Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice
is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one
might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether
shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Sioux City,
the Nebraska St / 17th St neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
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
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 Nebraska St / 17th St
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, 84.2% of the real estate in the Nebraska St / 17th St neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.
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.