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 Charles City,
the Floyd / Colwell neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Floyd / Colwell neighborhood has more
Swiss and German ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.8% of
this neighborhood's residents have Swiss ancestry and 51.9% have German ancestry.
Floyd / Colwell is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 5.0% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak German at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.7% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: People
Priests and therapists would like to think they know the secrets to a
truly successful marriage, but according to NeighborhoodScout's research,
the folks of the Floyd / Colwell neighborhood may actually hold
the key. 67.9% of its residents are married, which is a higher
percentage than is found in 97.2% of the neighborhoods
In addition, if you're looking for a great spot to raise a family, then look no
further than the Floyd / Colwell neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's
analysis found that the combination of good quality public schools,
above-average safety from crime, and a high rate of home ownership in
predominantly single-family homes, help make this neighborhood
among the top 13.5% of family-friendly neighborhoods
across the state of Iowa. In addition, there are a high proportion
of other families with school-aged children living here, making it easy
for parents and their children to socialize and develop a sense of community
support. In addition, families here highly value education, as is reflected
by the strength of the local schools, in part due to the educational
attainment of the parents here, who vote in support of the public schools.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
Uncrowded roads, rural America and space to be the individual you are. If you like these characteristics, this neighborhood may fit you. With just 15.72 residents per square mile, Floyd / Colwell is less crowded than 95.8% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
Each year, fewer and fewer Americans make their living as farmers, foresters,
or fishers. But the Floyd / Colwell neighborhood truly stands
out among U.S. neighborhoods. According to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis,
this neighborhood has a greater proportion of farmers, foresters, or fishers
than 95.6% of all American neighborhoods. This is truly a unique
cultural characteristic of this neighborhood.