Chicago, IL (N California Ave / W Wabansia Ave)




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About Chicago, IL (N California Ave / W Wabansia Ave)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

N California Ave / W Wabansia Ave median real estate price is $343,290, which is more expensive than 84.2% of the neighborhoods in Illinois and 76.0% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in N California Ave / W Wabansia Ave is currently $1,055, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 43.2% of Illinois neighborhoods.

N California Ave / W Wabansia Ave is a densely urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Chicago, Illinois.

N California Ave / W Wabansia Ave real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) small apartment buildings and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the N California Ave / W Wabansia Ave 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 2000 and the present.

Real estate vacancies in N California Ave / W Wabansia Ave are 5.4%, which is lower than one will find in 73.3% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in N California Ave / W Wabansia Ave is above average for the U.S., and may signal some demand for either price increases or new construction of residential product for this neighborhood.

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 Chicago, the N California Ave / W Wabansia Ave neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the N California Ave / W Wabansia Ave neighborhood has more Yugoslav and Puerto Rican ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.4% of this neighborhood's residents have Yugoslav ancestry and 14.9% have Puerto Rican ancestry.

N California Ave / W Wabansia Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.7% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Vietnamese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 96.0% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

Three-deckers, duplexes, old Victorian homes cut up into apartments. Independent stores on the corner selling pizza. These are some of the hallmarks of neighborhoods with lots of small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings. The N California Ave / W Wabansia Ave neighborhood really stands out in this regard, however, as it is dominated by such small apartment buildings more than nearly any other neighborhood in America. This is a stunning visual and lifestyle example of this type of neighborhood. In fact, 54.0% of the real estate here are small 2, 3, or 4 unit apartment buildings, which is a higher proportion than found in 98.4% of America's neighborhoods.

In addition, if you like crowded places, then you will probably enjoy the the N California Ave / W Wabansia Ave neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive data analysis, this neighborhood is more densely populated than 96.1% of neighborhoods in the U.S., with 24,358 people per square mile living here. Being a walkable neighborhood can help increase property values for the simple reason that people enjoy it and value it. To put it plainly, despite our love affair with the automobile, American's enjoy taking to the streets, sidewalks, paths, and courtyards of a place to get a coffee, relax, and take in the sights and sounds. And, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive and first quantitative walkable score index, the N California Ave / W Wabansia Ave neighborhood is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

If you like to ride the train to work, this neighborhood may be for you. NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 31.3% of the N California Ave / W Wabansia Ave neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each day, which is more than we found in 97.5% of America's neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: People

Of note, 59.9% of the children in this area live in poverty; an extraordinarily high percentage compared to other neighborhoods in the nation. In a nation where approximately one in four children grows up in poverty, this neighborhood stands out for the depth of the problem manifested here.


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 N California Ave / W Wabansia Ave neighborhood in Chicago are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 84.8% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 59.9% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 95.2% 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 N California Ave / W Wabansia Ave neighborhood, 35.9% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 33.3% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (18.4%), and 12.4% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.

In the N California Ave / W Wabansia Ave neighborhood in Chicago, IL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (21.3%). There are also a number of people of Puerto Rican ancestry (14.9%), and residents who report German roots (9.9%), and some of the residents are also of Asian ancestry (5.8%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (5.1%), among others. In addition, 24.2% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

The Neighbors: Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the N California Ave / W Wabansia Ave neighborhood is English, spoken by 54.4% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.

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 N California Ave / W Wabansia Ave neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (40.5% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.

Here most residents (46.8%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also take the train to get to work (31.3%) and 15.0% 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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AGE OF Chicago, IL (N California Ave / W Wabansia Ave) HOMES

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Neighborhood Demographics 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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N California Ave / W Wabansia Ave 0.101011101001110
Chicago 0.101011101001110
Illinois 3.84
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N California Ave / W Wabansia Ave 0.101011101001110
Chicago 0.101011101001110
Illinois 19.89
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N California Ave / W Wabansia Ave 0.101011101001110
Chicago 0.101011101001110
Illinois 33

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 8 Condition Alerts found.

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CITY OF CHICAGO SD 299


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Better than of IL school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

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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

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