The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from
its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This
neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as
revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything
from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Willimantic neighborhood has more
Puerto Rican and French Canadian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 40.4% of
this neighborhood's residents have Puerto Rican ancestry and 3.1% have French Canadian ancestry.
Willimantic 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: Occupations
Each year, fewer and fewer Americans make their living as farmers, foresters,
or fishers. But the Willimantic neighborhood truly stands
out among U.S. neighborhoods. According to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis,
this neighborhood has a greater proportion of farmers, foresters, or fishers
than 99.6% of all American neighborhoods. This is truly a unique
cultural characteristic of this neighborhood.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
Our research shows that more people carpool to work here in the
Willimantic (29.7%) than in 99.3% of the
neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: People
The Willimantic neighborhood stands out for having an
average per capita income lower than 96.0% of the neighborhoods
in the United States.
In addition, there is an especially high percentage of incarcerated people (0.6%)
living in the Willimantic neighborhood.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, three-deckers, duplexes, old Victorian homes cut up into apartments. Independent stores on the corner selling pizza. These are some of the hallmarks of neighborhoods with lots of small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings. The Willimantic neighborhood really stands out in this regard, however, as it is dominated by such small apartment buildings more than nearly any other neighborhood in America. This is a stunning visual and lifestyle example of this type of neighborhood. In fact, 52.6% of the real estate here are small 2, 3, or 4 unit apartment buildings, which is a higher proportion than found in 98.3% of America's neighborhoods.
Furthermore, 85.2% of the real estate in the Willimantic neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.
Also of note, if you find historic homes and neighborhoods attractive, you love the details, the history, and the charm, then you are sure to be interested in this neighborhood. With 70.5% of the residential real estate in the Willimantic neighborhood built no later than 1939, and some built considerably earlier, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of historic residences than 98.0% of all neighborhoods in America. In this regard, this neighborhood truly stands out as special.