New York City Neighborhood Data Profiles

BK07: Sunset Park

Demographics

In 2017, there were about 144,332 people in Sunset Park, 32.7% of the population identified as Asian in 2017, 2.4% identified as black, 39.9% identified as Hispanic, and 22.7% identified as white. Median household income in 2017 was $57,870, about 7% less than citywide median household income ($62,040). The poverty rate in Sunset Park was 22.1% in 2017 compared to 17.9% citywide.

Housing

Real median gross rent in Sunset Park increased from $1,210 in 2006 to $1,470 in 2017. Median asking rent — rent for units being advertised for lease — in 2017 was $2,380 in Sunset Park, compared to $2,500 in Brooklyn and $2,800 citywide. In 2017, 32.9% of renter households in Sunset Park were severely rent burdened (spent more than 50% of household income on rent). The rental vacancy rate in Sunset Park was 2.4%. In 2017, the homeownership rate in Sunset Park was 29.9%. There were 368 property sales in Sunset Park in 2018. Sales prices for all residential property types increased by 7% in Sunset Park between 2017 and 2018, compared to an increase of 4% in Brooklyn and an increase of 2.5% citywide.

Neighborhood Services and Conditions

In 2018, 52.3% of 4th grade students attending schools in Sunset Park performed at grade level in math, compared to 49.0% in Brooklyn, and 46% citywide; 50.3% of Sunset Park 4th graders performed at grade level in English language arts, compared to 51.4% in Brooklyn, and 49% citywide. The serious crime rate was 8.4 serious crimes per 1,000 residents in 2018, compared to 11.3 serious crimes per 1,000 residents citywide.


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Neighborhood Indicators: BK07 Sunset Park

Demographics

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2017 2018 Rank (2010) Rank (17/18)
Population
Born in New York State 40.8% 35.4% 41.7% 39.7% 48
Disabled population 5.2% 6.2% 4.6% 47
Foreign-born population 46.4% 46.9% 51.6% 44.5% 44.1% 13 16
Population 139,269 153,066 141,190 144,332 132,875
Population aged 65+ 9.1% 8.8% 8.3% 10.7% 11.0% 42 45
Households
Households with children under 18 years old 42.4% 40.5% 37.8% 40.9% 38.5% 16 6
Single-person households 20.4% 24.1% 19.6% 21.7% 49
Race and Ethnicity
Percent Asian 21.8% 25.0% 33.5% 32.7% 29.0% 8 8
Percent black 3.4% 2.9% 2.0% 2.4% 2.4% 42 47
Percent Hispanic 47.9% 47.8% 38.8% 39.9% 39.1% 12 18
Percent white 23.0% 23.3% 23.9% 22.7% 26.4% 33 28
Racial diversity index 0.67 0.65 0.68 0.68 0.69 11 9
Income and Poverty
Income diversity ratio 5.0 5.0 6.3 15
Median household income (2018$) $51,330 $58,110 $45,900 $57,870 $62,460 35 25
Median household income, homeowners (2018$) $81,780 $75,010 $98,330 $86,230 38
Median household income, renters (2018$) $45,320 $40,200 $49,210 $60,280 15
Poverty rate 26.3% 20.8% 26.7% 22.1% 17.1% 20 24
Poverty rate, population aged 65+ 25.2% 34.0% 29.1% 20.8% 24
Poverty rate, population under 18 years old 28.0% 33.4% 27.4% 20.9% 26
Labor Market
Labor force participation rate 63.5% 67.5% 64.2% 66.6% 13
Population aged 25+ without a high school diploma 36.7% 40.7% 37.5% 32.5% 3
Unemployment rate 8.31% 4.40% 12.87% 6.69% 5.30% 30 29

