New York City Neighborhood Data Profiles

QN02: Woodside/Sunnyside

Demographics

In 2017, there were about 133,822 people in Woodside/Sunnyside, 36.3% of the population identified as Asian in 2017, 1.2% identified as black, 30.9% identified as Hispanic, and 29.5% identified as white. Median household income in 2017 was $68,644, about 11% more than citywide median household income ($62,040). The poverty rate in Woodside/Sunnyside was 9.3% in 2017 compared to 17.9% citywide.

Housing

Real median gross rent in Woodside/Sunnyside increased from $1,320 in 2006 to $1,640 in 2017. Median asking rent — rent for units being advertised for lease — in 2017 was $2,420 in Woodside/Sunnyside, compared to $2,180 in Queens and $2,800 citywide. In 2017, 24.4% of renter households in Woodside/Sunnyside were severely rent burdened (spent more than 50% of household income on rent). The rental vacancy rate in Woodside/Sunnyside was 3.2%. In 2017, the homeownership rate in Woodside/Sunnyside was 29.5%. There were 457 property sales in Woodside/Sunnyside in 2018. Sales prices for all residential property types increased by 1% in Woodside/Sunnyside between 2017 and 2018, compared to an increase of 3% in Queens and an increase of 2.5% citywide.

Neighborhood Services and Conditions

In 2018, 58.1% of 4th grade students attending schools in Woodside/Sunnyside performed at grade level in math, compared to 53.3% in Queens, and 46% citywide; 61.1% of Woodside/Sunnyside 4th graders performed at grade level in English language arts, compared to 54.6% in Queens, and 49% citywide. The serious crime rate was 7.8 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: QN02 Woodside/Sunnyside

Demographics

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2017 2018 Rank (2010) Rank (17/18)
Households
Single-person households 31.7% 32.2% 32.8% 20
Race and Ethnicity
Percent Asian 29.9% 33.0% 34.8% 36.3% 3 4
Percent black 1.9% 2.2% 1.5% 1.2% 51 54
Percent Hispanic 34.5% 34.6% 34.1% 30.9% 18 21
Percent white 29.5% 28.8% 27.4% 29.5% 30 25
Racial diversity index 0.70 0.69 0.69 0.68 7 11
Income and Poverty
Income diversity ratio 3.5 3.7 4.4 48
Median household income (2018$) $61,840 $55,430 $59,300 $68,640 23 19
Median household income, homeowners (2018$) $69,540 $91,570 $91,140 27
Median household income, renters (2018$) $50,990 $54,320 $62,810 12
Poverty rate 16.4% 18.1% 12.2% 9.3% 35 46
Poverty rate, population aged 65+ 13.5% 12.9% 11.5% 43
Poverty rate, population under 18 years old 25.2% 18.5% 10.8% 45
Labor Market
Labor force participation rate 65.3% 68.7% 69.9% 10
Population aged 25+ with a bachelor's degree or higher 25.7% 29.6% 33.4% 42.5% 17 12
Population aged 25+ without a high school diploma 21.8% 19.8% 13.6% 39
Unemployment rate 7.40% 8.69% 7.41% 2.98% 36 52
Population
Born in New York State 32.5% 36.2% 34.1% 52
Disabled population 5.5% 3.1% 53
Foreign-born population 61.0% 60.7% 54.7% 53.7% 3 5
Population 130,166 128,673 125,229 133,822
Population aged 65+ 11.0% 10.5% 9.7% 13.8% 29 28
Households with children under 18 years old 29.9% 28.1% 26.0% 21.3% 42 46

