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 Yuma,
the Giss Pky / E 8th St 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 Giss Pky / E 8th St neighborhood has more
Mexican and British ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 74.4% of
this neighborhood's residents have Mexican ancestry and 2.0% have British ancestry.
Giss Pky / E 8th St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 68.8% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Spanish at home. This is a higher percentage than 97.2% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
It used to be that most Americans lived on the farm, or otherwise made their
living from the land, the forests, or the sea. With global trade and an
economy increasingly based on providing services to one another, fewer
people farm, fish or harvest timber now than at any time in American history.
But according to NeighborhoodScout's leading analysis, the
Giss Pky / E 8th St neighborhood stands apart from most American neighborhood due
to the proportion of its residents still working in these fields. With 4.5%
of the workforce so employed, this neighborhood has a greater concentration
of such workers than 95.9% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, the Giss Pky / E 8th St neighborhood stands out for having the majority of its residential real estate made up of mobile homes. In fact, 55.5% of the occupied real estate here are mobile homes, which is a greater proportion than is found in 99.5% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. If you like mobile homes, this might be a great neighborhood in which to look for real estate.
Furthermore, vacant homes and apartments are a significant characteristic of this neighborhood. In fact, with 43.6% of the residential real estate vacant, the Giss Pky / E 8th St neighborhood claims the distinction of having a higher vacancy rate than 97.8% of the neighborhoods in America. This can either be because much of the property is seasonally occupied, like in many vacation areas, or that much of the real estate is more permanently abandoned.
Also of note, most neighborhoods are composed of a mixture of ages of homes, but the Giss Pky / E 8th St 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, 84.7% of the residential real estate here was built in this one time period.