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DEMOGRAPHICS

In 2019, there were an estimated 121,740 people in Rockaway/Broad Channel, of which 2.7% of the population identified as Asian, 37.4% identified as Black, 26.0% identified as Hispanic, and 32.3% identified as white.

Graph showing the racial and ethnic composition of Rockaway/Broad Channel in both 2000 and 2015-2019.
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In 2019, the household income group with the largest share (21.4%) of households is $100,001 - $250,000. In 2000, the household income group had the largest share (22.3%) of households is <= $20,000.

Graph showing the distribution of household income in Rockaway/Broad Channel in both 2000 and 2015-2019.
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Median household income in 2019 was $55,970, about 21% less than citywide median household income ($70,590). The poverty rate in Rockaway/Broad Channel was 18.1% in 2019 compared to 16.0% citywide.

The poverty rate in Rockaway/Broad Channel was 18.1% in 2019 compared to 16.0% citywide.
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HOUSING

Renters

Real median gross rent in Rockaway/Broad Channel increased from $1,040 in 2006 to $1,260 in 2019. In 2019, 25.6% of renter households in Rockaway/Broad Channel were severely rent burdened (spent more than 50% of household income on rent). 10.3% of the rental units are public housing rental units in 2020. The overall rental vacancy rate in Rockaway/Broad Channel was 3.2%.

Real median gross rent in Rockaway/Broad Channel increased from $980 in 2007 to $1,260 in 2019.
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10.3% of the rental units in Rockaway/Broad Channel are public housing rental units in 2020.
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Homeowners

In 2019, the homeownership rate in Rockaway/Broad Channel was 36.6%, higher than the citywide share of 31.9%. The homeownership rate in the neighborhood has decreased by 1.2 percentage points since 2010. In 2019, the home purchase loan rate was 16.2 per 1,000 properties (owner-occupied 1-4 family buildings, condominiums, or cooperative apartments) and the refinance loan rate was 18.3 per 1,000 properties in the neighborhood. Out of all the first-time home purchase loans and refinance loans in Rockaway/Broad Channel, 8.9% and 2.4% were high cost loans, respectively. 93 properties had a filing of mortgage foreclosure in Rockaway/Broad Channel in 2020. There were 7.0 mortgage foreclosure actions initiated per 1,000 1-4 family properties and condominium units.

There were 7.0 mortgage foreclosure notices per 1,000 1-4 family properties and condominium units in Rockaway/Broad Channel in 2020
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Development

Department of Buildings issued new certificates of occupancy to 184 residential units in new buildings in Rockaway/Broad Channel last year, 134 less than the number of units certified in 2019.

Department of Buildings issued new certificates of occupancy to 56 residential units in new buildings in Rockaway/Broad Channel last year, 481 less than the number of units certified in 2019.
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NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICES AND CONDITIONS

The serious crime rate was 10.1 serious crimes per 1,000 residents in 2020, compared to 11.6 serious crimes per 1,000 residents citywide.

The serious crime rate was 10.1 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: QN14 Rockaway/Broad Channel

