Ambridge Park median real estate price is $78,145, which is less expensive than 93.0% of Indiana neighborhoods and 96.2% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
The average rental price in Ambridge Park is currently $1,443, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 53.6% of Indiana neighborhoods.
Ambridge Park is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Gary, Indiana.
Ambridge Park 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 occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Ambridge Park neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built before 1940.
Ambridge Park has a 16.5% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 80.0% 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.
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 Gary, the Ambridge Park neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Most American households own a car or other vehicle. Many own two cars or perhaps three. In the United States, it is useful to have an automobile not only for commuting, but also for shopping and getting to other services one needs. But NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed that households in the Ambridge Park neighborhood have a highly unusual car ownership. Residents of this neighborhood must really love automobiles. NeighborhoodScout's Analysis reveals that 46.9% of the households here have four, five, or more cars. That is more cars per household than in 99.4% of the neighborhoods in the nation.
Whether by choice, divorce, or unplanned pregnancy, single moms may have the toughest job in the book. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that the Ambridge Park neighborhood has more single mother households than 99.2% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. Often high concentrations of single mother homes can be a strong indicator of family and social issues such as poverty, high rates of school dropouts, crime, and other societal problems.
In addition, one of the unique characteristics of the Ambridge Park neighborhood revealed by analysis is that the per capita income of residents here is lower than that found in 95.6% of the neighborhoods in America. Also of note, 61.7% 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.
While most Americans do drive to work alone each day, the Ambridge Park neighborhood stands out by having 90.6% of commuters doing so, which is a higher proportion of people driving alone to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 96.0% of all American neighborhoods.
Did you know that the Ambridge Park neighborhood has more African and Sub-Saharan African ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 16.0% of this neighborhood's residents have African ancestry and 19.5% have Sub-Saharan African ancestry.
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 Ambridge Park neighborhood in Gary are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 95.6% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 61.7% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 97.2% 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 Ambridge Park neighborhood, 35.9% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 27.1% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (25.8%), and 11.3% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the Ambridge Park neighborhood is English, spoken by 93.6% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (4.1%).
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 Ambridge Park neighborhood in Gary, IN, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Sub-Saharan African (19.5%). There are also a number of people of African ancestry (16.0%), and residents who report Jamaican roots (6.7%), and some of the residents are also of Puerto Rican ancestry (3.6%), along with some Mexican ancestry residents (1.6%), among others.
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 Ambridge Park neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (29.3% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.
Here most residents (90.6%) 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 (5.9%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.