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 Jefferson neighborhood has more
African and Sub-Saharan African ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 10.9% of
this neighborhood's residents have African ancestry and 10.9% have Sub-Saharan African ancestry.
Jefferson is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 63.3% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Spanish at home. This is a higher percentage than 96.3% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
Our research revealed that more commuters here take the bus to work
(24.0% ride the bus) than 98.0% 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, more people in Jefferson choose to walk to work each day
(13.3%) 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: Occupations
More people work in manufacturing and as laborers here in the Jefferson
neighborhood than in 97.6% 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.
Notable & Unique: People
Of particular note, 4.0% of the people in the Jefferson
neighborhood currently reside in a correction facility, held due to
punishment for a crime.
In addition, the Jefferson neighborhood stands out for having an
average per capita income lower than 96.3% of the neighborhoods
in the United States.
Also of note, 64.7% 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: 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 Jefferson neighborhood has
a highly unusual pattern of car ownership.
24.4% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
95.7% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability
Some neighborhoods have more internal cohesiveness than others. While other
neighborhoods feel like a collection of strangers who just happen to live
near each other. Sometimes this comes down to not only the personalities
of the people in a place, but how long people have been together in that
neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research has revealed some interesting
things about the rootedness of people in the Jefferson
What is interesting to note, is that the Jefferson
neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country
(42.0%) than are found in 95.1% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, the Jefferson neighborhood is very unique in that it has one of the highest proportions of one, two, or no bedroom real estate of any neighborhood in America. Most neighborhoods have a mixture of home or apartment sizes from small to large, but here the concentration of studios and other small living spaces is at near-record heights. With 88.8% of the real estate here of this small size, this most assuredly is a notable feature that makes this neighborhood unique, along with just a handful of other neighborhoods in the U.S. that share this characteristic.
Furthermore, 90.2% of the real estate in the Jefferson neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.
Also of note, do you watch 'This Old House' on Public Television? Do you love the idea of fixing up a Colonial or Victorian era home, complete with the charm of yesteryear? Do you like to stroll or drive streets lined with gracious older residences? If you found yourself nodding yes to any of these questions, you are going to be interested in this unique neighborhood. The Jefferson neighborhood stands out on a national scale for the sheer concentration of historic residences it contains: 66.1% of the residential real estate here was built from 1939 or earlier, some much earlier. This is a greater concentration of historic homes than 96.9% of the neighborhoods in the United States.