Benson, AZ (Dragoon / Saint David)




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About Benson, AZ (Dragoon / Saint David)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Dragoon / Saint David median real estate price is $153,626, which is less expensive than 65.3% of Arizona neighborhoods and 65.3% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Dragoon / Saint David is currently $1,621, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 82.9% of the neighborhoods in Arizona.

Dragoon / Saint David is a remote neighborhood (based on population density) located in Benson, Arizona.

Dragoon / Saint David real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and mobile homes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Dragoon / Saint David neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 2000 and the present.

Dragoon / Saint David has a 12.7% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 66.9% 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

Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the Dragoon / Saint David neighborhood has some of the lowest rates of children living in poverty of any neighborhood in the United States. In a nation where approximately 1 in 4 children are living in poverty, the Dragoon / Saint David community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.

In addition, if you're nearing retirement age, or in retirement, the Dragoon / Saint David neighborhood is an excellent choice for you to consider for top-quality retirement living. This neighborhood is rated by NeighborhoodScout as among the top 8.1% of retiree-friendly neighborhoods in Arizona, combining peace and quiet, safety from crime, and offering diverse housing options from which retirees can choose. Maybe it's because of these amenities that a large proportion of the residents here are college educated seniors, mixed with other age groups. For these and other reasons, NeighborhoodScout identifies this neighborhood as a top-notch place to consider if you are thinking of or planning to retire in Arizona.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Dragoon / Saint David neighborhood has more Scottish and English ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 7.2% of this neighborhood's residents have Scottish ancestry and 22.1% have English ancestry.

Notable & Unique: Car Ownership

American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or three. But households in the Dragoon / Saint David neighborhood buck this trend. Residents of this neighborhood must really love automobiles. NeighborhoodScout's Analysis reveals that 32.1% of the households here have four, five, or more cars. That is more cars per household than in 98.4% of the neighborhoods in the nation.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

Uncrowded roads, rural America and space to be the individual you are. If you like these characteristics, this neighborhood may fit you. With just 17 residents per square mile, Dragoon / Saint David is less crowded than 95.6% of all U.S. neighborhoods. One of the notable things about Dragoon / Saint David is that it is one of the quietest neighborhoods in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and quantitative rating of quietness. When you are here, you will find it to be very quiet. If quiet and peaceful are your cup of tea, you may have found a great place for you.

In addition, the real estate in this neighborhood consists of more mobile homes than 96.4% of all neighborhoods in America, with 33.4% of the occupied housing here being classified as mobile homes. So if you are looking for a mobile home, or you like the look and feel of mobile home parks, this neighborhood might have the setting you desire.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

There are more people living in the Dragoon / Saint David neighborhood employed as sales and service workers (57.6%) 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

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 Dragoon / Saint David neighborhood in Benson are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 64.4% of U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, 0.0% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 100.0% of America'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 Dragoon / Saint David neighborhood, 42.4% 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 28.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (14.1%), and 12.2% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

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 Dragoon / Saint David neighborhood in Benson, AZ, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (22.1%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (19.4%), and residents who report Irish roots (10.4%), and some of the residents are also of Scottish ancestry (7.2%), along with some French ancestry residents (5.9%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Dragoon / Saint David neighborhood is English, spoken by 95.6% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (3.9%).

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 Dragoon / Saint David neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (35.0% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (86.8%) 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 (12.3%) . 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

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Home Values, Rents: Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), National Agriculture Statistics Service (U.S. Department of Agriculture).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

44 Vital Statistics. 6 Condition Alerts found.

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more

136 Vital Statistics. 1 Condition Alert found.

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

67 Vital Statistics. 4 Condition Alerts found.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Crime
Dragoon / Saint David 0.101011101001110
Benson 0.101011101001110
Arizona 4.10

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Dragoon / Saint David 0.101011101001110
Benson 0.101011101001110
Arizona 30.33

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Crimes Per Square Mile

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Dragoon / Saint David 0.101011101001110
Benson 0.101011101001110
Arizona 31

Neighborhood Public School Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2015 – 2016 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more

65 Vital Statistics. 7 Condition Alerts found.

School Rating Information

 

School Quality

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Neighborhood Educational Environment

Adults In Neighborhood With College Degree Or Higher
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This neighborhood is served by 3 districts:

BENSON UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT


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District Quality Compared to Arizona

(10 is best)

Better than of AZ school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Better than of US school districts.

Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

Discipline District State
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 AZ Quality Rating Compared to Nation
San Pedro Valley Online Academy School
197 E. 7th St.
Benson, AZ, 85602
05-12
San Pedro Valley High School
197 E. 7th Street
Benson, AZ, 85602
09-12
Benson Middle School
360 S Patagonia Street
Benson, AZ, 85602
05-08
Benson High School
360 S. Patagonia
Benson, AZ, 85602
09-12
Benson Primary School
360 S Patagonia Street
Benson, AZ, 85602
PK-04

School District Enrollment By Group

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ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE
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ST DAVID UNIFIED DISTRICT


Students Enrolled in This District


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District Quality Compared to Arizona

(10 is best)

Better than of AZ school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of US school districts.

Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

Discipline District State
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 AZ Quality Rating Compared to Nation
St David High School
70 East Patton St.
St. David, AZ, 85630
09-12
St David Elementary School
70 W. Patton
St. David, AZ, 85630
PK-08

School District Enrollment By Group

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White (non-hispanic)
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ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED
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POMERENE ELEMENTARY DISTRICT


Students Enrolled in This District


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District Quality Compared to Arizona

(10 is best)

Better than of AZ school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of US school districts.

Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

Discipline District State
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 AZ Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Pomerene Elementary School
1396 N. Old Pomerene Road
Pomerene, AZ, 85627
KG-08

School District Enrollment By Group

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White (non-hispanic)
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ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE
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