When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing
is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look
the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for
a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups.
This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
Notable & Unique: People
One of the unique characteristics of the W 9th St / Massachusetts St
neighborhood revealed by analysis is that the per capita income of
residents here is lower than that found in 98.1% of the neighborhoods
Also of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the
W 9th St / Massachusetts St 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
W 9th St / Massachusetts St community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.
In addition, neighborhoodScout's analysis shows that the W 9th St / Massachusetts St
neighborhood has a greater concentration of residents currently enrolled
in college than 99.5% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. With
65.7% of the population here attending college, this is very
much a college-focused neighborhood.
Also, one of the really interesting characteristics about the
W 9th St / Massachusetts St 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 Kansas.
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.
In the W 9th St / Massachusetts St neighborhood, a greater proportion of
the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is
found in 99.3% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood,
more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the W 9th St / Massachusetts St 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 24.0%
of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than
we found in 98.2% of American neighborhoods. Get ready
to put on your walking shoes if you move here!
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 W 9th St / Massachusetts St neighborhood have the pleasure
of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in
America. 66.8% 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 97.6% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting
means more time for other things in life.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the W 9th St / Massachusetts St neighborhood has more
Welsh and Austrian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.6% of
this neighborhood's residents have Welsh ancestry and 1.3% have Austrian ancestry.
W 9th St / Massachusetts St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.8% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Native American languages at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 98.0% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, 91.5% of the real estate in the W 9th St / Massachusetts St neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.