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State of the City 2019

Sunset Park BK07

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DEMOGRAPHICS
In 2018, there were about 132,875 people in Sunset Park, with 29.0% of the population identified as Asian, 2.4% identified as black, 39.1% identified as Hispanic, and 26.4% identified as white. Median household income in 2018 was $63,490, about 2% less than citywide median household income ($64,850). The poverty rate in Sunset Park was 17.1% in 2018 compared to 17.3% citywide.

Poverty Rate, 2018

The poverty rate in Sunset Park was 17.1% 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 Sunset Park increased from $1,230 in 2006 to $1,630 in 2018. In 2018, 31.7% of renter households in Sunset Park were severely rent burdened (spent more than 50% of household income on rent). 61.5% of the rental units are affordable at the 80% Area Median Income, 5 percentage points lower than the share in 2010. None of the rental units are public housing rental units in 2018. The overall rental vacancy rate in Sunset Park was 2.6%.

Real Median Gross Rent 2006 - 2018 (2019$)

Real median gross rent in Sunset Park increased from $1,230 in 2006 to $1,630 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

None of the rental units in Sunset Park 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 Sunset Park was 28.1%, lower than the citywide share of 32.8%. The homeownership rate in the neighborhood has increased by 1.3 percentage points since 2010. In 2018, the home purchase loan rate was 20.3 per 1,000 properties (owner-occupied 1-4 family buildings, condominiums, or cooperative apartments) and the refinance loan rate was 12.0 per 1,000 properties in the neighborhood. 32 properties had a filing of mortgage foreclosure in Sunset Park in 2018. There were 2.6 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 2.6 mortgage foreclosure actions initiated per 1,000 1-4 family properties and condominium units in Sunset Park in 2018.
Sources: Home Mortgage Disclosure Act, NYU Furman Center
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Development

In 2019, there were 245 units authorized by new residential building permits, which is 2.6% of total new units in Brooklyn, and 0.9% of the citywide total, in Sunset Park. Department of Buildings issued new certificates of occupancy to 84 residential units in new buildings in Sunset Park last year, 76 less 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 `84 residential units in new buildings in Sunset Park last year, `76 less 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, 54.1% of 4th grade students attending schools in Sunset Park performed at grade level in math, compared to 52.3% in Brooklyn, and 49.4% citywide; 52.6% of Sunset Park 4th graders performed at grade level in English language arts, compared to 51.2% in Brooklyn, 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: BK07 Sunset Park

Demographics

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2018 2019 Rank (2000) Rank (18/19)
Population
Born in New York State 40.8% 35.4% 39.7% 48
Disabled population 5.2% 4.6% 47
Foreign-born population 46.4% 46.9% 51.6% 44.1% 13 16
Population 139,269 153,066 141,190 132,875
Population aged 65+ 9.1% 8.8% 8.3% 11.0% 42 45
Households
Households with children under 18 years old 42.4% 40.5% 37.8% 38.5% 16 6
Single-person households 20.4% 24.1% 21.7% 49
Race and Ethnicity
Percent Asian 21.8% 25.0% 33.5% 29.0% 8 8
Percent Black 3.4% 2.9% 2.0% 2.4% 42 47
Percent Hispanic 47.9% 47.8% 38.8% 39.1% 12 18
Percent white 23.0% 23.3% 23.9% 26.4% 33 28
Racial diversity index 0.67 0.65 0.68 0.69 11 9
Income and Poverty
Income diversity ratio 5.0 5.0 4.7 41
Median household income (2019$) $52,180 $59,070 $46,660 $63,490 35 25
Median household income, homeowners (2019$) $83,130 $76,250 $87,660 38
Median household income, renters (2019$) $46,070 $40,860 $61,270 15
Poverty rate 26.3% 20.8% 26.7% 17.1% 20 24
Poverty rate, population aged 65+ 25.2% 34.0% 20.8% 24
Poverty rate, population under 18 years old 28.0% 33.4% 20.9% 26
Labor Market
Labor force participation rate 63.5% 67.5% 66.6% 13
Population aged 25+ without a high school diploma 36.7% 40.7% 32.5% 3
Unemployment rate 8.31% 4.40% 12.87% 5.30% 30 29

