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: Diversity
Did you know that the Rogers Park neighborhood has more
Greek and Scottish ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.4% of
this neighborhood's residents have Greek ancestry and 5.3% have Scottish ancestry.
Rogers Park is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.3% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Native American languages at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 95.8% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
Would you like to be able to ride your bike to work? If you are attracted
to the idea of getting a little exercise of the two-wheeled type while
reducing your carbon footprint, bicycling to work might be the answer.
But which neighborhood you live in can make this either impossible, or
alternatively, a great and realistic option. NeighborhoodScout's analysis
revealed that the Rogers Park neighborhood is a fantastic
option for bicycle commuters, as 7.4% of commuters here do ride
their bikes to and from work on a daily basis. This is a higher amount
than we found in 98.8% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
With 2.4% of employed workers living in the
Rogers Park neighborhood active in the military, this neighborhood has
the distinction of having a higher proportion of people in the military
than 97.6% of American neighborhoods. This is a major
shaper of the neighborhood's culture and character.
Furthermore, the government often provides some of the more stable jobs in the economy.
From local, to state, to federal government workers, the government can
also be a major employer. What NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed, is
that the Rogers Park neighborhood in particular stands out
when compared nationally for the proportion of its working residents who
are employed by the government. At 13.3% of its workforce, this
neighborhood has a greater concentration of government workers than
95.9% of U.S. neighborhoods.
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 Rogers Park
neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's
Residents of the Rogers Park neighborhood have the pleasure
of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in
America. 65.0% 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 97.0% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting
means more time for other things in life.
Notable & Unique: People
The Rogers Park neighborhood is considered a solid choice
for executive lifestyles. NeighborhoodScout's analysis ranks it as
better than 94.6% of Alaska 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.