Real Estate Prices and Overview
Middlesex St / School St median real estate prices are $194,578, which is less expensive than 88.4% of Massachusetts neighborhoods
and 40.1% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Average rental prices in Middlesex St / School St are currently
$706, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price then 90.5% of Massachusetts neighborhoods.
Middlesex St / School St is a densely urban neighborhood (based on population
density) located in Lowell, Massachusetts.
Middlesex St / School St real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) apartment complexes/high-rise apartments and small apartment buildings.
Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of
the residences in the Middlesex St / School 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.
Middlesex St / School St has a 15.8% vacancy rate, which is
well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than
75.9% 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
When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing
is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look
the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for
a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups.
This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Middlesex St / School St neighborhood has more
Asian and Brazilian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 55.1% of
this neighborhood's residents have Asian ancestry and 0.9% have Brazilian ancestry.
Middlesex St / School St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 34.6% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Mon-Khmer, which is the dominant language of Cambodia, at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research identifies the Middlesex St / School 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
47.4% of its working residents employed in such fields, which is a
higher proportion than 98.9% of American neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
Even if you drive or take transit to your place of employment, many
people enjoy being able to walk in their neighborhood. What many people
don't realize is that most of America's premier vacation locations are
also very walkable. The Middlesex St / School St neighborhood is among
the top 5% of American neighborhoods in terms of walkability.
The Neighbors: Income
There are two complementary 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 Middlesex St / School St neighborhood in Lowell are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood.
NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower
than 76.0% of U.S. neighborhoods.
With 17.9% of the children here below the federal poverty
line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 54.5%
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 Middlesex St / School St neighborhood, 47.4%
of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is
sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 19.8% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations
(18.2%), and 14.5% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
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 Middlesex St / School St neighborhood in Lowell, MA, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Asian
(55.1%). There are also a number of people of Puerto Rican ancestry (9.5%) , and residents who report French roots (6.1%) , and some of the residents are also of Sub-Saharan African ancestry (4.1%) , along with some Irish ancestry residents (4.0%), among others. In addition, 34.7% 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 Middlesex St / School St
neighborhood is English, spoken by 42.4% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Mon-Khmer (the dominant language of Cambodia), Spanish, African languages and Chinese.
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 Middlesex St / School St neighborhood spend
between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (43.4% of working
residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (72.1%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work.
In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (18.0%) and 7.7% of residents also hop out the door and walk to work 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.