Bowling Green, KY (Western Kentucky U / Big Red Way St)




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About Bowling Green, KY (Western Kentucky U / Big Red Way St)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Western Kentucky U / Big Red Way St median real estate price is $279,928, which is more expensive than 93.8% of the neighborhoods in Kentucky and 68.4% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Western Kentucky U / Big Red Way St is currently $778, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 64.5% of Kentucky neighborhoods.

Western Kentucky U / Big Red Way St is a densely urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Western Kentucky U / Big Red Way St 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 Western Kentucky U / Big Red Way St neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

Real estate vacancies in Western Kentucky U / Big Red Way St are 5.1%, which is lower than one will find in 75.0% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in Western Kentucky U / Big Red Way St is above average for the U.S., and may signal some demand for either price increases or new construction of residential product for this neighborhood.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

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 Western Kentucky U / Big Red Way St neighborhood revealed by analysis is that the per capita income of residents here is lower than that found in 99.1% of the neighborhoods in America. In a nation where 1 out of every 4 children lives in poverty, the Western Kentucky U / Big Red Way St neighborhood also stands out as being ranked among the lowest 0.0% of neighborhoods affected by this global issue.

In addition, neighborhoodScout's analysis shows that the Western Kentucky U / Big Red Way St neighborhood has a greater concentration of residents currently enrolled in college than 99.9% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. With 94.9% of the population here attending college, this is very much a college-focused neighborhood.

Also, one of the really interesting characteristics about the Western Kentucky U / Big Red Way 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 0.3% of college-friendly places to live in the state of Kentucky.

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 Western Kentucky U / Big Red Way St neighborhood, a greater proportion of the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is found in 99.9% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood, more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.

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 Western Kentucky U / Big Red Way St neighborhood, they truly stand out. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis identifies this neighborhood as having a higher percentage of sales and service workers than 99.7% of all American neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

In the Western Kentucky U / Big Red Way 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 46.1% of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than we found in 99.5% of American neighborhoods. Get ready to put on your walking shoes if you move here!

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

99.3% of the real estate in the Western Kentucky U / Big Red Way St neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.

Notable & Unique: Car Ownership

Most American households own a car or other vehicle. Many own two cars or perhaps three. In the United States, it is useful to have an automobile not only for commuting, but also for shopping and getting to other services one needs. But NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed that households in the Western Kentucky U / Big Red Way St neighborhood have a highly unusual car ownership. 56.4% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.0% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Western Kentucky U / Big Red Way St neighborhood has more Brazilian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.0% of this neighborhood's residents have Brazilian ancestry.

Western Kentucky U / Big Red Way St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.0% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Portuguese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 95.2% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Length of Commute

Whether walking, biking, riding, or driving, the length of one's commute is an important factor for one's quality of life. The Western Kentucky U / Big Red Way St neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's analysis. Residents of the Western Kentucky U / Big Red Way St neighborhood have the pleasure of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in America. 65.1% 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 97.1% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting means more time for other things in life.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

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 Western Kentucky U / Big Red Way St neighborhood in Bowling Green are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 99.1% 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

The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

In the Western Kentucky U / Big Red Way St neighborhood, 56.9% 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 23.4% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (14.1%), and 4.9% in manufacturing and laborer 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 Western Kentucky U / Big Red Way St neighborhood in Bowling Green, KY, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (27.8%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (19.4%), and residents who report English roots (11.5%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (5.3%), along with some French ancestry residents (3.4%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Western Kentucky U / Big Red Way St neighborhood is English, spoken by 93.4% of households.

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 Western Kentucky U / Big Red Way St neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (65.1% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (49.2%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also hop out the door and walk to work to get to work (46.1%) . 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

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Home Values, Rents: Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), National Agriculture Statistics Service (U.S. Department of Agriculture).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

44 Vital Statistics. 4 Condition Alerts found.

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 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

67 Vital Statistics. 3 Condition Alerts found.

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Western Kentucky U / Big Red Way St 0.101011101001110
Bowling Green 0.101011101001110
Kentucky 2.19

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Bowling Green 0.101011101001110
Kentucky 21.78

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Western Kentucky U / Big Red Way St 0.101011101001110
Bowling Green 0.101011101001110
Kentucky 29

Neighborhood Public School Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2015 – 2016 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more

65 Vital Statistics. 6 Condition Alerts found.

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BOWLING GREEN INDEPENDENT


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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
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Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to KY Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Warren Regional Juvenile Detention Ctr School
1020 Kentucky St
Bowling Green, KY, 42102
09-12
Childrens Crisis Stabilization Unit School
501 Chestnut St
Bowling Green, KY, 42101
01-10
The Academy At 11th Street School
877 East 11th Avenue
Bowling Green, KY, 42101
06-12
W R Mcneill Elementary School
1800 Creason Drive
Bowling Green, KY, 42101
KG-05
T C Cherry Elementary School
1001 Liberty Ave
Bowling Green, KY, 42104
PK-05
Bowling Green High School
1801 Rockingham Lane
Bowling Green, KY, 42104
09-12
Bowling Green Junior High School
900 Campbell Ln
Bowling Green, KY, 42104
06-08
Potter Gray Elementary School
610 Wakefield Dr
Bowling Green, KY, 42103
KG-05
Parker-Bennett-Curry School
165 Webb Dr
Bowling Green, KY, 42101
PK-05
Dishman Mcginnis Elementary School
375 Glen Lily Road
Bowling Green, KY, 42101
PK-05

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