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: Occupations
There are more people living in the W Broadway / D St neighborhood
employed as sales and service workers (42.0%) than almost any neighborhood
in the country. From fast-food service workers to major sales accounts,
sales and service workers make up the largest proportion of our national
employment picture. But despite that size and importance nationally, this
neighborhood still stands out as unique due to the dominance of people
living here who work in such occupations.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the W Broadway / D St neighborhood, 1.4% of people ride
a ferry to work each day. This is a very high percentage compared to most places.
In fact, NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this is a higher level of ferry
ridership than in 99.5% of the neighborhoods in America.
Also, our research revealed that more commuters here take the bus to work
(23.5% ride the bus) than 97.9% of all American
neighborhoods. If you like the idea of leaving your car and home and
hopping the bus to work, this might be a good neighborhood for you to
Finally, in the W Broadway / D St neighborhood, 14.1% of people
ride the train to work each day. This is a very high percentage compared
to most places. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this
is a higher level of train ridership than in 95.3% of the
neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the W Broadway / D St neighborhood has more
Haitian and Dominican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 8.9% of
this neighborhood's residents have Haitian ancestry and 12.7% have Dominican ancestry.
W Broadway / D St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 7.0% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak African languages at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.3% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: People
Single parenting is hard. But you don't have to tell the
W Broadway / D St neighborhood about it; they already know. 26.5%
of this neighborhood's households are run by single mothers, which is a
higher concentration than NeighborhoodScout found in 98.9%
of American neighborhoods. Further NeighborhoodScout research showed strong
statistical correlations among high rates of children living in single
parent households, and neighborhood crime, particularly violent crime,
neighborhood poverty, and, importantly, the percentage of low weight births
and rates of infant mortality.
In addition, the W Broadway / D St neighborhood stands out for having an
average per capita income lower than 98.7% of the neighborhoods
in the United States.
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or
three. But households in the W Broadway / D St neighborhood buck
44.6% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
98.2% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
The W Broadway / D St neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 38,235 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 97.9% of the nation's neighborhoods.
In addition, 100.0% of the real estate in the W Broadway / D St neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.