Cottage Grove median real estate price is $232,871, which is less expensive than 82.5% of Connecticut neighborhoods and 64.2% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
The average rental price in Cottage Grove is currently $1,950, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 75.8% of Connecticut neighborhoods.
Cottage Grove is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Bloomfield, Connecticut.
Cottage Grove 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 Cottage Grove neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.
Home and apartment vacancy rates are 8.9% in Cottage Grove. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower than 45.0% of the neighborhoods in the nation, approximately near the middle range for vacancies.
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.
Did you know that the Cottage Grove neighborhood has more Jamaican and West Indian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 34.9% of this neighborhood's residents have Jamaican ancestry and 0.2% have West Indian ancestry.
There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the Cottage Grove neighborhood in Bloomfield are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 64.4% of the neighborhoods in America. With 12.5% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 54.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.
The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.
In the Cottage Grove neighborhood, 31.0% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations, with 30.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (20.2%), and 18.6% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.
The most common language spoken in the Cottage Grove neighborhood is English, spoken by 83.8% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (6.2%).
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.
In the Cottage Grove neighborhood in Bloomfield, CT, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Jamaican (34.9%). There are also a number of people of Puerto Rican ancestry (9.5%), and residents who report German roots (4.4%), and some of the residents are also of French ancestry (3.2%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (2.6%), among others. In addition, 32.0% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.
Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in Cottage Grove neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (45.4% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (73.6%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also ride the bus to get to work (8.6%) and 6.6% of residents also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.