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
$465, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price then 84.7% 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
Regardless of the means by which residents commute, this neighborhood has
a length of commute that is notable.
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, if you love row houses and attached homes, you will probably really like the W 4th St / Howard Ave neighborhood. The ambiance, the charm, of row houses is something special. And in shear abundance of row houses, this neighborhood truly stands out. The real estate here has a higher proportion of row houses and attached homes than nearly any neighborhood in America. In fact, 26.1% of the residential real estate here is classified as row houses and attached homes.
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
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 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
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 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
Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves,
Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily
from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods
home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more
unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households
– and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live
in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents
or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.
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
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 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.