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: Length of Commute
Regardless of the means by which residents commute, this neighborhood has
a length of commute that is notable.
Long commutes can be brutal. They take time, money, and energy, leaving less
of you for yourself and your family. The residents of the
Coney Island neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having,
on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America.
19.1% of commuters here travel more than one hour just one-way
to work. That is more than two hours per day. This percentage with two-hour +
round-trip commutes is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.8%
of all neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Coney Island neighborhood has more
Haitian and Jamaican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 9.8% of
this neighborhood's residents have Haitian ancestry and 6.2% have Jamaican ancestry.
Coney Island is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 36.2% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Chinese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.8% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
If you like to ride the train to work, this neighborhood may be for you.
NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 45.4% of the
Coney Island neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each
day, which is more than we found in 98.5% of America's
Also, in the Coney Island 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 19.8%
of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than
we found in 97.6% of American neighborhoods. Get ready
to put on your walking shoes if you move here!
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
The Coney Island neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 34,905 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 97.6% of the nation's neighborhoods.
In addition, many people dream of living along a street lined with row houses or other attached homes. Such places do often have an abundance of charm. If you are one of these people, the Coney Island neighborhood could be your paradise. With 35.9% of the homes and real estate here classified as rowhouses or other attached homes, this neighborhood brims with opportunity to find the right place for you. Only 2.4% of U.S. neighborhoods have more row houses than this neighborhood, making it one of the most interesting things about this special neighborhood.
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or
three. But households in the Coney Island neighborhood buck
29.3% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
96.6% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability
Some neighborhoods have more internal cohesiveness than others. While other
neighborhoods feel like a collection of strangers who just happen to live
near each other. Sometimes this comes down to not only the personalities
of the people in a place, but how long people have been together in that
neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research has revealed some interesting
things about the rootedness of people in the Coney Island
What is interesting to note, is that the Coney Island
neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country
(45.1%) than are found in 96.3% of all U.S. neighborhoods.