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 Sacramento,
the J St / 21st St neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: People
Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the
J St / 21st St neighborhood has some of the lowest rates of children
living in poverty of any neighborhood in the United States. In a nation
where approximately 1 in 4 children are living in poverty, the
J St / 21st St community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.
In addition, one of the most interesting things about the J St / 21st St
neighborhood is that it has a greater concentration of residents who live
alone than most all neighborhoods in America. With 72.7% 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
99.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
If your dream is to be able to ride your bike to work each day, look no
further than this unique neighborhood. With 11.3% of residents in
the J St / 21st St neighborhood commuting on a bicycle to and
from work daily, this neighborhood has more bicycle commuters than
99.5% of all neighborhoods in the U.S., according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the J St / 21st St neighborhood has more
Greek and Armenian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.9% of
this neighborhood's residents have Greek ancestry and 1.1% have Armenian ancestry.
J St / 21st St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.9% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Persian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 96.2% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
The government often provides some of the more stable jobs in the economy.
From local, to state, to federal government workers, the government can
also be a major employer. What NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed, is
that the J St / 21st St neighborhood in particular stands out
when compared nationally for the proportion of its working residents who
are employed by the government. At 14.8% of its workforce, this
neighborhood has a greater concentration of government workers than
96.9% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, the J St / 21st St 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 89.1% 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, 89.8% of the real estate in the J St / 21st St neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.