Found within zip codes: 60636
Popular real estate near Chicago, IL (S Damen Ave / W 59th St)
S Damen Ave / W 59th St median real estate prices are $93,388, which is less expensive than 80.2% of Illinois neighborhoods and 78.6% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Average rental prices in S Damen Ave / W 59th St are currently $640, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price then 58.8% of Illinois neighborhoods.
S Damen Ave / W 59th St is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Chicago, Illinois.
S Damen Ave / W 59th St real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the S Damen Ave / W 59th St neighborhood are relatively historic, built no later than 1939, and in some cases, quite a bit earlier. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.
S Damen Ave / W 59th St has a 15.3% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 75.0% of American neighborhoods). This could either signal that there is weak demand for real estate in the neighborhood, or that much of the housing stock is seasonally occupied, which can occur in some markets dominated by colleges or vacation homes. Either way, if you live here year round, you will find many of the homes or apartments are empty for all or a portion of the year.Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics
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 Chicago, the S Damen Ave / W 59th St neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.Notable & Unique: Occupations
There are more people living in the S Damen Ave / W 59th St neighborhood employed as sales and service workers (43.4%) than almost any neighborhood in the country. From fast-food service workers to major sales accounts, sales and service workers make up the largest proportion of our national employment picture. But despite that size and importance nationally, this neighborhood still stands out as unique due to the dominance of people living here who work in such occupations.Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
More people ride the bus in this neighborhood each day to get to work than 99.5% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Also, if you like to ride the train to work, this neighborhood may be for you. NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 14.8% of the S Damen Ave / W 59th St neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each day, which is more than we found in 95.6% of America's neighborhoods.Notable & Unique: Length of Commute
Regardless of the means by which residents commute, this neighborhood has a length of commute that is notable. Long commutes can be brutal. They take time, money, and energy, leaving less of you for yourself and your family. The residents of the S Damen Ave / W 59th St neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having, on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America. 15.3% of commuters here travel more than one hour just one-way to work. That is more than two hours per day. This percentage with two-hour + round-trip commutes is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.3% of all neighborhoods in America.Notable & Unique: People
The S Damen Ave / W 59th St neighborhood is unique for having just 2.3% of adults here having earned a bachelor's degree. This is a lower rate of college graduates than NeighborhoodScout found in 98.3% of America's neighborhoods.
In addition, the S Damen Ave / W 59th St neighborhood has a greater percentage of children living in poverty (66.6%) than found in 97.7% of all U.S. neighborhoods. Children living in poverty is one of the challenges facing America, and the world, and in this neighborhood in particular, the problem can be considered acute.
Also, single parenting is hard. But you don't have to tell the S Damen Ave / W 59th St neighborhood about it; they already know. 17.8% of this neighborhood's households are run by single mothers, which is a higher concentration than NeighborhoodScout found in 95.4% of American neighborhoods. Further NeighborhoodScout research showed strong statistical correlations among high rates of children living in single parent households, and neighborhood crime, particularly violent crime, neighborhood poverty, and, importantly, the percentage of low weight births and rates of infant mortality.Notable & Unique: Real Estate
Being a walkable neighborhood can help increase property values for the simple reason that people enjoy it and value it. To put it plainly, despite our love affair with the automobile, American's enjoy taking to the streets, sidewalks, paths, and courtyards of a place to get a coffee, relax, and take in the sights and sounds. And, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive and first quantitative walkable score index, the S Damen Ave / W 59th St neighborhood is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in America.
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 S Damen Ave / W 59th St neighborhood stands out on a national scale for the sheer concentration of historic residences it contains: 68.4% of the residential real estate here was built from 1939 or earlier, some much earlier. This is a greater concentration of historic homes than 97.3% of the neighborhoods in the United States.The Neighbors The Neighbors: Income
There are two complimentary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the S Damen Ave / W 59th St neighborhood in Chicago are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 86.1% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 66.6% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 97.7% of U.S. neighborhoods.The Neighbors: Occupations
What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle. In the S Damen Ave / W 59th St neighborhood, 56.6% 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 manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 21.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (13.0%), and 8.8% in executive, management, and professional 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 S Damen Ave / W 59th St neighborhood in Chicago, IL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (0.8%).The Neighbors: Languages
The most common language spoken in the S Damen Ave / W 59th St neighborhood is English, spoken by 98.5% of households.Getting to Work
Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in S Damen Ave / W 59th St neighborhood spend between 45 minutes and one hour commuting one-way to work (29.1% of working residents), longer and tougher than most commutes in America.
