Decatur, GA (Covington Hwy / W Austin Rd)








About Decatur, GA (Covington Hwy / W Austin Rd)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Covington Hwy / W Austin Rd median real estate price is $128,887, which is less expensive than 70.8% of Georgia neighborhoods and 78.1% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Covington Hwy / W Austin Rd is currently $1,276, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 46.2% of Georgia neighborhoods.

Covington Hwy / W Austin Rd is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Decatur, Georgia.

Covington Hwy / W Austin Rd real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Covington Hwy / W Austin Rd neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 2000 and the present.

Home and apartment vacancy rates are 8.3% in Covington Hwy / W Austin Rd. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower than 53.0% of the neighborhoods in the nation, approximately near the middle range for vacancies.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

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 Decatur, the Covington Hwy / W Austin Rd 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 98.4% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Length of Commute

Whether walking, biking, riding, or driving, the length of one's commute is an important factor for one's quality of life. The Covington Hwy / W Austin Rd neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's analysis. Long commutes can be brutal. They take time, money, and energy, leaving less of you for yourself and your family. The residents of the Covington Hwy / W Austin Rd neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having, on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America. 10.2% of commuters here travel more than one hour just one-way to work. That is more than two hours per day. This percentage with two-hour + round-trip commutes is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in 96.3% of all neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Covington Hwy / W Austin Rd neighborhood has more African and Sub-Saharan African ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 13.7% of this neighborhood's residents have African ancestry and 18.7% have Sub-Saharan African ancestry.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the Covington Hwy / W Austin Rd neighborhood in Decatur are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 90.8% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 39.1% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 86.7% 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 Covington Hwy / W Austin Rd neighborhood, 27.5% 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 executive, management, and professional occupations, with 27.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (23.4%), and 21.2% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Covington Hwy / W Austin Rd neighborhood is English, spoken by 92.8% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (3.4%).

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.

In the Covington Hwy / W Austin Rd neighborhood in Decatur, GA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Sub-Saharan African (18.7%). There are also a number of people of African ancestry (13.7%), and residents who report Jamaican roots (6.4%), and some of the residents are also of Scots-Irish ancestry (1.1%).

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in Covington Hwy / W Austin Rd neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (28.9% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods. However, there is also a significant group of residents (10.2%) who commute over an hour in each direction.

Here most residents (65.4%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also ride the bus to get to work (24.3%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Real Estate Data Tutorial

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   National Agriculture Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Geological Service, American Community Survey.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q4 2020. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated February 2021.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

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Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

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    Decatur
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Neighborhood Public School Data

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Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2017
  • Educational Environment: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more about Scout's School Data

School Rating Information

 

School Quality

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Better than of U.S. schools.

Neighborhood School Quality Rating

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Schools That Serve This Neighborhood

 
School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to GA* Quality Rating Compared to Nation*
Canby Lane Elementary School
4150 Green Hawk Trl
Decatur, GA 30035
PK-05
Columbia High School
2106 Columbia Dr
Decatur, GA 30032
09-12
Columbia Middle School
3001 Columbia Dr
Decatur, GA 30034
06-08
Dekalb Preparatory Academy Charter School
1402 Austin Dr
Decatur, GA 30032
KG-08
Mary Mcleod Bethune Middle School
5200 Covington Hwy
Decatur, GA 30035
06-08
Rowland Elementary School
1317 S Indian Creek Dr
Stone Mountain, GA 30083
PK-05
Snapfinger Elementary School
1365 Snapfinger Rd
Decatur, GA 30032
PK-05
Towers High School
3919 Brookcrest Cir
Decatur, GA 30032
09-12
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This neighborhood is served by 1 district:

DEKALB COUNTY


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Better than of GA school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Better than of US school districts.

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