Brooklyn, New York (NY) Poverty Rate Data
Information about poor and low income residents



Poverty rates in Brooklyn


Residents with income below the poverty level in 2013:
Brooklyn:

25.1%
Whole state:

14.6%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2013:
Brooklyn:

13.3%
Whole state:

7.4%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Brooklyn:

24.8%
New York:

18.1%

Disability rate in this borough among poor males (it is 25.3% among residents who are not classified as poor):
Brooklyn:

28.9%
New York:

18.1%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Brooklyn:

30.2%
New York:

23.0%

Disability rate in this borough among poor females (it is 25.6% among residents who are not classified as poor):
Brooklyn:

31.7%
New York:

23.0%

Renting rate in this borough among poor and not poor residents:
Residents below poverty level:

89.7%
Residents above poverty level:

67.6%

Poverty by age in Brooklyn

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Brooklyn (percentage below poverty level)

Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Brooklyn (percentage below poverty level)

Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Brooklyn, NY (percentage below half of poverty level)

Poverty by race and place of birth in Brooklyn

Breakdown by races of poor residents (income below poverty level) in Brooklyn in percentages

Breakdown by races of poor residents in Brooklyn in absolute numbers

Poverty status for native-born residents

  • 23.9%Below poverty level
  • 76.1%Above poverty level

Poverty status for foreign-born residents

  • 22.3%Below poverty level
  • 77.7%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Brooklyn

Children below poverty level:
Brooklyn, New York:

33.0%
State:

22.5%


Poverty rate among high school graduates not in families:
Brooklyn:

23.9%
New York:

18.3%

Poverty rate among people who did not graduate high school not in families:
Brooklyn:

51.8%
New York:

44.0%

Poor families by family type

  • 43.3%Married-couple family
  • 8.9%Male, no wife present
  • 47.8%Female, no husband present

Breakdown of poor residents in Brooklyn not in families by work experience

  • 2.1%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 18.7%Worked part-time
  • 79.2%Did not work

Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience

  • 0.7%Both worked full-time
  • 3.0%One full-time, other part-time
  • 16.6%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 7.6%Both worked part-time
  • 29.7%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 42.4%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built by year for residents below and above poverty levels in percentages

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