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: Diversity
Did you know that the Main St / Florence St neighborhood has more
Puerto Rican and Jamaican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 51.9% of
this neighborhood's residents have Puerto Rican ancestry and 3.3% have Jamaican ancestry.
Main St / Florence St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 57.5% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Spanish at home. This is a higher percentage than 95.3% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: People
Single parenting is hard. But you don't have to tell the
Main St / Florence St neighborhood about it; they already know. 37.5%
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, the Main St / Florence St neighborhood stands out for having an
average per capita income lower than 98.6% of the neighborhoods
in the United States.
Also of note, 69.2% of the children in this area
live in poverty; an extraordinarily high percentage compared to other
neighborhoods in the nation. In a nation where approximately one in
four children grows up in poverty, this neighborhood stands out for
the depth of the problem manifested here.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the Main St / Florence St neighborhood, carpooling is still a popular
way to get to and from work. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that
30.5% of commuters carpool here, which is more than in
99.4% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Also, our research revealed that more commuters here take the bus to work
(30.1% ride the bus) than 99.0% 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
Most American households own a car or other vehicle. Many own two cars
or perhaps three. In the United States, it is useful to have an automobile
not only for commuting, but also for shopping and getting to other services
one needs. But NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed that households in
the Main St / Florence St neighborhood have a highly unusual car ownership.
27.0% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
96.3% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, 95.3% of the real estate in the Main St / Florence St neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.