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 Clearlake,
the Old Hwy 53 / Old State Hwy 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 Old Hwy 53 / Old State Hwy neighborhood has more
Belgian and African ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.8% of
this neighborhood's residents have Belgian ancestry and 4.8% have African ancestry.
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
Old Hwy 53 / Old State Hwy neighborhood stands apart from most American neighborhood due
to the proportion of its residents still working in these fields. With 21.1%
of the workforce so employed, this neighborhood has a greater concentration
of such workers than 99.6% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: People
The Old Hwy 53 / Old State Hwy neighborhood stands out for having an
average per capita income lower than 96.2% of the neighborhoods
in the United States.
Also of note, 75.2% 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, astoundingly, the Old Hwy 53 / Old State Hwy neighborhood has one of the highest
concentrations of divorcees living here than of any neighborhood, a
higher concentration than NeighborhoodScout found in 97.8%
of U.S. neighborhoods. This may be because people living here divorce
more often than others, or that divorced people move here after they
become divorced. If you are divorced, you will be in good company in
this particular Clearlake neighborhood.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
A unique way of commuting is simply not to. And in the Old Hwy 53 / Old State Hwy
neighborhood, analysis shows that 11.1% of the residents work
from home, avoiding a commute altogether. This may not seem like a large number,
but it is a higher proportion of people working from home than is found in
95.1% of the neighborhoods in the United States.
One thing NeighborhoodScout's research reveals is that the wealthier and/or
more isolated the neighborhood, the greater the proportion of residents who
choose to work from home.
Also, in the Old Hwy 53 / Old State Hwy neighborhood, carpooling is still a popular
way to get to and from work. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that
20.3% of commuters carpool here, which is more than in
95.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Length of Commute
Whether walking, biking, riding, or driving, the length of one's commute
is an important factor for one's quality of life. The Old Hwy 53 / Old State Hwy
neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's
Long commutes can be brutal. They take time, money, and energy, leaving less
of you for yourself and your family. The residents of the
Old Hwy 53 / Old State Hwy neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having,
on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America.
8.0% of commuters here travel more than one hour just one-way
to work. That is more than two hours per day. This percentage with two-hour +
round-trip commutes is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in 95.0%
of all neighborhoods in America.