Decatur, GA (Rainbow Dr / Columbia Dr)




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About Decatur, GA (Rainbow Dr / Columbia Dr)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Rainbow Dr / Columbia Dr median real estate price is $120,173, which is less expensive than 60.9% of Georgia neighborhoods and 60.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Rainbow Dr / Columbia Dr is currently $1,007, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 52.7% of Georgia neighborhoods.

Rainbow Dr / Columbia Dr is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Decatur, Georgia.

Rainbow Dr / Columbia Dr real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Rainbow Dr / Columbia Dr neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Rainbow Dr / Columbia Dr. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 19.7%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 84.6% of all U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, most vacant housing here is vacant year round. This can sometimes be the case in neighborhoods dominated by new construction that is not yet occupied. But often neighborhoods with vacancy rates this high are places that can be plagued by a protracted vacancy problem. If you live here, you may find that a number of buildings in your neighborhood are actually 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: Diversity

Did you know that the Rainbow Dr / Columbia Dr neighborhood has more Greek and Jamaican ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 5.5% of this neighborhood's residents have Greek ancestry and 30.4% have Jamaican ancestry.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

Our research revealed that more commuters here take the bus to work (24.0% ride the bus) than 98.0% 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.


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 Rainbow Dr / Columbia Dr neighborhood in Decatur are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 63.7% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 39.2% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 82.3% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

In the Rainbow Dr / Columbia Dr neighborhood, 33.1% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 32.3% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (18.7%), and 15.9% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

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 Rainbow Dr / Columbia Dr neighborhood in Decatur, GA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Jamaican (30.4%). There are also a number of people of Sub-Saharan African ancestry (6.6%), and residents who report African roots (6.6%), and some of the residents are also of Greek ancestry (5.5%).

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Rainbow Dr / Columbia Dr neighborhood is English, spoken by 97.6% of households.

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 Rainbow Dr / Columbia Dr neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (30.6% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (68.3%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also ride the bus to get to work (24.0%) and 7.7% of residents also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors for their daily commute. 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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AGE OF Decatur, GA (Rainbow Dr / Columbia Dr) HOMES

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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More diverse than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 6 Condition Alerts found.

Neighborhood Crime Data

 
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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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Rainbow Dr / Columbia Dr 0.101011101001110
Decatur 0.101011101001110
Georgia 3.78
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Neighborhood Property Crime

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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Rainbow Dr / Columbia Dr 0.101011101001110
Decatur 0.101011101001110
Georgia 30.22
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Crimes Per Square Mile

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Rainbow Dr / Columbia Dr 0.101011101001110
Decatur 0.101011101001110
Georgia 30

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 1 Condition Alert found.

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Better than of U.S. schools.

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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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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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