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 Borger,
the City Center neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: People
Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the Borger
City Center neighborhood has some of the lowest rates of children
living in poverty of any neighborhood in the United States. In a nation
where approximately 1 in 4 children are living in poverty, the Borger
City Center community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.
In addition, astoundingly, the City Center neighborhood has one of the highest
concentrations of divorcees living here than of any neighborhood, a
higher concentration than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.9%
of U.S. neighborhoods. This may be because people living here divorce
more often than others, or that divorced people move here after they
become divorced. If you are divorced, you will be in good company in
this particular Borger neighborhood.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
More people work in manufacturing and as laborers here in the Borger City Center
neighborhood than in 99.6% of the neighborhoods in America. Despite
the loss of manufacturing jobs across the nation, this neighborhood remains
a place where, compared to other parts of the country, you will find many
laborers and manufacturers.
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 Borger City Center
neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's
Residents of the Borger City Center neighborhood have the pleasure
of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in
America. 71.8% 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 98.5% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting
means more time for other things in life.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Borger City Center neighborhood has more
British and Native American ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.8% of
this neighborhood's residents have British ancestry and 2.8% have Native American ancestry.
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
We Americans love our cars. Not only are they a necessity for most Americans
due to the shape of our neighborhoods and the distances between where we
live, work, shop, and go to school, but we also fancy them. As a result,
most households in America have one, two, or three cars. But NeighborhoodScout's
exclusive analysis shows that the Borger City Center neighborhood has
a highly unusual pattern of car ownership.
26.8% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
96.2% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
Our research shows that more people carpool to work here in the Borger
City Center (21.2%) than in 95.7% of the
neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, despite all of the residential real estate here in the Borger City Center neighborhood, NeighborhoodScout has discovered that much of it is vacant. In resort or second-home vacation areas, this naturally occurs because homes and apartments are seasonally occupied, and empty for a portion of the year. In non-vacation or resort areas, however, this can be an indicator of property abandonment or a weak real estate market. The vacancy rate here is 42.0%, which is higher than 97.6% of all U.S. neighborhoods.