Real Estate Prices and Overview
E Merced Ave / S Lark Ellen Ave median real estate prices are $436,519, which is more expensive than 58.8% of the neighborhoods
in California and 89.7% of the
neighborhoods in the U.S.
Average rental prices in E Merced Ave / S Lark Ellen Ave are currently
$1,902, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 72.3%
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
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 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
Some neighborhoods have more internal cohesiveness than others. While other
neighborhoods feel like a collection of strangers who just happen to live
near each other. Sometimes this comes down to not only the personalities
of the people in a place, but how long people have been together in that
neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research has revealed some interesting
things about the rootedness of people in the E Merced Ave / S Lark Ellen Ave
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
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 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
The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you
are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have
shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations
shape the culture of a place.
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 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 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
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 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.