University Park, IL (Governors State U / University Pky)




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About University Park, IL (Governors State U / University Pky)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Governors State U / University Pky median real estate price is $70,405, which is less expensive than 91.6% of Illinois neighborhoods and 91.6% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Governors State U / University Pky is currently $982, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 51.3% of Illinois neighborhoods.

Governors State U / University Pky is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in University Park, Illinois.

Governors State U / University Pky real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) apartment complexes/high-rise apartments 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 Governors State U / University Pky neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

Home and apartment vacancy rates are 8.5% in Governors State U / University Pky. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower than 54.2% of the neighborhoods in the nation, approximately near the middle range for vacancies.

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 University Park, the Governors State U / University Pky neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: People

Single parenting is hard. But you don't have to tell the Governors State U / University Pky neighborhood about it; they already know. 46.0% of this neighborhood's households are run by single mothers, which is a higher concentration than NeighborhoodScout found in 100.0% of American neighborhoods. Further NeighborhoodScout research showed strong statistical correlations among high rates of children living in single parent households, and neighborhood crime, particularly violent crime, neighborhood poverty, and, importantly, the percentage of low weight births and rates of infant mortality.

In addition, one of the really interesting characteristics about the Governors State U / University Pky 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 4.6% of college-friendly places to live in the state of Illinois.

Notable & Unique: Length of Commute

Regardless of the means by which residents commute, this neighborhood has a length of commute that is notable. Long commutes can be brutal. They take time, money, and energy, leaving less of you for yourself and your family. The residents of the Governors State U / University Pky neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having, on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America. 12.1% of commuters here travel more than one hour just one-way to work. That is more than two hours per day. This percentage with two-hour + round-trip commutes is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in 98.6% of all neighborhoods in America.


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 Governors State U / University Pky neighborhood in University Park are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 63.9% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 37.3% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 80.5% 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 Governors State U / University Pky neighborhood, 34.0% 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 25.0% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (21.6%), and 19.4% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

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 Governors State U / University Pky neighborhood in University Park, IL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Sub-Saharan African (14.6%). There are also a number of people of African ancestry (14.6%), and residents who report Jamaican roots (14.0%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (3.0%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (1.8%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Governors State U / University Pky neighborhood is English, spoken by 94.9% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (4.3%).

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 Governors State U / University Pky neighborhood spend between 45 minutes and one hour commuting one-way to work (37.2% of working residents), longer and tougher than most commutes in America.

Here most residents (76.8%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also take the train to get to work (12.1%) . 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 Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 0 Condition Alerts found.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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University Park 0.101011101001110
Illinois 3.84
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Illinois 33

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 6 Condition Alerts found.

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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

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to IL Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Monee Education Center
5154 W Main St
Monee, IL, 60449
06-12
Crete Monee Early Childhood Cntr
1500 S Sangamon St
Crete, IL, 60417
PK-PK
Balmoral Elem Sch
1124 W New Monee Rd
Crete, IL, 60417
KG-05
Crete Elementary School
435 North St
Crete, IL, 60417
KG-05
Crete Monee High School
1515 W Exchange St
Crete, IL, 60417
09-12
Crete Monee Middle School
635 Olmstead Ln
University Park, IL, 60484
07-08
Monee Elementary School
25425 S Will Center Rd
Monee, IL, 60449
KG-05
Talala Elementary School
430 Talala St
Park Forest, IL, 60466
KG-05
Coretta Scott King Magnet Sch
1009 Blackhawk Dr
University Park, IL, 60484
KG-06
Crete Monee Sixth Grade Cntr
760 W Exchange St
Crete, IL, 60417
05-06

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