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: People
Whether by choice, divorce, or unplanned pregnancy, single moms may have
the toughest job in the book. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals
that the Anacostia neighborhood has more single mother
households than 99.4% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.
Often high concentrations of single mother homes can be a strong indicator
of family and social issues such as poverty, high rates of school dropouts,
crime, and other societal problems.
In addition, of note, 65.6% 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
More people ride the bus in this neighborhood each day to get to work
than 99.3% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Anacostia neighborhood has more
African and Sub-Saharan African ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 18.7% of
this neighborhood's residents have African ancestry and 25.7% have Sub-Saharan African ancestry.
Anacostia is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.7% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak African languages at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 95.1% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
We Americans love our cars. Not only are they a necessity for most Americans
due to the shape of our neighborhoods and the distances between where we
live, work, shop, and go to school, but we also fancy them. As a result,
most households in America have one, two, or three cars. But NeighborhoodScout's
exclusive analysis shows that the Anacostia neighborhood has
a highly unusual pattern of car ownership.
23.8% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
95.6% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
With 1.2% of employed workers living in the
Anacostia neighborhood active in the military, this neighborhood has
the distinction of having a higher proportion of people in the military
than 95.3% of American neighborhoods. This is a major
shaper of the neighborhood's culture and character.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, if you love row houses and attached homes, you will probably really like the Anacostia neighborhood. The ambiance, the charm, of row houses is something special. And in sheer abundance of row houses, this neighborhood truly stands out. The real estate here has a higher proportion of row houses and attached homes than nearly any neighborhood in America. In fact, 24.5% of the residential real estate here is classified as row houses and attached homes.