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South Crown Heights/Lefferts Gardens BK09

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Neighborhood Indicators

Demographics

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2019 2020 Rank (2000) Rank (19/20)
Population
Born in New York State 43.6% 45.6% 47.2% 29
Disabled population 7.0% 4.5% 49
Foreign-born population 47.9% 46.5% 44.4% 35.0% 11 28
Population 112,670 110,333 107,419 106,258
Population aged 65+ 9.7% 10.2% 11.1% 14.0% 39 32
Households
Households with children under 18 years old 42.2% 34.7% 34.4% 21.9% 17 43
Single-person households 31.5% 32.9% 35.3% 17
Race and Ethnicity
Percent Asian 0.8% 0.9% 1.8% 2.1% 50 50
Percent Black 79.0% 74.8% 75.2% 57.2% 2 6
Percent Hispanic 8.2% 8.4% 6.5% 12.2% 48 46
Percent white 8.6% 14.0% 14.9% 25.3% 41 31
Racial diversity index 0.36 0.41 0.41 0.59 52 30
Income and Poverty
Income diversity ratio 4.6 5.0 4.4 46
Median household income (2020$) $48,430 $43,780 $45,570 $67,840 37 29
Median household income, homeowners (2020$) $73,150 $76,590 $98,870 28
Median household income, renters (2020$) $39,860 $39,460 $62,170 22
Poverty rate 24.0% 22.3% 25.6% 17.9% 22 20
Poverty rate, population aged 65+ 18.4% 19.2% 20.6% 22
Poverty rate, population under 18 years old 32.3% 36.7% 30.1% 16
Labor Market
Labor force participation rate 63.6% 66.6% 66.3% 18
Population aged 25+ without a high school diploma 21.5% 18.3% 11.1% 45
Unemployment rate 13.59% 11.31% 20.20% 4.46% 16 30

