North Avondale median real estate price is $151,129, which is less expensive than 71.2% of Alabama neighborhoods and 83.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
The average rental price in North Avondale is currently $2,137, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 89.5% of the neighborhoods in Alabama.
North Avondale is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Birmingham, Alabama.
North Avondale real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) apartment complexes/high-rise apartments and single-family homes. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the North Avondale neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.
Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in North Avondale. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 17.8%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 82.6% of all U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, most vacant housing here is vacant year round. This can sometimes be the case in neighborhoods dominated by new construction that is not yet occupied. 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.
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.
Whether by choice, divorce, or unplanned pregnancy, single moms may have the toughest job in the book. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that the North Avondale neighborhood has more single mother households than 99.9% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. Often high concentrations of single mother homes can be a strong indicator of family and social issues such as poverty, high rates of school dropouts, crime, and other societal problems.
In addition, the North Avondale neighborhood stands out for having an average per capita income lower than 96.5% of the neighborhoods in the United States. The North Avondale neighborhood also has a greater percentage of children living in poverty (67.7%) than found in 98.2% 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.
In the North Avondale neighborhood, carpooling is still a popular way to get to and from work. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that 35.2% of commuters carpool here, which is more than in 99.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
We Americans love our cars. Not only are they a necessity for most Americans due to the shape of our neighborhoods and the distances between where we live, work, shop, and go to school, but we also fancy them. As a result, most households in America have one, two, or three cars. But NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis shows that the North Avondale neighborhood has a highly unusual pattern of car ownership. 30.9% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in 97.3% of U.S. neighborhoods.
86.7% of the real estate in the North Avondale neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.
Did you know that the North Avondale neighborhood has more African and Sub-Saharan African ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 11.5% of this neighborhood's residents have African ancestry and 11.5% have Sub-Saharan African ancestry.
North Avondale is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.6% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak German/Yiddish at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 95.0% of the neighborhoods in America.
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 North Avondale neighborhood. In the North Avondale neighborhood, a greater proportion of the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is found in 97.2% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood, more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.
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 North Avondale neighborhood in Birmingham are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 96.5% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 67.7% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 98.2% of U.S. neighborhoods.
The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.
In the North Avondale neighborhood, 54.3% of the working population is employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support 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 20.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (15.4%), and 9.3% in executive, management, and professional occupations.
The most common language spoken in the North Avondale neighborhood is English, spoken by 96.0% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (2.3%).
Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.
In the North Avondale neighborhood in Birmingham, AL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Sub-Saharan African (11.5%). There are also a number of people of African ancestry (11.5%), and residents who report Puerto Rican roots (1.9%), and some of the residents are also of Mexican ancestry (1.8%).
Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in North Avondale neighborhood spend between 45 minutes and one hour commuting one-way to work (45.7% of working residents), longer and tougher than most commutes in America.
Here most residents (64.8%) 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 (35.2%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.