Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice
is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one
might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether
shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Phoenix,
the W Mcdowell Rd / N 51st Ave neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the W Mcdowell Rd / N 51st Ave neighborhood has more
Mexican and Native American ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 80.6% of
this neighborhood's residents have Mexican ancestry and 2.9% have Native American ancestry.
W Mcdowell Rd / N 51st Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 73.4% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Spanish at home. This is a higher percentage than 97.8% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: People
One of the unique characteristics of the W Mcdowell Rd / N 51st Ave
neighborhood revealed by analysis is that the per capita income of
residents here is lower than that found in 95.0% of the neighborhoods
Also of note, 72.0% 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, single parenting is hard. But you don't have to tell the
W Mcdowell Rd / N 51st Ave neighborhood about it; they already know. 19.5%
of this neighborhood's households are run by single mothers, which is a
higher concentration than NeighborhoodScout found in 95.7%
of American neighborhoods. Further NeighborhoodScout research showed strong
statistical correlations among high rates of children living in single
parent households, and neighborhood crime, particularly violent crime,
neighborhood poverty, and, importantly, the percentage of low weight births
and rates of infant mortality.
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 W Mcdowell Rd / N 51st Ave
In the W Mcdowell Rd / N 51st Ave neighborhood, a greater proportion of
the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is
found in 98.2% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood,
more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.
What is also interesting to note, is that the W Mcdowell Rd / N 51st Ave
neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country
(43.7%) than are found in 95.8% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
Our research shows that more people carpool to work here in the
W Mcdowell Rd / N 51st Ave (21.3%) than in 96.1% of the
neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research identifies the W Mcdowell Rd / N 51st Ave
neighborhood as having one of the highest concentrations of people employed
in manufacturing or as laborers of any neighborhood in America. In fact,
despite the loss of manufacturing jobs nationally, this neighborhood has
39.7% of its working residents employed in such fields, which is a
higher proportion than 95.6% of American neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, most neighborhoods are composed of a mixture of ages of homes, but the W Mcdowell Rd / N 51st Ave stands out as rather unique in having nearly all of its residential real estate built in one time period, namely between 1970 and 1999, generally considered to be established, but not old housing. What you'll sense when you look around or drive the streets of this neighborhood is that many of the residences look the same because of this similarity of age. In fact, 97.1% of the residential real estate here was built in this one time period.
Furthermore, the W Mcdowell Rd / N 51st Ave neighborhood is very unique in that it has one of the highest proportions of one, two, or no bedroom real estate of any neighborhood in America. Most neighborhoods have a mixture of home or apartment sizes from small to large, but here the concentration of studios and other small living spaces is at near-record heights. With 85.0% of the real estate here of this small size, this most assuredly is a notable feature that makes this neighborhood unique, along with just a handful of other neighborhoods in the U.S. that share this characteristic.
Also of note, 86.9% of the real estate in the W Mcdowell Rd / N 51st Ave neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.