Whittier, CA (Colima)




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About Whittier, CA (Colima)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Colima median real estate price is $479,444, which is more expensive than 49.7% of the neighborhoods in California and 86.6% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Colima is currently $2,172, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 70.7% of the neighborhoods in California.

Colima is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Whittier, California.

Colima real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Colima neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

Real estate vacancies in Colima are 4.4%, which is lower than one will find in 79.3% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in Colima is above average for the U.S., and may signal some demand for either price increases or new construction of residential product for this neighborhood.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

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 Whittier, the Colima neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

Most neighborhoods have a mixture of ages of homes in them, from new to old, but this neighborhood stands out due to its concentration of residential real estate built in one time frame: from 1940 through 1969, generally considered older, well-established homes. This was a busy time in America for home construction. After the end of World War II, as GIs came home, bought newly built homes on the edges of cities with the help of the GI Bill, and began their families. This housing era generally coincides with the 'Baby Boom' generation (1945 - 1964), and many baby boomers grew up in homes built in this era. But what is so interesting about the Colima neighborhood, is that an incredible 93.9% of the homes here were built in this era. So when you walk its streets or drive through, this neighborhood has a look and feel that harkens to that era in American life, a very important slice of Americana.

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 Colima 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 96.9% of all American neighborhoods.

Furthermore, owner-occupied real estate dominates the Colima neighborhood. In fact, according to NeighborhoodScout research, the percentage of residential real estate occupied by its owner is higher here than in 96.6% of neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Car Ownership

We Americans love our cars. Not only are they a necessity for most Americans due to the shape of our neighborhoods and the distances between where we live, work, shop, and go to school, but we also fancy them. As a result, most households in America have one, two, or three cars. But NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis shows that the Colima neighborhood has a highly unusual pattern of car ownership. Residents of this neighborhood must really love automobiles. NeighborhoodScout's Analysis reveals that 36.7% of the households here have four, five, or more cars. That is more cars per household than in 99.4% of the neighborhoods in the nation.

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 Colima neighborhood. More residents of the Colima neighborhood live here today that also were living in this same neighborhood five years ago than is found in 98.9% of U.S. neighborhoods. This neighborhood is really made up of people who know each other, don't move often, and have lived here in this very neighborhood for quite a while.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Colima neighborhood has more Armenian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.3% of this neighborhood's residents have Armenian ancestry.

Colima is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.0% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Japanese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.7% of the neighborhoods in America.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the Colima neighborhood in Whittier are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 83.2% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 5.9% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 74.8% of America's neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the Colima neighborhood, 36.4% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 27.8% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (19.1%), and 16.7% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the Colima neighborhood in Whittier, CA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (45.8%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (11.1%), and residents who report Irish roots (3.4%), and some of the residents are also of Asian ancestry (3.0%), along with some English ancestry residents (2.7%), among others. In addition, 11.5% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Colima neighborhood is English, spoken by 71.4% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (24.9%).

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in Colima neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (27.2% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (88.0%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (9.0%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 2 Condition Alerts found.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Colima 0.101011101001110
Whittier 0.101011101001110
California 4.26

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Colima 0.101011101001110
Whittier 0.101011101001110
California 26.18

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Colima 0.101011101001110
Whittier 0.101011101001110
California 90

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 1 Condition Alert found.

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WHITTIER UNION HIGH


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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to CA Quality Rating Compared to Nation
California High School
9800 S. Mills Ave.
Whittier, CA, 90604
09-12
La Serna High School
15301 E. Youngwood Dr.
Whittier, CA, 90605
09-12
Pioneer High School
10800 Ben Avon
Whittier, CA, 90606
09-12
Santa Fe High School
10400 S. Orr And Day Rd.
Santa Fe Springs, CA, 90670
09-12
Whittier High School
12417 E. Philadelphia St.
Whittier, CA, 90601
09-12
Frontier High (continuation) School
9401 S.Painter Ave.
Whittier, CA, 90605
09-12
Sierra Vista High (alternative) School
9401 S. Painter Ave.
Whittier, CA, 90605
09-12

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EAST WHITTIER CITY ELEMENTARY


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Better than of CA school districts.

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Better than of US school districts.

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Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

Discipline District State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

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