Foreign Born Residents


Between 1995 and 2000, foreign born people entering Howard Beach accounted for about 0.061% of the total number of people entering New York City. By 2000, there were 3920 foreign born residents living in Howard Beach, The 2000 Census shows that by 2000, 1400 of all the foreign born people in Howard Beach were actually from Italy. While Italians account for almost 35 % of foreign born Howard Beach residents, they account for only 2.5% of foreign born NYC residents.

Most foreign born residents living in Howard Beach arrived before 1965, while in the whole of NYC most foreign born residents arrived in between 1995 and 2000.





The  chart lists the median gross rent (rent including utilities like heat and air conditioning) in the neighborhood of Howard Beach according to the census of 1990 and 2000; it also lists the median gross rent for all of New York City. The chart shows that the price of rentals have been on the increase all throughout the city. In general, there were more people living in the general zip code.








Most people in NYC commute to work using the subway, while most people in Howard Beach commute via driving.















From the 1990 Census to the 2000 Census, there are roughly 487 new owner occupied units. On average, there are 485 fewer units in the 2000 Census in the $0 to $299,999 price range than there are in the 1990 Census. However, in the 2000 Census there are 927 more units in the$300,000 to “$500,000 or more” price range than there are in the 1990 Census. Also, in 2000, there are 196 more units valued at$500,000 or more than in 1990. This shows a great overall increase in the value of owner occupied homes from 1990 to 2000 in the Howard Beach neighborhood.

Lastly, in New York City overall, the majority of number of houses valued stayed in the range of $200,000 to $249,999 in 1990 and in 2000. In comparison, the majority of houses in Howard Beach in 1990 were valued at$250,000 to $399,999 and $300,000 to $499,999 in 2000. This shows an overall trend toward greater home values in Howard Beach, home values that are greater than the New York City home value majority rate during 1990 and 2000.


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