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 Fort Pierce,
the Orange Ave / N 16th St neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Orange Ave / N 16th St neighborhood has more
African and Haitian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 14.4% of
this neighborhood's residents have African ancestry and 13.1% have Haitian ancestry.
Notable & Unique: People
One of the unique characteristics of the Orange Ave / N 16th St
neighborhood revealed by analysis is that the per capita income of
residents here is lower than that found in 98.9% of the neighborhoods
The Orange Ave / N 16th St neighborhood also has a greater percentage
of children living in poverty (79.8%) than found in
99.2% of all U.S. neighborhoods. Children living in poverty
is one of the challenges facing America, and the world, and in this
neighborhood in particular, the problem can be considered acute.
In addition, single parenting is hard. But you don't have to tell the
Orange Ave / N 16th St neighborhood about it; they already know. 20.0%
of this neighborhood's households are run by single mothers, which is a
higher concentration than NeighborhoodScout found in 96.2%
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: Modes of Transportation
Our research shows that more people carpool to work here in the
Orange Ave / N 16th St (27.7%) than in 99.0% of the
neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
There are more people living in the Orange Ave / N 16th St neighborhood
employed as sales and service workers (53.5%) 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.
Furthermore, it used to be that most Americans lived on the farm, or otherwise made their
living from the land, the forests, or the sea. With global trade and an
economy increasingly based on providing services to one another, fewer
people farm, fish or harvest timber now than at any time in American history.
But according to NeighborhoodScout's leading analysis, the
Orange Ave / N 16th St neighborhood stands apart from most American neighborhood due
to the proportion of its residents still working in these fields. With 6.5%
of the workforce so employed, this neighborhood has a greater concentration
of such workers than 97.7% of U.S. neighborhoods.
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 Orange Ave / N 16th St neighborhood has
a highly unusual pattern of car ownership.
26.6% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
96.2% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, vacant homes and apartments are a significant characteristic of this neighborhood. In fact, with 35.5% of the residential real estate vacant, the Orange Ave / N 16th St neighborhood claims the distinction of having a higher vacancy rate than 96.2% of the neighborhoods in America. This can either be because much of the property is seasonally occupied, like in many vacation areas, or that much of the real estate is more permanently abandoned.