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 San Francisco,
the Harrison St / 4th St neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: People
The Harrison St / 4th St neighborhood stands out for having an
average per capita income lower than 98.8% of the neighborhoods
in the United States.
In a nation where 1 out of every 4 children lives in poverty, the
Harrison St / 4th St neighborhood also stands out as being ranked among
the lowest 0.1% of neighborhoods affected by this global
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: 66.1%. This
is a higher percent living alone than we found in 99.7% 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 Harrison St / 4th St neighborhood has more
Asian and Russian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 65.3% of
this neighborhood's residents have Asian ancestry and 4.1% have Russian ancestry.
Harrison St / 4th St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 47.5% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Chinese at home. This is a higher percentage than 99.9% of all U.S. 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 Harrison St / 4th St
What is interesting to note, is that the Harrison St / 4th St
neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country
(65.9%) than are found in 99.6% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the Harrison St / 4th St 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 29.5%
of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than
we found in 98.7% of American neighborhoods. Get ready
to put on your walking shoes if you move here!
Also, a unique way of commuting is simply not to. And in the Harrison St / 4th St
neighborhood, analysis shows that 14.2% of the residents work
from home, avoiding a commute altogether. This may not seem like a large number,
but it is a higher proportion of people working from home than is found in
98.0% of the neighborhoods in the United States.
One thing NeighborhoodScout's research reveals is that the wealthier and/or
more isolated the neighborhood, the greater the proportion of residents who
choose to work from home.
Finally, our research revealed that more commuters here take the bus to work
(23.2% ride the bus) than 97.8% of all American
neighborhoods. If you like the idea of leaving your car and home and
hopping the bus to work, this might be a good neighborhood for you to
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
The Harrison St / 4th St neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 42,337 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 98.2% of the nation's neighborhoods.
In addition, the Harrison St / 4th 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 99.4% 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, the real estate in the Harrison St / 4th St 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, 97.4% of the real estate here is classified as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments, which is more than is found in 99.6% of American neighborhoods.
Also of note, 83.9% of the real estate in the Harrison St / 4th St neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
The Harrison St / 4th St neighborhood has a higher proportion of
its residents employed as executives, managers and professionals than
98.1% of the neighborhoods in American. In fact, 70.2%
of the employed people here make a living as an executive, a manager, or
other professional. With such a high concentration, this truly shapes
the character of this neighborhood, and to a large degree defines what
this neighborhood is about.
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or
three. But households in the Harrison St / 4th St neighborhood buck
26.4% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
96.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.