Washington, DC (Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE / Howard Rd SE)




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About Washington, DC (Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE / Howard Rd SE)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE / Howard Rd SE median real estate price is $370,236, which is less expensive than 74.0% of District Of Columbia neighborhoods and 74.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE / Howard Rd SE is currently $1,267, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 69.7% of District Of Columbia neighborhoods.

Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE / Howard Rd SE is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Washington, District Of Columbia.

Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE / Howard Rd SE real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) apartment complexes/high-rise apartments and townhomes. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE / Howard Rd SE neighborhood are relatively historic, built no later than 1939, and in some cases, quite a bit earlier. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE / Howard Rd SE has a 14.5% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 72.6% of American neighborhoods). Most vacant housing here is vacant year round. This could either signal that there is a weak demand for real estate in the neighborhood or that large amount of new housing has been built and not yet occupied. Either way, if you live here, you may find many of the homes or apartments are empty.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

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: Modes of Transportation

Our research revealed that more commuters here take the bus to work (49.0% ride the bus) than 99.9% 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 consider.

Also, if you like to ride the train to work, this neighborhood may be for you. NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 14.7% of the Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE / Howard Rd SE neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each day, which is more than we found in 95.4% of America's neighborhoods.

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 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE / Howard Rd SE neighborhood has more single mother households than 99.8% 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, the Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE / Howard Rd SE neighborhood stands out for having an average per capita income lower than 99.3% of the neighborhoods in the United States. Also of note, 72.9% 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: 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 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE / Howard Rd SE neighborhood has a highly unusual pattern of car ownership. 50.6% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in 98.6% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

Renter-occupied real estate is dominant in the Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE / Howard Rd SE neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 94.2%, which is higher than 98.1% of the neighborhoods in America. If you were to buy and live in the property you bought here, you would be almost alone in doing so.

In addition, many people dream of living along a street lined with row houses or other attached homes. Such places do often have an abundance of charm. If you are one of these people, the Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE / Howard Rd SE neighborhood could be your paradise. With 38.4% of the homes and real estate here classified as rowhouses or other attached homes, this neighborhood brims with opportunity to find the right place for you. Only 2.1% of U.S. neighborhoods have more row houses than this neighborhood, making it one of the most interesting things about this special neighborhood.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

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 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE / Howard Rd SE neighborhood in Washington are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 99.3% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 72.9% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 98.5% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

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 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE / Howard Rd SE neighborhood, 37.9% of the working population is employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations, with 28.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (18.7%), and 15.2% in executive, management, and professional occupations.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE / Howard Rd SE neighborhood in Washington, DC, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Sub-Saharan African (23.0%). There are also a number of people of African ancestry (23.0%), and residents who report Jamaican roots (2.8%).

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE / Howard Rd SE neighborhood is English, spoken by 97.3% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (2.7%).

Getting to Work

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 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE / Howard Rd SE neighborhood spend between 45 minutes and one hour commuting one-way to work (38.5% of working residents), longer and tougher than most commutes in America.

Here most residents (49.0%) ride the bus to get to work. In addition, quite a number also drive alone in a private automobile to get to work (24.8%) and 14.7% of residents also take the train for their daily commute. The bus provides a valuable service in the Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE / Howard Rd SE neighborhood of Washington by getting a lot of residents to and from work daily, reducing the costs of commuting and reducing some congestion on the roads as well.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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AGE OF Washington, DC (Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE / Howard Rd SE) HOMES

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 6 Condition Alerts found.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE / Howard Rd SE 0.101011101001110
Washington 0.101011101001110
District Of Columbia 12.69
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Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE / Howard Rd SE 0.101011101001110
Washington 0.101011101001110
District Of Columbia 46.76
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Washington 0.101011101001110
District Of Columbia 585

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 5 Condition Alerts found.

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Better than of DC school districts.

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Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

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