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 Oxnard,
the S J St / W Yucca St neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
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
S J St / W Yucca St neighborhood stands apart from most American neighborhood due
to the proportion of its residents still working in these fields. With 12.5%
of the workforce so employed, this neighborhood has a greater concentration
of such workers than 99.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
Most American households own a car or other vehicle. Many own two cars
or perhaps three. In the United States, it is useful to have an automobile
not only for commuting, but also for shopping and getting to other services
one needs. But NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed that households in
the S J St / W Yucca St neighborhood have a highly unusual car ownership.
Residents of this neighborhood must really love automobiles. NeighborhoodScout's
Analysis reveals that 31.9% of the households here have four, five,
or more cars. That is more cars per household than in 98.7% of
the neighborhoods in the nation.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the S J St / W Yucca St neighborhood has more
Mexican and Spanish ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 79.7% of
this neighborhood's residents have Mexican ancestry and 1.6% have Spanish ancestry.
S J St / W Yucca St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 77.0% 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: Modes of Transportation
In the S J St / W Yucca St neighborhood, carpooling is still a popular
way to get to and from work. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that
20.7% of commuters carpool here, which is more than in
95.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability
Do you like to be surrounded by people from all over the country or world,
with different perspectives and life experiences? Or do you instead prefer
to be in a neighborhood where most residents have lived there for a long
time, creating a sense of cohesiveness? NeighborhoodScout's analysis
reveals that this neighborhood stands out among American neighborhoods
for the uniqueness of the mobility of its residents.
What is interesting to note, is that the S J St / W Yucca St
neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country
(43.0%) than are found in 95.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, this neighborhood has the distinction of having one of the lowest real estate vacancy rates of any neighborhood in America. With just 0.0% of the real estate vacant, this indicates an exceptionally strong demand for real estate in the S J St / W Yucca St neighborhood, and/or an issue with creating enough supply for the demand. This could have the effect of increasing real estate prices, increasing supply to meet demand, or both.
Furthermore, most neighborhoods have a mixture of ages of homes in them, from new to old, but this neighborhood stands out due to its concentration of residential real estate built in one time frame: from 1940 through 1969, generally considered older, well-established homes. This was a busy time in America for home construction. After the end of World War II, as GIs came home, bought newly built homes on the edges of cities with the help of the GI Bill, and began their families. This housing era generally coincides with the 'Baby Boom' generation (1945 - 1964), and many baby boomers grew up in homes built in this era. But what is so interesting about the S J St / W Yucca St neighborhood, is that an incredible 87.9% of the homes here were built in this era. So when you walk its streets or drive through, this neighborhood has a look and feel that harkens to that era in American life, a very important slice of Americana.