Fort Wayne, IN (Lafayette St / Oxford St)




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About Fort Wayne, IN (Lafayette St / Oxford St)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Lafayette St / Oxford St median real estate price is $48,941, which is less expensive than 94.6% of Indiana neighborhoods and 94.6% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Lafayette St / Oxford St is currently $664, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 83.1% of Indiana neighborhoods.

Lafayette St / Oxford St is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Lafayette St / Oxford St real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two 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 Lafayette St / Oxford St 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.

Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Lafayette St / Oxford St. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 25.7%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 91.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, most vacant housing here is vacant year round. This can sometimes be the case in neighborhoods dominated by new construction that is not yet occupied. But often neighborhoods with vacancy rates this high are places that can be plagued by a protracted vacancy problem. If you live here, you may find that a number of buildings in your neighborhood are actually empty.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Lafayette St / Oxford St neighborhood has more African and Sub-Saharan African ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 10.7% of this neighborhood's residents have African ancestry and 10.7% have Sub-Saharan African ancestry.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

Our research shows that more people carpool to work here in the Lafayette St / Oxford St (26.2%) than in 98.7% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research identifies the Lafayette St / Oxford 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 42.1% of its working residents employed in such fields, which is a higher proportion than 97.2% of American neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: People

The Lafayette St / Oxford St neighborhood stands out for having an average per capita income lower than 96.3% of the neighborhoods in the United States. Also of note, 64.8% of the children in this area live in poverty; an extraordinarily high percentage compared to other neighborhoods in the nation. In a nation where approximately one in four children grows up in poverty, this neighborhood stands out for the depth of the problem manifested here.

In addition, the Lafayette St / Oxford St neighborhood is unique for having just 5.0% of adults here having earned a bachelor's degree. This is a lower rate of college graduates than NeighborhoodScout found in 96.1% of America's neighborhoods.

Also, single parenting is hard. But you don't have to tell the Lafayette St / Oxford St neighborhood about it; they already know. 18.9% of this neighborhood's households are run by single mothers, which is a higher concentration than NeighborhoodScout found in 95.2% 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.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

If you find historic homes and neighborhoods attractive, you love the details, the history, and the charm, then you are sure to be interested in this neighborhood. With 62.5% of the residential real estate in the Lafayette St / Oxford St neighborhood built no later than 1939, and some built considerably earlier, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of historic residences than 96.1% of all neighborhoods in America. In this regard, this neighborhood truly stands out as special.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

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 Lafayette St / Oxford St neighborhood in Fort Wayne are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 96.3% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 64.8% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 96.7% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

In the Lafayette St / Oxford St neighborhood, 42.1% 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 30.8% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (16.7%), and 10.3% in executive, management, and professional occupations.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.

In the Lafayette St / Oxford St neighborhood in Fort Wayne, IN, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (26.6%). There are also a number of people of Sub-Saharan African ancestry (10.7%), and residents who report African roots (10.7%), and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (6.1%), along with some Irish ancestry residents (2.9%), among others. In addition, 13.8% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Lafayette St / Oxford St neighborhood is English, spoken by 68.4% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (28.4%).

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 Lafayette St / Oxford St neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (45.2% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (64.7%) 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 (26.2%) . 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 Demographics Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 6 Condition Alerts found.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Lafayette St / Oxford St 0.101011101001110
Fort Wayne 0.101011101001110
Indiana 3.88
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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Lafayette St / Oxford St 0.101011101001110
Fort Wayne 0.101011101001110
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Lafayette St / Oxford St 0.101011101001110
Fort Wayne 0.101011101001110
Indiana 31

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 7 Condition Alerts found.

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Better than of IN school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Better than of US school districts.

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Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

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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

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