The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from
its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This
neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as
revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything
from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people
Notable & Unique: Occupations
From major sales accounts to fast-food workers, sales and service employees
are often the backbone of the local economy. In the Houston Ave / U.S. Route 80
neighborhood, they truly stand out. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis
identifies this neighborhood as having a higher percentage of sales and
service workers than 99.8% of all American neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: People
One of the unique characteristics of the Houston Ave / U.S. Route 80
neighborhood revealed by analysis is that the per capita income of
residents here is lower than that found in 99.0% of the neighborhoods
Also of note, 67.8% of the children in this area
live in poverty; an extraordinarily high percentage compared to other
neighborhoods in the nation. In a nation where approximately one in
four children grows up in poverty, this neighborhood stands out for
the depth of the problem manifested here.
In addition, neighborhoodScout's exclusive research revealed that 97.7%
of the adult residents in the Houston Ave / U.S. Route 80 neighborhood do
not have a 4-year college degree, which is a lower rate of college graduated
adults than found in 98.5% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the Houston Ave / U.S. Route 80 neighborhood, carpooling is still a popular
way to get to and from work. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that
22.4% of commuters carpool here, which is more than in
96.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Also, more people ride the bus in this neighborhood each day to get to work
than 95.0% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
Most American households own a car or other vehicle. Many own two cars
or perhaps three. In the United States, it is useful to have an automobile
not only for commuting, but also for shopping and getting to other services
one needs. But NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed that households in
the Houston Ave / U.S. Route 80 neighborhood have a highly unusual car ownership.
21.8% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
95.0% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, despite all of the residential real estate here in the Houston Ave / U.S. Route 80 neighborhood, NeighborhoodScout has discovered that much of it is vacant. In resort or second-home vacation areas, this naturally occurs because homes and apartments are seasonally occupied, and empty for a portion of the year. In non-vacation or resort areas, however, this can be an indicator of property abandonment or a weak real estate market. The vacancy rate here is 37.2%, which is higher than 96.6% of all U.S. neighborhoods.