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 S Cottage Grove Ave / E 62nd St neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
More people in S Cottage Grove Ave / E 62nd St choose to walk to work each day
(32.5%) 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.
Also, if your dream is to be able to ride your bike to work each day, look no
further than this unique neighborhood. With 4.1% of residents in
the S Cottage Grove Ave / E 62nd St neighborhood commuting on a bicycle to and
from work daily, this neighborhood has more bicycle commuters than
96.5% of all neighborhoods in the U.S., according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis.
Notable & Unique: People
One of the unique characteristics of the S Cottage Grove Ave / E 62nd St
neighborhood revealed by analysis is that the per capita income of
residents here is lower than that found in 98.2% of the neighborhoods
Also of note, 72.5% 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.
In addition, some neighborhoods have residents that are more educated than others. But
in this neighborhood there is a dramatic difference. NeighborhoodScout's
exclusive analysis reveals that 36.5% of the adults here have
earned a Masters degree, medical degree, Ph.D. or law degree. This is a
higher rate of people with a graduate degree than is found in
97.4% of U.S. neighborhoods, where the average American
neighborhood has 8.4% of its adults with a graduate degree. If you are
highly educated, you may have much in common with many of your neighbors here.
Also, one of the most interesting things about the S Cottage Grove Ave / E 62nd St
neighborhood is that it has a greater concentration of residents who live
alone than most all neighborhoods in America. With 47.0% of the
households here made up of people living alone, NeighborhoodScout's research
reveals that this is a larger proportion of people living alone than in
95.5% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the S Cottage Grove Ave / E 62nd St neighborhood has more
British ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.2% of
this neighborhood's residents have British ancestry.
S Cottage Grove Ave / E 62nd St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 4.0% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak German at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.6% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, one of the really unique and interesting things about the look and setting of the S Cottage Grove Ave / E 62nd St neighborhood is that it is almost entirely dominated by large apartment buildings, such as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments. 75.8% of the residential real estate here is classified as such. This puts this neighborhood on the map as having a higher proportion of large apartment buildings than 96.7% of all neighborhoods in America.
Furthermore, 83.9% of the real estate in the S Cottage Grove Ave / E 62nd St neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.