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Columbia Heights / Winston-Salem State U real estate is primarily composed of apartments and renters, so no median house value data are available. Average rental prices in Columbia Heights / Winston-Salem State U are currently $402, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price then 81.0% of North Carolina neighborhoods.
Columbia Heights / Winston-Salem State U is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Columbia Heights / Winston-Salem State U real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) small apartment buildings and single-family homes. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the Columbia Heights / Winston-Salem State U neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.
Columbia Heights / Winston-Salem State U has a 15.3% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 75.0% 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
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 Winston-Salem, the Columbia Heights / Winston-Salem State U neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.Notable & Unique: People
An extraordinary 61.5% of the residents of the Columbia Heights / Winston-Salem State U neighborhood are currently enrolled in college. This is such a large part of life in this neighborhood that the neighborhood changes a great deal with the change of semesters and is far quieter during the summer when many students are away.
In addition, one of the unique characteristics of the Columbia Heights / Winston-Salem State U neighborhood revealed by analysis is that the per capita income of residents here is lower than that found in 95.7% of the neighborhoods in America. Also of note, 81.0% 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.
Also, one of the really interesting characteristics about the Columbia Heights / Winston-Salem State U neighborhood is that, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research, it is an excellent choice in which to reside for college students. Due to its popularity among college students who already choose to live here, its walkability, and its above average safety from crime, the neighborhood is ideal for prospective or already-enrolled college students. Between semesters and during school breaks, you'll notice that the excitement here fluctuates with the college seasons. Despite the excitement however, parents of college-age children can rest easy knowing that this neighborhood has an above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the top 1.0% of college-friendly places to live in the state of North Carolina.Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the Columbia Heights / Winston-Salem State U neighborhood, walking to work is a real option for many. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research reveals walking to and from work is the chosen way to commute for 26.1% of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than we found in 98.4% of American neighborhoods. Get ready to put on your walking shoes if you move here!Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Columbia Heights / Winston-Salem State U neighborhood has more African ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.4% of this neighborhood's residents have African ancestry.Notable & Unique: Migration/Stability
Do you like to be surrounded by people from all over the country or world, with different perspectives and life experiences? Or do you instead prefer to be in a neighborhood where most residents have lived there for a long time, creating a sense of cohesiveness? NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this neighborhood stands out among American neighborhoods for the uniqueness of the mobility of its residents. In the Columbia Heights / Winston-Salem State U neighborhood, a greater proportion of the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is found in 95.4% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood, more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, renter-occupied real estate is dominant in the Columbia Heights / Winston-Salem State U neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 97.3%, which is higher than 98.6% of the neighborhoods in America. If you were to buy and live in the property you bought here, you would be almost alone in doing so.
Furthermore, 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 Columbia Heights / Winston-Salem State U 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 38.0% of the real estate here is made up of such dwellings, which is higher than 95.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Also of note, the Columbia Heights / Winston-Salem State U neighborhood is very unique in that it has one of the highest proportions of one, two, or no bedroom real estate of any neighborhood in America. Most neighborhoods have a mixture of home or apartment sizes from small to large, but here the concentration of studios and other small living spaces is at near-record heights. With 82.3% of the real estate here of this small size, this most assuredly is a notable feature that makes this neighborhood unique, along with just a handful of other neighborhoods in the U.S. that share this characteristic.The Neighbors 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 Columbia Heights / Winston-Salem State U neighborhood in Winston-Salem are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 95.7% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 81.0% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 99.4% of U.S. neighborhoods.The Neighbors: Occupations
A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the shear diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations. In the Columbia Heights / Winston-Salem State U neighborhood, 35.9% of the working population is employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support 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 31.4% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (18.2%), and 14.6% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior - comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures. In the Columbia Heights / Winston-Salem State U neighborhood in Winston-Salem, NC, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (11.4%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (3.7%) , and residents who report Sub-Saharan African roots (3.6%) , and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (3.5%) , along with some English ancestry residents (3.5%), among others.The Neighbors: Languages
The most common language spoken in the Columbia Heights / Winston-Salem State U neighborhood is English, spoken by 84.4% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (15.2%).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 Columbia Heights / Winston-Salem State U neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (57.9% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (52.5%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also hop out the door and walk to work to get to work (26.1%) and 9.0% 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.
