Pollard Estates / Woodchase median real estate price is $477,174, which is more expensive than 90.6% of the neighborhoods in Louisiana and 69.1% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.
The average rental price in Pollard Estates / Woodchase is currently $1,997, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 92.1% of the neighborhoods in Louisiana.
Pollard Estates / Woodchase is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Pollard Estates / Woodchase real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Pollard Estates / Woodchase neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 2000 and the present.
Pollard Estates / Woodchase has a 15.3% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 77.4% 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.
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.
Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the Pollard Estates / Woodchase 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 Pollard Estates / Woodchase community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.
In addition, the types of households in a neighborhood can tell a lot about the character and lifestyle of those living here. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood, above nearly every neighborhood in America, has a greater percentage of its residents living alone: 53.9%. This is a higher percent living alone than we found in 97.4% of all U.S. neighborhoods. Often residents who live alone are new arrivals to an area who are single, and often senior citizens who have lost a spouse.
Also, the Pollard Estates / Woodchase neighborhood is considered a solid choice for executive lifestyles. NeighborhoodScout's analysis ranks it as better than 91.1% of Louisiana neighborhoods for executive living, based on the wealthy, educated professionals, executives, and managers who choose to reside here, the spacious homes that are prominent features of the real estate in the neighborhood, and the high real estate appreciation rates found here relative to other neighborhoods in the state.
Our research reveals that 92.3% of commuters who live in the Pollard Estates / Woodchase neighborhood get to work each day by driving alone in their automobiles, which is a higher proportion than 97.7% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Did you know that the Pollard Estates / Woodchase neighborhood has more French and Belgian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 8.9% of this neighborhood's residents have French ancestry and 0.7% have Belgian ancestry.
Pollard Estates / Woodchase is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 8.2% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Italian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 97.0% of the neighborhoods in America.
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 Pollard Estates / Woodchase neighborhood in Baton Rouge are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 74.7% of the neighborhoods in America. 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 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 Pollard Estates / Woodchase neighborhood, 60.5% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations, with 16.1% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (15.9%), and 6.0% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.
The most common language spoken in the Pollard Estates / Woodchase neighborhood is English, spoken by 96.2% of households. Some people also speak Italian (8.2%).
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 Pollard Estates / Woodchase neighborhood in Baton Rouge, LA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (17.9%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (12.4%), and residents who report Italian roots (11.0%), and some of the residents are also of French ancestry (8.9%), along with some Irish ancestry residents (7.4%), among others.
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 Pollard Estates / Woodchase neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (42.1% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (92.3%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.