Spencer, IA (Dickens / Gillett Grove)




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About Spencer, IA (Dickens / Gillett Grove)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Dickens / Gillett Grove median real estate price is $119,365, which is less expensive than 54.8% of Iowa neighborhoods and 54.8% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Dickens / Gillett Grove is currently $394, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 93.2% of Iowa neighborhoods.

Dickens / Gillett Grove is a remote neighborhood (based on population density) located in Spencer, Iowa.

Dickens / Gillett Grove real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and mobile homes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Dickens / Gillett Grove neighborhood are relatively historic, built no later than 1939, and in some cases, quite a bit earlier. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

Dickens / Gillett Grove has a 15.2% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 74.8% 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

The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Dickens / Gillett Grove neighborhood has more Danish and German ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 6.1% of this neighborhood's residents have Danish ancestry and 47.0% have German ancestry.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

Unpopulated, and rural, the Dickens / Gillett Grove neighborhood is one of the least crowded neighborhoods in all of America. If you like open space, no traffic, and lots of room, this neighborhood may be just what you are looking for. According to NeighborhoodScout's leading research, this neighborhood is less densely populated than 97.8% of the neighborhoods in America.

In addition, some neighborhoods are made up of apartments. Some consist of row houses, and most - by far - consist of a mixture of housing types. But the Dickens / Gillett Grove neighborhood stands out due to the total dominance of detached, single-family homes here. There are nearly no other types of residential real estate in the neighborhood. In fact, this neighborhood has a higher proportion of single-family homes in its real estate stock than 95.2% of all American neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

Each year, fewer and fewer Americans make their living as farmers, foresters, or fishers. But the Dickens / Gillett Grove 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 97.4% of all American neighborhoods. This is truly a unique cultural characteristic of this neighborhood.

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 Dickens / Gillett Grove neighborhood have a highly unusual car ownership. Residents of this neighborhood must really love automobiles. NeighborhoodScout's Analysis reveals that 28.3% of the households here have four, five, or more cars. That is more cars per household than in 96.1% of the neighborhoods in the nation.

Notable & Unique: People

If you're planning where to retire, the Dickens / Gillett Grove neighborhood in Spencer is a great option to consider. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive retirement dream area analysis, it's peaceful and quiet, has above average safety ratings compared to other neighborhoods in IA, offers a wide range of housing options, and has already attracted an enviable mix of college educated seniors. This neighborhood ranks as better for retirement living than 87.2% of the neighborhoods in Iowa. If you are considering retiring to Iowa, this is a good neighborhood to look at.


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 Dickens / Gillett Grove neighborhood in Spencer are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 64.4% of the neighborhoods in America. With 18.1% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 53.1% 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 Dickens / Gillett Grove neighborhood, 35.3% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 23.7% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (18.4%), and 16.5% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the Dickens / Gillett Grove neighborhood in Spencer, IA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (47.0%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (11.3%), and residents who report English roots (9.2%), and some of the residents are also of Norwegian ancestry (7.9%), along with some Danish ancestry residents (6.1%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Dickens / Gillett Grove neighborhood is English, spoken by 98.8% of households.

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 Dickens / Gillett Grove neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (44.7% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (82.4%) 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 (11.4%) and 5.3% of residents also hop out the door and walk to work 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 Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 2 Condition Alerts found.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Dickens / Gillett Grove 0.101011101001110
Spencer 0.101011101001110
Iowa 2.86
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Dickens / Gillett Grove 0.101011101001110
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Dickens / Gillett Grove 0.101011101001110
Spencer 0.101011101001110
Iowa 15

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 38 Condition Alerts found.

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This neighborhood is served by 7 districts:

SPENCER COMM SCHOOL DISTRICT


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District Quality Compared to Iowa

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Better than of IA school districts.

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Discipline District State
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
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
724 West 9 Th Street
Spencer, IA, 51301
PK-01

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ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE
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OKOBOJI COMM SCHOOL DISTRICT


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District Quality Compared to Iowa

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Better than of IA school districts.

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Better than of US school districts.

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Discipline District State
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
Okoboji High School
901 H. Ave.
Milford, IA, 51351
09-12
Okoboji Middle School
10 Broadway
Arnolds Park, IA, 51331
05-08
Okoboji Elementary School
705 N. Ave
Milford, IA, 51351
PK-04

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ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED
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SIOUX CENTRAL COMM SCHOOL DISTRICT


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District Quality Compared to Iowa

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Better than of IA school districts.

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Better than of US school districts.

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Discipline District State
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
Sioux Central Middle School
4440 U.S. Hwy 71
Sioux Rapids, IA, 50585
07-08
Sioux Central Elementary School
4440 U.S. Hwy 71
Sioux Rapids, IA, 50585
PK-06
Sioux Central High
4440 U.S. Hwy 71
Sioux Rapids, IA, 50585
09-12

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GRAETTINGER-TERRIL COMM SCHOOL DISTRICT


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District Quality Compared to Iowa

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Better than of IA school districts.

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Better than of US school districts.

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Discipline District State
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
Graettinger Terril Middle School
400 W. Lost Island St.
Graettinger, IA, 51342
06-08
Graettinger Terril High School
400 W Lost Island St
Graettinger, IA, 51342
PK-12
Graettinger Terril Elementary School
101 S. Schooley St.
Terril, IA, 51364
PK-05

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CLAY CENTRAL-EVERLY COMM SCHOOL DISTRICT


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District Quality Compared to Iowa

(10 is best)

Better than of IA school districts.

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Better than of US school districts.

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Discipline District State
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
Clay Central Everly Jr. Sr. High School
306 E 2 Nd St
Everly, IA, 51338
07-12
Clay Central Everly Elementary At Royal
401 Church St
Royal, IA, 51357
PK-06

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LAURENS-MARATHON COMM SCHOOL DISTRICT


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District Quality Compared to Iowa

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Better than of IA school districts.

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Better than of US school districts.

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Discipline District State
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
Laurens Marathon High School
300 W Garfield
Laurens, IA, 50554
09-12
Laurens Marathon Middle School
300 W Garfield
Laurens, IA, 50554
06-08
Laurens Marathon Elementary School
300 W Garfield
Laurens, IA, 50554
PK-05

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RUTHVEN-AYRSHIRE COMM SCHOOL DISTRICT


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District Quality Compared to Iowa

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Better than of IA school districts.

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Better than of US school districts.

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Discipline District State
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
Ruthven Ayrshire Elementary School
1505 Washington St
Ruthven, IA, 51358
PK-06
Ruthven Ayrshire High School
1505 Washington St
Ruthven, IA, 51358
07-12

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