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: Diversity
Did you know that the W South St / S Helena St neighborhood has more
Mexican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 85.3% of
this neighborhood's residents have Mexican ancestry.
W South St / S Helena St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 81.0% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Spanish at home. This is a higher percentage than 98.6% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the W South St / S Helena St neighborhood, carpooling is still a popular
way to get to and from work. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that
28.3% of commuters carpool here, which is more than in
99.1% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability
The freedom of moving to new places versus the comfort of home. How much
and how often people move not only can create diverse and worldly neighborhoods,
but simultaneously it can produce a loss of intimacy with one's surroundings
and a lack of connectedness to one's neighbors. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive
research has identified this neighborhood as unique with regard to the
transience of its populace.
What is interesting to note, is that the W South St / S Helena St
neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country
(50.4%) than are found in 97.8% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: People
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research revealed that 96.1%
of the adult residents in the W South St / S Helena St 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.
In addition, whether by choice, divorce, or unplanned pregnancy, single moms may have
the toughest job in the book. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals
that the W South St / S Helena St neighborhood has more single mother
households than 95.3% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.
Often high concentrations of single mother homes can be a strong indicator
of family and social issues such as poverty, high rates of school dropouts,
crime, and other societal problems.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, three-deckers, duplexes, old Victorian homes cut up into apartments. Independent stores on the corner selling pizza. These are some of the hallmarks of neighborhoods with lots of small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings. The W South St / S Helena St neighborhood really stands out in this regard, however, as it is dominated by such small apartment buildings more than nearly any other neighborhood in America. This is a stunning visual and lifestyle example of this type of neighborhood. In fact, 46.2% of the real estate here are small 2, 3, or 4 unit apartment buildings, which is a higher proportion than found in 97.4% of America's neighborhoods.