Real Estate Prices and Overview
Fern Prairie median real estate prices are $295,612, which is more expensive than 67.1% of the neighborhoods
in Washington and 77.5% of the
neighborhoods in the U.S.
Average rental prices in Fern Prairie are currently
$1,255, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 80.1%
of the neighborhoods in Washington.
Fern Prairie is a suburban neighborhood (based on population
density) located in Camas, Washington.
Fern Prairie real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments.
Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of
the residences in the Fern Prairie neighborhood are newer, built in 2000 or more recently. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.
Home and apartment vacancy rates are 8.5% in
Fern Prairie. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower
than 54.3% of the neighborhoods in the nation, approximately
near the middle range for vacancies.
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 Camas,
the Fern Prairie neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Fern Prairie neighborhood has more
Dutch and Norwegian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 4.1% of
this neighborhood's residents have Dutch ancestry and 6.8% have Norwegian ancestry.
Fern Prairie is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.6% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Russian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 95.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
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 Fern Prairie neighborhood in Camas are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood.
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has
a higher income than 72.0% of the neighborhoods in America.
In addition, 4.3% of the children seventeen and under
living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which
is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 77.8%
of America'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 Fern Prairie neighborhood, 46.4%
of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is
manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 20.3% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations
(17.8%), and 15.5% in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants.
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 Fern Prairie neighborhood in Camas, WA, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German
(19.0%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (7.4%) , and residents who report Irish roots (6.8%) , and some of the residents are also of Norwegian ancestry (6.8%) , along with some Dutch ancestry residents (4.1%), among others.
The Neighbors: Languages
The most common language spoken in the Fern Prairie
neighborhood is English, spoken by 92.5% 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 Fern Prairie neighborhood spend
between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (37.7% of working
residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (89.7%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work.
In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning
a car useful for getting to work.