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: Diversity
Did you know that the Fairmount Ave / Polk Ave neighborhood has more
Mexican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 67.1% of
this neighborhood's residents have Mexican ancestry.
Fairmount Ave / Polk Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 10.5% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Vietnamese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.5% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
There are more people living in the Fairmount Ave / Polk Ave neighborhood
employed as sales and service workers (55.6%) than almost any neighborhood
in the country. From fast-food service workers to major sales accounts,
sales and service workers make up the largest proportion of our national
employment picture. But despite that size and importance nationally, this
neighborhood still stands out as unique due to the dominance of people
living here who work in such occupations.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
If you like crowded places, then you will probably enjoy the Fairmount Ave / Polk Ave neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive data analysis, this neighborhood is more densely populated than 96.5% of neighborhoods in the U.S., with 25,848 people per square mile living here.
In addition, renter-occupied real estate is dominant in the Fairmount Ave / Polk Ave neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 94.8%, which is higher than 98.2% of the neighborhoods in America. If you were to buy and live in the property you bought here, you would be almost alone in doing so.
Furthermore, the Fairmount Ave / Polk Ave 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 87.9% 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.
Also of note, the real estate in the Fairmount Ave / Polk Ave 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, 68.8% of the real estate here is classified as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments, which is more than is found in 95.5% of American neighborhoods.
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 Fairmount Ave / Polk Ave
What is interesting to note, is that the Fairmount Ave / Polk Ave
neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country
(42.3%) than are found in 95.2% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: People
One of the unique characteristics of the Fairmount Ave / Polk Ave
neighborhood revealed by analysis is that the per capita income of
residents here is lower than that found in 95.2% of the neighborhoods