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Area: 0.280 square miles

Population: 9,450

Population density:
Gowanus:

33,707 people per square mile
Brooklyn:

34,917 people per square mile
House/condo value distribution in Gowanus in Brooklyn, NY neighborhood, block, subdivision, or community
Age and Sex of Residents in Gowanus in Brooklyn, NY
Races in Gowanus in Brooklyn neighborhood in NY
Household income distribution in 2013 in Gowanus in Brooklyn neighborhood in NY
Median household income in 2016:
Gowanus:

$134,224
New York:

$62,909

Rent paid by renters in 2013 in Gowanus in Brooklyn neighborhood in NY

Median rent in 2016:
Gowanus:

$2,128
New York:

$1,086

Zip codes: 11215, 11217, 11231.

Males:

4,573
Females:

4,877
Median age:
Males:

37.2 years
Females:

38.1 years

Average household size:
Gowanus:

2.4 people
New York:

2.7 people

Percentage of family households:
Gowanus:

50.4%
New York:

45.7%
Percentage of married-couple families (among all households):
Here:

50.5%
New York:

43.8%

Percentage of married-couple families with children (among all households):
Gowanus:

40.4%
New York:

52.4%

Percentage of single-mother households (among all households):
Gowanus:

5.9%
New York:

8.8%

Percentage of never married males 15 years old and over:
Gowanus:

13.0%
New York:

19.9%

Percentage of never married females 15 years old and over:
Gowanus:

17.1%
New York:

18.9%

Percentage of people that speak English not well or not at all:
Gowanus:

5.7%
New York:

7.3%

Percentage of people born in this state:
Here:

45.2%
New York:

62.7%

Percentage of people born in another U.S. state:
Gowanus:

27.1%
New York:

11.8%

Percentage of native residents but born outside the U.S.:
Here:

3.8%
New York:

2.5%

Percentage of foreign born residents:
Here:

23.9%
New York:

23.0%

Educational Attainment (%)

Rooms in owner-occupied houses/condos in Gowanus:

  • 1 room: 322
  • 2 rooms: 120
  • 3 rooms: 192
  • 4 rooms: 285
  • 5 rooms: 383
  • 6 rooms: 303
  • 7 rooms: 278
  • 8 rooms: 310
  • 9+ rooms: 270
Note: State values scaled to Gowanus population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Gowanus:

  • 1 room: 250
  • 2 rooms: 465
  • 3 rooms: 435
  • 4 rooms: 711
  • 5 rooms: 730
  • 6 rooms: 206
  • 7 rooms: 218
  • 8 rooms: 202
  • 9+ rooms: 240
Note: State values scaled to Gowanus population

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Gowanus:

  • no bedroom: 322
  • 1 bedroom: 222
  • 2 bedrooms: 652
  • 3 bedrooms: 452
  • 4 bedrooms: 367
  • 5+ bedrooms: 234
Note: State values scaled to Gowanus population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Gowanus:

  • no bedroom: 297
  • 1 bedroom: 1,174
  • 2 bedrooms: 537
  • 3 bedrooms: 507
  • 4 bedrooms: 36
  • 5+ bedrooms: 0
Note: State values scaled to Gowanus population
Average number of cars or other vehicles available in houses/condos:
This neighborhood:

0.6
New York:

1.8

Average number of cars or other vehicles available in apartments:
Here:

0.5
New York:

0.7

Percentage of units with a mortgage:
Gowanus:

69.0%
New York:

61.1%


Housing prices:

  • Average estimated value of detached houses in 2016 (11.6% of all units):
    Gowanus:

    $1,924,675
    New York:

    $357,272

  • Average estimated value of townhouses or other attached units in 2016 (13.6% of all units):
    This neighborhood:

    $2,605,263
    New York:

    $568,104

  • Average estimated value of housing units in 2-unit structures in 2016 (29.3% of all units):
    This neighborhood:

    $1,408,861
    New York:

    $561,049

  • Average estimated '16 value of housing units in 5-or-more-unit structures (11.0% of all units):
    Gowanus:

    $695,319
    New York:

    $816,667

Owners and renters by unit type (%)

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 0
  • 2010 to 2013: 97
  • 2000 to 2009: 358
  • 1990 to 1999: 226
  • 1980 to 1989: 514
  • 1970 to 1979: 219
  • 1960 to 1969: 193
  • 1950 to 1959: 444
  • 1940 to 1949: 277
  • 1939 or earlier: 3,285
Note: State values scaled to Gowanus New York NY population
Mode of transportation to work in Gowanus in Brooklyn, NY
Time Leaving Home for Work in Gowanus in Brooklyn neighborhood in NY
Commute time to work in Gowanus in Brooklyn neighborhood in NY

Occupations of males:

  • Percentage of males in management occupations (except farmers):
    Here:

