DePaul West median real estate price is $884,996, which is more expensive than 98.1% of the neighborhoods in Illinois and 91.2% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.
The average rental price in DePaul West is currently $3,009, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 93.2% of the neighborhoods in Illinois.
DePaul West is a densely urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Chicago, Illinois.
DePaul West real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) townhomes and single-family homes. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the DePaul West neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 2000 and the present.
DePaul West has a 15.6% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 78.2% 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.
When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
Wealth makes most things in life easier, and a few things harder. If you are wealthy and enjoy keeping up with the Jones', this neighborhood will interest you. In fact, according to NeighborhoodScout's research, the DePaul West neighborhood is wealthier than 99.7% of the neighborhoods in the United States. Residents here are truly in a unique situation even when compared to other Americans, based on the sheer amount of wealth concentrated here. Even in times of economic downturn, residents of this neighborhood, as a group, suffered less and recovered more quickly. This is indeed a stand-out characteristic of this neighborhood. As one would expect in a considerably wealthy neighborhood such as this, DePaul West also has one of the lowest ratings of child poverty in the nation.
In addition, the rate of college educated adults in the DePaul West neighborhood is a unique characteristic of the neighborhood. 93.0% of adults here have received at least a 4-year bachelor's degree, compared to the average neighborhood in America, which has 33.7% of the adults with a bachelor's degree. The rate here is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Also, think about the people you know personally. How many of them would purchase box seats to opening night at the symphony? How many of them regularly attend gallery openings, or are the first to reserve tickets to opening night at the ballet? If they're like most of us, they don't do any of these things. But if you're among an exclusive crowd of wealthy and refined patrons of the arts, then you'll feel right at home in the DePaul West neighborhood: a neighborhood in which more "urban sophisticates" live than 99.3% of neighborhoods across the U.S. Here, your neighbors are defined as having urbane tastes in literature, music, live theatre and the arts. They are wealthy, educated, travel in style, and live a big city lifestyle whether or not they live in or near a big city. In addition to being an excellent choice for urban sophisticates, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for highly educated executives.
Executives, managers and professionals make up 75.9% of the workforce in the DePaul West neighborhood which, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, is a higher proportion of such high-level people than is found in 98.2% of the neighborhoods in America. For this reason, this neighborhood really stands out as unique.
In the DePaul West neighborhood, 26.5% of people ride the train to work each day. This is a very high percentage compared to most places. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this is a higher level of train ridership than in 97.7% of the neighborhoods in America.
If you like crowded places, then you will probably enjoy the the DePaul West neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive data analysis, this neighborhood is more densely populated than 96.3% of neighborhoods in the U.S., with 26,032 people per square mile living here.
In addition, if you love row houses and attached homes, you will probably really like the DePaul West neighborhood. The ambiance, the charm, of row houses is something special. And in sheer abundance of row houses, this neighborhood truly stands out. The real estate here has a higher proportion of row houses and attached homes than nearly any neighborhood in America. In fact, 26.4% of the residential real estate here is classified as row houses and attached homes.
Did you know that the DePaul West neighborhood has more British and Polish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 7.5% of this neighborhood's residents have British ancestry and 13.0% have Polish ancestry.
DePaul West is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.8% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Japanese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 96.4% of the neighborhoods in America.
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 DePaul West neighborhood in Chicago are wealthy, making it among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 99.7% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 0.0% 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 100.0% of America's neighborhoods.
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 DePaul West neighborhood, 75.9% 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 17.8% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (5.1%).
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 DePaul West neighborhood is English, spoken by 89.0% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.
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 DePaul West neighborhood in Chicago, IL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (15.6%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (14.4%), and residents who report Polish roots (13.0%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (9.8%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (7.9%), among others. In addition, 22.4% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.
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 DePaul West neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (41.6% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.
Here most residents (37.6%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also take the train to get to work (26.5%) and 8.0% 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.