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: People
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research revealed that 99.4%
of the adult residents in the Watts Ave / E Imperial Hwy neighborhood do
not have a 4-year college degree, which is a lower rate of college graduated
adults than found in 99.0% 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 Watts Ave / E Imperial Hwy
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
Watts Ave / E Imperial Hwy neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having,
on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America.
12.8% 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 98.8%
of all neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
Our research shows that more people carpool to work here in the
Watts Ave / E Imperial Hwy (23.0%) than in 97.3% 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
Watts Ave / E Imperial Hwy neighborhood stands apart from most American neighborhood due
to the proportion of its residents still working in these fields. With 4.6%
of the workforce so employed, this neighborhood has a greater concentration
of such workers than 96.2% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Furthermore, neighborhoodScout's exclusive research identifies the Watts Ave / E Imperial Hwy
neighborhood as having one of the highest concentrations of people employed
in manufacturing or as laborers of any neighborhood in America. In fact,
despite the loss of manufacturing jobs nationally, this neighborhood has
40.2% of its working residents employed in such fields, which is a
higher proportion than 96.0% of American neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Watts Ave / E Imperial Hwy neighborhood has more
Mexican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 54.6% of
this neighborhood's residents have Mexican ancestry.
Watts Ave / E Imperial Hwy is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 75.5% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Spanish at home. This is a higher percentage than 98.1% of all U.S. neighborhoods.