Florence, AL (City Center / U of North Alabama)




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About Florence, AL (City Center / U of North Alabama)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

City Center / U of North Alabama median real estate price is $54,272, which is less expensive than 92.2% of Alabama neighborhoods and 92.2% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in City Center / U of North Alabama is currently $595, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 83.3% of Alabama neighborhoods.

City Center / U of North Alabama is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Florence, Alabama.

City Center / U of North Alabama real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the City Center / U of North Alabama neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built before 1940.

City Center / U of North Alabama has a 17.1% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 79.7% of American neighborhoods). Most vacant housing here is vacant year round. This could either signal that there is a weak demand for real estate in the neighborhood or that large amount of new housing has been built and not yet occupied. Either way, if you live here, you may find many of the homes or apartments are empty.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.

Notable & Unique: People

One of the really interesting characteristics about the City Center / U of North Alabama neighborhood is that, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research, it is an excellent choice in which to reside for college students. Due to its popularity among college students who already choose to live here, its walkability, and its above average safety from crime, the neighborhood is ideal for prospective or already-enrolled college students. Between semesters and during school breaks, you'll notice that the excitement here fluctuates with the college seasons. Despite the excitement however, parents of college-age children can rest easy knowing that this neighborhood has an above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the top 0.2% of college-friendly places to live in the state of Alabama.

In addition, an extraordinary 47.8% of the residents of the City Center / U of North Alabama neighborhood are currently enrolled in college. This is such a large part of life in this neighborhood that the neighborhood changes a great deal with the change of semesters and is far quieter during the summer when many students are away.

Also, the City Center / U of North Alabama neighborhood stands out for having an average per capita income lower than 98.4% of the neighborhoods in the United States. The City Center / U of North Alabama neighborhood also has a greater percentage of children living in poverty (65.3%) than found in 96.9% 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.

Finally, of particular note, 7.4% of the people in the City Center / U of North Alabama neighborhood currently reside in a correction facility, held due to punishment for a crime.

Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability

Do you like to be surrounded by people from all over the country or world, with different perspectives and life experiences? Or do you instead prefer to be in a neighborhood where most residents have lived there for a long time, creating a sense of cohesiveness? NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this neighborhood stands out among American neighborhoods for the uniqueness of the mobility of its residents. In the City Center / U of North Alabama neighborhood, a greater proportion of the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is found in 98.1% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood, more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

There are more people living in the City Center / U of North Alabama neighborhood employed as sales and service workers (54.7%) 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: Real Estate

85.9% of the real estate in the City Center / U of North Alabama neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

More people in City Center / U of North Alabama choose to walk to work each day (12.8%) than almost any neighborhood in America. If you are attracted to the idea of being able to walk to work, this neighborhood could be a good choice.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the City Center / U of North Alabama neighborhood has more African ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.1% of this neighborhood's residents have African ancestry.

City Center / U of North Alabama is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.5% 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 97.2% of the neighborhoods in America.


The Neighbors

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 City Center / U of North Alabama neighborhood in Florence are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 98.4% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 65.3% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 96.9% of U.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 City Center / U of North Alabama neighborhood, 45.3% of the working population is employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 22.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (17.4%), and 14.8% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

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 City Center / U of North Alabama neighborhood in Florence, AL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (8.7%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (6.1%), and residents who report English roots (4.9%), and some of the residents are also of Mexican ancestry (3.5%), along with some Sub-Saharan African ancestry residents (3.4%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the City Center / U of North Alabama neighborhood is English, spoken by 91.7% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (4.1%).

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 City Center / U of North Alabama neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (48.0% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (83.1%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also hop out the door and walk to work to get to work (12.8%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 0 Condition Alerts found.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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City Center / U of North Alabama 0.101011101001110
Florence 0.101011101001110
Alabama 4.72
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City Center / U of North Alabama 0.101011101001110
Florence 0.101011101001110
Alabama 29.79
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City Center / U of North Alabama 0.101011101001110
Florence 0.101011101001110
Alabama 15

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 7 Condition Alerts found.

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Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

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District Quality Compared to Alabama

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Better than of AL school districts.

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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to AL Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Florence Learning Ctr
610 W. College St
Florence, AL, 35630
06-12
Handy Sch
955 Beale Street
Florence, AL, 35633
PK-PK
Florence High Sch
1201 Bradshaw Dr
Florence, AL, 35630
10-12
Florence Freshman Ctr
1203 Bradshaw Drive
Florence, AL, 35630
09-09
Harlan Elem Sch
2233 Mcburney Dr
Florence, AL, 35630
PK-04
Weeden Elem Sch
400 Baldwin Street
Florence, AL, 35630
KG-04
Florence Middle Sch
648 N. Cherry Street
Florence, AL, 35630
07-08
Hibbett Sch
1601 Appleby Blvd
Florence, AL, 35630
05-06
Forest Hills Sch
101 Stovall Dr
Florence, AL, 35633
KG-04

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