Real Estate Prices and Overview
Spreckels Junction median real estate prices are $412,897, which is more expensive than 55.2% of the neighborhoods
in California and 88.3% of the
neighborhoods in the U.S.
Average rental prices in Spreckels Junction are currently
$1,311, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price then 58.7% of California neighborhoods.
Spreckels Junction is a suburban neighborhood (based on population
density) located in Salinas, California.
Spreckels Junction real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments.
Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of
the residences in the Spreckels Junction neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.
Real estate vacancies in Spreckels Junction are 7.1%,
which is lower than one will find in 63.2% of American
neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in Spreckels Junction
is above average for the U.S., and may signal some demand for either
price increases or new construction of residential product for this neighborhood.
Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics
The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from
its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This
neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as
revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything
from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Spreckels Junction neighborhood has more
Swiss and Danish ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.5% of
this neighborhood's residents have Swiss ancestry and 1.3% have Danish ancestry.
Spreckels Junction is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.3% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Japanese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 98.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
The Neighbors: Income
How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low
income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a
neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children,
who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities,
the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty,
which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals
both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.
The neighbors in the Spreckels Junction neighborhood in Salinas are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood.
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has
a higher income than 66.7% of the neighborhoods in America.
In addition, 14.7% of the children seventeen and under
living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which
is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 52.0%
of America's neighborhoods.
The Neighbors: Occupations
What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has
a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about
the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.
In the Spreckels Junction neighborhood, 39.5%
of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is
clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations, with 23.0% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants
(19.9%), and 16.0% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.
The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry
Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities
and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods
with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries
will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun
to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly,
why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.
In the Spreckels Junction neighborhood in Salinas, CA, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican
(41.5%). There are also a number of people of Italian ancestry (8.6%) , and residents who report English roots (7.1%) , and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (5.9%) , along with some Asian ancestry residents (5.6%), among others. In addition, 17.1% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.
The Neighbors: Languages
The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are
tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are
at home with their families.
The most common language spoken in the Spreckels Junction
neighborhood is English, spoken by 66.4% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Japanese.
Getting to Work
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your
day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially
with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and
means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically
located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set
up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike.
The greatest number of commuters in Spreckels Junction neighborhood spend
under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (44.5% of working
residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (88.0%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work.
In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (6.6%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning
a car useful for getting to work.