South Bend, IN (W Colfax Ave / La Porte Ave)




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About South Bend, IN (W Colfax Ave / La Porte Ave)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

W Colfax Ave / La Porte Ave median real estate price is $87,155, which is less expensive than 73.7% of Indiana neighborhoods and 73.7% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in W Colfax Ave / La Porte Ave is currently $745, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 64.9% of Indiana neighborhoods.

W Colfax Ave / La Porte Ave is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in South Bend, Indiana.

W Colfax Ave / La Porte Ave 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 W Colfax Ave / La Porte Ave neighborhood are relatively historic, built no later than 1939, and in some cases, quite a bit earlier. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in W Colfax Ave / La Porte Ave. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 41.7%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 97.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, most vacant housing here is vacant year round. This can sometimes be the case in neighborhoods dominated by new construction that is not yet occupied. But often neighborhoods with vacancy rates this high are places that can be plagued by a protracted vacancy problem. If you live here, you may find that a number of buildings in your neighborhood are actually 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 W Colfax Ave / La Porte Ave neighborhood has more African and Sub-Saharan African ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 11.7% of this neighborhood's residents have African ancestry and 11.7% have Sub-Saharan African ancestry.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

Despite all of the residential real estate here in the W Colfax Ave / La Porte Ave neighborhood, NeighborhoodScout has discovered that much of it is vacant. In resort or second-home vacation areas, this naturally occurs because homes and apartments are seasonally occupied, and empty for a portion of the year. In non-vacation or resort areas, however, this can be an indicator of property abandonment or a weak real estate market. The vacancy rate here is 41.7%, which is higher than 97.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

In addition, if you find historic homes and neighborhoods attractive, you love the details, the history, and the charm, then you are sure to be interested in this neighborhood. With 81.0% of the residential real estate in the W Colfax Ave / La Porte Ave neighborhood built no later than 1939, and some built considerably earlier, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of historic residences than 99.5% of all neighborhoods in America. In this regard, this neighborhood truly stands out as special.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

From major sales accounts to fast-food workers, sales and service employees are often the backbone of the local economy. In the W Colfax Ave / La Porte Ave neighborhood, they truly stand out. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis identifies this neighborhood as having a higher percentage of sales and service workers than 97.2% of all American neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: People

One of the unique characteristics of the W Colfax Ave / La Porte Ave neighborhood revealed by analysis is that the per capita income of residents here is lower than that found in 96.4% of the neighborhoods in America.

In addition, single parenting is hard. But you don't have to tell the W Colfax Ave / La Porte Ave neighborhood about it; they already know. 18.9% of this neighborhood's households are run by single mothers, which is a higher concentration than NeighborhoodScout found in 95.2% of American neighborhoods. Further NeighborhoodScout research showed strong statistical correlations among high rates of children living in single parent households, and neighborhood crime, particularly violent crime, neighborhood poverty, and, importantly, the percentage of low weight births and rates of infant mortality.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

More people in W Colfax Ave / La Porte Ave choose to walk to work each day (13.4%) than almost any neighborhood in America. If you are attracted to the idea of being able to walk to work, this neighborhood could be a good choice.


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 W Colfax Ave / La Porte Ave neighborhood in South Bend are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 96.4% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 59.2% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 94.9% 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 W Colfax Ave / La Porte Ave neighborhood, 45.2% of the working population is employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 31.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (15.9%), and 7.3% in clerical, assistant, and tech support 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 W Colfax Ave / La Porte Ave neighborhood in South Bend, IN, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Sub-Saharan African (11.7%). There are also a number of people of African ancestry (11.7%), and residents who report German roots (10.0%), and some of the residents are also of Polish ancestry (7.2%), along with some Irish ancestry residents (6.5%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the W Colfax Ave / La Porte Ave neighborhood is English, spoken by 93.1% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (5.6%).

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 W Colfax Ave / La Porte Ave neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (46.6% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (72.0%) 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 (13.7%) and 13.4% of residents also hop out the door and walk to work for their daily commute. 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

67 Vital Statistics. 6 Condition Alerts found.

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W Colfax Ave / La Porte Ave 0.101011101001110
South Bend 0.101011101001110
Indiana 3.88
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W Colfax Ave / La Porte Ave 0.101011101001110
South Bend 0.101011101001110
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W Colfax Ave / La Porte Ave 0.101011101001110
South Bend 0.101011101001110
Indiana 31

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 12 Condition Alerts found.

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District Quality Compared to Indiana

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Better than of IN school districts.

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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

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