Real Estate Prices and Overview
Casper Mountain / Alcova median real estate prices are $315,686, which is more expensive than 95.3% of the neighborhoods
in Wyoming and 79.7% of the
neighborhoods in the U.S.
Average rental prices in Casper Mountain / Alcova are currently
$862, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 67.9%
of the neighborhoods in Wyoming.
Casper Mountain / Alcova is a remote neighborhood (based on population
density) located in Casper, Wyoming.
Casper Mountain / Alcova real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and mobile homes.
Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of
the residences in the Casper Mountain / Alcova neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.
Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in
Casper Mountain / Alcova. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 32.7%.
This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 95.3% of
all U.S. neighborhoods. This can sometimes be the case in neighborhoods
dominated by seasonal homes (such as vacation areas), and occasionally
it is also found in neighborhoods that are primarily filled with college
students, as some apartments could be vacant when school is not in session.
But often neighborhoods with vacancy rates this high are places that
can be plagued by a protracted vacancy problem. If you live here, you
may find that a number of buildings in your neighborhood are actually empty.
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 Casper,
the Casper Mountain / Alcova neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
Unpopulated, and rural, the Casper Mountain / Alcova neighborhood is one of the least crowded neighborhoods in all of America. If you like open space, no traffic, and lots of room, this neighborhood may be just what you are looking for. According to NeighborhoodScout's leading research, this neighborhood is less densely populated than 99.5% of the neighborhoods in America.
In addition, despite all of the residential real estate here in the Casper Mountain / Alcova 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 32.7%, which is higher than 95.3% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Casper Mountain / Alcova neighborhood has more
Scottish and Norwegian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 4.7% of
this neighborhood's residents have Scottish ancestry and 4.8% have Norwegian ancestry.
Notable & Unique: People
Of particular note, 6.4% of the people in the Casper Mountain / Alcova
neighborhood currently reside in a correction facility, held due to
punishment for a crime.
In addition, the Casper Mountain / Alcova neighborhood is considered a solid choice
for executive lifestyles. NeighborhoodScout's analysis ranks it as
better than 91.7% of Wyoming neighborhoods
for executive living, based on the wealthy, educated professionals,
executives, and managers who choose to reside here, the spacious homes
that are prominent features of the real estate in the neighborhood,
and the high real estate appreciation rates found here relative to
other neighborhoods in the state.
The Neighbors: Income
There are two complementary 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 Casper Mountain / Alcova neighborhood in Casper are wealthy, making it among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in America.
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has
a higher income than 89.2% of the neighborhoods in America.
In addition, 8.4% 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 66.5%
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 Casper Mountain / Alcova neighborhood, 37.9%
of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is
sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 23.4% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations
(22.5%), and 14.5% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents,
our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior - comes
from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting
and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or
more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives
each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same
city can have drastically different cultures.
In the Casper Mountain / Alcova neighborhood in Casper, WY, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German
(16.8%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (12.7%) , and residents who report Irish roots (5.6%) , and some of the residents are also of Norwegian ancestry (4.8%) , along with some Scottish ancestry residents (4.7%), among others.
The Neighbors: Languages
The most common language spoken in the Casper Mountain / Alcova
neighborhood is English, spoken by 98.7% 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 Casper Mountain / Alcova neighborhood spend
between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (56.0% of working
residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (82.9%) 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 (14.6%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning
a car useful for getting to work.