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.

View and download the complete Brooklyn Neighborhood Reports

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. 

Brooklyn Neighborhood Reports

  • Community District 5 
    (City Line, Cypress Hills, East New York, Highland Park, New Lots, Spring Creek, Starrett City)