate, compared to 35% that were income-targeted. 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 methodology in the technical appendix of the 2021 Focus Report.

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The Department of Buildings issued new building permits to 487 residential units in new buildings in Rockaway/Broad Channel in 2023, 75 more than the number of units authorized in 2022.

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The Department of Buildings issued new certificates of occupancy to 601 residential units in new buildings in Rockaway/Broad Channel in 2023, 775 fewer than the number of units certified in 2022.

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SUBSIDIZED HOUSING

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Subsidized Housing


14.1% of the rental units were public housing rental units, as of 2023.

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Rockaway/Broad Channel has 118 properties with subsidized units as of 2023 through programs like HUD assistance, Low Income Housing Tax Credits, 421a, and others. 1 property has subsidies due to expire between 2024 and 2029, 4 properties have subsidies due to expire between 2030 and 2039, and 28 properties have subsidies expiring after 2039. For more comprehensive subsidized housing information in New York City, please visit Furman Center's CoreData.nyc.

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NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICES AND CONDITIONS

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Neighborhood Services and Conditions


The serious crime rate, including property and violent crime types, was 8.9 serious crimes per 1,000 residents in 2023, compared to 14.2 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, data under the 2019 heading comes from the 2015 – 2019 ACS and data under the 2022 heading comes from 2018 – 2022 ACS.