Van Druff's Island / Village Center median real estate price is $97,332, which is less expensive than 89.3% of Illinois neighborhoods and 93.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
The average rental price in Van Druff's Island / Village Center is currently $1,237, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 74.8% of Illinois neighborhoods.
Van Druff's Island / Village Center is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Milan, Illinois.
Van Druff's Island / Village Center 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 Van Druff's Island / Village Center neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built before 1940.
Real estate vacancies in Van Druff's Island / Village Center are 6.0%, which is lower than one will find in 61.7% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in Van Druff's Island / Village Center is above average for the U.S., and may signal some demand for either price increases or new construction of residential product for this neighborhood.
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 Milan, the Van Druff's Island / Village Center neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Divorcees may find friendship and understanding in this neighborhood, as 28.6% of its residents are divorced. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis found that this divorce rate is higher than in 99.6% of the neighborhoods in America.
Did you know that the Van Druff's Island / Village Center neighborhood has more Belgian and Romanian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.7% of this neighborhood's residents have Belgian ancestry and 1.3% have Romanian ancestry.
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 Van Druff's Island / Village Center neighborhood in Milan are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 78.9% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 49.7% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 93.6% of U.S. neighborhoods.
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 Van Druff's Island / Village Center neighborhood, 37.8% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 29.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (23.5%), and 9.2% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
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 Van Druff's Island / Village Center neighborhood is English, spoken by 93.3% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.
Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.
In the Van Druff's Island / Village Center neighborhood in Milan, IL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (27.9%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (17.5%), and residents who report English roots (10.0%), and some of the residents are also of Swedish ancestry (4.4%), along with some Mexican ancestry residents (3.6%), among others.
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 Van Druff's Island / Village Center neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (47.5% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (85.8%) 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 (7.5%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.