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: Real Estate
Uncrowded roads, rural America and space to be the individual you are. If you like these characteristics, this neighborhood may fit you. With just 2.27 residents per square mile, Jefferson / Como is less crowded than 99.1% of all U.S. neighborhoods. One of the notable things about Jefferson / Como is that it is one of the quietest neighborhoods in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and quantitative rating of quietness. When you are here, you will find it to be very quiet. If quiet and peaceful are your cup of tea, you may have found a great place for you.
In addition, real estate in the Jefferson / Como neighborhood is almost exclusively owner-occupied. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher rate of owner-occupied housing than is found in 96.5% of U.S. neighborhoods. If you are seeking to rent, this neighborhood may not have many options, but high rates of ownership often indicate stability in a neighborhood. Vacant homes and apartments are a significant characteristic of this neighborhood. In fact, with 80.2% of the residential real estate vacant, the Jefferson / Como neighborhood claims the distinction of having a higher vacancy rate than 99.9% of the neighborhoods in America. This can either be because much of the property is seasonally occupied, like in many vacation areas, or that much of the real estate is more permanently abandoned.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the Jefferson / Como neighborhood, many people's commute means
walking from the bedroom to the home office. NeighborhoodScout's analysis
found that 22.0% of residents worked from home. This may not
seem like a large number, but Scout's research shows that this is a higher
percentage of people working from home than 99.6% of the
neighborhoods in America. Often people who work from home are engaged in
the creative or technological economy, such as is found in areas around Boston,
and in Silicon Valley. Other times, people may be engaged in other businesses
like trading stocks from home, or running a small beauty salon.
Also, our research reveals that 93.5% of commuters who live in the
Jefferson / Como neighborhood get to work each day by driving
alone in their automobiles, which is a higher proportion than
95.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
The Jefferson / Como neighborhood has a greater proportion of
government workers living in it than 98.8% of the neighborhoods
in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. This is
a unique feature of this neighborhood, and one that shapes its character.
Notable & Unique: People
The Jefferson / Como neighborhood has a greater percentage
of children living in poverty (74.6%) than found in
98.7% of all U.S. neighborhoods. Children living in poverty
is one of the challenges facing America, and the world, and in this
neighborhood in particular, the problem can be considered acute.
In addition, astoundingly, the Jefferson / Como neighborhood has one of the highest
concentrations of divorcees living here than of any neighborhood, a
higher concentration than NeighborhoodScout found in 98.3%
of U.S. neighborhoods. This may be because people living here divorce
more often than others, or that divorced people move here after they
become divorced. If you are divorced, you will be in good company in
this particular Fairplay neighborhood.
Also, if you're nearing retirement age, or in retirement, the
Jefferson / Como neighborhood is an excellent choice for you to consider
for top-quality retirement living. This neighborhood is rated by
NeighborhoodScout as among the top 7.6% of retiree-friendly
neighborhoods in Colorado, combining peace and quiet, safety from
crime, and offering diverse housing options from which retirees can
choose. Maybe it's because of these amenities that a large proportion
of the residents here are college educated seniors, mixed with other
age groups. For these and other reasons, NeighborhoodScout identifies
this neighborhood as a top-notch place to consider if you are thinking
of or planning to retire in Colorado.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Jefferson / Como neighborhood has more
English and Hungarian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 23.3% of
this neighborhood's residents have English ancestry and 3.5% have Hungarian ancestry.
Jefferson / Como is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.7% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak German at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 96.8% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Length of Commute
Regardless of the means by which residents commute, this neighborhood has
a length of commute that is notable.
Long commutes can be brutal. They take time, money, and energy, leaving less
of you for yourself and your family. The residents of the
Jefferson / Como neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having,
on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America.
9.1% 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 96.4%
of all neighborhoods in America.