Real Estate Prices and Overview
Coney Island median real estate prices are $318,025, which is more expensive than 46.6% of the neighborhoods
in New York and 80.0% of the
neighborhoods in the U.S.
Average rental prices in Coney Island are currently
$828, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price then 63.5% of New York neighborhoods.
Coney Island is a densely urban neighborhood (based on population
density) located in Brooklyn, New York.
Coney Island real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) townhomes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments.
Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of
the residences in the Coney Island neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.
In Coney Island, the current vacancy rate is 3.9%,
which is a lower rate of vacancies than 83.1% of all neighborhoods
in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Coney Island
is very tight compared to the demand for property here.
Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics
Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice
is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one
might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether
shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Brooklyn,
the Coney Island neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Length of Commute
Whether walking, biking, riding, or driving, the length of one's commute
is an important factor for one's quality of life. The Coney Island
neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's
Long commutes can be brutal. They take time, money, and energy, leaving less
of you for yourself and your family. The residents of the
Coney Island neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having,
on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America.
19.1% of commuters here travel more than one hour just one-way
to work. That is more than two hours per day. This percentage with two-hour +
round-trip commutes is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.8%
of all neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
If you like to ride the train to work, this neighborhood may be for you.
NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 52.9% of the
Coney Island neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each
day, which is more than we found in 99.0% of America's
Also, our research revealed that more commuters here take the bus to work
(18.8% ride the bus) than 96.4% of all American
neighborhoods. If you like the idea of leaving your car and home and
hopping the bus to work, this might be a good neighborhood for you to
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
We Americans love our cars. Not only are they a necessity for most Americans
due to the shape of our neighborhoods and the distances between where we
live, work, shop, and go to school, but we also fancy them. As a result,
most households in America have one, two, or three cars. But NeighborhoodScout's
exclusive analysis shows that the Coney Island neighborhood has
a highly unusual pattern of car ownership.
50.9% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
98.6% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Coney Island neighborhood has more
Haitian and Asian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.8% of
this neighborhood's residents have Haitian ancestry and 32.0% have Asian ancestry.
Coney Island is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 38.1% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Chinese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.8% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
The Coney Island neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 34,905 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 97.6% of the nation's neighborhoods.
In addition, many people dream of living along a street lined with row houses or other attached homes. Such places do often have an abundance of charm. If you are one of these people, the Coney Island neighborhood could be your paradise. With 41.9% of the homes and real estate here classified as rowhouses or other attached homes, this neighborhood brims with opportunity to find the right place for you. Only 1.8% of U.S. neighborhoods have more row houses than this neighborhood, making it one of the most interesting things about this special neighborhood.
Notable & Unique: Migration/Stability
Do you like to be surrounded by people from all over the country or world,
with different perspectives and life experiences? Or do you instead prefer
to be in a neighborhood where most residents have lived there for a long
time, creating a sense of cohesiveness? NeighborhoodScout's analysis
reveals that this neighborhood stands out among American neighborhoods
for the uniqueness of the mobility of its residents.
What is interesting to note, is that the Coney Island
neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country
(44.3%) than are found in 95.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
The Neighbors: Income
How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low
income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a
neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children,
who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities,
the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty,
which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals
both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.
The neighbors in the Coney Island neighborhood in Brooklyn are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood.
NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower
than 74.5% of U.S. neighborhoods.
With 39.5% of the children here below the federal poverty
line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 83.4%
of U.S. neighborhoods.
The Neighbors: Occupations
What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has
a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about
the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.
In the Coney Island neighborhood, 33.8%
of the working population is employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is
manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 25.1% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations
(22.4%), and 18.7% in executive, management, and professional occupations.
The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry
Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves,
Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily
from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods
home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more
unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households
– and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live
in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents
or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.
In the Coney Island neighborhood in Brooklyn, NY, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Asian
(32.0%). There are also a number of people of Puerto Rican ancestry (12.8%) , and residents who report Haitia roots (2.8%) , and some of the residents are also of Mexican ancestry (2.1%) , along with some Dominican ancestry residents (1.6%), among others. In addition, 44.3% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.
The Neighbors: Languages
The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are
tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are
at home with their families.
The most common language spoken in the Coney Island
neighborhood is Chinese, spoken by 38.1% of households. Other important languages spoken here include English, Spanish, Vietnamese and Russian.
Getting to Work
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your
day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially
with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and
means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically
located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set
up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike.
The greatest number of commuters in Coney Island neighborhood spend
between 45 minutes and one hour commuting one-way to work (42.7% of working
residents), longer and tougher than most commutes in America.
Here most residents (52.9%) take the train to get to work.
In addition, quite a number also ride the bus to get to work (18.8%) and 9.3% of residents also drive alone in a private automobile for their daily commute. This neighborhood is distinguished by the high number of residents who take
the train to work each day, which can be a very good way to get to work at
a lower cost and with less pollution.