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: Modes of Transportation
Our research reveals that 100.0% of commuters who live in the
Cerrillos Rd / New Mexico Penitentiary Sr neighborhood get to work each day by driving
alone in their automobiles, which is a higher proportion than
99.9% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: People
Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the
Cerrillos Rd / New Mexico Penitentiary Sr neighborhood has some of the lowest rates of children
living in poverty of any neighborhood in the United States. In a nation
where approximately 1 in 4 children are living in poverty, the
Cerrillos Rd / New Mexico Penitentiary Sr community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.
In addition, an interesting characteristic about the Cerrillos Rd / New Mexico Penitentiary Sr neighborhood
is that there are more incarcerated people living here than 99.8%
of neighborhoods in the U.S. The United States has the highest rate of
incarceration in the world, currently with 1 out of every 100 adults in the
country are incarcerated as a punishment for crimes committed. The extremely
high incarceration rate of this neighborhood could mean that a prison, juvenile
detention facility or other correctional facility occupies a large proportion
of the neighborhood, or contains a large portion of the neighborhood's population.
Also, neighborhoodScout's exclusive research revealed that 99.3%
of the adult residents in the Cerrillos Rd / New Mexico Penitentiary Sr neighborhood do
not have a 4-year college degree, which is a lower rate of college graduated
adults than found in 98.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
There are more people living in the Cerrillos Rd / New Mexico Penitentiary Sr neighborhood
employed as sales and service workers (32.6%) than almost any neighborhood
in the country. From fast-food service workers to major sales accounts,
sales and service workers make up the largest proportion of our national
employment picture. But despite that size and importance nationally, this
neighborhood still stands out as unique due to the dominance of people
living here who work in such occupations.
Notable & Unique: Length of Commute
Whether walking, biking, riding, or driving, the length of one's commute
is an important factor for one's quality of life. The Cerrillos Rd / New Mexico Penitentiary Sr
neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's
Residents of the Cerrillos Rd / New Mexico Penitentiary Sr neighborhood have the pleasure
of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in
America. 83.7% of the residents have a commute time from
home to work (one way) of less than fifteen minutes. This is a higher
proportion of residents enjoying a short trip to work than NeighborhoodScout
found in 99.7% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting
means more time for other things in life.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Cerrillos Rd / New Mexico Penitentiary Sr neighborhood has more
Native American ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 4.1% of
this neighborhood's residents have Native American ancestry.
Cerrillos Rd / New Mexico Penitentiary Sr is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.3% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Navajo at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 98.7% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, with a real estate vacancy rate of only 0.0%, the Cerrillos Rd / New Mexico Penitentiary Sr neighborhood has a lower vacancy rate than 100.0% of U.S. neighborhoods, a very elite group. Such a low vacancy rate may indicate very strong real estate demand in the neighborhood combined with some impediments to increasing supply, such as zoning or existing density of development, among other potential reasons.
Furthermore, most neighborhoods have a mixture of ages of homes in them, from new to old, but this neighborhood stands out due to its concentration of residential real estate built in one time frame: from 1940 through 1969, generally considered older, well-established homes. This was a busy time in America for home construction. After the end of World War II, as GIs came home, bought newly built homes on the edges of cities with the help of the GI Bill, and began their families. This housing era generally coincides with the 'Baby Boom' generation (1945 - 1964), and many baby boomers grew up in homes built in this era. But what is so interesting about the Cerrillos Rd / New Mexico Penitentiary Sr neighborhood, is that an incredible 82.1% of the homes here were built in this era. So when you walk its streets or drive through, this neighborhood has a look and feel that harkens to that era in American life, a very important slice of Americana.
Also of note, the Cerrillos Rd / New Mexico Penitentiary Sr 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 82.1% 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.