Charleston, IL (Eastern Illinois U / Lincoln Ave)



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About Charleston, IL (Eastern Illinois U / Lincoln Ave)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Eastern Illinois U / Lincoln Ave median real estate price is $160,044, which is more expensive than 40.2% of the neighborhoods in Illinois and 33.1% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Eastern Illinois U / Lincoln Ave is currently $788, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 90.1% of Illinois neighborhoods.

Eastern Illinois U / Lincoln Ave is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Charleston, Illinois.

Eastern Illinois U / Lincoln 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 Eastern Illinois U / Lincoln 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.

Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Eastern Illinois U / Lincoln Ave. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 28.5%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 93.2% 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.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

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 Charleston, the Eastern Illinois U / Lincoln Ave neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: People

One of the really interesting characteristics about the Eastern Illinois U / Lincoln 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 0.1% of college-friendly places to live in the state of Illinois.

In addition, an extraordinary 78.2% of the residents of the Eastern Illinois U / Lincoln 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 unique characteristics of the Eastern Illinois U / Lincoln Ave neighborhood revealed by analysis is that the per capita income of residents here is lower than that found in 99.2% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

In the Eastern Illinois U / Lincoln 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 47.3% 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!

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 Eastern Illinois U / Lincoln Ave neighborhood have the pleasure of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in America. 78.4% 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 99.4% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting means more time for other things in life.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

From major sales accounts to fast-food workers, sales and service employees are often the backbone of the local economy. In the Eastern Illinois U / Lincoln Ave neighborhood, they truly stand out. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis identifies this neighborhood as having a higher percentage of sales and service workers than 99.2% of all American neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

93.2% of the real estate in the Eastern Illinois U / Lincoln Ave neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.

Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability

The freedom of moving to new places versus the comfort of home. How much and how often people move not only can create diverse and worldly neighborhoods, but simultaneously it can produce a loss of intimacy with one's surroundings and a lack of connectedness to one's neighbors. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research has identified this neighborhood as unique with regard to the transience of its populace. In the Eastern Illinois U / Lincoln Ave neighborhood, a greater proportion of the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is found in 99.7% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood, more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.


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 Eastern Illinois U / Lincoln Ave neighborhood in Charleston are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 99.2% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 51.0% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 93.1% of U.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 Eastern Illinois U / Lincoln Ave neighborhood, 48.5% 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 24.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (20.3%), and 7.1% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Eastern Illinois U / Lincoln Ave neighborhood is English, spoken by 92.0% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (4.6%).

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 Eastern Illinois U / Lincoln Ave neighborhood in Charleston, IL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (16.3%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (9.6%), and residents who report Italian roots (4.6%), and some of the residents are also of Polish ancestry (4.5%), along with some Mexican ancestry residents (4.3%), among others.

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 Eastern Illinois U / Lincoln Ave neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (78.4% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (47.3%) 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 (46.6%) and 5.3% of residents also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors for their daily commute. 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

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   National Agriculture Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Geological Service, American Community Survey.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2020. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2018 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

44 Vital Statistics. 6 Condition Alerts found.

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2018 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated May 2020.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2018 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2019 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

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violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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Eastern Illinois U / Lincoln Ave 0.101011101001110
Charleston 0.101011101001110
Illinois 4.04

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Eastern Illinois U / Lincoln Ave 0.101011101001110
Charleston 0.101011101001110
Illinois 19.33

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Eastern Illinois U / Lincoln Ave 0.101011101001110
Charleston 0.101011101001110
Illinois 33

Neighborhood Public School Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2017 – 2018 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2016
  • Educational Environment: 2018 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more

65 Vital Statistics. 4 Condition Alerts found.

School Rating Information

 

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Adults In Neighborhood With College Degree Or Higher
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CHARLESTON CUSD 1


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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 IL* Quality Rating Compared to Nation*
Ashmore Elem School
Po Box 219
Ashmore, IL 61912
KG-04
Carl Sandburg Elem School
1924 Reynolds Dr
Charleston, IL 61920
01-03
Charleston High School
1615 Lincoln Ave
Charleston, IL 61920
09-12
Charleston Middle School
920 Smith Dr
Charleston, IL 61920
07-08
Jefferson Elem School
801 Jefferson Ave
Charleston, IL 61920
04-06
Mark Twain Elem School
1021 13th St
Charleston, IL 61920
PK-KG
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