|MEDIAN HOUSE VALUE||UNREPORTED|
|RENTAL PRICE||Very low cost relative to NC, very low cost relative to the nation|
|NEIGHBORHOOD LOOK, FEEL, & CHARACTER||DETAILS|
|THE SETTING||Urban (based on population density)|
|TYPE OF HOMES / DWELLINGS||Mostly Small apartment buildings, some Single-family homes, some Complexes/high rise apartments and a few Mobile homes|
|SIZE OF HOMES / DWELLINGS||Mostly Small dwellings (1, 2, or no bedrooms), some Medium-sized dwellings (3 or 4 bedrooms) and a few Large dwellings (4 or 5 bedrooms)|
|AGE OF HOMES / DWELLINGS||Mostly Well established older homes (Built 1940 - 1969), some Established but not old (Built 1970 – 1999), some Historic homes (Built 1939 or earlier) and some Newer Homes (Built 2000 or later)|
|SPECIAL CHARACTER||Mostly Walkable and Hip & Trendy|
|AGE & LIFESTYLE||Mostly College students (people currently attending college) and some Young singles-upwardly mobile (young, educated, professionally employed, and single)|
|EDUCATION LEVEL||Rating: 4 (5 is average for the U.S., 10 is most educated)|
|INCOME||Low income (among the 15% lowest income communities in America)|
|OCCUPATIONS||Mostly Clerical, assistants & technical support, some Sales & Service workers, some Executive, managerial & professional and some Manufacturing & Laborers|
|ETHNICITY / ANCESTRY||Mostly Black, some Hispanic, some Mexican, some Irish ancestry and some White (non-Hispanic)|
|LANGUAGES||Mostly English speaking and some Spanish speaking|
|SCHOOLS IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD||GRADES|
|There are no schools physically located in this neighborhood.|
This neighborhood is served by one 1 district.
53,367 Students enrolled in District
READING & MATH
|ETHNIC/RACIAL GROUPS||THIS DISTRICT||THIS STATE|
|WHITE (NON-HISPANIC) (%)||43.8||53.2|
|ASIAN OR PACIFIC ISLANDER (%)||2.1||2.4|
|AMERICAN INDIAN OR NATIVE OF ALASKA (%)||0.3||1.5|
|ECONOMIC GROUPS||THIS DISTRICT||THIS STATE|
|ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED (%)||52.2||50.2|
|FOR THIS DISTRICT||PER STUDENT||TOTAL||% OF TOTAL|
|NEIGHBORHOOD EDUCATIONAL ENVIRONMENT|
|ADULTS IN NEIGHBORHOOD WITH COLLEGE DEGREE OR HIGHER (%)||15.5|
|CHILDREN IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD LIVING IN POVERTY (%)||81.0|
|PERIOD||TOTAL APPRECIATION||AVG. ANNUAL RATE||COMPARED TO NC*||COMPARED TO AMERICA*|
|LAST 10 YEARS|
|LAST 5 YEARS|
|LAST 2 YEARS|
|LAST 12 MONTHS|
|* 10 is highest|
Columbia Heights / Winston-Salem State U neighborhood appreciation rates are for subscribers only. Winston-Salem, NC appreciation rates (city-wide averages) are open to all visitors.
National Median 3.9
My chances of becoming a victim
in Columbia Heights / Winston-Salem State U SUBSCRIBE FOR DETAIL
in Winston-Salem 1 in 148
in North Carolina 1 in 286
National Median 29.1
My chances of becoming a victim
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in Winston-Salem 1 in 16
in North Carolina 1 in 28
Columbia Heights / Winston-Salem State U neighborhood Crime data are subscription only. Winston-Salem, NC crime rates (city-wide averages) are open to all visitors.
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