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 Metairie,
the Division St / S I 10 W neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Division St / S I 10 W neighborhood has more
Brazilian and African ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.6% of
this neighborhood's residents have Brazilian ancestry and 8.6% have African ancestry.
Division St / S I 10 W is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 6.8% 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 97.2% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: People
One of the most interesting things about the Division St / S I 10 W
neighborhood is that it has a greater concentration of residents who live
alone than most all neighborhoods in America. With 52.9% of the
households here made up of people living alone, NeighborhoodScout's research
reveals that this is a larger proportion of people living alone than in
98.0% of the neighborhoods in America.
In addition, an extraordinary 12.0% of the residents of the
Division St / S I 10 W neighborhood are currently enrolled in college. This is
such a large part of life in this neighborhood that the neighborhood changes
a great deal with the change of semesters and is far quieter during
the summer when many students are away.
Also, the Division St / S I 10 W neighborhood stands out within Louisiana
for its college student friendly environment. NeighborhoodScout's analysis
reveals that this neighborhood is home to a number of college students,
is relatively walkable, and above average in safety. In combination, this
makes it stand out for a good place for college students to consider.
Because a number of college students live here, this neighborhood may
be close to a college campus and offer certain amenities nearby geared
towards the student body. While it's not an environment for everyone,
ambitious scholars can enjoy seasonal excitement between semesters and
school breaks, and parents can rest easy knowing that the area has an
above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the
neighborhood is rated among the top 8%
of college-friendly places to live in LA.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
Our research shows that more people carpool to work here in the
Division St / S I 10 W (22.2%) than in 96.7% of the
neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
With 1.3% of employed workers living in the
Division St / S I 10 W neighborhood active in the military, this neighborhood has
the distinction of having a higher proportion of people in the military
than 95.7% of American neighborhoods. This is a major
shaper of the neighborhood's culture and character.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, one of the really unique and interesting things about the look and setting of the Division St / S I 10 W neighborhood is that it is almost entirely dominated by large apartment buildings, such as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments. 80.4% 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 97.3% of all neighborhoods in America.
Furthermore, renter-occupied real estate is dominant in the Division St / S I 10 W neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 90.3%, which is higher than 97.2% 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.
Also of note, the Division St / S I 10 W 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 80.9% 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.