Housing Market and Conditions

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2018 2019 Rank (2000) Rank (18/19)
Housing Stock
Homeownership rate 25.2% 31.7% 26.8% 28.1% 31 33
Housing units 48,234 49,678 45,903 53
Rental vacancy rate 2.4% 2.6% 34
Serious housing code violations (per 1,000 privately owned rental units) 60.4 46.7 46.8 80.6 24
Severe crowding rate (% of renter households) 8.2% 9.2% 4
Total housing code violations (per 1,000 privately owned rental units) 309.1 200.9 247.9 280.2 25
Finance - Distress
Notices of foreclosure rate (per 1,000 1-4 family and condo properties) 5.9 5.8 8.3 2.6 33 48
Notices of foreclosure, all residential properties 73 66 102 32 29 42
Notices of foreclosure, initial, 1-4 family and condo properties 46 47 69 13 28 46
Notices of foreclosure, repeat, 1-4 family and condo properties 10 10 21 16 32 43
Pre-foreclosure notice rate (per 1,000 1-4 family and condo properties) 24.8 21.7 41
Pre-foreclosure notices, 1-4 family and condo properties 278 243 34
Properties entering REO, 1-4 family 7 1 1 20
Finance - Lending
FHA/VA-backed home purchase loans (% of home purchase loans) 0.0% 3.9% 1.3% 28
Higher-cost home purchase loans (% of home purchase loans) 0.0% 1.2%
Higher-cost refinance loans (% of refinance loans) 0.0% 2.9%
Home purchase loan rate (per 1,000 properties) 40.3 22.8 20.3 23
Home purchase loans in LMI tracts (% of home purchase loans) 64.9% 57.5% 41.9% 22
Home purchase loans to LMI borrowers (% of home purchase loans) 2.1% 11.7% 5.6% 34
Refinance loan rate (per 1,000 properties) 35.8 19.0 12.0 23
Sales - Volume
Sales volume, 1 family building 36 61 28 33 34 34
Sales volume, 2-4 family building 368 352 155 185 16 27
Sales volume, 5+ family building 29 60 33 32 13 16
Sales volume, all property types 443 545 362 368 29 40
Sales volume, condominium 10 72 146 118 40 26
Sales - Median Prices
Median sales price per unit, 1 family building (2019$) $359,860 $762,520 $758,330 $1,450,000 23 15
Median sales price per unit, 2-4 family building (2019$) $187,430 $387,460 $397,630 $625,000 28 15
Median sales price per unit, 5+ family building (2019$) $68,720 $156,570 $126,390 $301,670 30 19
Median sales price per unit, condominium (2019$) $277,390 $555,190 $420,680 $793,500 22 15
Sales - Housing Price Index
Index of housing price appreciation, 1 family building 100.0 254.0 280.9 504.8 1 8
Index of housing price appreciation, 2-4 family building 100.0 248.9 264.3 479.7 1 10
Index of housing price appreciation, 5+ family building 100.0 211.1 198.2 544.1 1 28
Index of housing price appreciation, all property types 100.0 247.7 259.6 471.6 1 7
Index of housing price appreciation, condominium 100.0 271.0 262.5 457.7 1 8
Subsidized Housing
Total number of subsidized properties (properties) 67 29
HUD Financing or Insurance (properties) 4 20
HUD Financing or Insurance (units) 237 24
HUD Project-based Rental Assistance Program (properties) 8 24
HUD Project-based Rental Assistance Program (units) 487 34
Low Income Housing Tax Credit (properties) 2 45
Low Income Housing Tax Credit (units) 250 47
Public Housing (properties) 0 42
Public Housing (units) 0 42
Mitchell-Lama (properties) 0 44
Mitchell-Lama (units) 0 43
421-a Tax Exemption (properties) 38 18
421-a Tax Exemption (units) 846 27
420-c Tax Exemption (properties) 5 32
420-c Tax Exemption (units) 290 38
NYC Housing Production Programs and Zoning Incentives or Requirements (properties) 48 24
Eligible to expire from housing programs between 2020 and 2025 (properties) 1 39
Eligible to expire from housing programs between 2020 and 2025 (units) 0 44
Eligible to expire from housing programs between 2026 and 2035 (properties) 0 52
Eligible to expire from housing programs between 2026 and 2035 (units) 0 50
Eligible to expire from housing programs in 2036 and later (properties) 9 28
Eligible to expire from housing programs in 2036 and later (units) 560 36

Land Use and Development

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2018 2019 Rank (2000) Rank (18/19)
Density
Population density (1,000 persons per square mile) 38.1 35.2 33.1 33
Development
Units authorized by new residential building permits 81 451 30 145 245 46 36
Units issued new certificates of occupancy 55 130 244 160 84 43 49

Neighborhood Services and Conditions

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2018 2019 Rank (2000) Rank (18/19)
Commute
Car-free commute (% of commuters) 72.8% 75.2% 79.0% 80.4% 23 20
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 40.6 41.5 47.0 42.8 34 35
Crime and Incarceration
Serious crime rate (per 1,000 residents) 11.7 9.3 8.6 9.1 35
Serious crime rate, property (per 1,000 residents) 8.0 5.8 5.5 5.7 33
Serious crime rate, violent (per 1,000 residents) 3.7 3.5 3.1 3.4 31
Schools
Students performing at grade level in English language arts, 4th grade 50.2% 52.6% 30
Students performing at grade level in math, 4th grade 52.3% 54.1% 27

Renters

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2018 2019 Rank (2000) Rank (18/19)
Median Rent
Median rent, 2- and 3-bedrooms (2019$) $1,340 $1,570 27
Median rent, all (2019$) $1,080 $1,230 $1,330 $1,630 26 15
Median rent, recent movers (2019$) $1,380 $1,660 32
Median rent, studios and 1-bedrooms (2019$) $1,070 $1,270 30
Median rent, asking $1,600 $2,400 18
Affordability
Rental units affordable at 30% AMI (% of recently available units) 6.4% 3.9% 32
Rental units affordable at 80% AMI (% of recently available units) 66.6% 61.5% 21
Rental units affordable at 120% AMI (% of recently available units) 97.6% 92.1% 30
Rent Burden
Moderately rent-burdened households 20.8% 24.9% 26.3% 19
Moderately rent-burdened households, low income 28.7% 31.7% 27
Moderately rent-burdened households, moderate income 18.1% 14.0% 23
Severely rent-burdened households 26.4% 31.6% 31.7% 14 22
Severely rent-burdened households, low income 47.4% 48.8% 12
Severely rent-burdened households, moderate income 0.0% 0.3% 24
Rental Subsidy
Housing choice vouchers (% of occupied, privately owned rental units) 3.3% 2.8% 32
Public housing (% of rental units) 0.0% 42

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