Real Estate Prices and Overview
Oakhurst / Coopersdale median real estate prices are $36,647, which is less expensive than 98.9% of Pennsylvania neighborhoods
and 99.3% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Average rental prices in Oakhurst / Coopersdale are currently
$180, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price then 99.4% of Pennsylvania neighborhoods.
Oakhurst / Coopersdale is a suburban neighborhood (based on population
density) located in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.
Oakhurst / Coopersdale real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments.
Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of
the residences in the Oakhurst / Coopersdale neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built before 1940.
Home and apartment vacancy rates are 10.5% in
Oakhurst / Coopersdale. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower
than 43.9% of the neighborhoods in the nation, approximately
near the middle range for vacancies.
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 Johnstown,
the Oakhurst / Coopersdale 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 Oakhurst / Coopersdale neighborhood has more
Slovak and Croatian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 7.5% of
this neighborhood's residents have Slovak ancestry and 1.8% have Croatian ancestry.
Oakhurst / Coopersdale is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.1% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Japanese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 96.3% of the neighborhoods in America.
The Neighbors: Income
There are two complimentary 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 Oakhurst / Coopersdale neighborhood in Johnstown are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America.
NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower
than 92.4% of U.S. neighborhoods.
With 20.5% of the children here below the federal poverty
line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 59.2%
of U.S. neighborhoods.
The Neighbors: Occupations
The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you
are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have
shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations
shape the culture of a place.
In the Oakhurst / Coopersdale neighborhood, 29.2%
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 28.3% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations
(23.0%), and 19.5% 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 Oakhurst / Coopersdale neighborhood in Johnstown, PA, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German
(17.7%). There are also a number of people of Italian ancestry (11.4%) , and residents who report Irish roots (10.8%) , and some of the residents are also of Slovak ancestry (7.5%) , along with some Polish ancestry residents (5.3%), among others.
The Neighbors: Languages
The most common language spoken in the Oakhurst / Coopersdale
neighborhood is English, spoken by 93.8% 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 Oakhurst / Coopersdale neighborhood spend
between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (56.8% of working
residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (76.5%) 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 (8.4%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning
a car useful for getting to work.