Cedar Falls, IA (U of Northern Iowa / University Ave)




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About Cedar Falls, IA (U of Northern Iowa / University Ave)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

U of Northern Iowa / University Ave median real estate price is $75,008, which is less expensive than 89.4% of Iowa neighborhoods and 89.4% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in U of Northern Iowa / University Ave is currently $1,168, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 93.7% of the neighborhoods in Iowa.

U of Northern Iowa / University Ave is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

U of Northern Iowa / University Ave 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 U of Northern Iowa / University Ave neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

In U of Northern Iowa / University Ave, the current vacancy rate is 3.6%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 84.4% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in U of Northern Iowa / University Ave is very tight compared to the demand for property here.

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: People

The U of Northern Iowa / University Ave neighborhood stands out for having an average per capita income lower than 95.7% of the neighborhoods in the United States. Also of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the U of Northern Iowa / University Ave neighborhood has some of the lowest rates of children living in poverty of any neighborhood in the United States. In a nation where approximately 1 in 4 children are living in poverty, the U of Northern Iowa / University Ave community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.

In addition, an extraordinary 89.5% of the residents of the U of Northern Iowa / University Ave 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.

Also, one of the really interesting characteristics about the U of Northern Iowa / University Ave 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 0.6% of college-friendly places to live in the state of Iowa.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

In the U of Northern Iowa / University Ave neighborhood, walking to work is a real option for many. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research reveals walking to and from work is the chosen way to commute for 54.8% of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than we found in 99.7% of American neighborhoods. Get ready to put on your walking shoes if you move here!

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 U of Northern Iowa / University Ave neighborhood have the pleasure of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in America. 81.3% 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 99.6% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting means more time for other things in life.

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 U of Northern Iowa / University Ave neighborhood have a highly unusual car ownership. Residents of this neighborhood must really love automobiles. NeighborhoodScout's Analysis reveals that 34.0% of the households here have four, five, or more cars. That is more cars per household than in 99.4% of the neighborhoods in the nation.

Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability

Some neighborhoods have more internal cohesiveness than others. While other neighborhoods feel like a collection of strangers who just happen to live near each other. Sometimes this comes down to not only the personalities of the people in a place, but how long people have been together in that neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research has revealed some interesting things about the rootedness of people in the U of Northern Iowa / University Ave neighborhood. In the U of Northern Iowa / University Ave neighborhood, a greater proportion of the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is found in 98.9% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood, more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

96.5% of the real estate in the U of Northern Iowa / University Ave neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

There are more people living in the U of Northern Iowa / University Ave neighborhood employed as sales and service workers (53.3%) than almost any neighborhood in the country. From fast-food service workers to major sales accounts, sales and service workers make up the largest proportion of our national employment picture. But despite that size and importance nationally, this neighborhood still stands out as unique due to the dominance of people living here who work in such occupations.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the U of Northern Iowa / University Ave neighborhood has more Norwegian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 6.2% of this neighborhood's residents 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 U of Northern Iowa / University Ave neighborhood in Cedar Falls are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 95.7% of U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, 0.0% 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 100.0% 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 U of Northern Iowa / University Ave neighborhood, 46.7% 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 27.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (19.0%), and 6.3% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

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 U of Northern Iowa / University Ave neighborhood in Cedar Falls, IA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (38.1%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (13.9%), and residents who report English roots (9.1%), and some of the residents are also of Norwegian ancestry (6.2%), along with some Dutch ancestry residents (4.2%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the U of Northern Iowa / University Ave neighborhood is English, spoken by 95.8% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (2.5%).

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 U of Northern Iowa / University Ave neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (81.3% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (54.8%) hop out the door and walk to work to get to work. In addition, quite a number also drive alone in a private automobile to get to work (43.3%) . This is a special neighborhood for the number of people who walk to work. Combining exercise, low cost, and reduced pollution, plus the chance to see your neighbors, walking to work is fairly uncommon in America but likely to increase as people try to reduce their dependence on automobiles, and this neighborhood offers that opportunity today.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 4 Condition Alerts found.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Cedar Falls 0.101011101001110
Iowa 2.86
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Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 7 Condition Alerts found.

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CEDAR FALLS 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
Helen A Hansen Elementary School
616 Holmes Dr
Cedar Falls, IA, 50613
PK-06
Holmes Junior High School
505 Holmes Dr
Cedar Falls, IA, 50613
07-09
Lincoln Elementary School
321 8 Th Street
Cedar Falls, IA, 50613
KG-06
Orchard Hill Elementary School
3909 Rownd St
Cedar Falls, IA, 50613
KG-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
River Hills
2700 Grand Blvd
Cedar Falls, Ia, IA, 50613
M-M
Cedar Falls High School
1015 Division St
Cedar Falls, IA, 50613
10-12
Cedar Heights Elementary School
2417 Rainbow Dr
Cedar Falls, IA, 50613
PK-06
North Cedar Elementary School
2419 Fern Ave
Cedar Falls, IA, 50613
PK-06

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