Social Explorer’s Andrew Beveridge on Elmhurst, Queens, for the NY Times by Sydney Beveridge
In the New York Times article “There Stays the Neighborhood,” Jacob Berger writes East Elmhurst, NY–a neighborhood where, unlike elsewhere in the city, residents put down roots and stay put for generations. The data also reveal that neighborhood residents tend to be older and predominately African American compared to the rest of the city. This analysis includes data and analysis from the American Community Survey and a comment from Social Explorer’s Andrew Beveridge.
Residents of an East Elmhurst census tract stay in their homes the longest of residents of any of the more than 2,000 census tracts in New York City,according to an examination of recently released data from Census Bureau surveys from 2005 to 2009. The median move-in date for homeowners there is 1974 — more than 36 years ago.
The average New York City homeowner has lived in the same house since 1995, almost 20 years after the average family moved in to the Dixons’ tract in East Elmhurst. (After the East Elmhurst tract, the census tracts that rank next for stability of residency are in Cambria Heights in Queens on the Nassau County border, where the median resident moved in 1976, and Schuylerville in the Bronx near the Throgs Neck Bridge, where the median move-in year was 1979, said Andrew A. Beveridge, a Queens College demographer.)