West Lafayette, IN (Purdue U-Main Campus / Northwestern Ave)



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About West Lafayette, IN (Purdue U-Main Campus / Northwestern Ave)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Purdue U-Main Campus / Northwestern Ave median real estate price is $231,411, which is more expensive than 89.4% of the neighborhoods in Indiana and 55.3% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Purdue U-Main Campus / Northwestern Ave is currently $1,083, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 71.9% of the neighborhoods in Indiana.

Purdue U-Main Campus / Northwestern Ave is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in West Lafayette, Indiana.

Purdue U-Main Campus / Northwestern Ave real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) apartment complexes/high-rise apartments and small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the Purdue U-Main Campus / Northwestern Ave neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Purdue U-Main Campus / Northwestern Ave. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 25.8%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 91.6% 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: People

The Purdue U-Main Campus / Northwestern Ave neighborhood stands out for having an average per capita income lower than 100.0% of the neighborhoods in the United States. Also of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the Purdue U-Main Campus / Northwestern Ave neighborhood has some of the lowest rates of children living in poverty of any neighborhood in the United States. In a nation where approximately 1 in 4 children are living in poverty, the Purdue U-Main Campus / Northwestern Ave community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.

In addition, neighborhoodScout's analysis shows that the Purdue U-Main Campus / Northwestern Ave neighborhood has a greater concentration of residents currently enrolled in college than 99.8% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. With 93.7% of the population here attending college, this is very much a college-focused neighborhood.

Also, one of the really interesting characteristics about the Purdue U-Main Campus / Northwestern Ave neighborhood is that, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research, it is an excellent choice in which to reside for college students. Due to its popularity among college students who already choose to live here, its walkability, and its above average safety from crime, the neighborhood is ideal for prospective or already-enrolled college students. Between semesters and during school breaks, you'll notice that the excitement here fluctuates with the college seasons. Despite the excitement however, parents of college-age children can rest easy knowing that this neighborhood has an above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the top 0.9% of college-friendly places to live in the state of Indiana.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

In the Purdue U-Main Campus / Northwestern Ave neighborhood, walking to work is a real option for many. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research reveals walking to and from work is the chosen way to commute for 57.8% of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than we found in 99.8% of American neighborhoods. Get ready to put on your walking shoes if you move here!

Also, would you like to be able to ride your bike to work? If you are attracted to the idea of getting a little exercise of the two-wheeled type while reducing your carbon footprint, bicycling to work might be the answer. But which neighborhood you live in can make this either impossible, or alternatively, a great and realistic option. NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed that the Purdue U-Main Campus / Northwestern Ave neighborhood is a fantastic option for bicycle commuters, as 5.2% of commuters here do ride their bikes to and from work on a daily basis. This is a higher amount than we found in 97.6% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

99.7% of the real estate in the Purdue U-Main Campus / Northwestern Ave neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.

In addition, the Purdue U-Main Campus / Northwestern Ave neighborhood is very unique in that it has one of the highest proportions of one, two, or no bedroom real estate of any neighborhood in America. Most neighborhoods have a mixture of home or apartment sizes from small to large, but here the concentration of studios and other small living spaces is at near-record heights. With 95.5% of the real estate here of this small size, this most assuredly is a notable feature that makes this neighborhood unique, along with just a handful of other neighborhoods in the U.S. that share this characteristic.

Furthermore, one of the really unique and interesting things about the look and setting of the Purdue U-Main Campus / Northwestern Ave neighborhood is that it is almost entirely dominated by large apartment buildings, such as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments. 87.1% of the residential real estate here is classified as such. This puts this neighborhood on the map as having a higher proportion of large apartment buildings than 98.1% of all neighborhoods in America.

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 Purdue U-Main Campus / Northwestern Ave neighborhood, they truly stand out. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis identifies this neighborhood as having a higher percentage of sales and service workers than 97.9% of all American neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Length of Commute

Regardless of the means by which residents commute, this neighborhood has a length of commute that is notable. Residents of the Purdue U-Main Campus / Northwestern Ave neighborhood have the pleasure of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in America. 63.1% of the residents have a commute time from home to work (one way) of less than fifteen minutes. This is a higher proportion of residents enjoying a short trip to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 96.7% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting means more time for other things in life.

Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability

Do you like to be surrounded by people from all over the country or world, with different perspectives and life experiences? Or do you instead prefer to be in a neighborhood where most residents have lived there for a long time, creating a sense of cohesiveness? NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this neighborhood stands out among American neighborhoods for the uniqueness of the mobility of its residents. In the Purdue U-Main Campus / Northwestern Ave neighborhood, a greater proportion of the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is found in 99.7% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood, more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Purdue U-Main Campus / Northwestern Ave neighborhood has more Asian and Czechoslovakian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 26.9% of this neighborhood's residents have Asian ancestry and 0.6% have Czechoslovakian ancestry.

Purdue U-Main Campus / Northwestern Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 14.9% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Chinese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.9% of the neighborhoods in America.


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 Purdue U-Main Campus / Northwestern Ave neighborhood in West Lafayette are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 100.0% of U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, 0.0% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 100.0% of America'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 Purdue U-Main Campus / Northwestern Ave neighborhood, 45.7% 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 28.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (15.3%), and 10.3% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

The Neighbors: Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the Purdue U-Main Campus / Northwestern Ave neighborhood is English, spoken by 66.3% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese, Polish, Langs. of India and Spanish.

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 Purdue U-Main Campus / Northwestern Ave neighborhood in West Lafayette, IN, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (29.0%). There are also a number of people of Asian ancestry (26.9%), and residents who report Irish roots (12.8%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (6.7%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (6.6%), among others. In addition, 24.2% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

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 Purdue U-Main Campus / Northwestern Ave neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (63.1% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (57.8%) hop out the door and walk to work to get to work. In addition, quite a number also drive alone in a private automobile to get to work (26.6%) and 6.3% of residents also ride the bus for their daily commute. This is a special neighborhood for the number of people who walk to work. Combining exercise, low cost, and reduced pollution, plus the chance to see your neighbors, walking to work is fairly uncommon in America but likely to increase as people try to reduce their dependence on automobiles, and this neighborhood offers that opportunity today.


Neighborhood Real Estate Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   National Agriculture Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Geological Service, American Community Survey.

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  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2019. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2017 (latest available). Updated annually.

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2017 (latest available). Updated annually.

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Neighborhood Crime Data

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Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2017 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2018 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2018 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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Purdue U-Main Campus / Northwestern Ave 0.101011101001110
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  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
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  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2017 (latest available). Updated annually.

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