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 ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 5.8% of
this neighborhood's residents have Native American ancestry.
W 4th St / Collins St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.7% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Native American languages at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 97.7% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: People
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research revealed that 96.2%
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 97.2% of the neighborhoods in America.
In addition, with a nice mix of college students, safety from crime, and decent
walkability, the W 4th St / Collins St neighborhood rates highly
as a college student friendly place to live, and one that college
students and their parents may want to consider. NeighborhoodScout's
analysis shows that it rates more highly for a good place for college
students to live than 89% of the neighborhoods in
IA. This often also means that the area has certain amenities
and services geared towards college students, from undergraduates to
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
41.7% of its working residents employed in such fields, which is a
higher proportion than 96.9% of American neighborhoods.
Furthermore, each year, fewer and fewer Americans make their living as farmers, foresters,
or fishers. But the W 4th St / Collins St neighborhood truly stands
out among U.S. neighborhoods. According to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis,
this neighborhood has a greater proportion of farmers, foresters, or fishers
than 95.7% of all American neighborhoods. This is truly a unique
cultural characteristic of this neighborhood.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the W 4th St / Collins St neighborhood, carpooling is still a popular
way to get to and from work. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that
22.3% of commuters carpool here, which is more than in
96.6% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
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: 69.2% of the residential real estate here was built from 1939 or earlier, some much earlier. This is a greater concentration of historic homes than 97.7% of the neighborhoods in the United States.