Real Estate Prices and Overview
Brownsfield median real estate prices are $121,852, which is more expensive than 52.5% of the neighborhoods
in Louisiana and 34.2% of the
neighborhoods in the U.S.
Average rental prices in Brownsfield are currently
$1,339, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 96.4%
of the neighborhoods in Louisiana.
Brownsfield is a suburban neighborhood (based on population
density) located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Brownsfield real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes and mobile homes.
Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of
the residences in the Brownsfield neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.
Real estate vacancies in Brownsfield are 7.5%,
which is lower than one will find in 60.2% of American
neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in Brownsfield
is above average for the U.S., and may signal some demand for either
price increases or new construction of residential product for this neighborhood.
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 Baton Rouge,
the Brownsfield neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
Our research reveals that 96.0% of commuters who live in the
Brownsfield neighborhood get to work each day by driving
alone in their automobiles, which is a higher proportion than
99.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
The Brownsfield neighborhood has a greater proportion of
government workers living in it than 98.0% 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.
Notable & Unique: People
According to NeighborhoodScout's research, Brownsfield is
better suited for first-time home buyers than 85.6%
of neighborhoods in the state. Most homes here are priced below the
state's median house value, yet maintain comparably good appreciation
rates over the last decade relative to other neighborhoods in Louisiana.
Along with an exclusive multi-metric measure of neighborhood quality
developed by NeighborhoodScout that scores high here in this neighborhood,
this means that buying into the neighborhood
is not only an accessible option but considered a decent first time
home buyer choice for building equity in your first home, while being
in a quality neighborhood
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 Brownsfield neighborhood in Baton Rouge are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood.
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has
a higher income than 58.2% of the neighborhoods in America.
With 42.8% of the children here below the federal poverty
line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 86.1%
of U.S. neighborhoods.
The Neighbors: Occupations
The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you
are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have
shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations
shape the culture of a place.
In the Brownsfield neighborhood, 30.1%
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 26.8% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations
(25.9%), and 17.2% in government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions.
The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry
Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves,
Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily
from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods
home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more
unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households
– and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live
in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents
or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.
In the Brownsfield neighborhood in Baton Rouge, LA, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English
(4.7%). There are also a number of people of French ancestry (4.3%) , and residents who report Italian roots (3.1%) .
The Neighbors: Languages
The most common language spoken in the Brownsfield
neighborhood is English, spoken by 98.8% of households.
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 Brownsfield neighborhood spend
between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (48.0% of working
residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (96.0%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work.
In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning
a car useful for getting to work.