Ponkapoag median real estate price is $834,985, which is more expensive than 80.9% of the neighborhoods in Massachusetts and 90.4% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.
The average rental price in Ponkapoag is currently $4,104, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 78.6% of the neighborhoods in Massachusetts.
Ponkapoag is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Canton, Massachusetts.
Ponkapoag real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Ponkapoag neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.
Home and apartment vacancy rates are 7.2% in Ponkapoag. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower than 54.5% of the neighborhoods in the nation, approximately near the middle range for vacancies.
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 Canton, the Ponkapoag neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the Ponkapoag neighborhood has some of the lowest rates of children living in poverty of any neighborhood in the United States. In a nation where approximately 1 in 4 children are living in poverty, the Ponkapoag community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.
In the Ponkapoag neighborhood, 12.6% 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 95.6% of the neighborhoods in America.
Did you know that the Ponkapoag neighborhood has more Irish and Lebanese ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 32.4% of this neighborhood's residents have Irish ancestry and 1.5% have Lebanese ancestry.
Ponkapoag is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.4% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Russian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 97.5% of the neighborhoods in America.
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 Ponkapoag neighborhood in Canton are wealthy, making it among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 92.9% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 0.0% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 100.0% of America'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 Ponkapoag neighborhood, 63.8% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 15.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (12.8%), and 7.9% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.
The most common language spoken in the Ponkapoag neighborhood is English, spoken by 86.2% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (3.9%).
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 Ponkapoag neighborhood in Canton, MA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (32.4%). There are also a number of people of Italian ancestry (16.4%), and residents who report English roots (8.9%), and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (8.3%), along with some French ancestry residents (3.9%), among others. In addition, 11.1% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in Ponkapoag neighborhood spend between 45 minutes and one hour commuting one-way to work (28.6% of working residents), longer and tougher than most commutes in America.
Here most residents (65.0%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also take the train to get to work (12.6%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.