Found within zip codes: 66045
Popular real estate near Lawrence, KS (U of Kansas / Wescoe Hall)
U of Kansas / Wescoe Hall real estate is primarily composed of apartments and renters, so no median house value data are available. Average rental prices in U of Kansas / Wescoe Hall are currently $387, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price then 74.9% of Kansas neighborhoods.
U of Kansas / Wescoe Hall is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Lawrence, Kansas.
U of Kansas / Wescoe Hall real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) apartment complexes/high-rise apartments and single-family homes. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the U of Kansas / Wescoe Hall neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.
In U of Kansas / Wescoe Hall, the current vacancy rate is 1.8%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 97.5% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in U of Kansas / Wescoe Hall is very tight compared to the demand for property here.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 Lawrence, the U of Kansas / Wescoe Hall neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.Notable & Unique: People
NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that the U of Kansas / Wescoe Hall neighborhood has a greater concentration of residents currently enrolled in college than 99.8% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. With 85.9% of the population here attending college, this is very much a college-focused neighborhood.
In addition, the U of Kansas / Wescoe Hall neighborhood stands out for having an average per capita income lower than 98.7% of the neighborhoods in the United States. Also of note, 67.6% of the children in this area live in poverty; an extraordinarily high percentage compared to other neighborhoods in the nation. In a nation where approximately one in four children grows up in poverty, this neighborhood stands out for the depth of the problem manifested here.
Also, with a nice mix of college students, safety from crime, and decent walkability, the U of Kansas / Wescoe Hall 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 85% of the neighborhoods in KS. This often also means that the area has certain amenities and services geared towards college students, from undergraduates to graduate students.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 U of Kansas / Wescoe Hall neighborhood. In the U of Kansas / Wescoe Hall neighborhood, a greater proportion of the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is found in 99.6% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood, more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.Notable & Unique: Occupations
The U of Kansas / Wescoe Hall neighborhood has a greater proportion of government workers living in it than 99.4% of the neighborhoods in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. This is a unique feature of this neighborhood, and one that shapes its character.
Furthermore, there are more people living in the U of Kansas / Wescoe Hall neighborhood employed as sales and service workers (56.1%) 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 in U of Kansas / Wescoe Hall choose to walk to work each day (41.4%) than almost any neighborhood in America. If you are attracted to the idea of being able to walk to work, this neighborhood could be a good choice.Notable & Unique: Diversity
Significantly, 10.1% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Chinese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.4% of the neighborhoods in America.Notable & Unique: Length of Commute
Regardless of the means by which residents commute, this neighborhood has a length of commute that is notable. Residents of the U of Kansas / Wescoe Hall neighborhood have the pleasure of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in America. 69.7% of the residents have a commute time from home to work (one way) of less than fifteen minutes. This is a higher proportion of residents enjoying a short trip to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 98.0% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting means more time for other things in life.Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, 99.5% of the real estate in the U of Kansas / Wescoe Hall neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America. With a real estate vacancy rate of only 1.8%, the U of Kansas / Wescoe Hall neighborhood has a lower vacancy rate than 97.5% of U.S. neighborhoods, a very elite group. Such a low vacancy rate may indicate very strong real estate demand in the neighborhood combined with some impediments to increasing supply, such as zoning or existing density of development, among other potential reasons.
Furthermore, the U of Kansas / Wescoe Hall neighborhood is very unique in that it has one of the highest proportions of one, two, or no bedroom real estate of any neighborhood in America. Most neighborhoods have a mixture of home or apartment sizes from small to large, but here the concentration of studios and other small living spaces is at near-record heights. With 90.4% of the real estate here of this small size, this most assuredly is a notable feature that makes this neighborhood unique, along with just a handful of other neighborhoods in the U.S. that share this characteristic.
