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 Long Beach,
the W Pacific Coast Hwy / Cota Ave neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the W Pacific Coast Hwy / Cota Ave neighborhood, many people's commute means
walking from the bedroom to the home office. NeighborhoodScout's analysis
found that 32.2% of residents worked from home. This may not
seem like a large number, but Scout's research shows that this is a higher
percentage of people working from home than 99.9% of the
neighborhoods in America. Often people who work from home are engaged in
the creative or technological economy, such as is found in areas around Boston,
and in Silicon Valley. Other times, people may be engaged in other businesses
like trading stocks from home, or running a small beauty salon.
Also, more people in W Pacific Coast Hwy / Cota Ave choose to walk to work each day
(16.7%) than almost any neighborhood in America. If you are
attracted to the idea of being able to walk to work, this neighborhood
could be a good choice.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the W Pacific Coast Hwy / Cota Ave neighborhood has more
African and Native American ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 8.3% of
this neighborhood's residents have African ancestry and 10.7% have Native American ancestry.
W Pacific Coast Hwy / Cota Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.2% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Urdu, which is the national language of Pakistan, at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 98.5% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: People
Of particular note, 6.4% of the people in the W Pacific Coast Hwy / Cota Ave
neighborhood currently reside in a correction facility, held due to
punishment for a crime.
In addition, the W Pacific Coast Hwy / Cota Ave neighborhood stands out for having an
average per capita income lower than 97.5% of the neighborhoods
in the United States.
The W Pacific Coast Hwy / Cota Ave neighborhood also has a greater percentage
of children living in poverty (59.9%) than found in
95.2% of all U.S. neighborhoods. Children living in poverty
is one of the challenges facing America, and the world, and in this
neighborhood in particular, the problem can be considered acute.
Also, neighborhoodScout's exclusive research revealed that 95.3%
of the adult residents in the W Pacific Coast Hwy / Cota Ave neighborhood do
not have a 4-year college degree, which is a lower rate of college graduated
adults than found in 96.4% of the neighborhoods in America.
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
W Pacific Coast Hwy / Cota Ave neighborhood stands apart from most American neighborhood due
to the proportion of its residents still working in these fields. With 5.6%
of the workforce so employed, this neighborhood has a greater concentration
of such workers than 97.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, 100.0% of the real estate in the W Pacific Coast Hwy / Cota Ave neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.
Furthermore, one of the really unique and interesting things about the look and setting of the W Pacific Coast Hwy / Cota Ave neighborhood is that it is almost entirely dominated by large apartment buildings, such as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments. 81.0% of the residential real estate here is classified as such. This puts this neighborhood on the map as having a higher proportion of large apartment buildings than 97.4% of all neighborhoods in America.