Housing Market and Conditions

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2019 2020 Rank (2000) Rank (19/20)
Housing Stock
Homeownership rate 15.0% 17.4% 15.1% 17.0% 43 44
Housing units 42,414 41,681 48,952 44
Rental vacancy rate 2.8% 3.2% 24
Serious housing code violations (per 1,000 privately owned rental units) 125.2 119.3 170.5 145.4 6
Severe crowding rate (% of renter households) 4.4% 4.0% 26
Total housing code violations (per 1,000 privately owned rental units) 623.4 550.2 663.4 494.5 1
Finance - Distress
Notices of foreclosure rate (per 1,000 1-4 family and condo properties) 11.8 16.6 33.3 14.9 6.4 23 14
Notices of foreclosure, all residential properties 88 106 215 97 48 22 24
Notices of foreclosure, initial, 1-4 family and condo properties 45 77 123 37 14 30 25
Notices of foreclosure, repeat, 1-4 family and condo properties 16 14 65 50 25 20 25
Pre-foreclosure notice rate (per 1,000 1-4 family and condo properties) 66.4 35.5 17
Pre-foreclosure notices, 1-4 family and condo properties 389 217 29
Properties entering REO, 1-4 family 7 2 1 20
Finance - Lending
FHA/VA-backed home purchase loans (% of home purchase loans) 2.2% 29.3% 1.1% 31
Higher-cost home purchase loans (% of home purchase loans) 36.4% 3.3% 1.1% 42
Higher-cost refinance loans (% of refinance loans) 39.8% 5.0% 3.5% 24
Home purchase loan rate (per 1,000 properties) 35.2 15.7 22.7 20
Home purchase loans in LMI tracts (% of home purchase loans) 76.6% 8.9% 70.3% 10
Home purchase loans to LMI borrowers (% of home purchase loans) 6.6% 59.3% 4.9% 37
Refinance loan rate (per 1,000 properties) 66.4 15.2 20.9 16
Sales - Volume
Sales volume, 1 family building 56 68 37 21 24 31 31
Sales volume, 2-4 family building 79 148 41 51 37 39 37
Sales volume, 5+ family building 17 51 19 10 6 30 32
Sales volume, all property types 171 327 123 106 110 45 48
Sales volume, condominium 19 60 26 24 43 33 33
Sales - Median Prices
Median sales price per unit, 1 family building (2020$) $347,260 $817,230 $722,380 $1,322,230 $1,643,750 29 11
Median sales price per unit, 2-4 family building (2020$) $180,600 $320,720 $209,470 $495,840 $660,000 36 13
Median sales price per unit, 5+ family building (2020$) $61,550 $109,130 $123,330 $272,290 $297,500 35 12
Median sales price per unit, condominium (2020$) $511,580 $487,450 $491,750 $630,600 $680,000 9 20
Sales - Housing Price Index
Index of housing price appreciation, 1 family building 100.0 274.3 284.2 415.7 567.5 5
Index of housing price appreciation, 2-4 family building 100.0 238.3 171.2 338.3 334.2 18
Index of housing price appreciation, 5+ family building 100.0 202.3 247.4 540.4 515.8 18
Index of housing price appreciation, all property types 100.0 241.9 225.3 395.9 407.3 10
Index of housing price appreciation, condominium 100.0 220.9 171.5 261.0 244.6 39
Subsidized Housing
Total number of subsidized properties (properties) 114 23
HUD Financing or Insurance (properties) 8 16
HUD Financing or Insurance (units) 113 36
HUD Project-based Rental Assistance Program (properties) 28 15
HUD Project-based Rental Assistance Program (units) 747 28
Low Income Housing Tax Credit (properties) 23 19
Low Income Housing Tax Credit (units) 1,251 32
Public Housing (properties) 1 40
Public Housing (units) 230 40
Mitchell-Lama (properties) 4 23
Mitchell-Lama (units) 1,015 26
421-a Tax Exemption (properties) 68 22
421-a Tax Exemption (units) 1,720 29
420-c Tax Exemption (properties) 4 36
420-c Tax Exemption (units) 190 42
NYC Housing Production Programs and Zoning Incentives or Requirements (properties) 45 25
Eligible to expire from housing programs between 2020 and 2025 (properties) 19 10
Eligible to expire from housing programs between 2020 and 2025 (units) 619 22
Eligible to expire from housing programs between 2026 and 2035 (properties) 7 26
Eligible to expire from housing programs between 2026 and 2035 (units) 96 47
Eligible to expire from housing programs in 2036 and later (properties) 15 25
Eligible to expire from housing programs in 2036 and later (units) 1,204 28

Land Use and Development

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2019 2020 Rank (2000) Rank (19/20)
Density
Population density (1,000 persons per square mile) 64.6 62.9 62.2 11
Development
Units authorized by new residential building permits 24 223 104 517 677 55 11
Units issued new certificates of occupancy 40 263 39 235 334 48 22

Neighborhood Services and Conditions

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2019 2020 Rank (2000) Rank (19/20)
Commute
Car-free commute (% of commuters) 76.5% 78.5% 79.4% 86.4% 14 10
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 46.4 42.3 41.9 46.7 7 17
Crime and Incarceration
Serious crime rate (per 1,000 residents) 16.7 14.7 11.2 10.0 32
Serious crime rate, property (per 1,000 residents) 9.5 8.7 6.3 5.3 43
Serious crime rate, violent (per 1,000 residents) 7.2 5.9 4.9 4.7 23
Schools
Students performing at grade level in English language arts, 4th grade 42.7% 40
Students performing at grade level in math, 4th grade 42.6% 37

