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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Median real estate price in the City Center of Ville Platte is $98,114, which is less expensive than 87.0% of Louisiana neighborhoods and 93.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Ville Platte City Center is currently $949, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 90.4% of Louisiana neighborhoods.

Ville Platte City Center is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Ville Platte, Louisiana.

Real estate in the City Center of Ville Platte, LA is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four 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 City Center neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

Ville Platte City Center has a 14.3% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 76.2% 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

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.

People

One of the unique characteristics of the Ville Platte City Center neighborhood revealed by analysis is that the per capita income of residents here is lower than that found in 99.6% of the neighborhoods in America. The Ville Platte City Center neighborhood also has a greater percentage of children living in poverty (66.7%) than found in 98.1% 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.

In addition, neighborhoodScout's exclusive research revealed that 97.3% of the adult residents in the Ville Platte City Center neighborhood do not have a 4-year college degree, which is a lower rate of college graduated adults than found in 98.4% of the neighborhoods in America.

Modes of Transportation

More people in Ville Platte City Center choose to walk to work each day (20.3%) 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.

Car Ownership

American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or three. But households in the Ville Platte City Center neighborhood buck this trend. 30.0% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in 97.2% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Occupations

From major sales accounts to fast-food workers, sales and service employees are often the backbone of the local economy. In the Ville Platte City Center neighborhood, they truly stand out. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis identifies this neighborhood as having a higher percentage of sales and service workers than 95.4% of all American neighborhoods.

Diversity

Did you know that the Ville Platte City Center neighborhood has more French ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 10.8% of this neighborhood's residents have French ancestry.

Ville Platte City Center is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 14.0% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak French at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.5% 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 City Center neighborhood in Ville Platte are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 99.6% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 66.7% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 98.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the Ville Platte City Center neighborhood, 38.4% 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 manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 29.7% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (18.9%), and 13.0% in executive, management, and professional occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the Ville Platte City Center neighborhood is English, spoken by 84.7% of households. Some people also speak French (14.0%).

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the City Center neighborhood in Ville Platte, LA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as French (10.8%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (2.0%), and residents who report Sub-Saharan African roots (1.1%), and some of the residents are also of African ancestry (1.1%).

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 Ville Platte City Center neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (55.0% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (57.1%) 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 (20.3%) and 17.7% of residents also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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