Baltimore, MD (Back River / Defense Heights)




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About Baltimore, MD (Back River / Defense Heights)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Back River / Defense Heights median real estate price is $129,159, which is less expensive than 89.5% of Maryland neighborhoods and 89.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Back River / Defense Heights is currently $1,261, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 61.3% of Maryland neighborhoods.

Back River / Defense Heights is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Baltimore, Maryland. This is a coastal neighborhood (i.e., is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet).

Back River / Defense Heights real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) townhomes and single-family homes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Back River / Defense Heights neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built before 1940.

Real estate vacancies in Back River / Defense Heights are 5.0%, which is lower than one will find in 75.8% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in Back River / Defense Heights 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: Real Estate

Back River / Defense Heights is a neighborhood that is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet. Many times, such places have amenities that bring locals and visitors to the waterfront for recreational activities or to check out the scenery. In some densely populated areas that are less financially well-off, the neighborhood waterfront can be relatively industrial and less open to recreation. In addition to being coastal, Back River / Defense Heights is a very nautical neighborhood, meaning that it is somewhat historic, walkable, densely populated and on the water. This gives the neighborhood a very nautical feel, with some seaside and shipping feel, which some may really enjoy the sights and sounds of.

In addition, if you love row houses and attached homes, you will probably really like the Back River / Defense Heights neighborhood. The ambiance, the charm, of row houses is something special. And in sheer abundance of row houses, this neighborhood truly stands out. The real estate here has a higher proportion of row houses and attached homes than nearly any neighborhood in America. In fact, 92.1% of the residential real estate here is classified as row houses and attached homes.

Furthermore, most neighborhoods have a mixture of ages of homes in them, from new to old, but this neighborhood stands out due to its concentration of residential real estate built in one time frame: from 1940 through 1969, generally considered older, well-established homes. This was a busy time in America for home construction. After the end of World War II, as GIs came home, bought newly built homes on the edges of cities with the help of the GI Bill, and began their families. This housing era generally coincides with the 'Baby Boom' generation (1945 - 1964), and many baby boomers grew up in homes built in this era. But what is so interesting about the Back River / Defense Heights neighborhood, is that an incredible 87.4% of the homes here were built in this era. So when you walk its streets or drive through, this neighborhood has a look and feel that harkens to that era in American life, a very important slice of Americana.

Notable & Unique: People

Back River / Defense Heights has the amazing distinction of housing more same sex couples living together than 98.8% of neighborhoods in the U.S. If you are seeking such a neighborhood, NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that this is one place that you should consider.

In addition, the Back River / Defense Heights neighborhood is unique for having just 5.1% of adults here having earned a bachelor's degree. This is a lower rate of college graduates than NeighborhoodScout found in 95.9% of America's neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

In the Back River / Defense Heights neighborhood, carpooling is still a popular way to get to and from work. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that 25.4% of commuters carpool here, which is more than in 98.4% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Back River / Defense Heights neighborhood has more Ukrainian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.9% of this neighborhood's residents have Ukrainian ancestry.

Back River / Defense Heights is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.3% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Arabic at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 96.6% of the neighborhoods in America.


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 Back River / Defense Heights neighborhood in Baltimore are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 48.4% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 11.0% 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 62.2% of America'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 Back River / Defense Heights neighborhood, 40.0% 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 30.7% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (14.8%), and 14.4% 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 Back River / Defense Heights neighborhood in Baltimore, MD, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (26.3%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (18.8%), and residents who report Italian roots (7.8%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (7.7%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (5.1%), among others. In addition, 15.4% 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 Back River / Defense Heights neighborhood is English, spoken by 77.7% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.

Getting to Work

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 Back River / Defense Heights neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (41.0% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (50.4%) 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 (25.4%) and 10.7% 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

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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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Back River / Defense Heights 0.101011101001110
Baltimore 0.101011101001110
Maryland 4.57
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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Back River / Defense Heights 0.101011101001110
Baltimore 0.101011101001110
Maryland 23.15
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Crimes Per Square Mile

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Back River / Defense Heights 0.101011101001110
Baltimore 0.101011101001110
Maryland 57

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 2 Condition Alerts found.

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Better than of MD school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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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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