The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from
its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This
neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as
revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything
from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people
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 Fresno
City Center neighborhood stands apart from most American neighborhood due
to the proportion of its residents still working in these fields. With 30.6%
of the workforce so employed, this neighborhood has a greater concentration
of such workers than 99.9% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Fresno City Center neighborhood has more
Mexican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 88.3% of
this neighborhood's residents have Mexican ancestry.
Fresno City Center is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 71.7% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Spanish at home. This is a higher percentage than 97.6% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: People
The Fresno City Center neighborhood is unique for having just
1.7% of adults here having earned a bachelor's degree.
This is a lower rate of college graduates than NeighborhoodScout found
in 98.7% of America's neighborhoods.
In addition, of note, 73.1% 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.
Also, whether by choice, divorce, or unplanned pregnancy, single moms may have
the toughest job in the book. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals
that the Fresno City Center neighborhood has more single mother
households than 98.2% 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: Modes of Transportation
Our research shows that more people carpool to work here in the Fresno
City Center (21.4%) than in 96.2% of the
neighborhoods in America.
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 Fresno City Center
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 Fresno
City Center 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.