    21.0%
    New York:

    11.2%

  • Percentage of males in business and financial operations occupations:
    Here:

    4.8%
    New York:

    4.8%

  • Percentage of males in computer and mathematical occupations:
    Here:

    5.9%
    New York:

    3.5%

  • Percentage of males in architecture and engineering occupations:
    Here:

    5.1%
    New York:

    2.2%

  • Percentage of males in community and social services occupations:
    Here:

    1.1%
    New York:

    1.2%

  • Percentage of males in legal occupations:
    Here:

    9.7%
    New York:

    1.7%

  • Percentage of males in education, training, and library occupations:
    Here:

    5.5%
    New York:

    3.9%

  • Percentage of males in arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations:
    Here:

    13.1%
    New York:

    3.2%

  • Percentage of males in healthcare practitioners and technical occupations:
    Here:

    2.4%
    New York:

    3.1%

  • Percentage of males in service occupations:
    Here:

    10.6%
    New York:

    18.1%

  • Percentage of males in sales and office occupations:
    Here:

    15.8%
    New York:

    18.2%

  • Percentage of males in construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations:
    Here:

    2.8%
    New York:

    8.5%


Occupations of females:

  • Percentage of females in management occupations (except farmers):
    Here:

    16.1%
    New York:

    8.5%

  • Percentage of females in business and financial operations occupations:
    Here:

    5.0%
    New York:

    5.5%

  • Percentage of females in computer and mathematical occupations:
    Here:

    1.6%
    New York:

    1.3%

  • Percentage of females in community and social services occupations:
    Here:

    1.1%
    New York:

    2.9%

  • Percentage of females in legal occupations:
    Here:

    7.4%
    New York:

    1.8%

  • Percentage of females in education, training, and library occupations:
    Here:

    18.4%
    New York:

    10.7%

  • Percentage of females in arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations:
    Here:

    16.2%
    New York:

    3.0%

  • Percentage of females in healthcare practitioners and technical occupations:
    Here:

    9.6%
    New York:

    9.0%

  • Percentage of females in service occupations:
    Here:

    8.7%
    New York:

    22.5%

  • Percentage of females in sales and office occupations:
    Here:

    15.1%
    New York:

    29.2%


Education in this neighborhood (subdivision or community):

  • Percentage of people 3 years and older in K-12 schools:
    Gowanus:

    21.6%
    New York:

    16.1%

  • Percentage of people 3 years and older in undergraduate colleges:
    Gowanus:

    6.4%
    New York:

    6.2%

  • Percentage of people 3 years and older in grad. or professional schools:
    Gowanus:

    5.3%
    New York:

    1.6%

  • Percentage of students K-12 enrolled in private schools:
    Gowanus:

    63.1%
    New York:

    14.2%

Percentage of population below poverty level:
Gowanus:

4.9%
New York:

14.7%

Median year owner moved in (as recorded in 2016):
Gowanus:

1999
New York:

2001

Median year renter moved in (as recorded in 2016):
Gowanus:

2010
New York:

2011

Percentage of married-couple families with both working:
Gowanus:

104.8%
New York:

67.9%

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (64%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (14%)
  • Electricity (11%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6%)
  • No fuel used (3%)
  • Other fuel (2%)

Roads and streets:

Union St

Length: 0.64 miles
Direction: E-W
Address range: 394 to 657

Carroll St

Length: 0.64 miles
Direction: E-W
Address range: 307 to 554

Sackett St

Length: 0.62 miles
Direction: E-W
Address range: 419 to 666

3rd St

Length: 0.61 miles
Direction: SE-NW
Address range: 65 to 293

1st St

Length: 0.61 miles
Direction: SE-NW
Address range: 1 to 243

President St

Length: 0.56 miles
Directions: E-W, SE-NW
Address range: 350 to 580

4th Ave

Length: 0.46 miles
Direction: SW-NE
Address range: 193 to 398

3rd Ave

Length: 0.46 miles
Direction: SW-NE
Address range: 211 to 402

2nd St

Length: 0.42 miles
Direction: SE-NW
Address range: 57 to 166

Hoyt St

Length: 0.40 miles
Direction: SW-NE
Address range: 285 to 439

Bond St

Length: 0.39 miles
Direction: SW-NE
Address range: 287 to 436

Nevins St

Length: 0.21 miles
Direction: SW-NE
Address range: 265 to 584

Degraw St

Length: 0.15 miles
Direction: E-W
Address range: 519 to 588

4th St

Length: 0.14 miles
Direction: SE-NW
Address range: 58 to 112

Denton Pl

Length: 0.08 miles
Direction: SW-NE
Address range: 1 to 34

Whitwell Pl

Length: 0.08 miles
Direction: SW-NE
Address range: 1 to 32
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