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 New Bedford,
the Mount Pleasant St / Coggeshall St neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Mount Pleasant St / Coggeshall St neighborhood has more
Portuguese and Puerto Rican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 15.4% of
this neighborhood's residents have Portuguese ancestry and 28.9% have Puerto Rican ancestry.
Mount Pleasant St / Coggeshall St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 5.4% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Portuguese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.3% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: People
Single parenting is hard. But you don't have to tell the
Mount Pleasant St / Coggeshall St neighborhood about it; they already know. 25.1%
of this neighborhood's households are run by single mothers, which is a
higher concentration than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.1%
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.
In addition, the Mount Pleasant St / Coggeshall St neighborhood has a greater percentage
of children living in poverty (65.4%) than found in
96.9% 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.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research identifies the Mount Pleasant St / Coggeshall 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
44.3% of its working residents employed in such fields, which is a
higher proportion than 97.9% of American neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, corner bodegas, stores on the first floor and apartments above, former grand Victorian residences converted into apartments, three-deckers built shoulder-to-shoulder, duplexes. Such building types define the real estate of neighborhoods dominated by small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings. Many are in older core neighborhoods of Eastern and Midwestern cities, or historic town centers in their hinterlands. If you wax romantic about the look and feel of such neighborhoods, with fresh pizza, falafel and an independent florist at the corner, then you might find the Mount Pleasant St / Coggeshall St neighborhood worth a close look. This neighborhood is an absolutely outstanding example of the dominance of small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings compared to neighborhoods across the nation, as they make up a substantial portion of this neighborhood's real estate stock. In fact, no less than 40.7% of the real estate here is made up of such dwellings, which is higher than 96.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods.