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 Los Angeles,
the S Broadway / W 79th St 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 S Broadway / W 79th St neighborhood has more
African and Sub-Saharan African ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 10.4% of
this neighborhood's residents have African ancestry and 10.4% have Sub-Saharan African ancestry.
S Broadway / W 79th St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 76.5% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Spanish at home. This is a higher percentage than 98.2% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
If you like crowded places, then you will probably enjoy the S Broadway / W 79th St neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive data analysis, this neighborhood is more densely populated than 96.7% of neighborhoods in the U.S., with 26,937 people per square mile living here. Even if you drive or take transit to your place of employment, many
people enjoy being able to walk in their neighborhood. What many people
don't realize is that most of America's premier vacation locations are
also very walkable. The S Broadway / W 79th St neighborhood is among
the top 5% of American neighborhoods in terms of walkability.
In addition, if you love row houses and attached homes, you will probably really like the S Broadway / W 79th St neighborhood. The ambiance, the charm, of row houses is something special. And in sheer abundance of row houses, this neighborhood truly stands out. The real estate here has a higher proportion of row houses and attached homes than nearly any neighborhood in America. In fact, 23.9% of the residential real estate here is classified as row houses and attached homes.
Notable & Unique: People
Whether by choice, divorce, or unplanned pregnancy, single moms may have
the toughest job in the book. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals
that the S Broadway / W 79th St neighborhood has more single mother
households than 97.6% 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.
In addition, neighborhoodScout's exclusive research revealed that 95.5%
of the adult residents in the S Broadway / W 79th St neighborhood do
not have a 4-year college degree, which is a lower rate of college graduated
adults than found in 96.7% of the neighborhoods in America.
Also, of note, 62.2% 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.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
Our research revealed that more commuters here take the bus to work
(19.3% ride the bus) than 96.7% of all American
neighborhoods. If you like the idea of leaving your car and home and
hopping the bus to work, this might be a good neighborhood for you to
Also, our research shows that more people carpool to work here in the
S Broadway / W 79th St (21.8%) than in 96.5% of the
neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
More people work in manufacturing and as laborers here in the S Broadway / W 79th St
neighborhood than in 95.7% of the neighborhoods in America. Despite
the loss of manufacturing jobs across the nation, this neighborhood remains
a place where, compared to other parts of the country, you will find many
laborers and manufacturers.