Brooklyn Neighborhood Reports
Now there’s an easy way to get a deeper knowledge about the distinctive and diverse neighborhoods that we call home.
In January 2012, we published the first-ever Brooklyn Neighborhood Reports. It’s a key part in our ongoing effort to get Brooklynites more informed about where they live and more empowered to take on local challenges.
The reports—more than 600 pages in all—present comprehensive civic data profiles of Brooklyn’s 18 Community Districts, as well a Brooklyn-wide report, in a way that’s never been done before. With critical information from the U.S. Census and other sources, each report covers nine theme areas and explores over 90 indicators of civic health.
The reports feature concise, easy-to-read graphs and maps of neighborhood-level data for Demographics, Youth & Education, Economy, Housing, Environment, Health, Public Safety, Arts & Culture, and Civic Engagement—to illustrate, for example, educational attainment; employment and income; housing affordability; environmental, health, and public safety conditions; access to arts and culture; and how civically engaged residents are, in Brooklyn’s Community Districts.
Too often, stats about Brooklyn get submerged in citywide stats that miss important local trends.
As we consider the data from across our distinct communities from Williamsburg and Bay Ridge to Park Slope and Brownsville, we begin to identify developments and disparities that confirm our progress, but also our challenges, and reveal the impact of new residents—not just former Manhattanites and the latest generation of creative young people, but an ever increasing number of striving immigrants from China, Mexico, Jamaica, and Haiti.
We hope these Brooklyn data will not only be useful in helping grantmakers, nonprofits, the business community, and public officials in their planning, but more importantly, we hope they will empower and inspire all Brooklynites to take on local challenges and create positive change from the ground up.
Community District 1
(East Williamsburg, Greenpoint, North Side, South Side, Williamsburg)
- Community District 2
(Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn Navy Yard, Clinton Hill, Downtown Brooklyn, DUMBO, Fort Greene, Fulton Ferry, Vinegar Hill)
- Community District 3
- Community District 4
- Community District 5
(City Line, Cypress Hills, East New York, Highland Park, New Lots, Spring Creek, Starrett City)
- Community District 6
(Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Gowanus, Park Slope, Red Hook)
- Community District 7
(Sunset Park, Windsor Terrace)
- Community District 8
(Crown Heights North, Prospect Heights, Weeksville)
- Community District 9
(Crown Heights South, Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Wingate)
- Community District 10
(Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Fort Hamilton)
- Community District 11
(Bath Beach, Bensonhurst)
- Community District 12
(Borough Park, Kensington)
- Community District 13
(Brighton Beach, Coney Island, Sea Gate)
- Community District 14
(Ditmas Park, Flatbush, Manhattan Terrace, Midwood, Prospect Park South)
- Community District 15
(Gerritsen Beach, Gravesend, Homecrest, Madison, Manhattan Beach, Sheepshead Bay)
- Community District 16
(Broadway Junction, Brownsville, Ocean Hill)
- Community District 17
(East Flatbush, Remsen Village, Rugby)
- Community District 18
(Bergen Beach, Canarsie, Flatlands, Georgetown, Marine Park, Mill Basin, Mill Island, Paerdegat Basin)