Real Estate Prices and Overview
Rutherford median real estate prices are $134,804, which is more expensive than 48.2% of the neighborhoods
in Pennsylvania and 39.5% of the
neighborhoods in the U.S.
Average rental prices in Rutherford are currently
$847, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price then 41.7% of Pennsylvania neighborhoods.
Rutherford is a suburban neighborhood (based on population
density) located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Rutherford real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and townhomes.
Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of
the residences in the Rutherford neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.
Home and apartment vacancy rates are 8.6% in
Rutherford. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower
than 53.7% of the neighborhoods in the nation, approximately
near the middle range for vacancies.
Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics
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: Diversity
Did you know that the Rutherford neighborhood has more
Slovak ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 0.8% of
this neighborhood's residents have Slovak ancestry.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
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 Rutherford neighborhood could be your paradise. With 30.3% 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 3.2% of U.S. neighborhoods have more row houses than this neighborhood, making it one of the most interesting things about this special neighborhood.
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 Rutherford neighborhood in Harrisburg are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood.
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has
a higher income than 55.6% of the neighborhoods in America.
With 24.1% of the children here below the federal poverty
line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 65.2%
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 Rutherford neighborhood, 26.5%
of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is
executive, management, and professional occupations, with 25.5% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants
(24.8%), and 22.5% 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 Rutherford neighborhood in Harrisburg, PA, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German
(27.8%). There are also a number of people of Italian ancestry (8.7%) , and residents who report Asian roots (4.4%) , and some of the residents are also of Puerto Rican ancestry (3.7%) , along with some Irish ancestry residents (3.1%), among others.
The Neighbors: Languages
The most common language spoken in the Rutherford
neighborhood is English, spoken by 89.2% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (5.5%).
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 Rutherford neighborhood spend
between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (58.0% of working
residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (88.0%) 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 (8.3%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning
a car useful for getting to work.