Franklin Square / Illinois Wesleyan University median real estate price is $237,249, which is more expensive than 49.1% of the neighborhoods in Illinois and 35.3% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.
The average rental price in Franklin Square / Illinois Wesleyan University is currently $1,638, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 56.9% of Illinois neighborhoods.
Franklin Square / Illinois Wesleyan University is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Bloomington, Illinois.
Franklin Square / Illinois Wesleyan University 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 Franklin Square / Illinois Wesleyan University 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.
Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Franklin Square / Illinois Wesleyan University. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 22.7%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 89.2% of all U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, most vacant housing here is vacant year round. This can sometimes be the case in neighborhoods dominated by new construction that is not yet occupied. But often neighborhoods with vacancy rates this high are places that can be plagued by a protracted vacancy problem. If you live here, you may find that a number of buildings in your neighborhood are actually empty.
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 Bloomington, the Franklin Square / Illinois Wesleyan University neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
One of the really interesting characteristics about the Franklin Square / Illinois Wesleyan University 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 0.3% of college-friendly places to live in the state of Illinois.
In addition, neighborhoodScout's analysis shows that the Franklin Square / Illinois Wesleyan University neighborhood has a greater concentration of residents currently enrolled in college than 99.6% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. With 75.8% of the population here attending college, this is very much a college-focused neighborhood.
Also, the Franklin Square / Illinois Wesleyan University neighborhood stands out for having an average per capita income lower than 95.1% of the neighborhoods in the United States.
In the Franklin Square / Illinois Wesleyan University 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 43.2% of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than we found in 99.6% of American neighborhoods. Get ready to put on your walking shoes if you move here!
Also, if your dream is to be able to ride your bike to work each day, look no further than this unique neighborhood. With 3.4% of residents in the Franklin Square / Illinois Wesleyan University neighborhood commuting on a bicycle to and from work daily, this neighborhood has more bicycle commuters than 96.4% of all neighborhoods in the U.S., according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis.
Whether walking, biking, riding, or driving, the length of one's commute is an important factor for one's quality of life. The Franklin Square / Illinois Wesleyan University neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's analysis. Residents of the Franklin Square / Illinois Wesleyan University neighborhood have the pleasure of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in America. 78.3% 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 99.4% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting means more time for other things in life.
93.8% of the real estate in the Franklin Square / Illinois Wesleyan University neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.
Do you like to be surrounded by people from all over the country or world, with different perspectives and life experiences? Or do you instead prefer to be in a neighborhood where most residents have lived there for a long time, creating a sense of cohesiveness? NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this neighborhood stands out among American neighborhoods for the uniqueness of the mobility of its residents. In the Franklin Square / Illinois Wesleyan University neighborhood, a greater proportion of the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is found in 99.3% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood, more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.
Did you know that the Franklin Square / Illinois Wesleyan University neighborhood has more Yugoslav and Croatian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.1% of this neighborhood's residents have Yugoslav ancestry and 0.9% have Croatian ancestry.
There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the Franklin Square / Illinois Wesleyan University neighborhood in Bloomington are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 95.1% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 12.8% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 54.7% of U.S. neighborhoods.
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 Franklin Square / Illinois Wesleyan University neighborhood, 37.3% 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 34.1% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (17.5%), and 11.1% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.
The most common language spoken in the Franklin Square / Illinois Wesleyan University neighborhood is English, spoken by 87.7% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (7.4%).
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 Franklin Square / Illinois Wesleyan University neighborhood in Bloomington, IL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (18.5%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (16.2%), and residents who report Italian roots (9.6%), and some of the residents are also of Polish ancestry (8.7%), along with some Mexican ancestry residents (6.3%), among others.
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 Franklin Square / Illinois Wesleyan University neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (78.3% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (43.2%) 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 (37.3%) . 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.