Chicago, IL (W Dickens Ave / N Karlov Ave)




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About Chicago, IL (W Dickens Ave / N Karlov Ave)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

W Dickens Ave / N Karlov Ave median real estate price is $357,951, which is more expensive than 84.6% of the neighborhoods in Illinois and 76.6% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in W Dickens Ave / N Karlov Ave is currently $1,028, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 56.6% of Illinois neighborhoods.

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

W Dickens Ave / N Karlov Ave real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) small apartment buildings 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 W Dickens Ave / N Karlov 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 1940 and 1969.

W Dickens Ave / N Karlov Ave has a 12.8% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 67.4% 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: Diversity

Did you know that the W Dickens Ave / N Karlov Ave neighborhood has more Puerto Rican and Mexican ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 29.6% of this neighborhood's residents have Puerto Rican ancestry and 57.3% have Mexican ancestry.

W Dickens Ave / N Karlov Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 85.9% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Spanish at home. This is a higher percentage than 99.1% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

The W Dickens Ave / N Karlov Ave neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 29,481 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 97.1% of the nation's neighborhoods. 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 W Dickens Ave / N Karlov Ave neighborhood is among the top 5% of American neighborhoods in terms of walkability.

In addition, 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 W Dickens Ave / N Karlov 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, 62.3% of the real estate here are small 2, 3, or 4 unit apartment buildings, which is a higher proportion than found in 99.2% of America's neighborhoods.

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 74.7% of the residential real estate in the W Dickens Ave / N Karlov Ave neighborhood built no later than 1939, and some built considerably earlier, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of historic residences than 98.8% of all neighborhoods in America. In this regard, this neighborhood truly stands out as special.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

There are more people living in the W Dickens Ave / N Karlov Ave neighborhood employed as sales and service workers (57.4%) than almost any neighborhood in the country. From fast-food service workers to major sales accounts, sales and service workers make up the largest proportion of our national employment picture. But despite that size and importance nationally, this neighborhood still stands out as unique due to the dominance of people living here who work in such occupations.

Notable & Unique: People

The W Dickens Ave / N Karlov Ave neighborhood stands out within Illinois for its college student friendly environment. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this neighborhood is home to a number of college students, is relatively walkable, and above average in safety. In combination, this makes it stand out for a good place for college students to consider. Because a number of college students live here, this neighborhood may be close to a college campus and offer certain amenities nearby geared towards the student body. While it's not an environment for everyone, ambitious scholars can enjoy seasonal excitement between semesters and school breaks, and parents can rest easy knowing that the area has an above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the top 6.6% of college-friendly places to live in IL.


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 W Dickens Ave / N Karlov Ave neighborhood in Chicago are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 43.7% of the neighborhoods in America. With 29.5% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 71.6% of U.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 W Dickens Ave / N Karlov Ave neighborhood, 42.6% 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 manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 28.4% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (15.0%), and 14.0% 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 W Dickens Ave / N Karlov Ave neighborhood in Chicago, IL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (57.3%). There are also a number of people of Puerto Rican ancestry (29.6%), and residents who report Italian roots (3.3%), and some of the residents are also of South American ancestry (2.4%), along with some German ancestry residents (2.3%), among others. In addition, 27.3% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the W Dickens Ave / N Karlov Ave neighborhood is Spanish, spoken by 85.9% of households. Some people also speak English (12.5%).

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 W Dickens Ave / N Karlov Ave neighborhood spend between 45 minutes and one hour commuting one-way to work (47.2% of working residents), longer and tougher than most commutes in America.

Here most residents (55.6%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (16.5%) and 12.8% of residents also ride the bus 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. 2 Condition Alerts found.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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W Dickens Ave / N Karlov Ave 0.101011101001110
Chicago 0.101011101001110
Illinois 3.84

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W Dickens Ave / N Karlov Ave 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. 7 Condition Alerts found.

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This neighborhood is served by 1 district:

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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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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