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 Evansville,
the N Main St / W Franklin St neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: People
Astoundingly, the N Main St / W Franklin St neighborhood has one of the highest
concentrations of divorcees living here than of any neighborhood, a
higher concentration than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.9%
of U.S. neighborhoods. This may be because people living here divorce
more often than others, or that divorced people move here after they
become divorced. If you are divorced, you will be in good company in
this particular Evansville neighborhood.
In addition, one of the unique characteristics of the N Main St / W Franklin St
neighborhood revealed by analysis is that the per capita income of
residents here is lower than that found in 97.5% of the neighborhoods
The N Main St / W Franklin St neighborhood also has a greater percentage
of children living in poverty (60.6%) than found in
95.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods. Children living in poverty
is one of the challenges facing America, and the world, and in this
neighborhood in particular, the problem can be considered acute.
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
We Americans love our cars. Not only are they a necessity for most Americans
due to the shape of our neighborhoods and the distances between where we
live, work, shop, and go to school, but we also fancy them. As a result,
most households in America have one, two, or three cars. But NeighborhoodScout's
exclusive analysis shows that the N Main St / W Franklin St neighborhood has
a highly unusual pattern of car ownership.
29.4% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
96.7% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
More people ride the bus in this neighborhood each day to get to work
than 98.7% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
There are more people living in the N Main St / W Franklin St neighborhood
employed as sales and service workers (56.2%) than almost any neighborhood
in the country. From fast-food service workers to major sales accounts,
sales and service workers make up the largest proportion of our national
employment picture. But despite that size and importance nationally, this
neighborhood still stands out as unique due to the dominance of people
living here who work in such occupations.
Furthermore, neighborhoodScout's exclusive research identifies the N Main St / W Franklin St
neighborhood as having one of the highest concentrations of people employed
in manufacturing or as laborers of any neighborhood in America. In fact,
despite the loss of manufacturing jobs nationally, this neighborhood has
39.7% of its working residents employed in such fields, which is a
higher proportion than 95.6% of American neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, do you watch 'This Old House' on Public Television? Do you love the idea of fixing up a Colonial or Victorian era home, complete with the charm of yesteryear? Do you like to stroll or drive streets lined with gracious older residences? If you found yourself nodding yes to any of these questions, you are going to be interested in this unique neighborhood. The N Main St / W Franklin St neighborhood stands out on a national scale for the sheer concentration of historic residences it contains: 61.3% of the residential real estate here was built from 1939 or earlier, some much earlier. This is a greater concentration of historic homes than 95.8% of the neighborhoods in the United States.