Brooklyn, NY (W 27th St / Mermaid Ave)








About Brooklyn, NY (W 27th St / Mermaid Ave)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

W 27th St / Mermaid Ave median real estate price is $486,946, which is more expensive than 53.1% of the neighborhoods in New York and 82.1% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in W 27th St / Mermaid Ave is currently $1,155, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 76.7% of New York neighborhoods.

W 27th St / Mermaid Ave is a densely urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Brooklyn, New York.

W 27th St / Mermaid Ave real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) apartment complexes/high-rise apartments and townhomes. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the W 27th St / Mermaid Ave neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

Real estate vacancies in W 27th St / Mermaid Ave are 6.1%, which is lower than one will find in 67.0% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in W 27th St / Mermaid Ave is above average for the U.S., and may signal some demand for either price increases or new construction of residential product for this neighborhood.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

One of the really unique and interesting things about the look and setting of the W 27th St / Mermaid Ave neighborhood is that it is almost entirely dominated by large apartment buildings, such as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments. 97.5% of the residential real estate here is classified as such. This puts this neighborhood on the map as having a higher proportion of large apartment buildings than 99.6% of all neighborhoods in America.

In addition, what you'll find when you visit or move to this neighborhood is one of the most crowded neighborhoods in all of America. With an incredible 73,231 people per square mile, it is more densely populated than 99.3% of America's neighborhoods.

Furthermore, renter-occupied real estate is dominant in the W 27th St / Mermaid Ave neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 97.8%, which is higher than 98.8% of the neighborhoods in America. If you were to buy and live in the property you bought here, you would be almost alone in doing so.

Notable & Unique: Car Ownership

Most American households own a car or other vehicle. Many own two cars or perhaps three. In the United States, it is useful to have an automobile not only for commuting, but also for shopping and getting to other services one needs. But NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed that households in the W 27th St / Mermaid Ave neighborhood have a highly unusual car ownership. 56.0% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.0% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Length of Commute

Regardless of the means by which residents commute, this neighborhood has a length of commute that is notable. Long commutes can be brutal. They take time, money, and energy, leaving less of you for yourself and your family. The residents of the W 27th St / Mermaid Ave neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having, on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America. 14.2% 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 98.8% of all neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: People

The W 27th St / Mermaid Ave neighborhood stands out for having an average per capita income lower than 98.6% of the neighborhoods in the United States.

In addition, whether by choice, divorce, or unplanned pregnancy, single moms may have the toughest job in the book. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that the W 27th St / Mermaid Ave neighborhood has more single mother households than 96.6% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. Often high concentrations of single mother homes can be a strong indicator of family and social issues such as poverty, high rates of school dropouts, crime, and other societal problems.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

More people ride the bus in this neighborhood each day to get to work than 97.9% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Also, if you like to ride the train to work, this neighborhood may be for you. NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 36.3% of the W 27th St / Mermaid Ave neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each day, which is more than we found in 97.8% of America's neighborhoods.

Finally, more people in W 27th St / Mermaid Ave choose to walk to work each day (12.1%) than almost any neighborhood in America. If you are attracted to the idea of being able to walk to work, this neighborhood could be a good choice.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the W 27th St / Mermaid Ave neighborhood has more Ukrainian and Russian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 7.0% of this neighborhood's residents have Ukrainian ancestry and 10.0% have Russian ancestry.

W 27th St / Mermaid Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 8.2% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Russian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.9% of the neighborhoods in America.


The Neighbors

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 W 27th St / Mermaid Ave neighborhood in Brooklyn are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 98.6% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 49.9% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 92.6% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

In the W 27th St / Mermaid Ave neighborhood, 50.7% of the working population is employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 21.8% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (14.2%), and 13.3% in executive, management, and professional occupations.

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 W 27th St / Mermaid Ave neighborhood is English, spoken by 45.0% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, Russian and Chinese.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the W 27th St / Mermaid Ave neighborhood in Brooklyn, NY, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Puerto Rican (18.5%). There are also a number of people of Russian ancestry (10.0%), and residents who report Ukrainian roots (7.0%), and some of the residents are also of Dominican ancestry (3.0%), along with some Asian ancestry residents (2.4%), among others. In addition, 32.1% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

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 W 27th St / Mermaid Ave neighborhood spend between 45 minutes and one hour commuting one-way to work (32.1% of working residents), longer and tougher than most commutes in America.

Here most residents (36.3%) take the train to get to work. In addition, quite a number also drive alone in a private automobile to get to work (23.7%) and 21.8% of residents also ride the bus 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.


Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Real Estate Data Tutorial

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   National Agriculture Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Geological Service, American Community Survey.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q3 2020. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2018 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

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AGE OF Brooklyn, NY (W 27th St / Mermaid Ave) HOMES

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2018 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated November 2020.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

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Crime Data Tutorial

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

total Crime Index

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Violent Crime

violent Crime Index

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Neighborhood Property Crime

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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    Brooklyn
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Neighborhood Public School Data

Source
School Data Tutorial

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2017
  • Educational Environment: 2018 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more about Scout's School Data

School Rating Information

 

School Quality

(100 is best)

Better than of U.S. schools.

Neighborhood School Quality Rating

Rates the quality of all K-12 public schools that your children would be exposed to if you lived in this neighborhood. Info

Schools In This Neighborhood

 
School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to NY* Quality Rating Compared to Nation*
Ps 288 Shirley Tanyhill (the) School
2950 W 25 Th St
Brooklyn, NY 11224
PK-08
Ps 329 Surfside School
2929 W 30 Th St
Brooklyn, NY 11224
PK-05
* 10 is highest

Neighborhood Educational Environment

Adults In Neighborhood With College Degree Or Higher
Children In The Neighborhood Living In Poverty

This neighborhood is served by 6 districts:

NEW YORK CITY GEOGRAPHIC DISTRICT #20


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NEW YORK CITY GEOGRAPHIC DISTRICT #21


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Better than of NY school districts.

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Better than of US school districts.

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NEW YORK CITY GEOGRAPHIC DISTRICT #15


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Better than of NY school districts.

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Better than of US school districts.

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NEW YORK CITY GEOGRAPHIC DISTRICT #17


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Better than of NY school districts.

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NEW YORK CITY GEOGRAPHIC DISTRICT #23


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District Quality Compared to New York

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Better than of NY school districts.

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Better than of US school districts.

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