Greenwood Heights

Greenwood Heights is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, named partially after the adjacent Green-Wood Cemetery. Greenwood Heights is a part of Brooklyn Community District 7 along with Windsor TerraceSunset Park and South Slope. The much-debated borders are roughly the Prospect Expressway to the north, Gowanus Canal and Upper New York Bay to the west, Eighth Avenue to the east, and 39th Street to the south (along the southern boundary of the Green-Wood Cemetery and northern boundary of the 36th-38th Street Yard and South Brooklyn Railway).[2]

Greenwood Heights, originally considered to be located within South Brooklyn, was incorporated into Sunset Park in the 1960s. A separate designation for the neighborhood was created by the 1980s. Today, Greenwood Heights overlaps with both Sunset Park and South Slope.

Greenwood Heights is a mixed neighborhood of Hispanics, older Polish and Italian families, ChineseAfrican American, and Brooklynites who have relocated from other higher-priced neighborhoods.[3]

Overview for Greenwood Heights , NY

28,501 people live in Greenwood Heights , where the median age is 34.9 and the average individual income is $34,044. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

28,501

Total Population

34.9 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$34,044

Average individual Income

Around Greenwood Heights , NY

There's plenty to do around Greenwood Heights , including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

95
Walker's Paradise
Walking Score
73
Very Bikeable
Bike Score
100
Rider's Paradise
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Mokafe Coffee House, Lionheart, and Splendid.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 2.47 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $ 3.14 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 2.37 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.35 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.37 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.59 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Greenwood Heights , NY

Greenwood Heights has 9,207 households, with an average household size of 2.87. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Greenwood Heights do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 28,501 people call Greenwood Heights home. The population density is 22,958.03 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

28,501

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

34.9

Median Age

54.82 / 45.18%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
9,207

Total Households

2.87

Average Household Size

$34,044

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
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Blue vs White Collar Workers

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Greenwood Heights , NY

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The following schools are within or nearby Greenwood Heights . The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Ps 172 Beacon School Of Excellence
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Hellenic Classical Charter School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
5/5
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Sunset Park Avenues Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Sunset Park High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
Ps 371 Lillian L Rashkis
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Ps 169 Sunset Park
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
Is 136 Charles O Dewey
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
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