Demographics

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2019 2020 Rank (2000) Rank (19/20)
Population
Born in New York State 66.4% 63.4% 58.9% 10
Disabled population 9.0% 15.9% 4
Foreign-born population 24.4% 24.3% 25.7% 32.7% 39 30
Population 106,738 120,268 124,031 121,740
Population aged 65+ 14.2% 13.9% 13.6% 17.9% 12 15
Households
Households with children under 18 years old 40.1% 41.9% 38.8% 33.0% 25 15
Single-person households 28.5% 30.4% 31.8% 24
Race and Ethnicity
Percent Asian 1.6% 1.5% 1.0% 2.7% 45 46
Percent Black 40.0% 37.9% 37.9% 37.4% 13 12
Percent Hispanic 17.7% 17.8% 23.5% 26.0% 30 24
Percent white 37.3% 39.6% 35.8% 32.3% 25 23
Racial diversity index 0.67 0.67 0.67 0.69 11 9
Income and Poverty
Income diversity ratio 6.0 6.7 5.9 18
Median household income (2020$) $55,780 $55,850 $56,290 $55,970 33 41
Median household income, homeowners (2020$) $102,670 $106,800 $92,100 40
Median household income, renters (2020$) $38,800 $30,900 $44,930 40
Poverty rate 22.4% 20.3% 22.4% 18.1% 24 18
Poverty rate, population aged 65+ 15.1% 24.7% 20.0% 24
Poverty rate, population under 18 years old 26.4% 33.4% 23.2% 22
Labor Market
Labor force participation rate 55.8% 56.8% 57.3% 46
Population aged 25+ without a high school diploma 25.5% 21.9% 20.6% 18
Unemployment rate 12.78% 9.06% 14.24% 6.27% 17 16

Housing Market and Conditions

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2019 2020 Rank (2000) Rank (19/20)
Housing Stock
Homeownership rate 35.1% 41.1% 37.8% 36.6% 17 19
Housing units 44,338 47,462 44,696 53
Rental vacancy rate 5.1% 3.2% 24
Serious housing code violations (per 1,000 privately owned rental units) 34.3 39.6 65.7 64.5 24
Severe crowding rate (% of renter households) 3.4% 3.9% 27
Total housing code violations (per 1,000 privately owned rental units) 190.9 182.1 262.6 219.0 23
Finance - Distress
Notices of foreclosure rate (per 1,000 1-4 family and condo properties) 17.6 23.2 32.4 14.4 7.0 16 9
Notices of foreclosure, all residential properties 182 287 427 196 93 14 11
Notices of foreclosure, initial, 1-4 family and condo properties 149 223 296 74 38 14 10
Notices of foreclosure, repeat, 1-4 family and condo properties 28 57 124 117 55 13 12
Pre-foreclosure notice rate (per 1,000 1-4 family and condo properties) 75.0 41.9 15
Pre-foreclosure notices, 1-4 family and condo properties 996 560 13
Properties entering REO, 1-4 family 58 19 45 5
Finance - Lending
FHA/VA-backed home purchase loans (% of home purchase loans) 1.4% 41.3% 24.3% 11
Higher-cost home purchase loans (% of home purchase loans) 30.0% 1.2% 8.9% 17
Higher-cost refinance loans (% of refinance loans) 38.4% 2.5% 2.4% 35
Home purchase loan rate (per 1,000 properties) 53.9 16.6 16.2 42
Home purchase loans in LMI tracts (% of home purchase loans) 58.8% 9.3% 32.3% 27
Home purchase loans to LMI borrowers (% of home purchase loans) 3.5% 31.9% 9.6% 22
Refinance loan rate (per 1,000 properties) 49.7 13.5 18.3 23
Sales - Volume
Sales volume, 1 family building 247 328 120 133 107 16 18
Sales volume, 2-4 family building 280 668 213 157 114 23 23
Sales volume, 5+ family building 12 15 6 15 3 38 43
Sales volume, all property types 551 1,056 444 348 257 24 36
Sales volume, condominium 12 45 105 43 33 38 41
Sales - Median Prices
Median sales price per unit, 1 family building (2020$) $263,540 $481,040 $489,670 $559,400 $612,000 48 33
Median sales price per unit, 2-4 family building (2020$) $166,650 $314,070 $176,190 $305,520 $334,750 38 46
Median sales price per unit, 5+ family building (2020$) $67,690 $116,540 $33,080 $128,150 $53,330 32 54
Median sales price per unit, condominium (2020$) $211,610 $410,220 $445,450 $355,980 $410,000 30 39
Sales - Housing Price Index
Index of housing price appreciation, 1 family building 100.0 227.8 170.2 246.0 259.8 26
Index of housing price appreciation, 2-4 family building 100.0 236.9 123.6 214.5 226.5 42
Index of housing price appreciation, 5+ family building 100.0 363.1 139.3 460.4 429.5 26
Index of housing price appreciation, all property types 100.0 235.4 144.2 227.3 238.5 47
Index of housing price appreciation, condominium 100.0 247.2 198.7 245.2 250.2 36
Subsidized Housing
Total number of subsidized properties (properties) 93 27
HUD Financing or Insurance (properties) 1 38
HUD Financing or Insurance (units) 152 33
HUD Project-based Rental Assistance Program (properties) 20 19
HUD Project-based Rental Assistance Program (units) 3,896 4
Low Income Housing Tax Credit (properties) 17 25
Low Income Housing Tax Credit (units) 3,603 18
Public Housing (properties) 6 29
Public Housing (units) 2,620 23
Mitchell-Lama (properties) 7 17
Mitchell-Lama (units) 3,944 9
421-a Tax Exemption (properties) 31 40
421-a Tax Exemption (units) 1,168 39
420-c Tax Exemption (properties) 9 24
420-c Tax Exemption (units) 1,910 15
NYC Housing Production Programs and Zoning Incentives or Requirements (properties) 32 27
Eligible to expire from housing programs between 2020 and 2025 (properties) 4 30
Eligible to expire from housing programs between 2020 and 2025 (units) 1,756 6
Eligible to expire from housing programs between 2026 and 2035 (properties) 3 37
Eligible to expire from housing programs between 2026 and 2035 (units) 756 30
Eligible to expire from housing programs in 2036 and later (properties) 17 24
Eligible to expire from housing programs in 2036 and later (units) 2,324 22