Housing Market and Conditions

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2017 2018 Rank (2010) Rank (17/18)
Housing Stock
Homeownership rate 25.2% 29.5% 24.2% 29.5% 31 32
Housing units 51,933 52,558 61,715 23
Rental vacancy rate 2.3% 3.2% 23
Serious housing code violations (per 1,000 privately owned rental units) 28.2 15.9 11.8 12.7 52
Severe crowding rate (% of renter households) 6.5% 5.1% 17
Total housing code violations (per 1,000 privately owned rental units) 173.9 108.2 75.0 73.6 53
Finance - Distress
Notices of foreclosure rate (per 1,000 1-4 family and condo properties) 2.2 5.1 11.4 5.0 4.0 51 41
Notices of foreclosure, all residential properties 17 41 115 53 42 51 39
Notices of foreclosure, initial, 1-4 family and condo properties 13 32 85 20 24 50 35
Notices of foreclosure, repeat, 1-4 family and condo properties 2 5 18 30 16 50 43
Pre-foreclosure notice rate (per 1,000 1-4 family and condo properties) 22.3 23.2 44
Pre-foreclosure notices, 1-4 family and condo properties 222 235 37
Properties entering REO, 1-4 family 2 2 4 2 39 26
Finance - Lending
FHA/VA-backed home purchase loans (% of home purchase loans) 0.0% 11.5% 0.4% 36
Higher-cost home purchase loans (% of home purchase loans) 10.9% 0.4% 1.8% 33
Higher-cost refinance loans (% of refinance loans) 17.5% 1.3% 0.7% 44
Home purchase loan rate (per 1,000 properties) 45.5 25.9 23.4 13
Home purchase loans in LMI tracts (% of home purchase loans) 35.8% 11.9% 7.8% 25
Home purchase loans to LMI borrowers (% of home purchase loans) 9.0% 26.4% 25.8% 32
Refinance loan rate (per 1,000 properties) 25.1 14.6 6.6 46
Sales - Volume
Sales volume, 1 family building 76 103 46 36 57 29 31
Sales volume, 2-4 family building 154 244 77 75 70 32 40
Sales volume, 5+ family building 23 51 18 14 26 21 21
Sales volume, all property types 269 448 445 393 457 42 32
Sales volume, condominium 16 50 304 268 304 36 15
Sales - Median Prices
Median sales price per unit, 1 family building (2018$) $369,600 $719,130 $566,620 $774,490 $740,000 21 31
Median sales price per unit, 2-4 family building (2018$) $223,450 $427,760 $309,580 $473,870 $494,580 17 25
Median sales price per unit, 5+ family building (2018$) $79,660 $154,980 $145,210 $266,770 $286,960 23 21
Median sales price per unit, condominium (2018$) $165,680 $445,120 $646,860 $866,450 $814,800 40 14
Sales - Housing Price Index
Index of housing price appreciation, 1 family building 100.0 235.1 209.6 356.8 369.1 1 12
Index of housing price appreciation, 2-4 family building 100.0 232.3 167.2 342.8 316.8 1 24
Index of housing price appreciation, 5+ family building 100.0 213.2 239.4 485.0 650.1 1 17
Index of housing price appreciation, all property types 100.0 234.2 189.1 351.8 356.4 1 16
Index of housing price appreciation, condominium 100.0 252.4 241.3 391.2 398.7 1 13
Subsidized Housing
Total number of subsidized properties (properties) 13 46
HUD Financing or Insurance (properties) 2 30
HUD Financing or Insurance (units) 78 37
HUD Project-based Rental Assistance Program (properties) 1 44
HUD Project-based Rental Assistance Program (units) 78 45
Low Income Housing Tax Credit (properties) 2 42
Low Income Housing Tax Credit (units) 157 46
Public Housing (properties) 0 42
Public Housing (units) 0 42
Mitchell-Lama (properties) 2 25
Mitchell-Lama (units) 988 23
421-a Tax Exemption (properties) 114 12
421-a Tax Exemption (units) 7,259 6
420-c Tax Exemption (properties) 0 46
420-c Tax Exemption (units) 0 46
NYC Housing Production Programs and Zoning Incentives or Requirements (properties) 6 41
Eligible to expire from housing programs between 2018 and 2023 (properties) 0 41
Eligible to expire from housing programs between 2018 and 2023 (units) 0 40
Eligible to expire from housing programs between 2024 and 2033 (properties) 1 42
Eligible to expire from housing programs between 2024 and 2033 (units) 0 47
Eligible to expire from housing programs in 2034 and later (properties) 5 37
Eligible to expire from housing programs in 2034 and later (units) 1,223 29

Land Use and Development

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2017 2018 Rank (2010) Rank (17/18)
Density
Population density (1,000 persons per square mile) 21.5 20.9 22.3 44
Development
Units authorized by new residential building permits 116 1,062 35 587 1,045 35 4
Units issued new certificates of occupancy 66 754 272 2,817 2,435 41 1

Neighborhood Services and Conditions

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2017 2018 Rank (2010) Rank (17/18)
Commute
Car-free commute (% of commuters) 73.8% 74.1% 76.6% 74.7% 17 28
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 37.2 38.2 35.6 36.5 44 47
Crime and Incarceration
Serious crime rate (per 1,000 residents) 14.1 11.1 8.6 7.8 46
Serious crime rate, property (per 1,000 residents) 11.1 8.1 6.4 6.0 31
Serious crime rate, violent (per 1,000 residents) 3.0 3.0 2.2 1.8 48
Schools
Students performing at grade level in English language arts, 4th grade 53.7% 61.1% 16
Students performing at grade level in math, 4th grade 52.8% 58.1% 18
Services
Residential units within 1/2 mile of a subway station 89.3% 28
Residential units within 1/4 mile of a park 78.9% 27

Renters

Indicator 2000 2006 2010 2017 2018 Rank (2010) Rank (17/18)
Median Rent
Median rent, 2- and 3-bedrooms (2018$) $1,600 $1,740 8
Median rent, all (2018$) $1,170 $1,320 $1,470 $1,640 13 12
Median rent, recent movers (2018$) $1,600 $1,880 10
Median rent, studios and 1-bedrooms (2018$) $1,260 $1,450 11
Median rent, asking $2,450 $2,420 $2,400 18
Affordability
Rental units affordable at 30% AMI (% of recently available units) 0.9% 0.7% 47
Rental units affordable at 80% AMI (% of recently available units) 43.0% 25.8% 40
Rental units affordable at 120% AMI (% of recently available units) 91.4% 71.2% 39
Rent Burden
Moderately rent-burdened households 20.1% 32.3% 29.9% 4
Moderately rent-burdened households, low income 36.0% 38.2% 1
Moderately rent-burdened households, moderate income 17.4% 17.2% 24
Severely rent-burdened households 21.1% 24.0% 24.4% 40 45
Severely rent-burdened households, low income 45.7% 46.0% 36
Severely rent-burdened households, moderate income 0.9% 2.6% 14
Rental Subsidy
Housing choice vouchers (% of occupied, privately owned rental units) 0.9% 0.6% 51
Public housing (% of rental units) 0.0% 44

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.