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: Diversity
Did you know that the W 1st Ave / W 15th St neighborhood has more
Cuban ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 62.4% of
this neighborhood's residents have Cuban ancestry.
W 1st Ave / W 15th St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 93.0% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Spanish at home. This is a higher percentage than 99.7% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability
Some neighborhoods have more internal cohesiveness than others. While other
neighborhoods feel like a collection of strangers who just happen to live
near each other. Sometimes this comes down to not only the personalities
of the people in a place, but how long people have been together in that
neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research has revealed some interesting
things about the rootedness of people in the W 1st Ave / W 15th St
What is interesting to note, is that the W 1st Ave / W 15th St
neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country
(69.5%) than are found in 99.8% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: People
The W 1st Ave / W 15th St neighborhood stands out for having an
average per capita income lower than 99.3% of the neighborhoods
in the United States.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the W 1st Ave / W 15th St neighborhood, many people's commute means
walking from the bedroom to the home office. NeighborhoodScout's analysis
found that 17.6% of residents worked from home. This may not
seem like a large number, but Scout's research shows that this is a higher
percentage of people working from home than 99.1% of the
neighborhoods in America. Often people who work from home are engaged in
the creative or technological economy, such as is found in areas around Boston,
and in Silicon Valley. Other times, people may be engaged in other businesses
like trading stocks from home, or running a small beauty salon.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research identifies the W 1st Ave / W 15th St
neighborhood as having one of the highest concentrations of people employed
in manufacturing or as laborers of any neighborhood in America. In fact,
despite the loss of manufacturing jobs nationally, this neighborhood has
46.4% of its working residents employed in such fields, which is a
higher proportion than 98.8% of American neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
If you like crowded places, then you will probably enjoy the W 1st Ave / W 15th St neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive data analysis, this neighborhood is more densely populated than 96.0% of neighborhoods in the U.S., with 23,767 people per square mile living here.
In addition, renter-occupied real estate is dominant in the W 1st Ave / W 15th St neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 91.0%, which is higher than 97.3% 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. With a real estate vacancy rate of only 0.4%, the W 1st Ave / W 15th St neighborhood has a lower vacancy rate than 96.7% of U.S. neighborhoods, a very elite group. Such a low vacancy rate may indicate very strong real estate demand in the neighborhood combined with some impediments to increasing supply, such as zoning or existing density of development, among other potential reasons.
Furthermore, the W 1st Ave / W 15th St neighborhood is very unique in that it has one of the highest proportions of one, two, or no bedroom real estate of any neighborhood in America. Most neighborhoods have a mixture of home or apartment sizes from small to large, but here the concentration of studios and other small living spaces is at near-record heights. With 86.1% of the real estate here of this small size, this most assuredly is a notable feature that makes this neighborhood unique, along with just a handful of other neighborhoods in the U.S. that share this characteristic.