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About Chicago, IL (S Shields Ave / W 26th St)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

S Shields Ave / W 26th St median real estate price is $394,929, which is more expensive than 88.8% of the neighborhoods in Illinois and 80.6% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in S Shields Ave / W 26th St is currently $775, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 75.5% of Illinois neighborhoods.

S Shields Ave / W 26th St is a densely urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Chicago, Illinois.

S Shields Ave / W 26th 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 occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the S Shields Ave / W 26th 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 1970 and 1999.

Home and apartment vacancy rates are 8.9% in S Shields Ave / W 26th St. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower than 51.6% of the neighborhoods in the nation, approximately near the middle range for vacancies.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

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.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the S Shields Ave / W 26th St neighborhood has more Asian and Croatian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 75.8% of this neighborhood's residents have Asian ancestry and 1.3% have Croatian ancestry.

S Shields Ave / W 26th St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 66.5% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Chinese at home. This is a higher percentage than 100.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability

The freedom of moving to new places versus the comfort of home. How much and how often people move not only can create diverse and worldly neighborhoods, but simultaneously it can produce a loss of intimacy with one's surroundings and a lack of connectedness to one's neighbors. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research has identified this neighborhood as unique with regard to the transience of its populace. What is interesting to note, is that the S Shields Ave / W 26th St neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country (55.0%) than are found in 98.7% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

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 S Shields Ave / W 26th St 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, 49.6% of the real estate here are small 2, 3, or 4 unit apartment buildings, which is a higher proportion than found in 97.9% of America's neighborhoods.

In addition, if you like crowded places, then you will probably enjoy the the S Shields Ave / W 26th St neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive data analysis, this neighborhood is more densely populated than 95.5% of neighborhoods in the U.S., with 21,646 people per square mile living here. Being a walkable neighborhood can help increase property values for the simple reason that people enjoy it and value it. To put it plainly, despite our love affair with the automobile, American's enjoy taking to the streets, sidewalks, paths, and courtyards of a place to get a coffee, relax, and take in the sights and sounds. And, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive and first quantitative walkable score index, the S Shields Ave / W 26th St neighborhood is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: People

One of the really interesting characteristics about the S Shields Ave / W 26th St neighborhood is that, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research, it is an excellent choice in which to reside for college students. Due to its popularity among college students who already choose to live here, its walkability, and its above average safety from crime, the neighborhood is ideal for prospective or already-enrolled college students. Between semesters and during school breaks, you'll notice that the excitement here fluctuates with the college seasons. Despite the excitement however, parents of college-age children can rest easy knowing that this neighborhood has an above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the top 3.5% of college-friendly places to live in the state of Illinois.

Notable & Unique: Car Ownership

We Americans love our cars. Not only are they a necessity for most Americans due to the shape of our neighborhoods and the distances between where we live, work, shop, and go to school, but we also fancy them. As a result, most households in America have one, two, or three cars. But NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis shows that the S Shields Ave / W 26th St neighborhood has a highly unusual pattern of car ownership. 23.9% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in 95.6% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

Our research shows that more people carpool to work here in the S Shields Ave / W 26th St (20.6%) than in 95.3% of the neighborhoods in America.


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 S Shields Ave / W 26th 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 92.3% of U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, 10.6% 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 63.1% of America'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 Shields Ave / W 26th St neighborhood, 37.6% 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 30.3% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (27.2%), and 5.7% in government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the S Shields Ave / W 26th St neighborhood in Chicago, IL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Asian (75.8%). There are also a number of people of Italian ancestry (11.0%), and residents who report Irish roots (6.5%), and some of the residents are also of Mexican ancestry (4.4%), along with some German ancestry residents (3.5%), among others. In addition, 55.0% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

The Neighbors: 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 S Shields Ave / W 26th St neighborhood is Chinese, spoken by 66.5% of households. Other important languages spoken here include English and Spanish.

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 S Shields Ave / W 26th St neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (28.9% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.

Here most residents (49.5%) 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 (20.6%) and 10.6% of residents also hop out the door and walk to work 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

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Neighborhood Crime Data

 
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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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S Shields Ave / W 26th St 0.101011101001110
Chicago 0.101011101001110
Illinois 3.84
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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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S Shields Ave / W 26th 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

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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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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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