Real Estate Prices and Overview
West Side median real estate prices are $61,032, which is less expensive than 89.8% of Ohio neighborhoods
and 94.6% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Average rental prices in West Side are currently
$759, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 61.7%
of the neighborhoods in Ohio.
West Side is a suburban neighborhood (based on population
density) located in Youngstown, Ohio.
West Side 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 owner occupied. Many of
the residences in the West Side neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built before 1940.
West Side has a 12.7% vacancy rate, which is
well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than
65.8% 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
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: Diversity
Did you know that the West Side neighborhood has more
Slovak and Croatian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 4.4% of
this neighborhood's residents have Slovak ancestry and 2.3% have Croatian ancestry.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, this West Side neighborhood has earned the amazing distinction of having one of the highest rates of detached, single-family homes of any neighborhood in the U.S. With 97.8% of the residential real estate here made up of free-standing single-family homes, there is a greater proportion of single-family homes here than in 96.6% of all neighborhoods in America.
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 West Side neighborhood in Youngstown are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood.
NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower
than 79.5% of U.S. neighborhoods.
With 34.0% of the children here below the federal poverty
line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 78.0%
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 West Side neighborhood, 30.8%
of the working population is employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is
manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 24.8% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants
(23.9%), and 20.4% in executive, management, and professional 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 West Side neighborhood in Youngstown, OH, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Italian
(19.2%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (18.1%) , and residents who report Irish roots (10.8%) , and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (6.6%) , along with some Slovak ancestry residents (4.4%), among others.
The Neighbors: Languages
The most common language spoken in the West Side
neighborhood is English, spoken by 96.9% 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 West Side neighborhood spend
between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (41.3% of working
residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (84.1%) 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 (11.1%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning
a car useful for getting to work.