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 W 4th St / Collins St neighborhood has more
Native American and Brazilian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.3% of
this neighborhood's residents have Native American ancestry and 0.6% have Brazilian ancestry.
W 4th St / Collins St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.5% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Navajo at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 96.8% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research identifies the W 4th St / Collins St
neighborhood as having one of the highest concentrations of people employed
in manufacturing or as laborers of any neighborhood in America. In fact,
despite the loss of manufacturing jobs nationally, this neighborhood has
42.6% of its working residents employed in such fields, which is a
higher proportion than 97.1% of American neighborhoods.
Furthermore, it used to be that most Americans lived on the farm, or otherwise made their
living from the land, the forests, or the sea. With global trade and an
economy increasingly based on providing services to one another, fewer
people farm, fish or harvest timber now than at any time in American history.
But according to NeighborhoodScout's leading analysis, the
W 4th St / Collins St neighborhood stands apart from most American neighborhood due
to the proportion of its residents still working in these fields. With 4.2%
of the workforce so employed, this neighborhood has a greater concentration
of such workers than 95.4% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: People
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research revealed that 95.2%
of the adult residents in the W 4th St / Collins St neighborhood do
not have a 4-year college degree, which is a lower rate of college graduated
adults than found in 95.8% of the neighborhoods in America.
In addition, the W 4th St / Collins St neighborhood stands out within Iowa
for its college student friendly environment. NeighborhoodScout's analysis
reveals that this neighborhood is home to a number of college students,
is relatively walkable, and above average in safety. In combination, this
makes it stand out for a good place for college students to consider.
Because a number of college students live here, this neighborhood may
be close to a college campus and offer certain amenities nearby geared
towards the student body. While it's not an environment for everyone,
ambitious scholars can enjoy seasonal excitement between semesters and
school breaks, and parents can rest easy knowing that the area has an
above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the
neighborhood is rated among the top 6%
of college-friendly places to live in IA.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, do you watch 'This Old House' on Public Television? Do you love the idea of fixing up a Colonial or Victorian era home, complete with the charm of yesteryear? Do you like to stroll or drive streets lined with gracious older residences? If you found yourself nodding yes to any of these questions, you are going to be interested in this unique neighborhood. The W 4th St / Collins St neighborhood stands out on a national scale for the sheer concentration of historic residences it contains: 65.2% of the residential real estate here was built from 1939 or earlier, some much earlier. This is a greater concentration of historic homes than 96.6% of the neighborhoods in the United States.