Renters

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2019 2020 Rank (2000) Rank (19/20)
Median Rent
Median rent, 2- and 3-bedrooms (2020$) $1,240 $1,510 30
Median rent, all (2020$) $1,030 $1,130 $1,220 $1,460 36 31
Median rent, recent movers (2020$) $1,280 $1,730 24
Median rent, studios and 1-bedrooms (2020$) $1,090 $1,260 30
Median rent, asking $1,480
Affordability
Rental units affordable at 30% AMI (% of recently available units) 5.0% 9.1% 13
Rental units affordable at 80% AMI (% of recently available units) 70.9% 60.1% 25
Rental units affordable at 120% AMI (% of recently available units) 97.8% 92.5% 29
Rent Burden
Moderately rent-burdened households 26.0% 23.6% 25.1% 25
Moderately rent-burdened households, low income 32.6% 31.5% 25
Moderately rent-burdened households, moderate income 6.3% 15.0% 21
Severely rent-burdened households 25.2% 30.0% 30.3% 20 21
Severely rent-burdened households, low income 45.1% 45.9% 18
Severely rent-burdened households, moderate income 0.0% 0.0% 33
Rental Subsidy
Housing choice vouchers (% of occupied, privately owned rental units) 3.4% 3.2% 31
Public housing (% of rental units) 0.8% 39

DEMOGRAPHICS

In 2019, there were an estimated 106,258 people in South Crown Heights/Lefferts Gardens, of which 2.1% of the population identified as Asian, 57.2% identified as Black, 12.2% identified as Hispanic, and 25.3% identified as white.

Graph showing the racial and ethnic composition of South Crown Heights/Lefferts Gardens in both 2000 and 2015-2019.
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In 2019, the household income group with the largest share (24.7%) of households is $60,001 - $100,000. In 2000, the household income group had the largest share (21.1%) of households is <= $20,000.

Graph showing the distribution of household income in South Crown Heights/Lefferts Gardens in both 2000 and 2015-2019.
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Median household income in 2019 was $67,840, about 4% less than citywide median household income ($70,590). The poverty rate in South Crown Heights/Lefferts Gardens was 17.9% in 2019 compared to 16.0% citywide.

The poverty rate in South Crown Heights/Lefferts Gardens was 17.9% in 2019 compared to 16.0% citywide.
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HOUSING

Renters

Real median gross rent in South Crown Heights/Lefferts Gardens increased from $1,130 in 2006 to $1,460 in 2019. In 2019, 30.3% of renter households in South Crown Heights/Lefferts Gardens were severely rent burdened (spent more than 50% of household income on rent). 60.1% of the rental units are affordable at the 80% Area Median Income, 11 percentage points lower than the share in 2010. 0.8% of the rental units are public housing rental units in 2020. The overall rental vacancy rate in South Crown Heights/Lefferts Gardens was 3.2%.

Real median gross rent in South Crown Heights/Lefferts Gardens increased from $1,150 in 2007 to $1,460 in 2019.
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0.8% of the rental units in South Crown Heights/Lefferts Gardens are public housing rental units in 2020.
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Homeowners

In 2019, the homeownership rate in South Crown Heights/Lefferts Gardens was 17.0%, lower than the citywide share of 31.9%. The homeownership rate in the neighborhood has increased by 1.9 percentage points since 2010. In 2019, the home purchase loan rate was 22.7 per 1,000 properties (owner-occupied 1-4 family buildings, condominiums, or cooperative apartments) and the refinance loan rate was 20.9 per 1,000 properties in the neighborhood. Out of all the first-time home purchase loans and refinance loans in South Crown Heights/Lefferts Gardens, 1.1% and 3.5% were high cost loans, respectively. 48 properties had a filing of mortgage foreclosure in South Crown Heights/Lefferts Gardens in 2020. There were 6.4 mortgage foreclosure actions initiated per 1,000 1-4 family properties and condominium units.

There were 6.4 mortgage foreclosure notices per 1,000 1-4 family properties and condominium units in South Crown Heights/Lefferts Gardens in 2020
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Development

Department of Buildings issued new certificates of occupancy to 334 residential units in new buildings in South Crown Heights/Lefferts Gardens last year, 99 more than the number of units certified in 2019.

Department of Buildings issued new certificates of occupancy to 240 residential units in new buildings in South Crown Heights/Lefferts Gardens last year, 5 more than the number of units certified in 2019.
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NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICES AND CONDITIONS

The serious crime rate was 10.0 serious crimes per 1,000 residents in 2020, compared to 11.6 serious crimes per 1,000 residents citywide.

The serious crime rate was 10.0 serious crimes per 1,000 residents in 2020, compared to 11.6 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 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