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 Riverside,
the Riverside Junction neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: People
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research revealed that 99.2%
of the adult residents in the Riverside Junction 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.
In addition, single parenting is hard. But you don't have to tell the
Riverside Junction neighborhood about it; they already know. 26.2%
of this neighborhood's households are run by single mothers, which is a
higher concentration than NeighborhoodScout found in 98.9%
of American neighborhoods. Further NeighborhoodScout research showed strong
statistical correlations among high rates of children living in single
parent households, and neighborhood crime, particularly violent crime,
neighborhood poverty, and, importantly, the percentage of low weight births
and rates of infant mortality.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Riverside Junction neighborhood has more
Mexican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 80.3% of
this neighborhood's residents have Mexican ancestry.
Riverside Junction is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 78.3% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Spanish at home. This is a higher percentage than 98.4% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
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
Riverside Junction neighborhood stands apart from most American neighborhood due
to the proportion of its residents still working in these fields. With 7.5%
of the workforce so employed, this neighborhood has a greater concentration
of such workers than 98.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Furthermore, neighborhoodScout's exclusive research identifies the Riverside Junction
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
40.0% of its working residents employed in such fields, which is a
higher proportion than 95.8% of American neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the Riverside Junction neighborhood, carpooling is still a popular
way to get to and from work. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that
24.1% of commuters carpool here, which is more than in
97.9% 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 Riverside Junction
neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country
(42.7%) than are found in 95.4% of all U.S. neighborhoods.