Topeka, IN (Emma)




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About Topeka, IN (Emma)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Emma median real estate price is $307,416, which is more expensive than 97.4% of the neighborhoods in Indiana and 71.4% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Emma is currently $928, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 60.9% of the neighborhoods in Indiana.

Emma is a rural neighborhood (based on population density) located in Topeka, Indiana.

Emma real estate is primarily made up of large (four, five or more bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) single-family homes and townhomes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Emma neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built before 1940.

In Emma, the current vacancy rate is 0.9%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 95.6% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Emma is very tight compared to the demand for property here.

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 Topeka, the Emma neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

Our research shows that more people carpool to work here in the Emma (53.8%) than in 100.0% of the neighborhoods in America.

Also, if your dream is to be able to ride your bike to work each day, look no further than this unique neighborhood. With 11.2% of residents in the Emma neighborhood commuting on a bicycle to and from work daily, this neighborhood has more bicycle commuters than 99.5% of all neighborhoods in the U.S., according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis.

Finally, in the Emma neighborhood, many people's commute means walking from the bedroom to the home office. NeighborhoodScout's analysis found that 17.5% of residents worked from home. This may not seem like a large number, but Scout's research shows that this is a higher percentage of people working from home than 99.0% of the neighborhoods in America. Often people who work from home are engaged in the creative or technological economy, such as is found in areas around Boston, and in Silicon Valley. Other times, people may be engaged in other businesses like trading stocks from home, or running a small beauty salon.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

More people work in manufacturing and as laborers here in the Emma neighborhood than in 99.9% 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.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Emma neighborhood has more Swiss ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 5.7% of this neighborhood's residents have Swiss ancestry.

Emma is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 22.1% 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 100.0% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Car Ownership

American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or three. But households in the Emma neighborhood buck this trend. 64.1% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.3% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: People

According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, Emma is among the best neighborhoods for families in Indiana. In fact, this neighborhood is more family-friendly than 97.8% of neighborhoods in the entire state of Indiana. Its combination of top public schools, low crime rates, and owner-occupied single family homes gives this area the look and feel of a "Leave It to Beaver" episode. Many other families also live here, making it easy to socialize and develop a strong sense of community. In addition, the high number of college-educated parents influences the academic success of the local schools. Overall, you will find all of the amenities a family needs to thrive in the Emma neighborhood.

In addition, priests and therapists would like to think they know the secrets to a truly successful marriage, but according to NeighborhoodScout's research, the folks of the Emma neighborhood may actually hold the key. 67.8% of its residents are married, which is a higher percentage than is found in 97.2% of the neighborhoods in America.

Also, the Emma neighborhood is unique for having just 4.2% of adults here having earned a bachelor's degree. This is a lower rate of college graduates than NeighborhoodScout found in 96.9% of America's neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

One way that the Emma neighborhood really stands out, is that it has more large 4, 5, or additional bedroom homes and real estate than 96.2% of the neighborhoods in America. When you walk or drive around this neighborhood, you'll instantly notice the size of the homes here which definitely makes a strong visual statement.

In addition, with a real estate vacancy rate of only 0.9%, the Emma neighborhood has a lower vacancy rate than 95.6% of U.S. neighborhoods, a very elite group. Such a low vacancy rate may indicate very strong real estate demand in the neighborhood combined with some impediments to increasing supply, such as zoning or existing density of development, among other potential reasons.

Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability

The freedom of moving to new places versus the comfort of home. How much and how often people move not only can create diverse and worldly neighborhoods, but simultaneously it can produce a loss of intimacy with one's surroundings and a lack of connectedness to one's neighbors. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research has identified this neighborhood as unique with regard to the transience of its populace. More residents of the Emma neighborhood live here today that also were living in this same neighborhood five years ago than is found in 95.3% of U.S. neighborhoods. This neighborhood is really made up of people who know each other, don't move often, and have lived here in this very neighborhood for quite a while.


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 Emma neighborhood in Topeka are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 50.4% of the neighborhoods in America. With 19.6% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 55.8% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

In the Emma neighborhood, 56.9% 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 20.3% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (15.8%), and 6.6% 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 Emma neighborhood in Topeka, IN, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (25.0%). There are also a number of people of Swiss ancestry (5.7%), and residents who report English roots (4.8%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (2.5%).

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Emma neighborhood is English, spoken by 23.2% of households. Some people also speak German (22.1%).

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 Emma neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (41.8% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (53.8%) carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work. In addition, quite a number also drive alone in a private automobile to get to work (22.7%) and 11.2% of residents also bicycle for their daily commute. Despite relying on the automobile to get to work, residents of this neighborhood share the ride more than most neighborhoods, reducing traffic, pollution, and saving money.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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More diverse than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 6 Condition Alerts found.

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Emma 0.101011101001110
Topeka 0.101011101001110
Indiana 3.88
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Emma 0.101011101001110
Topeka 0.101011101001110
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Crimes Per Square Mile

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Emma 0.101011101001110
Topeka 0.101011101001110
Indiana 31

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 4 Condition Alerts found.

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School Quality

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Better than of U.S. schools.

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District Quality Compared to Indiana

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Better than of IN school districts.

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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
Westview Jr Sr High School
1635 S 600 W
Topeka, IN, 46571
06-12
Westview Elementary School
1715 S 600 W
Topeka, IN, 46571
05-06
Meadowview Elementary Sch
7950 W 050 S
Shipshewana, IN, 46565
KG-05
Shipshewana Scott Elem School
Middlebury St 217
Shipshewana, IN, 46565
KG-04
Topeka Elementary School
Main St 39
Topeka, IN, 46571
KG-04

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