Housing Market and Conditions

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2017 2018 Rank (2010) Rank (17/18)
Housing Stock
Homeownership rate 25.2% 31.7% 26.8% 29.9% 28.1% 31 33
Housing units 48,234 49,678 46,064 45,903 53
Rental vacancy rate 2.4% 2.4%
Serious housing code violations (per 1,000 privately owned rental units) 60.4 46.7 41.1 46.8 25
Severe crowding rate (% of renter households) 8.2% 9.1%
Total housing code violations (per 1,000 privately owned rental units) 309.1 200.9 201.5 247.9 27
Finance - Distress
Notices of foreclosure rate (per 1,000 1-4 family and condo properties) 5.9 5.8 8.3 4.8 2.6 33 48
Notices of foreclosure, all residential properties 73 66 102 56 32 29 42
Notices of foreclosure, initial, 1-4 family and condo properties 46 47 69 24 13 28 46
Notices of foreclosure, repeat, 1-4 family and condo properties 10 10 21 29 16 32 42
Pre-foreclosure notice rate (per 1,000 1-4 family and condo properties) 27.6 24.8 41
Pre-foreclosure notices, 1-4 family and condo properties 307 278 35
Properties entering REO, 1-4 family 7 1 1 0 20 38
Finance - Lending
FHA/VA-backed home purchase loans (% of home purchase loans) 0.0% 3.9% 0.0% 1.3% 28
Higher-cost home purchase loans (% of home purchase loans) 0.0% 1.2% 3.7% 95.0% 52
Higher-cost refinance loans (% of refinance loans) 0.0% 2.9% 3.3% 97.2% 10
Home purchase loan rate (per 1,000 properties) 40.3 22.8 20.2 20.3 23
Home purchase loans in LMI tracts (% of home purchase loans) 2.1% 11.7% 4.5% 5.6% 34
Home purchase loans to LMI borrowers (% of home purchase loans) 64.9% 57.5% 39.5% 41.9% 22
Refinance loan rate (per 1,000 properties) 35.8 19.0 10.4 12.0 23
Sales - Volume
Sales volume, 1 family building 36 61 28 27 33 34 34
Sales volume, 2-4 family building 368 352 155 189 185 16 27
Sales volume, 5+ family building 29 60 33 39 32 13 16
Sales volume, all property types 443 545 362 385 368 29 40
Sales volume, condominium 10 72 146 130 118 40 26
Sales - Median Prices
Median sales price per unit, 1 family building (2018$) $359,860 $762,520 $758,330 $1,331,930 $1,450,000 23 15
Median sales price per unit, 2-4 family building (2018$) $187,430 $387,460 $397,630 $585,970 $625,000 28 15
Median sales price per unit, 5+ family building (2018$) $68,720 $156,570 $126,390 $225,890 $301,670 30 19
Median sales price per unit, condominium (2018$) $277,390 $555,190 $420,680 $818,310 $793,500 22 15
Sales - Housing Price Index
Index of housing price appreciation, 1 family building 100.0 254.0 280.9 524.4 504.8 1 8
Index of housing price appreciation, 2-4 family building 100.0 248.9 264.3 454.5 479.7 1 10
Index of housing price appreciation, 5+ family building 100.0 211.1 198.2 405.9 544.1 1 28
Index of housing price appreciation, all property types 100.0 247.7 259.6 441.1 471.6 1 7
Index of housing price appreciation, condominium 100.0 271.0 262.5 456.3 457.7 1 8

Land Use and Development

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2017 2018 Rank (2010) Rank (17/18)
Density
Population density (1,000 persons per square mile) 38.1 35.2 36.0 33.1 33
Development
Units authorized by new residential building permits 81 451 30 255 145 46 35
Units issued new certificates of occupancy 55 130 244 96 160 43 36

Neighborhood Services and Conditions

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2017 2018 Rank (2010) Rank (17/18)
Commute
Car-free commute (% of commuters) 72.8% 75.2% 79.0% 79.8% 80.4% 23 20
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 40.6 41.5 47.0 42.8 42.8 34 35
Crime and Incarceration
Serious crime rate (per 1,000 residents) 11.7 9.3 8.5 8.4 40
Serious crime rate, property (per 1,000 residents) 8.0 5.8 5.3 5.3 41
Serious crime rate, violent (per 1,000 residents) 3.7 3.5 3.2 3.0 36
Schools
Students performing at grade level in English language arts, 4th grade 44.1% 50.3% 31
Students performing at grade level in math, 4th grade 47.0% 52.3% 25
Services
Residential units within 1/2 mile of a subway station 94.4% 19
Residential units within 1/4 mile of a park 77.5% 29

Renters

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2017 2018 Rank (2010) Rank (17/18)
Median Rent
Median rent, 2- and 3-bedrooms (2018$) $1,320 $1,470 27
Median rent, all (2018$) $1,060 $1,210 $1,310 $1,470 $1,600 26 15
Median rent, recent movers (2018$) $1,360 $1,490 35
Median rent, studios and 1-bedrooms (2018$) $1,050 $1,190 30
Median rent, asking $1,600 $2,380 $2,400 18
Affordability
Rental units affordable at 30% AMI (% of recently available units) 6.4% 6.1% 19
Rental units affordable at 80% AMI (% of recently available units) 66.6% 62.3% 17
Rental units affordable at 120% AMI (% of recently available units) 97.6% 92.6% 27
Rent Burden
Moderately rent-burdened households 20.8% 24.9% 24.3% 26.3% 19
Moderately rent-burdened households, low income 28.7% 31.7% 17
Moderately rent-burdened households, moderate income 18.1% 18.7% 23
Severely rent-burdened households 26.4% 31.6% 32.9% 14
Severely rent-burdened households, low income 47.4% 50.4% 15
Severely rent-burdened households, moderate income 0.0% 0.3% 31
Rental Subsidy
Housing choice vouchers (% of occupied, privately owned rental units) 3.3% 2.9% 32
Public housing (% of rental units) 0.0% 44
Eviction
Private eviction filings 869 713 53
Private eviction filings per 1000 private rental units 31.5 26.1 52

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 2017 heading comes from the 2013– 2017 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