Marion, IN (S Western Ave / W 2nd St)




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About Marion, IN (S Western Ave / W 2nd St)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

S Western Ave / W 2nd St median real estate price is $35,162, which is less expensive than 98.3% of Indiana neighborhoods and 98.3% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in S Western Ave / W 2nd St is currently $810, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 69.2% of Indiana neighborhoods.

S Western Ave / W 2nd St is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Marion, Indiana.

S Western Ave / W 2nd St 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 occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the S Western Ave / W 2nd St neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built before 1940.

S Western Ave / W 2nd St has a 15.4% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 76.0% 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.

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: People

The S Western Ave / W 2nd St neighborhood has a greater percentage of children living in poverty (70.7%) than found in 98.2% 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.

In addition, astoundingly, the S Western Ave / W 2nd St neighborhood has one of the highest concentrations of divorcees living here than of any neighborhood, a higher concentration than NeighborhoodScout found in 97.4% 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 Marion neighborhood.

Also, the S Western Ave / W 2nd St neighborhood is unique for having just 5.1% 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.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

More people work in manufacturing and as laborers here in the S Western Ave / W 2nd St neighborhood than in 96.0% of the neighborhoods in America. Despite the loss of manufacturing jobs across the nation, this neighborhood remains a place where, compared to other parts of the country, you will find many laborers and manufacturers.


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 S Western Ave / W 2nd St neighborhood in Marion are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 89.9% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 70.7% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 98.2% 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 S Western Ave / W 2nd St neighborhood, 40.2% 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 33.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (18.0%), and 7.9% 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 S Western Ave / W 2nd St neighborhood in Marion, IN, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (22.2%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (7.9%), and residents who report English roots (4.6%), and some of the residents are also of Mexican ancestry (4.4%), along with some Scots-Irish ancestry residents (2.5%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the S Western Ave / W 2nd St neighborhood is English, spoken by 97.4% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (2.4%).

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 S Western Ave / W 2nd St neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (57.8% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (87.3%) 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 (11.3%) . 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

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Home Values, Rents: Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), National Agriculture Statistics Service (U.S. Department of Agriculture).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

44 Vital Statistics. 2 Condition Alerts found.

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

67 Vital Statistics. 0 Condition Alerts found.

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

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Neighborhood Violent Crime

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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S Western Ave / W 2nd St 0.101011101001110
Marion 0.101011101001110
Indiana 3.88

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S Western Ave / W 2nd St 0.101011101001110
Marion 0.101011101001110
Indiana 25.96

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Crimes Per Square Mile

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S Western Ave / W 2nd St 0.101011101001110
Marion 0.101011101001110
Indiana 31

Neighborhood Public School Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2015 – 2016 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more

65 Vital Statistics. 12 Condition Alerts found.

School Rating Information

 

School Quality

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Better than of U.S. schools.

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Adults In Neighborhood With College Degree Or Higher
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This neighborhood is served by 1 district:

MARION COMMUNITY SCHOOLS


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District Quality Compared to Indiana

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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.

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

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to IN Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Marion Early Childhood Ed Cntr School
107 S Pennsylvania Ave
Marion, IN, 46952
PK-PK
Tucker Area Voc Tech Center School
107 S Pennsylvania Ave
Marion, IN, 46952
PK-12
Riverview Elementary School
513 W Buckingham Dr
Marion, IN, 46952
KG-04
Marion High School
750 W 26th St
Marion, IN, 46953
09-12
Justice Thurgood Marshall Intrmd School
720 N Miller Ave
Marion, IN, 46952
05-06
John W Kendall Elem School
2009 W Kem Rd
Marion, IN, 46952
KG-04
John L Mcculloch Junior High School
3528 S Washington St
Marion, IN, 46953
07-08
Frances Slocum Elem School
2909 S Torrence St
Marion, IN, 46953
KG-04
Allen Elementary School
1115 E Bradford St
Marion, IN, 46952
KG-04

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