Boston, MA (Old Colony Ave / Msgr Ocallaghan Way)




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About Boston, MA (Old Colony Ave / Msgr Ocallaghan Way)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Old Colony Ave / Msgr Ocallaghan Way real estate is primarily composed of apartments and renters, so no median house value data are available. The average rental price in Old Colony Ave / Msgr Ocallaghan Way is currently $610, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 99.1% of Massachusetts neighborhoods.

Old Colony Ave / Msgr Ocallaghan Way is a densely urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Boston, Massachusetts.

Old Colony Ave / Msgr Ocallaghan Way real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) apartment complexes/high-rise apartments and townhomes. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the Old Colony Ave / Msgr Ocallaghan Way neighborhood are relatively historic, built no later than 1939, and in some cases, quite a bit earlier. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

Real estate vacancies in Old Colony Ave / Msgr Ocallaghan Way are 5.1%, which is lower than one will find in 75.1% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in Old Colony Ave / Msgr Ocallaghan Way is above average for the U.S., and may signal some demand for either price increases or new construction of residential product for this neighborhood.

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.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Old Colony Ave / Msgr Ocallaghan Way neighborhood has more Dominican and Sub-Saharan African ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 31.1% of this neighborhood's residents have Dominican ancestry and 5.6% have Sub-Saharan African ancestry.

Old Colony Ave / Msgr Ocallaghan Way is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 18.3% 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 99.2% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: People

Whether by choice, divorce, or unplanned pregnancy, single moms may have the toughest job in the book. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that the Old Colony Ave / Msgr Ocallaghan Way neighborhood has more single mother households than 99.7% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. Often high concentrations of single mother homes can be a strong indicator of family and social issues such as poverty, high rates of school dropouts, crime, and other societal problems.

In addition, the Old Colony Ave / Msgr Ocallaghan Way neighborhood stands out for having an average per capita income lower than 98.8% of the neighborhoods in the United States. Also of note, 76.0% 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.

Also, neighborhoodScout's exclusive research revealed that 94.6% of the adult residents in the Old Colony Ave / Msgr Ocallaghan Way neighborhood do not have a 4-year college degree, which is a lower rate of college graduated adults than found in 95.5% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

100.0% of the real estate in the Old Colony Ave / Msgr Ocallaghan Way neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.

In addition, the Old Colony Ave / Msgr Ocallaghan Way neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 34,976 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 97.7% of the nation's neighborhoods. Even if you drive or take transit to your place of employment, many people enjoy being able to walk in their neighborhood. What many people don't realize is that most of America's premier vacation locations are also very walkable. The Old Colony Ave / Msgr Ocallaghan Way neighborhood is among the top 5% of American neighborhoods in terms of walkability.

Furthermore, one of the really unique and interesting things about the look and setting of the Old Colony Ave / Msgr Ocallaghan Way neighborhood is that it is almost entirely dominated by large apartment buildings, such as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments. 81.5% 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 97.5% of all neighborhoods in America.

Also of note, the Old Colony Ave / Msgr Ocallaghan Way 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 86.7% 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.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

From major sales accounts to fast-food workers, sales and service employees are often the backbone of the local economy. In the Old Colony Ave / Msgr Ocallaghan Way neighborhood, they truly stand out. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis identifies this neighborhood as having a higher percentage of sales and service workers than 99.4% of all American neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Car Ownership

American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or three. But households in the Old Colony Ave / Msgr Ocallaghan Way neighborhood buck this trend. 37.1% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in 97.7% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

If you like to ride the train to work, this neighborhood may be for you. NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 26.4% of the Old Colony Ave / Msgr Ocallaghan Way neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each day, which is more than we found in 97.1% of America's neighborhoods.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

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 Old Colony Ave / Msgr Ocallaghan Way neighborhood in Boston are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 98.8% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 76.0% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 98.9% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

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 Old Colony Ave / Msgr Ocallaghan Way neighborhood, 54.2% 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 clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations, with 19.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (13.4%), and 12.7% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

The Neighbors: 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 Old Colony Ave / Msgr Ocallaghan Way neighborhood in Boston, MA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Dominican (31.1%). There are also a number of people of Asian ancestry (21.2%), and residents who report Puerto Rican roots (8.6%), and some of the residents are also of Sub-Saharan African ancestry (5.6%), along with some Irish ancestry residents (3.6%), among others. In addition, 36.0% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

The Neighbors: Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the Old Colony Ave / Msgr Ocallaghan Way neighborhood is Spanish, spoken by 39.1% of households. Other important languages spoken here include English, Chinese and Vietnamese.

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 Old Colony Ave / Msgr Ocallaghan Way neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (43.9% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.

Here most residents (37.5%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also take the train to get to work (26.4%) and 13.6% of residents also ride the bus 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.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

44 Vital Statistics. 8 Condition Alerts found.

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 5 Condition Alerts found.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Old Colony Ave / Msgr Ocallaghan Way 0.101011101001110
Boston 0.101011101001110
Massachusetts 3.91
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Boston 0.101011101001110
Massachusetts 16.91
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Old Colony Ave / Msgr Ocallaghan Way 0.101011101001110
Boston 0.101011101001110
Massachusetts 27

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 11 Condition Alerts found.

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Better than of MA school districts.

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Better than of US school districts.

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Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

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