When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing
is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look
the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for
a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups.
This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
Notable & Unique: People
Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the
Ghent / Eastern Virginia Medical School 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
Ghent / Eastern Virginia Medical School community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.
In addition, some neighborhoods have residents that are more educated than others. But
in this neighborhood there is a dramatic difference. NeighborhoodScout's
exclusive analysis reveals that 39.3% of the adults here have
earned a Masters degree, medical degree, Ph.D. or law degree. This is a
higher rate of people with a graduate degree than is found in
98.3% of U.S. neighborhoods, where the average American
neighborhood has 8.4% of its adults with a graduate degree. If you are
highly educated, you may have much in common with many of your neighbors here.
Also, one of the most interesting things about the Ghent / Eastern Virginia Medical School
neighborhood is that it has a greater concentration of residents who live
alone than most all neighborhoods in America. With 52.4% of the
households here made up of people living alone, NeighborhoodScout's research
reveals that this is a larger proportion of people living alone than in
98.2% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Ghent / Eastern Virginia Medical School neighborhood has more
Belgian and Lithuanian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.1% of
this neighborhood's residents have Belgian ancestry and 1.1% have Lithuanian ancestry.
Ghent / Eastern Virginia Medical School is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.9% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Italian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 97.0% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
The Ghent / Eastern Virginia Medical School neighborhood has a higher proportion of
its residents employed as executives, managers and professionals than
97.3% of the neighborhoods in American. In fact, 67.3%
of the employed people here make a living as an executive, a manager, or
other professional. With such a high concentration, this truly shapes
the character of this neighborhood, and to a large degree defines what
this neighborhood is about.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
More people in Ghent / Eastern Virginia Medical School choose to walk to work each day
(13.8%) than almost any neighborhood in America. If you are
attracted to the idea of being able to walk to work, this neighborhood
could be a good choice.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, the real estate in the Ghent / Eastern Virginia Medical School neighborhood really stands out in the way it looks for a unique reason: this neighborhood has a higher proportion of apartment complexes or high-rise apartments than nearly every neighborhood in the country. Most neighborhoods are a mixture of real estate and housing types, but here it is almost entirely dominated by big apartment buildings and complexes. In fact, 66.4% of the real estate here is classified as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments, which is more than is found in 95.1% of American neighborhoods.