Real Estate Prices and Overview
Gratiot Ave / Maddelein St median real estate prices are $53,706, which is less expensive than 92.0% of Michigan neighborhoods
and 96.8% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Average rental prices in Gratiot Ave / Maddelein St are currently
$975, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 68.7%
of the neighborhoods in Michigan.
Gratiot Ave / Maddelein St is an urban neighborhood (based on population
density) located in Detroit, Michigan.
Gratiot Ave / Maddelein St 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 Gratiot Ave / Maddelein St 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
Gratiot Ave / Maddelein St. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 36.8%.
This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 96.6% 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
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 Detroit,
the Gratiot Ave / Maddelein St neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: People
Single parenting is hard. But you don't have to tell the
Gratiot Ave / Maddelein St neighborhood about it; they already know. 27.5%
of this neighborhood's households are run by single mothers, which is a
higher concentration than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.4%
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 Gratiot Ave / Maddelein St neighborhood is unique for having just
3.5% of adults here having earned a bachelor's degree.
This is a lower rate of college graduates than NeighborhoodScout found
in 97.3% of America's neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
From major sales accounts to fast-food workers, sales and service employees
are often the backbone of the local economy. In the Gratiot Ave / Maddelein St
neighborhood, they truly stand out. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis
identifies this neighborhood as having a higher percentage of sales and
service workers than 97.2% of all American neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, despite all of the residential real estate here in the Gratiot Ave / Maddelein St 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 36.8%, which is higher than 96.6% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
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 Gratiot Ave / Maddelein St 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 93.2% of U.S. neighborhoods.
With 50.7% of the children here below the federal poverty
line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 91.2%
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 Gratiot Ave / Maddelein St neighborhood, 45.1%
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
clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations, with 32.1% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations
(13.5%), and 9.3% in manufacturing and laborer 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 Gratiot Ave / Maddelein St neighborhood in Detroit, MI, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Polish
(4.5%). There are also a number of people of Asian ancestry (2.6%) , and residents who report German roots (1.8%) , and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (1.4%) .
The Neighbors: Languages
The most common language spoken in the Gratiot Ave / Maddelein St
neighborhood is English, spoken by 99.4% 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 Gratiot Ave / Maddelein St neighborhood spend
between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (38.4% of working
residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S.
Here most residents (81.5%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work.
In addition, quite a number also ride the bus to get to work (11.8%) and 6.8% 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.