Far Rockaway

This Area At A Glance

Who lives in Far Rockaway?

39,456 people live in Far Rockaway. The median household income is $43,700.

Democrat Neighborhood

Far Rockaway is 86% registered Democrat.

Far Rockaway is a neighborhood in Queens with a total population of 39,456. It occupies approximately 1.23 square miles.

Overall, expenses in Far Rockaway are 41% higher than the National Average. Most people in the neighborhood rent their home, with 77% of households being occupied by renters.

As for the demographics in the neighborhood, the median age is 33, 40% of residents are married, and 36% of residents have at least one child. About 13% of adults here have a bachelor's degree or higher. Voters in this area are 86% Democrat.

The overall risk of crime in Far Rockaway is 69% lower than the National Average. As for weather, the average summer temperature is 74.8°F, while the average winter temperature is 31.8°F.

This area is zoned for New York City Geographic District #27, which has approximately 45,198 students enrolled and is rated unclassified overall based on student test scores. To see detailed information on the schools near any individual property, look that property up by street address.

Regarding weather, the average summer temperature is 74.8°F, while the average winter temperature is 31.8°F.

Financial

Cost of living

National Average

Overall costs

41% higher than the national average

Housing costs

47% higher than the national average

Food & Beverage costs

43% higher than the national average

Transportation costs

20% higher than the national average

Apparel costs

42% higher than the national average

Entertainment costs

47% higher than the national average

Utility costs

56% higher than the national average

Healthcare costs

71% higher than the national average

Insurance costs

37% higher than the national average

Tobacco costs

48% higher than the national average

Income

The median household income in this area is
$43,700
Per year

Rent vs. Own

The percent of households occupied by renters is
77%
The percent of households occupied by owners is
22%

Tax Information

The sales tax rate in this area is
4.0%
The average annual property tax in this area is
$3,798

Local Quality

Local Quality at a Glance

There were
6
noise complaints in the last year per 1,000 Far Rockaway residents
There were
15
filth complaints in the last year per 1,000 Far Rockaway residents
There were
20
street complaints in the last year per 1,000 Far Rockaway residents

School

School District

This area is zoned for
NEW YORK CITY GEOGRAPHIC DISTRICT #27
There are
45,198
students enrolled in this district

Crime

Crime Risks

Risk of burglary
in this area is
87%
lower than the national average
Risk of assault
in this area is
62%
lower than the national average
Risk of robbery
in this area is
44%
lower than the national average
Risk of rape
in this area is
66%
lower than the national average
Risk of murder
in this area is
0%
higher than the national average
Risk of car theft
in this area is
86%
lower than the national average

Demographics

Census at a Glance

The median age is
34
Years Old

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Is the neighborhood around this building filled with the post-college party crowd, overrun with young parents and strollers, or more senior-friendly? Is it a wealthier area, an up-and-coming neighborhood, or a bit on the grittier side?

The most common education level in this area is
High School Diploma
Households with children are
36%
of all households in this area
The percent of people in this area who are married is
40%

Political

The Area is
86%
registered Democrat

Construction

There have been
0
scaffolds installed in the last 90 days in Far Rockaway
There have been
3
demolitions in the last year in Far Rockaway
There have been
6
new buildings built in the last year in Far Rockaway

Weather & Natural Disasters

Weather

The average temperature in this area during the winter is
32°F
The average temperature in this area during the summer is
75°F

Natural Disasters

Risk of storms
in this area is
mild
Risk of earthquakes
in this area is
mild
Risk of hurricanes
in this area is
high
Risk of tornadoes
in this area is
low
Risk of hailstorms
in this area is
mild
Risk of windstorms
in this area is
high