Borough Park - New York City, NY - Niche

  • Population
    173,732
  • Population Density
    65,403 people/sq.mi.
  • Size
    3 sq.mi.
  • Reviews
    59 3.1
Borough Park is a neighborhood in New York City with 173,732 residents. It has very high home values and very high rent costs. Its citizens generally have average education levels and low income levels.

Ratings and Reviews
3.1 from 59 reviews
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    • 3
    Crime & Safety: Police are visible but slow to respond at times. They're not there all the time however, precint is fairly far.
    • 3
    Overall Experience: Generally people in the area know each other. Some of the neighbors are messy and don't clean up after themselves though, the streets could use some work. The rents are getting higher and higher. There's easy access to the trains and busses though, and as of late there has been more police patrol.
    • 4
    Crime & Safety: There are not much crimes in this area.
    • 3
    Overall Experience: This is a decent area to live in.
    • 3
    Crime & Safety: Do not see or feel the need for police in this area. Feels more or less safe, but still like to watch my back.

Demographics

Racial Diversity

Borough Park United States New York New York City Metro Area
White 57.40% 63.25% 57.26% 49.04%
Asian 26.97% 4.83% 7.71% 9.93%
Hispanic 13.73% 16.62% 18.17% 22.94%
African American 0.89% 12.23% 14.42% 15.89%
Multiracial 0.57% 2.05% 1.68% 1.46%
Native American 0.24% 0.66% 0.24% 0.14%
Other 0.19% 0.19% 0.49% 0.57%
Pacific Islander 0.01% 0.16% 0.02% 0.03%

Age

Borough Park United States New York New York City Metro Area
9 years and under 21% 13% 12% 12%
10 to 17 years 13% 11% 10% 10%
18 to 24 years 10% 10% 10% 9%
25 to 34 years 15% 13% 14% 14%
35 to 44 years 12% 13% 13% 14%
45 to 54 years 10% 14% 15% 15%
55 to 64 years 10% 12% 12% 12%
65 and over 10% 13% 14% 13%

Education Levels

Borough Park United States New York New York City Metro Area
Less than a high school diploma 35% 14% 15% 15%
High school diploma or equivalent 32% 28% 27% 26%
Some college or associate degree 15% 29% 25% 22%
Bachelor's degree 12% 18% 19% 21%
Master's degree or higher 6% 11% 15% 15%

Gender

Borough Park United States New York New York City Metro Area
Female 49.4% 50.8% 51.5% 51.7%
Male 50.6% 49.2% 48.5% 48.3%

Housing

Rent vs. Own

Borough Park United States New York New York City Metro Area
Own 28.9% 64.9% 53.8% 52.5%
Rent 71.1% 35.1% 46.2% 47.5%

Crime Rates

Annual Violent Crimes (per 100,000)

Borough Park United States New York New York City Metro Area
Assault 17.3 278.9 298.0 242.6
Murder 0 5.0 3.9 3.7
Robbery 4.6 159.8 161.4 171.3

Annual Property Crimes (per 100,000)

Borough Park United States New York New York City Metro Area
Burglary 17.3 573.5 267.2 253.7
Larceny 1.2 2079.6 1486.5 1266.4
Motor vehicle theft 6.3 235.5 91.1 114.7

Resident Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still choose to live in this area?     Based on 6 responses

  • 83% Yes
  • 17% Not sure
  • 0% No

In which direction are these things in this area generally going?     Based on 11 responses

Getting worse
Getting better
  • Schools/education
  • Crime/safety
  • Employment/jobs
  • Home values
  • Local government
  • New residents moving in
  • New businesses/restaurants opening
  • Overall quality of life

Rate the public services in this area:     Based on 9 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Police protection
  • Fire protection
  • Emergency medical services
  • Animal control services
  • Street repair/maintenance
  • Trash/recycling collection
  • Snow removal
  • Public transportation
  • Public recreation facilities
  • Park maintenance
  • Public libraries
  • Community education

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements about houses in this area?     Based on 12 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Most properties are well-maintained (e.g. landscaping, painting, shoveling)
  • Most properties have large lawns and/or gardens.
  • Most properties have driveways.
  • Most properties have garages.
  • Most of the houses look the same and have a similar layout.
  • Most of the houses are built close together with little space between them.

How noisy is the area where you live?     Based on 12 responses

  • 8% It is very quiet and peaceful. There aren't many cars or trains to speak of.
  • 50% It is pretty quiet. Cars pass by regularly, but it isn't disruptive.
  • 33% There are moments of loud noise. Sometimes you hear traffic or emergency vehicles, but it is bearable.
  • 8% Loud noises are very common. Traffic, trains, pedestrians, and emergency vehicles are everywhere.

How safe do you feel in this area?     Based on 15 responses

  • 40% Very safe. There is really no crime to speak of.
  • 47% Pretty safe. There is some crime, but it doesn't impact me much.
  • 13% Somewhat safe. There is noticeable crime, and there are times I don't feel safe.
  • 0% Not safe. There is a lot of crime, and I regularly don't feel safe.

What is your overall opinion of this area?     Based on 5 responses

  • 0% I love everything about it.
  • 60% I like mostly everything about this area, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 40% This area is okay. There are a lot of things I wish were different.
  • 0% I hate this area.

Rate the quality and ease of access to the following attractions in this area:     Based on 7 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Museums
  • Art galleries
  • Performance venues
  • Professional sport venues
  • Movie theaters
  • Zoos
  • Amusement parks
  • Parks and natural attractions
  • Historical landmarks/monuments