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 $128,903, which is more expensive than 57.4% of the neighborhoods in Indiana and 31.2% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Independence Hill / Lincoln Village is currently $1,106, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 81.1% 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 small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Independence Hill / Lincoln Village neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

Home and apartment vacancy rates are 8.7% in Independence Hill / Lincoln Village. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower than 53.0% of the neighborhoods in the nation, approximately near the middle range for vacancies.

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 Dutch and Greek ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 7.7% of this neighborhood's residents have Dutch ancestry and 2.5% have Greek ancestry.

Independence Hill / Lincoln Village is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.0% 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 97.4% of the neighborhoods in America.


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 48.0% of the neighborhoods in America. With 55.5% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 93.4% 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, 37.9% 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 24.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (19.9%), and 17.6% 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 (10.8%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (9.5%), and residents who report Irish roots (8.6%), and some of the residents are also of Dutch ancestry (7.7%), along with some English ancestry residents (7.0%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Independence Hill / Lincoln Village neighborhood is English, spoken by 87.9% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (8.2%).

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in Independence Hill / Lincoln Village neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (37.7% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (92.3%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. 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 Crime Data

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Merrillville 0.101011101001110
Indiana 3.88
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Merrillville 0.101011101001110
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Merrillville 0.101011101001110
Indiana 31

Neighborhood Public School Data

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

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