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 S 4th St / W Main St neighborhood has more
Mexican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 90.5% of
this neighborhood's residents have Mexican ancestry.
S 4th St / W Main St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 87.6% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Spanish at home. This is a higher percentage than 99.2% 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
S 4th St / W Main St neighborhood stands apart from most American neighborhood due
to the proportion of its residents still working in these fields. With 10.3%
of the workforce so employed, this neighborhood has a greater concentration
of such workers than 98.9% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Furthermore, there are more people living in the S 4th St / W Main St neighborhood
employed as sales and service workers (56.4%) 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.
Notable & Unique: People
Single parenting is hard. But you don't have to tell the
S 4th St / W Main St neighborhood about it; they already know. 22.0%
of this neighborhood's households are run by single mothers, which is a
higher concentration than NeighborhoodScout found in 97.4%
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: Car Ownership
We Americans love our cars. Not only are they a necessity for most Americans
due to the shape of our neighborhoods and the distances between where we
live, work, shop, and go to school, but we also fancy them. As a result,
most households in America have one, two, or three cars. But NeighborhoodScout's
exclusive analysis shows that the S 4th St / W Main St neighborhood has
a highly unusual pattern of car ownership.
Residents of this neighborhood must really love automobiles. NeighborhoodScout's
Analysis reveals that 23.5% of the households here have four, five,
or more cars. That is more cars per household than in 96.0% of
the neighborhoods in the nation.