State of New York City’s Housing & Neighborhoods – 2016 Report

The State of New York City’s Housing and Neighborhoods report, published annually by the NYU Furman Center, provides a compendium of data and analysis about New York City’s housing, land use, demographics, and quality of life for each borough and the city’s 59 community districts. This year’s report includes the following:

2016 Focus: Poverty in New York City

Each year, the State of New York City’s Housing and Neighborhoods report describes, contextualizes, and provides analysis on a pressing and policy-relevant issue affecting New York City. In 2016, the report focuses on the rising number of New Yorkers living in poverty and the characteristics of neighborhoods where poor households reside.

Part 1: Citywide Analysis

Part 1 provides a broad, longitudinal analysis of New York City’s housing and neighborhoods. The chapter is divided into five parts: New Yorkers; land use and the built environment; homeowners and their homes; renters and their homes; and neighborhood services and conditions.

Part 2: City, Borough, and Community District Data

Part 2 provides current and historical statistics for housing, neighborhood, and socioeconomic indicators at the city, borough, and community district levels. All information in this report, plus expanded indicators and historical data, is available on

Part 3: Indicators, Rankings, and Methods

Part 3 includes definitions for each indicator in the report; community district indicator rankings; methods; and an index of New York City’s community districts and sub-borough areas.

You can access our Focus Chapter and Citywide Data in the PDF files below. For a copy of the full report, email