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
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Humboldt Ave / Townsend St neighborhood has more
Haitian and Dominican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 18.2% of
this neighborhood's residents have Haitian ancestry and 11.5% have Dominican ancestry.
Notable & Unique: People
The first thing that you'll notice if you moved to this neighborhood is
that an astounding 4.1% of the households are same sex couples.
According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis, this is a higher proportion of
same sex households than in 99.3% of the neighborhoods in
America. This is one indicator that this neighborhood is likely a gay-friendly
neighborhood. So if you are looking for such a neighborhood, the
Humboldt Ave / Townsend St neighborhood should definitely be on your list of places to
In addition, of note, 61.4% of the children in this area
live in poverty; an extraordinarily high percentage compared to other
neighborhoods in the nation. In a nation where approximately one in
four children grows up in poverty, this neighborhood stands out for
the depth of the problem manifested here.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
Our research revealed that more commuters here take the bus to work
(30.7% ride the bus) than 99.1% 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
Also, in the Humboldt Ave / Townsend St neighborhood, 13.6% 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 95.2% of the
neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
The government often provides some of the more stable jobs in the economy.
From local, to state, to federal government workers, the government can
also be a major employer. What NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed, is
that the Humboldt Ave / Townsend St neighborhood in particular stands out
when compared nationally for the proportion of its working residents who
are employed by the government. At 13.9% of its workforce, this
neighborhood has a greater concentration of government workers than
96.3% of U.S. neighborhoods.
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 Humboldt Ave / Townsend St neighborhood have a highly unusual car ownership.
26.5% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
96.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
Being a walkable neighborhood can help increase property values for the simple reason that people enjoy it and value it. To put it plainly, despite our love affair with the automobile, American's enjoy taking to the streets, sidewalks, paths, and courtyards of a place to get a coffee, relax, and take in the sights and sounds. And, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive and first quantitative walkable score index, the Humboldt Ave / Townsend St neighborhood is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in America.
In addition, three-deckers, duplexes, old Victorian homes cut up into apartments. Independent stores on the corner selling pizza. These are some of the hallmarks of neighborhoods with lots of small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings. The Humboldt Ave / Townsend St neighborhood really stands out in this regard, however, as it is dominated by such small apartment buildings more than nearly any other neighborhood in America. This is a stunning visual and lifestyle example of this type of neighborhood. In fact, 52.0% of the real estate here are small 2, 3, or 4 unit apartment buildings, which is a higher proportion than found in 98.2% of America's neighborhoods.
Furthermore, renter-occupied real estate is dominant in the Humboldt Ave / Townsend St neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 83.9%, which is higher than 95.4% 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.