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: Migration / Stability
Some neighborhoods have more internal cohesiveness than others. While other
neighborhoods feel like a collection of strangers who just happen to live
near each other. Sometimes this comes down to not only the personalities
of the people in a place, but how long people have been together in that
neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research has revealed some interesting
things about the rootedness of people in the Auburn U / S College St
In the Auburn U / S College St neighborhood, a greater proportion of
the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is
found in 99.9% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood,
more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.
Notable & Unique: People
NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that the Auburn U / S College St
neighborhood has a greater concentration of residents currently enrolled
in college than 99.8% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. With
93.2% of the population here attending college, this is very
much a college-focused neighborhood.
In addition, one of the unique characteristics of the Auburn U / S College St
neighborhood revealed by analysis is that the per capita income of
residents here is lower than that found in 95.4% of the neighborhoods
The Auburn U / S College St neighborhood also has a greater percentage
of children living in poverty (70.3%) than found in
98.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods. Children living in poverty
is one of the challenges facing America, and the world, and in this
neighborhood in particular, the problem can be considered acute.
Also, with a nice mix of college students, safety from crime, and decent
walkability, the Auburn U / S College St neighborhood rates highly
as a college student friendly place to live, and one that college
students and their parents may want to consider. NeighborhoodScout's
analysis shows that it rates more highly for a good place for college
students to live than 89% of the neighborhoods in
AL. This often also means that the area has certain amenities
and services geared towards college students, from undergraduates to
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
Most American households own a car or other vehicle. Many own two cars
or perhaps three. In the United States, it is useful to have an automobile
not only for commuting, but also for shopping and getting to other services
one needs. But NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed that households in
the Auburn U / S College St neighborhood have a highly unusual car ownership.
Residents of this neighborhood must really love automobiles. NeighborhoodScout's
Analysis reveals that 24.4% of the households here have four, five,
or more cars. That is more cars per household than in 99.0% of
the neighborhoods in the nation.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the Auburn U / S College St neighborhood, walking to work is a real
option for many. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research reveals
walking to and from work is the chosen way to commute for 27.1%
of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than
we found in 98.5% of American neighborhoods. Get ready
to put on your walking shoes if you move here!
Also, 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 Auburn U / S College St neighborhood is a fantastic
option for bicycle commuters, as 6.1% of commuters here do ride
their bikes to and from work on a daily basis. This is a higher amount
than we found in 98.3% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Auburn U / S College St neighborhood has more
British ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.5% of
this neighborhood's residents have British ancestry.
Auburn U / S College St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.6% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Korean at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 96.8% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
There are more people living in the Auburn U / S College St neighborhood
employed as sales and service workers (52.1%) than almost any neighborhood
in the country. From fast-food service workers to major sales accounts,
sales and service workers make up the largest proportion of our national
employment picture. But despite that size and importance nationally, this
neighborhood still stands out as unique due to the dominance of people
living here who work in such occupations.
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 Auburn U / S College St
neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's
Residents of the Auburn U / S College St neighborhood have the pleasure
of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in
America. 61.8% 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 96.0% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting
means more time for other things in life.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, renter-occupied real estate is dominant in the Auburn U / S College St neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 97.8%, which is higher than 98.8% of the neighborhoods in America. If you were to buy and live in the property you bought here, you would be almost alone in doing so.
Furthermore, the real estate in the Auburn U / S College St 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, 83.9% of the real estate here is classified as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments, which is more than is found in 97.8% of American neighborhoods.