The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from
its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This
neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as
revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything
from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or
three. But households in the W 8th St / Lever Blvd neighborhood buck
Residents of this neighborhood must really love automobiles. NeighborhoodScout's
Analysis reveals that 27.5% of the households here have four, five,
or more cars. That is more cars per household than in 99.6% of
the neighborhoods in the nation.
Notable & Unique: Length of Commute
Whether walking, biking, riding, or driving, the length of one's commute
is an important factor for one's quality of life. The W 8th St / Lever Blvd
neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's
Long commutes can be brutal. They take time, money, and energy, leaving less
of you for yourself and your family. The residents of the
W 8th St / Lever Blvd neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having,
on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America.
14.3% of commuters here travel more than one hour just one-way
to work. That is more than two hours per day. This percentage with two-hour +
round-trip commutes is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.2%
of all neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the W 8th St / Lever Blvd neighborhood has more
Asian and Spanish ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 31.5% of
this neighborhood's residents have Asian ancestry and 1.2% have Spanish ancestry.
W 8th St / Lever Blvd is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 18.5% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Tagalog, which is the first language of the Philippine region, at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.8% of the neighborhoods in America.
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
W 8th St / Lever Blvd neighborhood stands apart from most American neighborhood due
to the proportion of its residents still working in these fields. With 6.3%
of the workforce so employed, this neighborhood has a greater concentration
of such workers than 97.6% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Furthermore, neighborhoodScout's exclusive research identifies the W 8th St / Lever Blvd
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
40.6% of its working residents employed in such fields, which is a
higher proportion than 96.3% of American neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, some neighborhoods are made up of apartments. Some consist of row houses, and most - by far - consist of a mixture of housing types. But the W 8th St / Lever Blvd neighborhood stands out due to the total dominance of detached, single-family homes here. There are nearly no other types of residential real estate in the neighborhood. In fact, this neighborhood has a higher proportion of single-family homes in its real estate stock than 98.5% of all American neighborhoods.
Furthermore, most neighborhoods are composed of a mixture of ages of homes, but the W 8th St / Lever Blvd stands out as rather unique in having nearly all of its residential real estate built in one time period, namely between 1970 and 1999, generally considered to be established, but not old housing. What you'll sense when you look around or drive the streets of this neighborhood is that many of the residences look the same because of this similarity of age. In fact, 85.3% of the residential real estate here was built in this one time period.