Real Estate Prices and Overview
E Merced Ave / S Lark Ellen Ave median real estate prices are $436,519, which is more expensive than 58.9% of the neighborhoods
in California and 89.8% of the
neighborhoods in the U.S.
Average rental prices in E Merced Ave / S Lark Ellen Ave are currently
$1,633, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 64.6%
of the neighborhoods in California.
E Merced Ave / S Lark Ellen Ave is an urban neighborhood (based on population
density) located in West Covina, California.
E Merced Ave / S Lark Ellen Ave real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes and townhomes.
Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of
the residences in the E Merced Ave / S Lark Ellen Ave neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.
In E Merced Ave / S Lark Ellen Ave, the current vacancy rate is 1.6%,
which is a lower rate of vacancies than 93.4% of all neighborhoods
in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in E Merced Ave / S Lark Ellen Ave
is very tight compared to the demand for property here.
Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics
When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing
is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look
the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for
a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups.
This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the E Merced Ave / S Lark Ellen Ave neighborhood has more
Iranian and Spanish ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.6% of
this neighborhood's residents have Iranian ancestry and 1.1% have Spanish ancestry.
E Merced Ave / S Lark Ellen Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 5.5% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Tagalog, which is the first language of the Philippine region, at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 98.2% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Migration/Stability
The freedom of moving to new places versus the comfort of home. How much
and how often people move not only can create diverse and worldly neighborhoods,
but simultaneously it can produce a loss of intimacy with one's surroundings
and a lack of connectedness to one's neighbors. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive
research has identified this neighborhood as unique with regard to the
transience of its populace.
More residents of the E Merced Ave / S Lark Ellen Ave neighborhood live here
today that also were living in this same neighborhood five years ago
than is found in 95.7% of U.S. neighborhoods. This neighborhood
is really made up of people who know each other, don't move often, and
have lived here in this very neighborhood for quite a while.
Notable & Unique: People
If you're looking for a great spot to raise a family, then look no
further than the E Merced Ave / S Lark Ellen Ave neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's
analysis found that the combination of good quality public schools,
above-average safety from crime, and a high rate of home ownership in
predominantly single-family homes, help make this neighborhood
among the top 13.7% of family-friendly neighborhoods
across the state of California. In addition, there are a high proportion
of other families with school-aged children living here, making it easy
for parents and their children to socialize and develop a sense of community
support. In addition, families here highly value education, as is reflected
by the strength of the local schools, in part due to the educational
attainment of the parents here, who vote in support of the public schools.
The Neighbors: Income
There are two complimentary measures for understanding the income of a
neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood
may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand
the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the
federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with
a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than
another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the
conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the E Merced Ave / S Lark Ellen Ave neighborhood in West Covina are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood.
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has
a higher income than 82.7% of the neighborhoods in America.
In addition, 7.8% 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 68.1%
of America's neighborhoods.
The Neighbors: Occupations
A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel
rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if
most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is
the shear diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits
your lifestyle and aspirations.
In the E Merced Ave / S Lark Ellen Ave neighborhood, 29.9%
of the working population is employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is
executive, management, and professional occupations, with 28.3% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations
(22.5%), and 19.3% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.
The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents,
our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior - comes
from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting
and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or
more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives
each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same
city can have drastically different cultures.
In the E Merced Ave / S Lark Ellen Ave neighborhood in West Covina, CA, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican
(48.0%). There are also a number of people of Asian ancestry (16.6%) , and residents who report German roots (3.5%) , and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (2.6%) , along with some Irania ancestry residents (1.6%), among others. In addition, 28.3% 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 E Merced Ave / S Lark Ellen Ave
neighborhood is English, spoken by 46.4% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, Chinese, Tagalog (the first language of the Philippine region) and Vietnamese.
Getting to Work
Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your
place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in
just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a
long and arduous commute.
The greatest number of commuters in E Merced Ave / S Lark Ellen Ave neighborhood spend
between 45 minutes and one hour commuting one-way to work (30.5% of working
residents), longer and tougher than most commutes in America.
Here most residents (87.5%) 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 (9.5%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning
a car useful for getting to work.