Charleston, IL (Lincoln Ave / 4th St)




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About Charleston, IL (Lincoln Ave / 4th St)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Lincoln Ave / 4th St median real estate price is $99,054, which is less expensive than 78.5% of Illinois neighborhoods and 78.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Lincoln Ave / 4th St is currently $937, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 56.5% of Illinois neighborhoods.

Lincoln Ave / 4th St is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Charleston, Illinois.

Lincoln Ave / 4th St real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the Lincoln Ave / 4th St neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

Lincoln Ave / 4th St has a 12.1% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 64.0% 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: People

One of the really interesting characteristics about the Lincoln Ave / 4th St 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 0.4% of college-friendly places to live in the state of Illinois.

In addition, neighborhoodScout's analysis shows that the Lincoln Ave / 4th St neighborhood has a greater concentration of residents currently enrolled in college than 98.8% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. With 36.9% of the population here attending college, this is very much a college-focused neighborhood.

Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability

Some neighborhoods have more internal cohesiveness than others. While other neighborhoods feel like a collection of strangers who just happen to live near each other. Sometimes this comes down to not only the personalities of the people in a place, but how long people have been together in that neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research has revealed some interesting things about the rootedness of people in the Lincoln Ave / 4th St neighborhood. In the Lincoln Ave / 4th St neighborhood, a greater proportion of the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is found in 97.1% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood, more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

More people in Lincoln Ave / 4th St choose to walk to work each day (13.7%) than almost any neighborhood in America. If you are attracted to the idea of being able to walk to work, this neighborhood could be a good choice.

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 Lincoln Ave / 4th St neighborhood have the pleasure of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in America. 60.0% 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 95.3% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting means more time for other things in life.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Lincoln Ave / 4th St neighborhood has more Slovak ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.2% of this neighborhood's residents have Slovak ancestry.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

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 Lincoln Ave / 4th St 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 94.5% of U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, 7.5% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 70.7% of America'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 Lincoln Ave / 4th St neighborhood, 41.1% 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 26.4% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (18.0%), and 14.5% in manufacturing and laborer 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 Lincoln Ave / 4th St neighborhood in Charleston, IL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (24.9%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (15.5%), and residents who report English roots (7.4%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (6.1%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (4.1%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Lincoln Ave / 4th St neighborhood is English, spoken by 96.6% of households.

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 Lincoln Ave / 4th St neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (60.0% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (68.2%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also hop out the door and walk to work to get to work (13.7%) and 10.8% of residents also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors 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. 3 Condition Alerts found.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Lincoln Ave / 4th St 0.101011101001110
Charleston 0.101011101001110
Illinois 3.84
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Lincoln Ave / 4th St 0.101011101001110
Charleston 0.101011101001110
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Lincoln Ave / 4th St 0.101011101001110
Charleston 0.101011101001110
Illinois 33

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 1 Condition Alert found.

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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
Mark Twain Elem School
1021 13 Th St
Charleston, IL, 61920
PK-KG
Ashmore Elem School
313 S Ohio St
Ashmore, IL, 61912
PK-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
PK-06

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