Fitchburg, MA (City Center)




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About Fitchburg, MA (City Center)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Median real estate price in the City Center of Fitchburg is $173,692, which is less expensive than 93.9% of Massachusetts neighborhoods and 93.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Fitchburg City Center is currently $749, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 96.0% of Massachusetts neighborhoods.

Fitchburg City Center is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Fitchburg, Massachusetts.

Real estate in the City Center of Fitchburg, MA is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) apartment complexes/high-rise apartments and small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the City Center 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 1970 and 1999.

Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Fitchburg City Center. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 26.5%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 92.1% of all U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, most vacant housing here is vacant year round. This can sometimes be the case in neighborhoods dominated by new construction that is not yet occupied. But often neighborhoods with vacancy rates this high are places that can be plagued by a protracted vacancy problem. If you live here, you may find that a number of buildings in your neighborhood are actually empty.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

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 Fitchburg, the City Center neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: People

The types of households in a neighborhood can tell a lot about the character and lifestyle of those living here. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood, above nearly every neighborhood in America, has a greater percentage of its residents living alone: 65.6%. This is a higher percent living alone than we found in 99.7% of all U.S. neighborhoods. Often residents who live alone are new arrivals to an area who are single, and often senior citizens who have lost a spouse.

In addition, one of the unique characteristics of the Fitchburg City Center neighborhood revealed by analysis is that the per capita income of residents here is lower than that found in 99.0% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Fitchburg City Center neighborhood has more Puerto Rican and French ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 27.1% of this neighborhood's residents have Puerto Rican ancestry and 19.8% have French ancestry.

Fitchburg City Center is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.0% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Urdu, which is the national language of Pakistan, at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.3% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

Renter-occupied real estate is dominant in the Fitchburg City Center neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 93.4%, which is higher than 97.9% 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.

In addition, the Fitchburg City Center 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 82.3% 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.

Furthermore, one of the really unique and interesting things about the look and setting of the Fitchburg City Center neighborhood is that it is almost entirely dominated by large apartment buildings, such as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments. 68.0% 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 95.4% of all neighborhoods in America.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the City Center neighborhood in Fitchburg are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 99.0% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 34.3% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 77.3% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

In the Fitchburg City Center neighborhood, 41.1% 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 23.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (23.2%), and 12.1% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.

In the City Center neighborhood in Fitchburg, MA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Puerto Rican (27.1%). There are also a number of people of French ancestry (19.8%), and residents who report Irish roots (15.3%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (9.4%), along with some German ancestry residents (6.4%), among others. In addition, 11.8% 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 Fitchburg City Center neighborhood is English, spoken by 57.5% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, French, Urdu (the national language of Pakistan) and South Asian languages.

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 Fitchburg City Center neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (36.2% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (74.9%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (14.1%) . 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

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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More diverse than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 6 Condition Alerts found.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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City Center 0.101011101001110
Fitchburg 0.101011101001110
Massachusetts 3.91
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City Center 0.101011101001110
Fitchburg 0.101011101001110
Massachusetts 16.91
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Fitchburg 0.101011101001110
Massachusetts 27

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 6 Condition Alerts found.

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School Quality

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Better than of MA school districts.

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Better than of US school districts.

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

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to MA Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Fitchburg High
140 Arn How Farm Rd
Fitchburg, MA, 01420
PK-12
Reingold Elementary
70 Reingold Avenue
Fitchburg, MA, 01420
KG-04
Memorial Intermediate
615 Rollstone Street
Fitchburg, MA, 01420
05-08
Goodrich Academy
111 Goodrich Street
Fitchburg, MA, 01420
09-12
South Street Elementary
376 South Street
Fitchburg, MA, 01420
PK-04
Arthur M Longsjo Middle School
98 Academy Street
Fitchburg, MA, 01420
05-08
Mckay Arts Academy
67 Rindge Road
Fitchburg, MA, 01420
PK-08
Crocker Elementary
200 Bigelow Dr
Fitchburg, MA, 01420
PK-04

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