Real Estate Prices and Overview
Alsea median real estate prices are $284,681, which is more expensive than 70.7% of the neighborhoods
in Oregon and 76.1% of the
neighborhoods in the U.S.
Average rental prices in Alsea are currently
$697, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price then 71.2% of Oregon neighborhoods.
Alsea is a remote neighborhood (based on population
density) located in Philomath, Oregon.
Alsea real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and mobile homes.
Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of
the residences in the Alsea neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.
Alsea has a 13.8% vacancy rate, which is
well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than
69.6% 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 Philomath,
the Alsea neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Alsea neighborhood has more
Danish and Lithuanian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.2% of
this neighborhood's residents have Danish ancestry and 1.0% have Lithuanian ancestry.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
Unpopulated, and rural, the Alsea neighborhood is one of the least crowded neighborhoods in all of America. If you like open space, no traffic, and lots of room, this neighborhood may be just what you are looking for. According to NeighborhoodScout's leading research, this neighborhood is less densely populated than 96.4% of the neighborhoods in America. One of the notable things about Alsea is that it is one of the quietest neighborhoods in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and quantitative rating of quietness. When you are here, you will find it to be very quiet. If quiet and peaceful are your cup of tea, you may have found a great place for you.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the Alsea neighborhood, carpooling is still a popular
way to get to and from work. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that
21.5% of commuters carpool here, which is more than in
95.4% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: People
If you're nearing retirement age, or in retirement, the
Alsea neighborhood is an excellent choice for you to consider
for top-quality retirement living. This neighborhood is rated by
NeighborhoodScout as among the top 7.9% of retiree-friendly
neighborhoods in Oregon, combining peace and quiet, safety from
crime, and offering diverse housing options from which retirees can
choose. Maybe it's because of these amenities that a large proportion
of the residents here are college educated seniors, mixed with other
age groups. For these and other reasons, NeighborhoodScout identifies
this neighborhood as a top-notch place to consider if you are thinking
of or planning to retire in Oregon.
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 Alsea neighborhood in Philomath are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood.
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has
a higher income than 55.7% of the neighborhoods in America.
In addition, 14.0% of the children seventeen and under
living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which
is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 53.4%
of America's neighborhoods.
The Neighbors: Occupations
What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has
a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about
the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.
In the Alsea neighborhood, 45.3%
of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional 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 18.8% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations
(17.5%), and 15.3% in clerical, assistant, and tech support 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 Alsea neighborhood in Philomath, OR, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German
(13.0%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (10.1%) , and residents who report Irish roots (5.7%) , and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (4.2%) , along with some Scottish ancestry residents (3.5%), among others.
The Neighbors: Languages
The most common language spoken in the Alsea
neighborhood is English, spoken by 97.3% 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 Alsea neighborhood spend
between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (39.4% of working
residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (75.4%) 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 (21.5%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning
a car useful for getting to work.