Harris median real estate price is $76,502, which is less expensive than 94.9% of Illinois neighborhoods and 96.8% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
The average rental price in Harris is currently $1,043, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 91.4% of Illinois neighborhoods.
Harris is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Paris, Illinois.
Harris real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and mobile homes. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Harris 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.
Harris has a 12.7% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 70.2% 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.
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.
Whether walking, biking, riding, or driving, the length of one's commute is an important factor for one's quality of life. The Harris neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's analysis. Residents of the Harris neighborhood have the pleasure of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in America. 71.9% of the residents have a commute time from home to work (one way) of less than fifteen minutes. This is a higher proportion of residents enjoying a short trip to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 98.8% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting means more time for other things in life.
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 Harris neighborhood in Paris are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 81.0% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 22.1% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 70.9% 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 Harris neighborhood, 37.6% 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 24.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (20.9%), and 17.0% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the Harris neighborhood is English, spoken by 98.8% of households. Some people also speak Italian (3.1%).
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 Harris neighborhood in Paris, IL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (25.2%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (15.9%), and residents who report English roots (12.0%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (2.2%), along with some Scottish ancestry residents (1.6%), 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 Harris neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (71.9% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (82.8%) 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 (11.1%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.