Also of note, the real estate in the U of Kansas / Wescoe Hall neighborhood really stands out in the way it looks for a unique reason: this neighborhood has a higher proportion of apartment complexes or high-rise apartments than nearly every neighborhood in the country. Most neighborhoods are a mixture of real estate and housing types, but here it is almost entirely dominated by big apartment buildings and complexes. In fact, 84.0% of the real estate here is classified as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments, which is more than is found in 96.8% of American neighborhoods.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 U of Kansas / Wescoe Hall neighborhood in Lawrence are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 98.7% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 67.6% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 98.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.The Neighbors: Occupations
A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the shear diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations. In the U of Kansas / Wescoe Hall neighborhood, 43.9% 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 executive, management, and professional occupations, with 32.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions (23.4%), and 15.0% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior - comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures. In the U of Kansas / Wescoe Hall neighborhood in Lawrence, KS, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Asian (15.6%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (12.4%) , and residents who report Irish roots (5.1%) , and some of the residents are also of Mexican ancestry (2.9%) , along with some Italian ancestry residents (2.1%), among others. In addition, 22.3% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.The Neighbors: Languages
The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the U of Kansas / Wescoe Hall neighborhood is English, spoken by 75.6% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese, French, Spanish and Korean.Getting to Work
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in U of Kansas / Wescoe Hall neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (69.7% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (45.6%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also hop out the door and walk to work to get to work (41.4%) and 10.6% of residents also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.
|MEDIAN HOUSE VALUE||UNREPORTED|
|RENTAL PRICE||Low cost relative to KS, very low cost relative to the nation|
|NEIGHBORHOOD LOOK, FEEL, & CHARACTER||DETAILS|
|THE SETTING||Urban (based on population density)|
|TYPE OF HOMES / DWELLINGS||Mostly Complexes/high rise apartments, some Single-family homes, some Rowhouses & attached homes and a few Small apartment buildings|
|SIZE OF HOMES / DWELLINGS||Mostly Small dwellings (1, 2, or no bedrooms), some Large dwellings (4 or 5 bedrooms) and a few Medium-sized dwellings (3 or 4 bedrooms)|
|AGE OF HOMES / DWELLINGS||Mostly Well established older homes (Built 1940 - 1969), some Established but not old (Built 1970 – 1999) and some Historic homes (Built 1939 or earlier)|
|SPECIAL CHARACTER||Mostly Walkable|
|AGE & LIFESTYLE||Mostly College students (people currently attending college) and some Young singles-upwardly mobile (young, educated, professionally employed, and single)|
|EDUCATION LEVEL||Rating: 10 (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 Executive, managerial & professional, some Government employees, some Clerical, assistants & technical support and some Manufacturing & Laborers|
|ETHNICITY / ANCESTRY||Mostly White (non-Hispanic), some East Asian, some Black, some Irish ancestry, some Hispanic, some Mexican, some Italian ancestry, some Arabian and some Asian Indian|
|LANGUAGES||Mostly English speaking, some French speaking and some Spanish speaking|
|SCHOOLS IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD||GRADES|
|There are no schools physically located in this neighborhood.|
This neighborhood is served by one 1 district.
11,143 Students enrolled in District
READING & MATH
|ETHNIC/RACIAL GROUPS||THIS DISTRICT||THIS STATE|
|WHITE (NON-HISPANIC) (%)||71.7||68.0|
|ASIAN OR PACIFIC ISLANDER (%)||3.9||2.5|
|AMERICAN INDIAN OR NATIVE OF ALASKA (%)||4.4||1.3|
|ECONOMIC GROUPS||THIS DISTRICT||THIS STATE|
|ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED (%)||33.7||47.3|
|FOR THIS DISTRICT||PER STUDENT||TOTAL||% OF TOTAL|
|NEIGHBORHOOD EDUCATIONAL ENVIRONMENT|
|ADULTS IN NEIGHBORHOOD WITH COLLEGE DEGREE OR HIGHER (%)||71.2|
|CHILDREN IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD LIVING IN POVERTY (%)||67.6|
|PERIOD||TOTAL APPRECIATION||AVG. ANNUAL RATE||COMPARED TO KS*||COMPARED TO AMERICA*|
|SINCE 1990||NO APPRECIATION RATE DATA AVAILABLE|
|LAST 10 YEARS||NO APPRECIATION RATE DATA AVAILABLE|
|LAST 5 YEARS||NO APPRECIATION RATE DATA AVAILABLE|
|LAST 2 YEARS||NO APPRECIATION RATE DATA AVAILABLE|
|LAST 12 MONTHS||NO APPRECIATION RATE DATA AVAILABLE|
|LATEST QUARTER||NO APPRECIATION RATE DATA AVAILABLE|
|* 10 is highest|
U of Kansas / Wescoe Hall neighborhood appreciation rates are for subscribers only. Lawrence, KS appreciation rates (city-wide averages) are open to all visitors.
National Median 3.9
My chances of becoming a victim
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in Lawrence 1 in 263
in Kansas 1 in 283
National Median 29.1
My chances of becoming a victim
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in Lawrence 1 in 22
in Kansas 1 in 32
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