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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Koke Mill East median real estate price is $238,679, which is more expensive than 41.1% of the neighborhoods in Illinois and 29.1% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Koke Mill East is currently $1,330, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 74.4% of Illinois neighborhoods.

Koke Mill East is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Springfield, Illinois.

Koke Mill East real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Koke Mill East neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 2000 and the present.

Home and apartment vacancy rates are 6.9% in Koke Mill East. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower than 54.4% 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.

People

In a nation where 1 out of every 4 children lives in poverty, the Koke Mill East neighborhood stands out as being ranked among the lowest 0.0% of neighborhoods affected by this global issue.

In addition, if you're planning where to retire, the Koke Mill East neighborhood in Springfield is a great option to consider. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive retirement dream area analysis, it's peaceful and quiet, has above average safety ratings compared to other neighborhoods in IL, offers a wide range of housing options, and has already attracted an enviable mix of college educated seniors. This neighborhood ranks as better for retirement living than 85.8% of the neighborhoods in Illinois. If you are considering retiring to Illinois, this is a good neighborhood to look at.

Occupations

The government often provides some of the more stable jobs in the economy. From local, to state, to federal government workers, the government can also be a major employer. What NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed, is that the Koke Mill East neighborhood in particular stands out when compared nationally for the proportion of its working residents who are employed by the government. At 24.9% of its workforce, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of government workers than 99.6% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Real Estate

Most neighborhoods are composed of a mixture of ages of homes, but the Koke Mill East stands out as rather unique in having nearly all of its residential real estate built in one time period, namely between 1970 and 1999, generally considered to be established, but not old housing. What you'll sense when you look around or drive the streets of this neighborhood is that many of the residences look the same because of this similarity of age. In fact, 85.3% of the residential real estate here was built in this one time period.

Length of Commute

Whether walking, biking, riding, or driving, the length of one's commute is an important factor for one's quality of life. The Koke Mill East neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's analysis. Residents of the Koke Mill East neighborhood have the pleasure of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in America. 60.8% 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 96.3% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting means more time for other things in life.

Diversity

Did you know that the Koke Mill East neighborhood has more Swiss and Ukrainian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 6.8% of this neighborhood's residents have Swiss ancestry and 3.1% have Ukrainian ancestry.

The Neighbors

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 Koke Mill East neighborhood in Springfield are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 70.6% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 0.0% 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 100.0% of America's neighborhoods.

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the Koke Mill East neighborhood, 60.2% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions, with 24.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (20.7%), and 9.6% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the Koke Mill East neighborhood is English, spoken by 89.9% of households.

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 Koke Mill East neighborhood in Springfield, IL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (19.0%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (14.5%), and residents who report English roots (13.8%), and some of the residents are also of Swiss ancestry (6.8%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (6.8%), among others.

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 Koke Mill East neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (60.8% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (74.5%) 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 (7.8%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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