When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing
is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look
the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for
a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups.
This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
Notable & Unique: People
One of the unique characteristics of the San Bernardino City Center
neighborhood revealed by analysis is that the per capita income of
residents here is lower than that found in 99.7% of the neighborhoods
Also of note, 70.1% of the children in this area
live in poverty; an extraordinarily high percentage compared to other
neighborhoods in the nation. In a nation where approximately one in
four children grows up in poverty, this neighborhood stands out for
the depth of the problem manifested here.
In addition, the types of households in a neighborhood can tell a lot about the character
and lifestyle of those living here. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis
reveals that this neighborhood, above nearly every neighborhood in America,
has a greater percentage of its residents living alone: 51.5%. This
is a higher percent living alone than we found in 97.5% of
all U.S. neighborhoods. Often residents who live alone are new arrivals
to an area who are single, and often senior citizens who have lost a spouse.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the San Bernardino City Center neighborhood has more
Lebanese and Romanian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.4% of
this neighborhood's residents have Lebanese ancestry and 1.2% have Romanian ancestry.
San Bernardino City Center is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.4% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Korean at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 96.6% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
Each year, fewer and fewer Americans make their living as farmers, foresters,
or fishers. But the San Bernardino City Center neighborhood truly stands
out among U.S. neighborhoods. According to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis,
this neighborhood has a greater proportion of farmers, foresters, or fishers
than 96.0% of all American neighborhoods. This is truly a unique
cultural characteristic of this neighborhood.
Furthermore, neighborhoodScout's exclusive research identifies the San Bernardino City Center
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: Modes of Transportation
In the San Bernardino City Center 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 11.8%
of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than
we found in 95.0% of American neighborhoods. Get ready
to put on your walking shoes if you move here!
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, the San Bernardino City Center 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 89.5% 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, 89.2% of the real estate in the San Bernardino City Center neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.