Elgin, IL (E Chicago St / N Gifford St)




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About Elgin, IL (E Chicago St / N Gifford St)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

E Chicago St / N Gifford St median real estate price is $174,748, which is more expensive than 50.8% of the neighborhoods in Illinois and 46.6% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in E Chicago St / N Gifford St is currently $1,003, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 49.2% of Illinois neighborhoods.

E Chicago St / N Gifford St is a densely urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Elgin, Illinois.

E Chicago St / N Gifford St real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) single-family homes and small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the E Chicago St / N Gifford 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 1940 and 1969.

Home and apartment vacancy rates are 9.2% in E Chicago St / N Gifford St. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower than 49.8% of the neighborhoods in the nation, approximately near the middle range for vacancies.

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: Modes of Transportation

In the E Chicago St / N Gifford St neighborhood, carpooling is still a popular way to get to and from work. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that 24.5% of commuters carpool here, which is more than in 98.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Car Ownership

Most American households own a car or other vehicle. Many own two cars or perhaps three. In the United States, it is useful to have an automobile not only for commuting, but also for shopping and getting to other services one needs. But NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed that households in the E Chicago St / N Gifford St neighborhood have a highly unusual car ownership. Residents of this neighborhood must really love automobiles. NeighborhoodScout's Analysis reveals that 27.5% of the households here have four, five, or more cars. That is more cars per household than in 97.0% of the neighborhoods in the nation.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the E Chicago St / N Gifford St neighborhood has more Mexican ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 58.5% of this neighborhood's residents have Mexican ancestry.

E Chicago St / N Gifford St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 57.5% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Spanish at home. This is a higher percentage than 95.3% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

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 E Chicago St / N Gifford St neighborhood is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in America.

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 E Chicago St / N Gifford 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, 37.3% of the real estate here are small 2, 3, or 4 unit apartment buildings, which is a higher proportion than found in 95.8% 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 60.3% of the residential real estate in the E Chicago St / N Gifford St neighborhood built no later than 1939, and some built considerably earlier, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of historic residences than 95.4% of all neighborhoods in America. In this regard, this neighborhood truly stands out as special.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

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 E Chicago St / N Gifford St neighborhood in Elgin are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 63.7% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 20.1% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 56.8% of U.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 E Chicago St / N Gifford St neighborhood, 36.4% 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 34.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (14.1%), and 13.1% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

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 E Chicago St / N Gifford St neighborhood in Elgin, IL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (58.5%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (6.2%), and residents who report Puerto Rican roots (4.5%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (2.7%), along with some Scottish ancestry residents (2.6%), among others. In addition, 32.1% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the E Chicago St / N Gifford St neighborhood is Spanish, spoken by 57.5% of households. Some people also speak English (38.9%).

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 E Chicago St / N Gifford St neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (39.4% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (71.7%) 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 (24.5%) . 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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E Chicago St / N Gifford St 0.101011101001110
Elgin 0.101011101001110
Illinois 3.84
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E Chicago St / N Gifford St 0.101011101001110
Elgin 0.101011101001110
Illinois 19.89
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E Chicago St / N Gifford St 0.101011101001110
Elgin 0.101011101001110
Illinois 33

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 2 Condition Alerts found.

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Better than of IL 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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