Cicero, IL (W 26th St / S Central Ave)




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About Cicero, IL (W 26th St / S Central Ave)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

W 26th St / S Central Ave median real estate price is $130,900, which is less expensive than 65.9% of Illinois neighborhoods and 65.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in W 26th St / S Central Ave is currently $868, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 64.4% of Illinois neighborhoods.

W 26th St / S Central Ave is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Cicero, Illinois.

W 26th St / S Central Ave real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four 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 26th St / S Central 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 26th St / S Central Ave has a 13.4% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 69.1% 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 Cicero, the W 26th St / S Central Ave neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the W 26th St / S Central Ave neighborhood has more Mexican and South American ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 83.9% of this neighborhood's residents have Mexican ancestry and 5.1% have South American ancestry.

W 26th St / S Central Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 88.0% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Spanish at home. This is a higher percentage than 99.3% 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 W 26th St / S Central 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, 58.3% of the real estate here are small 2, 3, or 4 unit apartment buildings, which is a higher proportion than found in 98.8% of America's neighborhoods.

In addition, do you watch 'This Old House' on Public Television? Do you love the idea of fixing up a Colonial or Victorian era home, complete with the charm of yesteryear? Do you like to stroll or drive streets lined with gracious older residences? If you found yourself nodding yes to any of these questions, you are going to be interested in this unique neighborhood. The W 26th St / S Central Ave neighborhood stands out on a national scale for the sheer concentration of historic residences it contains: 76.9% of the residential real estate here was built from 1939 or earlier, some much earlier. This is a greater concentration of historic homes than 99.0% of the neighborhoods in the United States.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

In the W 26th St / S Central Ave neighborhood, carpooling is still a popular way to get to and from work. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that 24.9% of commuters carpool here, which is more than in 98.2% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research identifies the W 26th St / S Central Ave neighborhood as having one of the highest concentrations of people employed in manufacturing or as laborers of any neighborhood in America. In fact, despite the loss of manufacturing jobs nationally, this neighborhood has 43.5% of its working residents employed in such fields, which is a higher proportion than 97.8% of American 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 W 26th St / S Central Ave neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country (47.2%) than are found in 97.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: People

One of the really interesting characteristics about the W 26th St / S Central Ave 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 4.0% of college-friendly places to live in the state of Illinois.


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 26th St / S Central Ave neighborhood in Cicero are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 78.6% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 43.1% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 85.7% 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 26th St / S Central Ave neighborhood, 43.5% 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 28.7% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (16.4%), and 11.4% in executive, management, and professional 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 26th St / S Central Ave neighborhood in Cicero, IL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (83.9%). There are also a number of people of South American ancestry (5.1%), and residents who report Puerto Rican roots (2.3%). In addition, 47.2% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the W 26th St / S Central Ave neighborhood is Spanish, spoken by 88.0% of households. Some people also speak English (9.7%).

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 W 26th St / S Central Ave neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (38.2% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.

Here most residents (55.2%) 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 (24.9%) and 9.0% 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

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Cicero 0.101011101001110
Illinois 3.84
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W 26th St / S Central Ave 0.101011101001110
Cicero 0.101011101001110
Illinois 19.89
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Cicero 0.101011101001110
Illinois 33

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 21 Condition Alerts found.

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CICERO SD 99


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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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J S MORTON HSD 201


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District Quality Compared to Illinois

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Better than of IL school districts.

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Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

Discipline District State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to IL Quality Rating Compared to Nation
J Sterling Morton Freshman Cntr
1801 S 55 Th Ave
Cicero, IL, 60804
09-09
J Sterling Morton East High Sch
2423 S Austin Blvd
Cicero, IL, 60804
10-12
J Sterling Morton West High Sch
2400 Home Ave
Berwyn, IL, 60402
09-12
J Sterling Morton Alternative Sch
1874 S 54 Th Ave
Cicero, IL, 60804
09-12

School District Enrollment By Group

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