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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Kansas State University South median real estate price is $271,609, which is more expensive than 65.3% of the neighborhoods in Kansas and 37.2% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Kansas State University South is currently $1,082, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 78.8% of Kansas neighborhoods.

Kansas State University South is a densely urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Manhattan, Kansas.

Kansas State University South 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 single-family homes. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the Kansas State University South neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

Kansas State University South has a 10.8% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 65.1% of American neighborhoods). Most vacant housing here is vacant year round. This could either signal that there is a weak demand for real estate in the neighborhood or that large amount of new housing has been built and not yet occupied. Either way, if you live here, you may find many of the homes or apartments are empty.

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 Manhattan, the Kansas State University South neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

People

One of the really interesting characteristics about the Kansas State University South 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 0.2% of college-friendly places to live in the state of Kansas.

In addition, neighborhoodScout's analysis shows that the Kansas State University South neighborhood has a greater concentration of residents currently enrolled in college than 99.5% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. With 69.7% of the population here attending college, this is very much a college-focused neighborhood.

Also, one of the unique characteristics of the Kansas State University South neighborhood revealed by analysis is that the per capita income of residents here is lower than that found in 97.6% of the neighborhoods in America. The Kansas State University South neighborhood also has a greater percentage of children living in poverty (58.5%) than found in 96.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods. Children living in poverty is one of the challenges facing America, and the world, and in this neighborhood in particular, the problem can be considered acute.

Modes of Transportation

More people in Kansas State University South choose to walk to work each day (40.2%) 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.

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 Kansas State University South neighborhood is a fantastic option for bicycle commuters, as 5.3% of commuters here do ride their bikes to and from work on a daily basis. This is a higher amount than we found in 98.3% of the neighborhoods in America.

Real Estate

Renter-occupied real estate is dominant in the Kansas State University South neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 98.0%, which is higher than 98.7% of the neighborhoods in America. If you were to buy and live in the property you bought here, you would be almost alone in doing so.

Length of Commute

Regardless of the means by which residents commute, this neighborhood has a length of commute that is notable. Residents of the Kansas State University South neighborhood have the pleasure of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in America. 70.1% 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 98.5% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting means more time for other things in life.

Car Ownership

We Americans love our cars. Not only are they a necessity for most Americans due to the shape of our neighborhoods and the distances between where we live, work, shop, and go to school, but we also fancy them. As a result, most households in America have one, two, or three cars. But NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis shows that the Kansas State University South neighborhood has a highly unusual pattern of car ownership. 22.4% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in 95.8% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Diversity

Did you know that the Kansas State University South neighborhood has more Hungarian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.0% of this neighborhood's residents have Hungarian ancestry.

Kansas State University South is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 7.6% 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 96.9% of the neighborhoods in America.

The Neighbors

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 Kansas State University South neighborhood in Manhattan are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 97.6% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 58.5% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 96.5% of U.S. neighborhoods.

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 Kansas State University South neighborhood, 41.2% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 32.7% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (16.1%), and 9.8% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the Kansas State University South neighborhood is English, spoken by 87.0% of households. Some people also speak Chinese (7.6%).

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 Kansas State University South neighborhood in Manhattan, KS, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (17.0%). There are also a number of people of Asian ancestry (16.4%), and residents who report Irish roots (7.7%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (3.5%), along with some Hungarian ancestry residents (2.0%), among others. In addition, 17.2% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

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 Kansas State University South neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (70.1% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (40.2%) 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 (38.8%) and 5.3% of residents also bicycle 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.


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