Land Use and Development

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2019 2020 Rank (2000) Rank (19/20)
Density
Population density (1,000 persons per square mile) 10.7 11.0 10.8 52
Development
Units authorized by new residential building permits 1,070 952 332 699 826 4 6
Units issued new certificates of occupancy 266 990 229 318 184 14 37

Neighborhood Services and Conditions

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2019 2020 Rank (2000) Rank (19/20)
Commute
Car-free commute (% of commuters) 44.2% 49.8% 49.5% 40.4% 47 51
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 45.6 41.7 44.7 49.2 13 2
Crime and Incarceration
Serious crime rate (per 1,000 residents) 8.4 8.4 11.0 10.1 31
Serious crime rate, property (per 1,000 residents) 4.4 4.5 5.2 4.7 50
Serious crime rate, violent (per 1,000 residents) 4.1 3.9 5.8 5.4 18
Schools
Students performing at grade level in English language arts, 4th grade 37.3% 46
Students performing at grade level in math, 4th grade 37.7% 42

Renters

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2019 2020 Rank (2000) Rank (19/20)
Median Rent
Median rent, 2- and 3-bedrooms (2020$) $1,140 $1,320 44
Median rent, all (2020$) $900 $1,040 $1,070 $1,260 47 43
Median rent, recent movers (2020$) $1,240 $1,630 35
Median rent, studios and 1-bedrooms (2020$) $970 $1,010 48
Median rent, asking $1,510
Affordability
Rental units affordable at 30% AMI (% of recently available units) 12.4%
Rental units affordable at 80% AMI (% of recently available units) 77.1%
Rental units affordable at 120% AMI (% of recently available units) 100.0%
Rent Burden
Moderately rent-burdened households 21.9% 19.0% 27.1% 11
Moderately rent-burdened households, low income 25.1% 32.8% 17
Moderately rent-burdened households, moderate income 11.0% 11.8% 29
Severely rent-burdened households 24.9% 29.8% 25.6% 21 41
Severely rent-burdened households, low income 42.5% 34.3% 53
Severely rent-burdened households, moderate income 0.0% 0.0% 33
Rental Subsidy
Housing choice vouchers (% of occupied, privately owned rental units) 17.8% 20.1% 1
Public housing (% of rental units) 10.3% 18

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.