Real Estate Prices and Overview
W Chicago / Livernois Ave median real estate prices are $45,812, which is less expensive than 95.1% of Michigan neighborhoods
and 98.3% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Average rental prices in W Chicago / Livernois Ave are currently
$898, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price then 42.1% of Michigan neighborhoods.
W Chicago / Livernois Ave is a suburban neighborhood (based on population
density) located in Detroit, Michigan.
W Chicago / Livernois Ave 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 W Chicago / Livernois Ave neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built before 1940.
Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in
W Chicago / Livernois Ave. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 40.6%.
This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 97.4% of
all U.S. neighborhoods. This can sometimes be the case in neighborhoods
dominated by seasonal homes (such as vacation areas), and occasionally
it is also found in neighborhoods that are primarily filled with college
students, as some apartments could be vacant when school is not in session.
But often neighborhoods with vacancy rates this high are places that
can be plagued by a protracted vacancy problem. If you live here, you
may find that a number of buildings in your neighborhood are actually empty.
Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics
The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from
its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This
neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as
revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything
from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people
Notable & Unique: Occupations
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research identifies the W Chicago / Livernois Ave
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
47.6% of its working residents employed in such fields, which is a
higher proportion than 98.9% of American neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: People
One of the unique characteristics of the W Chicago / Livernois Ave
neighborhood revealed by analysis is that the per capita income of
residents here is lower than that found in 97.3% of the neighborhoods
Also of note, 72.3% 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.
In addition, neighborhoodScout's exclusive research revealed that 96.5%
of the adult residents in the W Chicago / Livernois Ave neighborhood do
not have a 4-year college degree, which is a lower rate of college graduated
adults than found in 97.3% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, despite all of the residential real estate here in the W Chicago / Livernois Ave neighborhood, NeighborhoodScout has discovered that much of it is vacant. In resort or second-home vacation areas, this naturally occurs because homes and apartments are seasonally occupied, and empty for a portion of the year. In non-vacation or resort areas, however, this can be an indicator of property abandonment or a weak real estate market. The vacancy rate here is 40.6%, which is higher than 97.4% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
The Neighbors: Income
How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low
income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a
neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children,
who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities,
the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty,
which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals
both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.
The neighbors in the W Chicago / Livernois Ave neighborhood in Detroit are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America.
NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower
than 97.3% of U.S. neighborhoods.
With 72.3% of the children here below the federal poverty
line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 98.3%
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 W Chicago / Livernois Ave neighborhood, 47.6%
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 23.8% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations
(16.1%), and 12.5% in clerical, assistant, and tech support 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 W Chicago / Livernois Ave neighborhood in Detroit, MI, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican
The Neighbors: Languages
The most common language spoken in the W Chicago / Livernois Ave
neighborhood is English, spoken by 100.0% 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 W Chicago / Livernois Ave neighborhood spend
between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (39.6% of working
residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S.
Here most residents (72.7%) 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 (11.7%) and 5.2% 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.