Gary, IN (Van Loon)




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About Gary, IN (Van Loon)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Van Loon median real estate price is $78,509, which is less expensive than 81.1% of Indiana neighborhoods and 81.1% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Van Loon is currently $832, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 50.8% of Indiana neighborhoods.

Van Loon is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Gary, Indiana.

Van Loon real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) single-family homes and mobile homes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Van Loon neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

Van Loon has a 17.1% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 79.6% 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.

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 Van Loon neighborhood has more Belgian and Romanian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.4% of this neighborhood's residents have Belgian ancestry and 1.2% have Romanian ancestry.

Van Loon is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 3.0% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak German at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.1% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

In the Van Loon neighborhood, carpooling is still a popular way to get to and from work. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that 25.7% of commuters carpool here, which is more than in 98.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: People

Divorcees may find friendship and understanding in this neighborhood, as 21.3% of its residents are divorced. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis found that this divorce rate is higher than in 98.0% of the neighborhoods in America.

In addition, neighborhoodScout's exclusive research revealed that 95.8% of the adult residents in the Van Loon neighborhood do not have a 4-year college degree, which is a lower rate of college graduated adults than found in 97.0% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research identifies the Van Loon 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.


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 Van Loon neighborhood in Gary are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 77.8% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 52.4% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 91.8% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

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 Van Loon 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 36.4% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (11.4%), and 10.1% in executive, management, and professional 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 Van Loon neighborhood in Gary, IN, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (24.1%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (14.6%), and residents who report Mexican roots (14.4%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (10.2%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (6.3%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the Van Loon neighborhood is English, spoken by 85.1% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.

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 Van Loon neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (56.1% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (71.8%) 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 (25.7%) . 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

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Van Loon 0.101011101001110
Gary 0.101011101001110
Indiana 3.88
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Van Loon 0.101011101001110
Gary 0.101011101001110
Indiana 25.96
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Van Loon 0.101011101001110
Gary 0.101011101001110
Indiana 31

Neighborhood Public School Data

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Better than of U.S. schools.

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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 IN Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Longfellow Elementary School
45 Th/Calhoun Sts
Gary, IN, 46408
KG-05
Calumet High School
3900 Calhoun St
Gary, IN, 46408
09-12
Lake Ridge Middle School
3601 W 41 St Ave
Gary, IN, 46408
06-08
Hosford Park Elementary
4735 Arthur St
Gary, IN, 46408
KG-05

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