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About Chicago, IL (S Damen Ave / W 18th St)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

S Damen Ave / W 18th St median real estate price is $207,768, which is more expensive than 61.5% of the neighborhoods in Illinois and 55.6% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in S Damen Ave / W 18th St is currently $974, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 61.5% of Illinois neighborhoods.

S Damen Ave / W 18th St is a densely urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Chicago, Illinois.

S Damen Ave / W 18th St 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 S Damen Ave / W 18th St 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.

S Damen Ave / W 18th St has a 12.8% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 67.2% 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

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 Damen Ave / W 18th St neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

Corner bodegas, stores on the first floor and apartments above, former grand Victorian residences converted into apartments, three-deckers built shoulder-to-shoulder, duplexes. Such building types define the real estate of neighborhoods dominated by small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings. Many are in older core neighborhoods of Eastern and Midwestern cities, or historic town centers in their hinterlands. If you wax romantic about the look and feel of such neighborhoods, with fresh pizza, falafel and an independent florist at the corner, then you might find the S Damen Ave / W 18th St neighborhood worth a close look. This neighborhood is an absolutely outstanding example of the dominance of small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings compared to neighborhoods across the nation, as they make up a substantial portion of this neighborhood's real estate stock. In fact, no less than 63.9% of the real estate here is made up of such dwellings, which is higher than 99.3% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

In addition, if you like crowded places, then you will probably enjoy the the S Damen Ave / W 18th St neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive data analysis, this neighborhood is more densely populated than 96.7% of neighborhoods in the U.S., with 27,363 people per square mile living here. Even if you drive or take transit to your place of employment, many people enjoy being able to walk in their neighborhood. What many people don't realize is that most of America's premier vacation locations are also very walkable. The S Damen Ave / W 18th St neighborhood is among the top 5% of American neighborhoods in terms of walkability.

Furthermore, if you find historic homes and neighborhoods attractive, you love the details, the history, and the charm, then you are sure to be interested in this neighborhood. With 72.1% of the residential real estate in the S Damen Ave / W 18th St neighborhood built no later than 1939, and some built considerably earlier, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of historic residences than 98.3% of all neighborhoods in America. In this regard, this neighborhood truly stands out as special.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the S Damen Ave / W 18th St neighborhood has more Mexican ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 79.7% of this neighborhood's residents have Mexican ancestry.

S Damen Ave / W 18th St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 80.2% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Spanish at home. This is a higher percentage than 98.6% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

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 24.0% of the S Damen Ave / W 18th St neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each day, which is more than we found in 96.8% of America's neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability

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. What is interesting to note, is that the S Damen Ave / W 18th St neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country (43.7%) than are found in 95.8% of all U.S. neighborhoods.


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 S Damen Ave / W 18th St neighborhood in Chicago are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 89.4% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 37.1% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 80.5% 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 S Damen Ave / W 18th St neighborhood, 38.5% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer 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 34.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (18.4%), and 8.9% 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 S Damen Ave / W 18th St neighborhood in Chicago, IL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (79.7%). There are also a number of people of Puerto Rican ancestry (3.7%), and residents who report German roots (3.7%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (1.7%), along with some South American ancestry residents (1.5%), among others. In addition, 43.7% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the S Damen Ave / W 18th St neighborhood is Spanish, spoken by 80.2% of households. Some people also speak English (18.9%).

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 S Damen Ave / W 18th St neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (35.2% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (42.0%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also take the train to get to work (24.0%) and 14.5% 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 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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S Damen Ave / W 18th St 0.101011101001110
Chicago 0.101011101001110
Illinois 3.84

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S Damen Ave / W 18th St 0.101011101001110
Chicago 0.101011101001110
Illinois 19.89

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Crimes Per Square Mile

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Chicago 0.101011101001110
Illinois 33

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 6 Condition Alerts found.

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This neighborhood is served by 1 district:

CITY OF CHICAGO SD 299


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District Quality Compared to Illinois

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Better than of IL school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Better than of US school districts.

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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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