Claudia Schiepers

April 30, 2009, 3:48 pm
Filed under: New York

In a few weeks/months (depending on the contractor!) my official new zip code will be 11373. Here are some interesting bits about my new neighborhood:

– 105,723 people live here (measured in 2000) in 34,219 homes 
– Of all people over 15 years old, 50% is married
– 17.6% of the population in 11373 have an income below the poverty line but the estimated median house/condo value in 2007 was 518,893 USD
– On average, if you are a white family household, your house is worth 465,567 USD, if you are Hispanic, your house is worth 503,373 USD, if you are Asian, it's 480,827 USD and if you are African American, it's 502,741 USD.
– The average income is 47,049 USD/year
– The median age is 33.6 years (New York State = 35.9)
– 59% takes the subway to work, 17% takes a car alone and 7% walks
– 70.6% (!) is born outside of the US of which 15% are born in China
– 355 people are in a home for the mentally ill
– 11373 is the most diverse zip code in the USA. Some of the first ancestries reported are:
Other Groups: 78061
Italian: 3303
Irish: 2129
USA: 1492
German: 988
West-Indian: 883
Arab: 671
Greek: 604
Haitian: 497
English: 323
French: 300
… (skipping a few)
Dutch: 79
African: 73
European: 64
… (skipping a few again)
Maltese: 7
Other Subsaharan African: 7
And last but not least: BELGIAN! : 8

I'm gonna feel right at home here.

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