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 Bridgeport,
the Harral Ave / Catherine St neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Harral Ave / Catherine St neighborhood has more
Puerto Rican and Haitian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 49.3% of
this neighborhood's residents have Puerto Rican ancestry and 8.5% have Haitian ancestry.
Harral Ave / Catherine St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.8% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Portuguese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 97.5% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: People
Single parenting is hard. But you don't have to tell the
Harral Ave / Catherine St neighborhood about it; they already know. 49.7%
of this neighborhood's households are run by single mothers, which is a
higher concentration than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.9%
of American neighborhoods. Further NeighborhoodScout research showed strong
statistical correlations among high rates of children living in single
parent households, and neighborhood crime, particularly violent crime,
neighborhood poverty, and, importantly, the percentage of low weight births
and rates of infant mortality.
In addition, one of the unique characteristics of the Harral Ave / Catherine St
neighborhood revealed by analysis is that the per capita income of
residents here is lower than that found in 98.8% of the neighborhoods
The Harral Ave / Catherine St neighborhood also has a greater percentage
of children living in poverty (84.6%) than found in
99.6% 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.
Also, the Harral Ave / Catherine St neighborhood is unique for having just
5.2% of adults here having earned a bachelor's degree.
This is a lower rate of college graduates than NeighborhoodScout found
in 95.7% of America's neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
From major sales accounts to fast-food workers, sales and service employees
are often the backbone of the local economy. In the Harral Ave / Catherine St
neighborhood, they truly stand out. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis
identifies this neighborhood as having a higher percentage of sales and
service workers than 99.4% of all American neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
The Harral Ave / Catherine St neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 36,796 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 97.8% of the nation's neighborhoods. Even if you drive or take transit to your place of employment, many
people enjoy being able to walk in their neighborhood. What many people
don't realize is that most of America's premier vacation locations are
also very walkable. The Harral Ave / Catherine St neighborhood is among
the top 5% of American neighborhoods in terms of walkability.
In addition, 98.1% of the real estate in the Harral Ave / Catherine St neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.
Furthermore, corner bodegas, stores on the first floor and apartments above, former grand Victorian residences converted into apartments, three-deckers built shoulder-to-shoulder, duplexes. Such building types define the real estate of neighborhoods dominated by small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings. Many are in older core neighborhoods of Eastern and Midwestern cities, or historic town centers in their hinterlands. If you wax romantic about the look and feel of such neighborhoods, with fresh pizza, falafel and an independent florist at the corner, then you might find the Harral Ave / Catherine St neighborhood worth a close look. This neighborhood is an absolutely outstanding example of the dominance of small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings compared to neighborhoods across the nation, as they make up a substantial portion of this neighborhood's real estate stock. In fact, no less than 34.8% of the real estate here is made up of such dwellings, which is higher than 95.2% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
Our research revealed that more commuters here take the bus to work
(22.6% ride the bus) than 97.7% 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: Car Ownership
American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or
three. But households in the Harral Ave / Catherine St neighborhood buck
26.6% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
96.2% of U.S. neighborhoods.