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: Occupations
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research identifies the Nebraska St / 17th 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
54.7% of its working residents employed in such fields, which is a
higher proportion than 99.7% 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
Nebraska St / 17th St neighborhood stands apart from most American neighborhood due
to the proportion of its residents still working in these fields. With 4.5%
of the workforce so employed, this neighborhood has a greater concentration
of such workers than 95.7% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Nebraska St / 17th St neighborhood has more
Sub-Saharan African and Native American ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 9.1% of
this neighborhood's residents have Sub-Saharan African ancestry and 7.0% have Native American ancestry.
Nebraska St / 17th St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 14.7% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Vietnamese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.7% 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.
In the Nebraska St / 17th St neighborhood, a greater proportion of
the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is
found in 98.0% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood,
more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or
three. But households in the Nebraska St / 17th St neighborhood buck
29.2% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
96.6% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, renter-occupied real estate is dominant in the Nebraska St / 17th St neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 84.2%, which is higher than 95.5% of the neighborhoods in America. If you were to buy and live in the property you bought here, you would be almost alone in doing so.
Furthermore, 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 Nebraska St / 17th St neighborhood stands out on a national scale for the sheer concentration of historic residences it contains: 70.9% of the residential real estate here was built from 1939 or earlier, some much earlier. This is a greater concentration of historic homes than 97.9% of the neighborhoods in the United States.