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 Washington,
the Southern Ave SE / Mississippi Ave SE neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
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: People
Single parenting is hard. But you don't have to tell the
Southern Ave SE / Mississippi Ave SE neighborhood about it; they already know. 27.8%
of this neighborhood's households are run by single mothers, which is a
higher concentration than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.2%
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.
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 Southern Ave SE / Mississippi Ave SE neighborhood has
a highly unusual pattern of car ownership.
34.7% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
97.4% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
The government often provides some of the more stable jobs in the economy.
From local, to state, to federal government workers, the government can
also be a major employer. What NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed, is
that the Southern Ave SE / Mississippi Ave SE neighborhood in particular stands out
when compared nationally for the proportion of its working residents who
are employed by the government. At 14.8% of its workforce, this
neighborhood has a greater concentration of government workers than
96.9% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Furthermore, there are more people living in the Southern Ave SE / Mississippi Ave SE neighborhood
employed as sales and service workers (56.6%) than almost any neighborhood
in the country. From fast-food service workers to major sales accounts,
sales and service workers make up the largest proportion of our national
employment picture. But despite that size and importance nationally, this
neighborhood still stands out as unique due to the dominance of people
living here who work in such occupations.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
If you like crowded places, then you will probably enjoy the Southern Ave SE / Mississippi Ave SE neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive data analysis, this neighborhood is more densely populated than 95.8% of neighborhoods in the U.S., with 22,782 people per square mile living here.
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 Southern Ave SE / Mississippi Ave SE neighborhood could be your paradise. With 28.2% 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 3.7% of U.S. neighborhoods have more row houses than this neighborhood, making it one of the most interesting things about this special neighborhood.
Furthermore, renter-occupied real estate is dominant in the Southern Ave SE / Mississippi Ave SE neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 83.7%, which is higher than 95.3% 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.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Southern Ave SE / Mississippi Ave SE neighborhood has more
Jamaican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 13.7% of
this neighborhood's residents have Jamaican ancestry.