Real Estate Prices and Overview
W 4th St / Howard Ave median real estate prices are $67,740, which is less expensive than 89.9% of Pennsylvania neighborhoods
and 92.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Average rental prices in W 4th St / Howard Ave are currently
$658, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price then 73.8% of Pennsylvania neighborhoods.
W 4th St / Howard Ave is an urban neighborhood (based on population
density) located in Lewistown, Pennsylvania.
W 4th St / Howard Ave 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 occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of
the residences in the W 4th St / Howard Ave neighborhood are relatively historic, built no later than 1939, and in some cases, quite a bit earlier. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.
W 4th St / Howard Ave has a 13.9% vacancy rate, which is
well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than
70.0% 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
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: People
There is an especially high percentage of incarcerated people (1.4%)
living in the W 4th St / Howard Ave neighborhood.
Notable & Unique: Length of Commute
Whether walking, biking, riding, or driving, the length of one's commute
is an important factor for one's quality of life. The W 4th St / Howard Ave
neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's
Residents of the W 4th St / Howard Ave neighborhood have the pleasure
of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in
America. 61.1% of the residents have a commute time from
home to work (one way) of less than fifteen minutes. This is a higher
proportion of residents enjoying a short trip to work than NeighborhoodScout
found in 95.5% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting
means more time for other things in life.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the W 4th St / Howard Ave neighborhood has more
German ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 30.7% of
this neighborhood's residents have German 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 W 4th St / Howard Ave neighborhood could be your paradise. With 26.1% 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 4.2% of U.S. neighborhoods have more row houses than this neighborhood, making it one of the most interesting things about this special neighborhood.
Furthermore, if you find historic homes and neighborhoods attractive, you love the details, the history, and the charm, then you are sure to be interested in this neighborhood. With 60.9% of the residential real estate in the W 4th St / Howard Ave neighborhood built no later than 1939, and some built considerably earlier, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of historic residences than 95.5% of all neighborhoods in America. In this regard, this neighborhood truly stands out as special.
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 W 4th St / Howard Ave neighborhood in Lewistown are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood.
NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower
than 77.4% of U.S. neighborhoods.
With 53.4% of the children here below the federal poverty
line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 92.6%
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 W 4th St / Howard Ave neighborhood, 31.6%
of the working population is employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is
manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 30.4% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations
(23.6%), and 14.4% 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 W 4th St / Howard Ave neighborhood in Lewistown, PA, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German
(30.7%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (9.5%) , and residents who report English roots (5.9%) , and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (4.3%) , along with some Polish ancestry residents (3.0%), among others.
The Neighbors: Languages
The most common language spoken in the W 4th St / Howard Ave
neighborhood is English, spoken by 95.4% of households.
Getting to Work
Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your
place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in
just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a
long and arduous commute.
The greatest number of commuters in W 4th St / Howard Ave neighborhood spend
under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (61.1% of working
residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
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 (13.8%) and 6.2% of residents also hop out the door and walk to work for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning
a car useful for getting to work.