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 Oakland,
the City Center / Lincoln U 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 City Center / Lincoln U neighborhood has more
Asian and Native American ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 49.1% of
this neighborhood's residents have Asian ancestry and 2.7% have Native American ancestry.
City Center / Lincoln U is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 26.1% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Chinese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.5% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: People
One of the most interesting things about the City Center / Lincoln U
neighborhood is that it has a greater concentration of residents who live
alone than most all neighborhoods in America. With 56.8% of the
households here made up of people living alone, NeighborhoodScout's research
reveals that this is a larger proportion of people living alone than in
98.8% of the neighborhoods in America.
In addition, neighborhoodScout's analysis shows that the City Center / Lincoln U
neighborhood has a greater concentration of residents currently enrolled
in college than 95.1% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. With
11.8% of the population here attending college, this is very
much a college-focused neighborhood.
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 City Center / Lincoln U
What is interesting to note, is that the City Center / Lincoln U
neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country
(51.5%) than are found in 98.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or
three. But households in the City Center / Lincoln U neighborhood buck
38.2% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
97.8% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the City Center / Lincoln U neighborhood, 28.1% of people
ride the train to work each day. This is a very high percentage compared
to most places. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this
is a higher level of train ridership than in 97.3% of the
neighborhoods in America.
Also, in the City Center / Lincoln U neighborhood, walking to work is a real
option for many. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research reveals
walking to and from work is the chosen way to commute for 17.3%
of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than
we found in 97.1% of American neighborhoods. Get ready
to put on your walking shoes if you move here!
Finally, our research revealed that more commuters here take the bus to work
(17.8% ride the bus) than 96.2% 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
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, the City Center / Lincoln U 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 97.4% 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, the real estate in the City Center / Lincoln U neighborhood really stands out in the way it looks for a unique reason: this neighborhood has a higher proportion of apartment complexes or high-rise apartments than nearly every neighborhood in the country. Most neighborhoods are a mixture of real estate and housing types, but here it is almost entirely dominated by big apartment buildings and complexes. In fact, 97.3% of the real estate here is classified as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments, which is more than is found in 99.6% of American neighborhoods.
Also of note, 99.1% of the real estate in the City Center / Lincoln U neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.