Huntsville, AL (West Huntsville)




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About Huntsville, AL (West Huntsville)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

West Huntsville median real estate price is $57,839, which is less expensive than 89.5% of Alabama neighborhoods and 89.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in West Huntsville is currently $838, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 47.6% of Alabama neighborhoods.

West Huntsville is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Huntsville, Alabama.

West Huntsville 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 West Huntsville 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 West Huntsville. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 19.8%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 84.8% 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.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

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: People

The West Huntsville neighborhood stands out for having an average per capita income lower than 98.3% of the neighborhoods in the United States. Also of note, 80.3% of the children in this area live in poverty; an extraordinarily high percentage compared to other neighborhoods in the nation. In a nation where approximately one in four children grows up in poverty, this neighborhood stands out for the depth of the problem manifested here.

In addition, divorcees may find friendship and understanding in this neighborhood, as 22.6% of its residents are divorced. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis found that this divorce rate is higher than in 98.8% of the neighborhoods in America.

Also, neighborhoodScout's exclusive research revealed that 96.1% of the adult residents in the West Huntsville neighborhood do not have a 4-year college degree, which is a lower rate of college graduated adults than found in 97.3% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

There are more people living in the West Huntsville neighborhood employed as sales and service workers (55.1%) 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.


The Neighbors

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 West Huntsville neighborhood in Huntsville are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 98.3% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 80.3% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 99.3% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

In the West Huntsville neighborhood, 44.9% 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 manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 24.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (21.8%), and 8.9% in executive, management, and professional 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 West Huntsville neighborhood in Huntsville, AL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (10.7%). There are also a number of people of Mexican ancestry (8.8%), and residents who report English roots (8.5%), and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (5.9%), along with some Dutch ancestry residents (1.4%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the West Huntsville neighborhood is English, spoken by 93.9% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (5.1%).

Getting to Work

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 West Huntsville neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (49.0% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (83.3%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. 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

44 Vital Statistics. 4 Condition Alerts found.

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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More diverse than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 7 Condition Alerts found.

Neighborhood Crime Data

 
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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Violent Crime

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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West Huntsville 0.101011101001110
Huntsville 0.101011101001110
Alabama 4.72
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Neighborhood Property Crime

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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West Huntsville 0.101011101001110
Huntsville 0.101011101001110
Alabama 29.79
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Crimes Per Square Mile

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West Huntsville 0.101011101001110
Huntsville 0.101011101001110
Alabama 15

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 4 Condition Alerts found.

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School Quality

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Better than of U.S. schools.

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HUNTSVILLE CITY


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Better than of AL school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Better than of US school districts.

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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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