Real Estate Prices and Overview
Norton Acres median real estate prices are $82,660, which is less expensive than 72.4% of South Dakota neighborhoods
and 84.4% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Average rental prices in Norton Acres are currently
$727, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 86.8%
of the neighborhoods in South Dakota.
Norton Acres is a suburban neighborhood (based on population
density) located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Norton Acres real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four 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 Norton Acres 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.
Norton Acres has a 14.9% vacancy rate, which is
well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than
73.3% 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 Sioux Falls,
the Norton Acres neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: People
An interesting characteristic about the Norton Acres neighborhood
is that there are more incarcerated people living here than 99.5%
of neighborhoods in the U.S. The United States has the highest rate of
incarceration in the world, currently with 1 out of every 100 adults in the
country are incarcerated as a punishment for crimes committed. The extremely
high incarceration rate of this neighborhood could mean that a prison, juvenile
detention facility or other correctional facility occupies a large proportion
of the neighborhood, or contains a large portion of the neighborhood's population.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Norton Acres neighborhood has more
Native American and Norwegian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 11.8% of
this neighborhood's residents have Native American ancestry and 9.3% have Norwegian ancestry.
Norton Acres is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.5% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Navajo at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.3% 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 Norton Acres neighborhood in Sioux Falls are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood.
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has
a higher income than 40.0% of the neighborhoods in America.
With 23.9% of the children here below the federal poverty
line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 64.8%
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 Norton Acres neighborhood, 34.8%
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 25.0% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations
(19.5%), and 18.8% in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants.
The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry
Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities
and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods
with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries
will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun
to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly,
why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.
In the Norton Acres neighborhood in Sioux Falls, SD, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German
(20.7%). There are also a number of people of Native American ancestry (11.8%) , and residents who report Norwegian roots (9.3%) , and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (7.1%) , along with some Mexican ancestry residents (3.9%), among others.
The Neighbors: Languages
The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are
tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are
at home with their families.
The most common language spoken in the Norton Acres
neighborhood is English, spoken by 84.4% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, African languages and Navajo.
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 Norton Acres neighborhood spend
under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (56.2% of working
residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (77.8%) 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 (12.7%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning
a car useful for getting to work.