Merrillville, IN (Independence Hill / Lincoln Village)




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About Merrillville, IN (Independence Hill / Lincoln Village)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Independence Hill / Lincoln Village median real estate price is $127,227, which is more expensive than 57.0% of the neighborhoods in Indiana and 30.2% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Independence Hill / Lincoln Village is currently $1,355, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 95.9% of the neighborhoods in Indiana.

Independence Hill / Lincoln Village is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Merrillville, Indiana.

Independence Hill / Lincoln Village real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Independence Hill / Lincoln Village neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

Real estate vacancies in Independence Hill / Lincoln Village are 4.5%, which is lower than one will find in 78.6% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in Independence Hill / Lincoln Village is above average for the U.S., and may signal some demand for either price increases or new construction of residential product for this neighborhood.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

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 Merrillville, the Independence Hill / Lincoln Village neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Independence Hill / Lincoln Village neighborhood has more Greek and Yugoslav ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 4.9% of this neighborhood's residents have Greek ancestry and 1.8% have Yugoslav ancestry.

Independence Hill / Lincoln Village is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.8% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Greek at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.0% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

Our research reveals that 93.5% of commuters who live in the Independence Hill / Lincoln Village neighborhood get to work each day by driving alone in their automobiles, which is a higher proportion than 95.1% of U.S. 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 Independence Hill / Lincoln Village neighborhood in Merrillville are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 54.5% of the neighborhoods in America. With 41.8% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 84.9% 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 Independence Hill / Lincoln Village neighborhood, 31.6% 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 27.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (23.6%), and 17.5% in clerical, assistant, and tech support 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 Independence Hill / Lincoln Village neighborhood in Merrillville, IN, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (17.1%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (10.7%), and residents who report Irish roots (10.6%), and some of the residents are also of Puerto Rican ancestry (7.0%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (5.3%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Independence Hill / Lincoln Village neighborhood is English, spoken by 83.6% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (10.6%).

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 Independence Hill / Lincoln Village neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (38.6% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (93.5%) 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 (5.7%) . 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

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

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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

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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)

Crime
Independence Hill / Lincoln Village 0.101011101001110
Merrillville 0.101011101001110
Indiana 3.88

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

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Neighborhood Property Crime

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Independence Hill / Lincoln Village 0.101011101001110
Merrillville 0.101011101001110
Indiana 25.96

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Crimes Per Square Mile

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Independence Hill / Lincoln Village 0.101011101001110
Merrillville 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

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School Rating Information

 

School Quality

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Better than of U.S. schools.

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Neighborhood Educational Environment

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

MERRILLVILLE COMMUNITY SCHOOL


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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
Pierce Middle School
199 E 70th Pl
Merrillville, IN, 46410
07-08
Merrillville High School
276 E 68th Pl
Merrillville, IN, 46410
09-12
Jonas E Salk Elem School
3001 W 77th Ave
Merrillville, IN, 46410
KG-04
John Wood Elementary School
6100 E 73rd Ave
Merrillville, IN, 46410
PK-04
Homer Iddings Elem School
7249 Van Buren St
Merrillville, IN, 46410
KG-04
Henry P Fieler Elem School
407 W 61st Ave
Merrillville, IN, 46410
KG-04
Merrillville Intermediate School
1400 W 61st Ave
Merrillville, IN, 46410
05-06
Edgar L Miller Elem School
5901 Waite St
Merrillville, IN, 46410
KG-04

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ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED
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