About Cedar Falls, IA (S Main St / Orchard Dr)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

S Main St / Orchard Dr median real estate price is $243,421, which is more expensive than 85.7% of the neighborhoods in Iowa and 50.6% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in S Main St / Orchard Dr is currently $1,204, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 91.5% of the neighborhoods in Iowa.

S Main St / Orchard Dr is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

S Main St / Orchard Dr real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four 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 S Main St / Orchard Dr neighborhood are newer, built in 2000 or more recently. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

S Main St / Orchard Dr has a 12.8% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 67.9% of American neighborhoods). Most vacant housing here is vacant year round. This could either signal that there is a weak demand for real estate in the neighborhood or that large amount of new housing has been built and not yet occupied. Either way, if you live here, you may find many of the homes or apartments are empty.

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 Cedar Falls, the S Main St / Orchard Dr neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: Length of Commute

Regardless of the means by which residents commute, this neighborhood has a length of commute that is notable. Residents of the S Main St / Orchard Dr neighborhood have the pleasure of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in America. 62.1% 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: People

NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that the S Main St / Orchard Dr neighborhood has a greater concentration of residents currently enrolled in college than 96.3% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. With 13.0% of the population here attending college, this is very much a college-focused neighborhood.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

While most Americans do drive to work alone each day, the S Main St / Orchard Dr neighborhood stands out by having 94.4% of commuters doing so, which is a higher proportion of people driving alone to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 96.3% of all American neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the S Main St / Orchard Dr neighborhood has more German and Norwegian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 42.4% of this neighborhood's residents have German ancestry and 8.2% have Norwegian 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 S Main St / Orchard Dr neighborhood in Cedar Falls are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 48.9% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 0.8% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 86.9% of America'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 S Main St / Orchard Dr neighborhood, 47.2% 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 23.1% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (15.6%), and 14.1% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the S Main St / Orchard Dr neighborhood is English, spoken by 94.7% of households.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the S Main St / Orchard Dr neighborhood in Cedar Falls, IA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (42.4%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (12.9%), and residents who report Irish roots (12.8%), and some of the residents are also of Norwegian ancestry (8.2%), along with some Asian ancestry residents (4.3%), among others.

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 S Main St / Orchard Dr neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (62.1% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (94.4%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. 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

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 Q2 2021. 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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AGE OF Cedar Falls, IA (S Main St / Orchard Dr) HOMES

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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 August 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

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

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

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

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Cedar Falls VIOLENT CRIMES

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Neighborhood Property Crime

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Neighborhood Public School Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

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:
  • Due to Covid-19, standardized testing did not take place during the 2019-2020 academic school year. Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2018
  • Educational Environment: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.
  • All data updated June 2021

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

Rates the quality of all K-12 public schools that serve this neighborhood. Info

Schools That Serve This Neighborhood

 
School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to IA* Quality Rating Compared to Nation*
Cedar Falls High School
1015 Division St
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
10-12
Orchard Hill Elementary School
3909 Rownd St
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
PK-06
Peet Junior High School
525 E Seerley Blvd
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
07-09
Southdale Elementary School
627 Orchard Dr
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
PK-06
Hudson Elementary School
136 S Washington St
Hudson, IA 50643
PK-06
Hudson High School
245 S Washington St
Hudson, IA 50643
07-12
Fred Becker Elementary School
1239 Sheldon St
Waterloo, IA 50701
PK-05
West High School
425 E Ridgeway Ave
Waterloo, IA 50702
09-12
Central Middle School
1350 Katoski Dr
Waterloo, IA 50701
06-08
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Neighborhood Educational Environment

Adults In Neighborhood With College Degree Or Higher
Children In The Neighborhood Living In Poverty

This neighborhood is served by 3 districts:

WATERLOO COMM SCHOOL DISTRICT


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District Quality Compared to Iowa

(10 is best)

Better than of IA school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of US school districts.

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CEDAR FALLS COMM SCHOOL DISTRICT


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District Quality Compared to Iowa

(10 is best)

Better than of IA school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Better than of US school districts.

Schools In This District

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HUDSON COMM SCHOOL DISTRICT


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District Quality Compared to Iowa

(10 is best)

Better than of IA school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of US school districts.

Schools In This District

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