Ames, IA (Woodland St / West St)




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About Ames, IA (Woodland St / West St)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Woodland St / West St median real estate price is $235,717, which is more expensive than 90.7% of the neighborhoods in Iowa and 59.9% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Woodland St / West St is currently $854, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 65.3% of the neighborhoods in Iowa.

Woodland St / West St is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Ames, Iowa.

Woodland St / West St real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) apartment complexes/high-rise apartments and single-family homes. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the Woodland St / West St neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

Home and apartment vacancy rates are 7.9% in Woodland St / West St. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower than 57.5% of the neighborhoods in the nation, approximately near the middle range for vacancies.

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: Migration / Stability

The freedom of moving to new places versus the comfort of home. How much and how often people move not only can create diverse and worldly neighborhoods, but simultaneously it can produce a loss of intimacy with one's surroundings and a lack of connectedness to one's neighbors. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research has identified this neighborhood as unique with regard to the transience of its populace. In the Woodland St / West St neighborhood, a greater proportion of the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is found in 99.3% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood, more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.

Notable & Unique: People

An extraordinary 50.5% of the residents of the Woodland St / West St neighborhood are currently enrolled in college. This is such a large part of life in this neighborhood that the neighborhood changes a great deal with the change of semesters and is far quieter during the summer when many students are away.

In addition, the Woodland St / West St neighborhood stands out for having an average per capita income lower than 98.5% of the neighborhoods in the United States.

Also, one of the really interesting characteristics about the Woodland St / West St neighborhood is that, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research, it is an excellent choice in which to reside for college students. Due to its popularity among college students who already choose to live here, its walkability, and its above average safety from crime, the neighborhood is ideal for prospective or already-enrolled college students. Between semesters and during school breaks, you'll notice that the excitement here fluctuates with the college seasons. Despite the excitement however, parents of college-age children can rest easy knowing that this neighborhood has an above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the top 1.9% of college-friendly places to live in the state of Iowa.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

More people in Woodland St / West St choose to walk to work each day (33.5%) than almost any neighborhood in America. If you are attracted to the idea of being able to walk to work, this neighborhood could be a good choice.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Woodland St / West St neighborhood has more Danish and Norwegian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 4.0% of this neighborhood's residents have Danish ancestry and 10.0% have Norwegian ancestry.

Woodland St / West St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 11.3% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Chinese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.5% of the neighborhoods in America.

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 Woodland St / West St neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's analysis. Residents of the Woodland St / West St neighborhood have the pleasure of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in America. 63.8% of the residents have a commute time from home to work (one way) of less than fifteen minutes. This is a higher proportion of residents enjoying a short trip to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 96.6% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting means more time for other things in life.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

The real estate in the Woodland St / West St neighborhood really stands out in the way it looks for a unique reason: this neighborhood has a higher proportion of apartment complexes or high-rise apartments than nearly every neighborhood in the country. Most neighborhoods are a mixture of real estate and housing types, but here it is almost entirely dominated by big apartment buildings and complexes. In fact, 69.0% of the real estate here is classified as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments, which is more than is found in 95.6% of American neighborhoods.

In addition, 82.9% of the real estate in the Woodland St / West St neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.


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 Woodland St / West St neighborhood in Ames are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 98.5% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 26.2% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 66.8% 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 Woodland St / West St neighborhood, 43.9% 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 25.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (14.8%), and 14.5% 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 Woodland St / West St neighborhood in Ames, IA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (35.7%). There are also a number of people of Asian ancestry (16.1%), and residents who report Irish roots (13.5%), and some of the residents are also of Norwegian ancestry (10.0%), along with some English ancestry residents (8.0%), among others. In addition, 18.7% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Woodland St / West St neighborhood is English, spoken by 82.6% of households. Some people also speak Chinese (11.3%).

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 Woodland St / West St neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (63.8% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (50.7%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also hop out the door and walk to work to get to work (33.5%) and 7.6% of residents also ride the bus 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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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 1 Condition Alert found.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Woodland St / West St 0.101011101001110
Ames 0.101011101001110
Iowa 2.86
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Woodland St / West St 0.101011101001110
Ames 0.101011101001110
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Crimes Per Square Mile

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Woodland St / West St 0.101011101001110
Ames 0.101011101001110
Iowa 15

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 11 Condition Alerts found.

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AMES COMM SCHOOL DISTRICT


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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

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to IA Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Ames Middle School
3915 Mortensen Road
Ames, IA, 50014
06-08
Sawyer Elementary School
4316 Ontario St
Ames, IA, 50010
KG-05
Ames High School
1921 Ames High Drive
Ames, IA, 50010
09-12
Edwards Elementary School
820 Miller Ave
Ames, IA, 50014
KG-05
Fellows Elementary School
1400 Mc Kinley
Ames, IA, 50010
KG-05
Mitchell Elementary School
3521 Jewel Dr
Ames, IA, 50010
KG-05
Northwood Pre School
3012 Duff Avenue
Ames, IA, 50010
PK-KG
Meeker Elementary School
300 20 Th Street
Ames, IA, 50010
KG-05

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