Here most residents (37.9%) ride the bus to get to work. In addition, quite a number also drive alone in a private automobile to get to work (37.4%) and 14.8% of residents also take the train for their daily commute. The bus provides a valuable service in the S Damen Ave / W 59th St neighborhood of Chicago by getting a lot of residents to and from work daily, reducing the costs of commuting and reducing some congestion on the roads as well.
|MEDIAN HOUSE VALUE||$93,388|
HOUSE VALUE RANGE
|RENTAL PRICE||Medium cost relative to IL, medium cost relative to the nation|
|NEIGHBORHOOD LOOK, FEEL, & CHARACTER||DETAILS|
|THE SETTING||Urban (based on population density)|
|TYPE OF HOMES / DWELLINGS||Mostly Single-family homes, some Small apartment buildings and a few Complexes/high rise apartments|
|SIZE OF HOMES / DWELLINGS||Mostly Medium-sized dwellings (3 or 4 bedrooms), some Small dwellings (1, 2, or no bedrooms) and a few Large dwellings (4 or 5 bedrooms)|
|AGE OF HOMES / DWELLINGS||Mostly Historic homes (Built 1939 or earlier), some Well established older homes (Built 1940 - 1969), some Newer Homes (Built 2000 or later) and some Established but not old (Built 1970 – 1999)|
|HOMEOWNERSHIP||Mixed owners & renters|
|SPECIAL CHARACTER||Mostly Walkable and Hip & Trendy|
|AGE & LIFESTYLE||Mostly Mixed ages, some Young singles-upwardly mobile (young, educated, professionally employed, and single) and some Seniors (people 65 and over)|
|EDUCATION LEVEL||Rating: 1 (5 is average for the U.S., 10 is most educated)|
|INCOME||Low income (among the 15% lowest income communities in America)|
|OCCUPATIONS||Mostly Sales & Service workers, some Manufacturing & Laborers, some Clerical, assistants & technical support and some Executive, managerial & professional|
|ETHNICITY / ANCESTRY||Mostly Black and some Hispanic|
|LANGUAGES||Mostly English speaking and some Spanish speaking|
|SCHOOLS IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD *||GRADES|
LINDBLOM MATH & SCIENCE ACAD HS
6130 SOUTH WOLCOTT AVE, CHICAGO, IL 60636
* Depending on where you live in this neighborhood, your children may attend these schools or other schools outside the neighborhood. Always check with your local school department to determine which schools your children may attend based on your specific address and your child's grade-level.
This neighborhood is served by one 1 district.
405,644 Students enrolled in District
READING & MATH
|ETHNIC/RACIAL GROUPS||THIS DISTRICT||THIS STATE|
|WHITE (NON-HISPANIC) (%)||8.6||51.3|
|ASIAN OR PACIFIC ISLANDER (%)||3.2||4.1|
|AMERICAN INDIAN OR NATIVE OF ALASKA (%)||0.4||0.3|
|ECONOMIC GROUPS||THIS DISTRICT||THIS STATE|
|ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED (%)||75.5||44.1|
|FOR THIS DISTRICT||PER STUDENT||TOTAL||% OF TOTAL|
|NEIGHBORHOOD EDUCATIONAL ENVIRONMENT|
|ADULTS IN NEIGHBORHOOD WITH COLLEGE DEGREE OR HIGHER (%)||2.3|
|CHILDREN IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD LIVING IN POVERTY (%)||66.6|
|PERIOD||TOTAL APPRECIATION||AVG. ANNUAL RATE||COMPARED TO IL*||COMPARED TO AMERICA*|
|LAST 10 YEARS|
|LAST 5 YEARS|
|LAST 2 YEARS|
|LAST 12 MONTHS|
|* 10 is highest|
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National Median 3.9
My chances of becoming a victim
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in Chicago 1 in 97
in Illinois 1 in 233
National Median 29.1
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in Chicago 1 in 23
in Illinois 1 in 37
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