Spencer, IA (W 4th St / Grand Ave)




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About Spencer, IA (W 4th St / Grand Ave)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

W 4th St / Grand Ave median real estate price is $147,774, which is more expensive than 57.0% of the neighborhoods in Iowa and 35.8% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in W 4th St / Grand Ave is currently $760, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 51.0% of Iowa neighborhoods.

W 4th St / Grand Ave is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Spencer, Iowa.

W 4th St / Grand Ave real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the W 4th St / Grand Ave 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 9.3% in W 4th St / Grand Ave. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower than 48.4% 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: Diversity

Did you know that the W 4th St / Grand Ave neighborhood has more Swiss and Danish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.1% of this neighborhood's residents have Swiss ancestry and 3.6% have Danish ancestry.

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 W 4th St / Grand Ave neighborhood have the pleasure of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in America. 75.4% 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 99.1% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting means more time for other things in life.


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 W 4th St / Grand Ave neighborhood in Spencer are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 53.5% of the neighborhoods in America. With 20.1% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 57.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

In the W 4th St / Grand Ave neighborhood, 29.9% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 28.3% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (24.1%), and 15.3% in clerical, assistant, and tech support 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 W 4th St / Grand Ave neighborhood in Spencer, IA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (47.5%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (11.3%), and residents who report Norwegian roots (9.7%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (7.1%), along with some Dutch ancestry residents (5.9%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the W 4th St / Grand Ave neighborhood is English, spoken by 95.6% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (3.0%).

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 W 4th St / Grand Ave neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (75.4% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (81.4%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (14.8%) . 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

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Neighborhood Crime Data

 

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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W 4th St / Grand Ave 0.101011101001110
Spencer 0.101011101001110
Iowa 2.86

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Neighborhood Property Crime

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W 4th St / Grand Ave 0.101011101001110
Spencer 0.101011101001110
Iowa 20.47

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W 4th St / Grand Ave 0.101011101001110
Spencer 0.101011101001110
Iowa 15

Neighborhood Public School Data

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SPENCER 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
Lincoln Elementary School
615 4 Th Ave. Sw
Spencer, IA, 51301
04-05
Spencer High School
800 E 3 Rd St
Spencer, IA, 51301
09-12
Fairview Park Elementary School
1508 5 Th Ave. East
Spencer, IA, 51301
02-03
Spencer Middle School
1400 10 Th Avenue East
Spencer, IA, 51301
06-08
Johnson Elementary School
724 West 9 Th Street
Spencer, IA, 51301
PK-01

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