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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Morgan Park Northwest median real estate price is $308,772, which is more expensive than 62.6% of the neighborhoods in Illinois and 47.0% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Morgan Park Northwest is currently $1,966, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 40.9% of Illinois neighborhoods.

Morgan Park Northwest is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Chicago, Illinois.

Morgan Park Northwest real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Morgan Park Northwest neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built before 1940.

In Morgan Park Northwest, the current vacancy rate is 0.3%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 93.5% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Morgan Park Northwest is very tight compared to the demand for property here.

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.

People

Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the Morgan Park Northwest neighborhood has some of the lowest rates of children living in poverty of any neighborhood in the United States. In a nation where approximately 1 in 4 children are living in poverty, the Morgan Park Northwest community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.

In addition, if you're a regular supporter of the arts and enjoy outings to the theatre, weekend boutique-ing, or even a finely aged wine with dinner, than you're in good company with the people of the Morgan Park Northwest neighborhood. This neighborhood is uniquely immersed with more "urban sophisticates" than 97.1% of neighborhoods across the country. The people here truly stand out as a class among their own. They are an exclusive community characterized by refined tastes, cultural inclinations, and the means to live well. Urban sophisticates live a big city lifestyle, whether or not they live in or near a big city. They are educated executives or managers by week, and serial patrons of the arts by weekend. If this lifestyle pertains to you, than you'll certainly feel right at home in the Morgan Park Northwest neighborhood.

Occupations

The government often provides some of the more stable jobs in the economy. From local, to state, to federal government workers, the government can also be a major employer. What NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed, is that the Morgan Park Northwest neighborhood in particular stands out when compared nationally for the proportion of its working residents who are employed by the government. At 23.7% of its workforce, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of government workers than 99.5% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Real Estate

Most neighborhoods have a mixture of ages of homes in them, from new to old, but this neighborhood stands out due to its concentration of residential real estate built in one time frame: from 1940 through 1969, generally considered older, well-established homes. This was a busy time in America for home construction. After the end of World War II, as GIs came home, bought newly built homes on the edges of cities with the help of the GI Bill, and began their families. This housing era generally coincides with the 'Baby Boom' generation (1945 - 1964), and many baby boomers grew up in homes built in this era. But what is so interesting about the Morgan Park Northwest neighborhood, is that an incredible 87.4% of the homes here were built in this era. So when you walk its streets or drive through, this neighborhood has a look and feel that harkens to that era in American life, a very important slice of Americana.

Diversity

Did you know that the Morgan Park Northwest neighborhood has more Irish and Lithuanian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 28.5% of this neighborhood's residents have Irish ancestry and 1.0% have Lithuanian ancestry.

Morgan Park Northwest is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 6.4% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Italian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 95.2% of the neighborhoods in America.

The Neighbors

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 Morgan Park Northwest neighborhood in Chicago are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 82.8% 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.

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the Morgan Park Northwest neighborhood, 46.3% 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 30.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions (23.7%), and 12.3% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

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 Morgan Park Northwest neighborhood is English, spoken by 93.5% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.

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 Morgan Park Northwest neighborhood in Chicago, IL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (28.5%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (14.5%), and residents who report Polish roots (9.5%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (8.1%), along with some Mexican ancestry residents (5.7%), among others.

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 Morgan Park Northwest neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (33.2% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.

Here most residents (71.6%) 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 (7.8%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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