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 Jackson City Center neighborhood has more
African and Sub-Saharan African ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 11.0% of
this neighborhood's residents have African ancestry and 11.0% have Sub-Saharan African ancestry.
Jackson City Center is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.8% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Arabic at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 97.7% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the Jackson City Center neighborhood, many people's commute means
walking from the bedroom to the home office. NeighborhoodScout's analysis
found that 20.5% of residents worked from home. This may not
seem like a large number, but Scout's research shows that this is a higher
percentage of people working from home than 99.5% of the
neighborhoods in America. Often people who work from home are engaged in
the creative or technological economy, such as is found in areas around Boston,
and in Silicon Valley. Other times, people may be engaged in other businesses
like trading stocks from home, or running a small beauty salon.
Also, in the Jackson City Center neighborhood, walking to work is a real
option for many. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research reveals
walking to and from work is the chosen way to commute for 13.3%
of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than
we found in 95.6% of American neighborhoods. Get ready
to put on your walking shoes if you move here!
Notable & Unique: People
The Jackson City Center neighborhood stands out for having an
average per capita income lower than 98.6% of the neighborhoods
in the United States.
Also of note, 79.2% of the children in this area
live in poverty; an extraordinarily high percentage compared to other
neighborhoods in the nation. In a nation where approximately one in
four children grows up in poverty, this neighborhood stands out for
the depth of the problem manifested here.
In addition, of particular note, 20.3% of the people in the City Center
neighborhood currently reside in a correction facility, held due to
punishment for a crime.
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 Jackson City Center
neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's
Residents of the Jackson City Center neighborhood have the pleasure
of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in
America. 68.3% 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 97.8% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting
means more time for other things in life.
Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability
Do you like to be surrounded by people from all over the country or world,
with different perspectives and life experiences? Or do you instead prefer
to be in a neighborhood where most residents have lived there for a long
time, creating a sense of cohesiveness? NeighborhoodScout's analysis
reveals that this neighborhood stands out among American neighborhoods
for the uniqueness of the mobility of its residents.
In the Jackson City Center neighborhood, a greater proportion of
the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is
found in 97.6% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood,
more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, 85.2% of the real estate in the Jackson City Center neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America. Vacant homes and apartments are a significant characteristic of this neighborhood. In fact, with 42.9% of the residential real estate vacant, the Jackson City Center neighborhood claims the distinction of having a higher vacancy rate than 97.8% of the neighborhoods in America. This can either be because much of the property is seasonally occupied, like in many vacation areas, or that much of the real estate is more permanently abandoned.