Baltimore, MD (Wilkens Ave / S Smallwood St)








About Baltimore, MD (Wilkens Ave / S Smallwood St)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Wilkens Ave / S Smallwood St median real estate price is $111,133, which is less expensive than 94.2% of Maryland neighborhoods and 83.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Wilkens Ave / S Smallwood St is currently $1,177, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 90.9% of Maryland neighborhoods.

Wilkens Ave / S Smallwood St is a densely urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Baltimore, Maryland.

Wilkens Ave / S Smallwood St real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) townhomes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the Wilkens Ave / S Smallwood St 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.

Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Wilkens Ave / S Smallwood St. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 38.9%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 96.9% 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 Baltimore, the Wilkens Ave / S Smallwood St neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

If you love row houses and attached homes, you will probably really like the Wilkens Ave / S Smallwood St 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, 77.3% of the residential real estate here is classified as row houses and attached homes.

In addition, despite all of the residential real estate here in the Wilkens Ave / S Smallwood St neighborhood, NeighborhoodScout has discovered that much of it is vacant. In resort or second-home vacation areas, this naturally occurs because homes and apartments are seasonally occupied, and empty for a portion of the year. In non-vacation or resort areas, however, this can be an indicator of property abandonment or a weak real estate market. The vacancy rate here is 38.9%, which is higher than 96.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

Furthermore, 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 Wilkens Ave / S Smallwood St neighborhood is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: People

Astoundingly, the Wilkens Ave / S Smallwood St neighborhood has one of the highest concentrations of divorcees living here than of any neighborhood, a higher concentration than NeighborhoodScout found in 98.8% of U.S. neighborhoods. This may be because people living here divorce more often than others, or that divorced people move here after they become divorced. If you are divorced, you will be in good company in this particular Baltimore neighborhood.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

More people ride the bus in this neighborhood each day to get to work than 98.7% 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 Wilkens Ave / S Smallwood St neighborhood have a highly unusual car ownership. 38.8% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in 97.9% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Wilkens Ave / S Smallwood St neighborhood has more Brazilian and Sub-Saharan African ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 6.5% of this neighborhood's residents have Brazilian ancestry and 10.6% have Sub-Saharan African ancestry.

Wilkens Ave / S Smallwood St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.4% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Native American languages at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.2% 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 Wilkens Ave / S Smallwood St neighborhood in Baltimore are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 90.1% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 19.6% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 63.1% 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 Wilkens Ave / S Smallwood St neighborhood, 29.0% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer 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 27.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (24.5%), and 18.6% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

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 Wilkens Ave / S Smallwood St neighborhood is English, spoken by 71.2% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, Vietnamese, Portuguese and Native American languages.

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 Wilkens Ave / S Smallwood St neighborhood in Baltimore, MD, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (12.7%). There are also a number of people of Sub-Saharan African ancestry (10.6%), and residents who report German roots (8.1%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (7.7%), along with some Asian ancestry residents (6.9%), among others. In addition, 18.4% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

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 Wilkens Ave / S Smallwood St neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (45.0% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (44.3%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also ride the bus to get to work (26.3%) and 11.0% of residents also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors 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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Real Estate Data Tutorial

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   National Agriculture Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Geological Service, American Community Survey.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q4 2020. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Demographics Data Tutorial

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated February 2021.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Source
Crime Data Tutorial

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

total Crime Index

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Property Crime

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Public School Data

Source
School Data Tutorial

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2017
  • Educational Environment: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more about Scout's School Data

School Rating Information

 

School Quality

(100 is best)

Better than of U.S. schools.

Neighborhood School Quality Rating

Rates the quality of all K-12 public schools that serve this neighborhood. Info

Schools That Serve This Neighborhood

 
School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to MD* Quality Rating Compared to Nation*
Afya Public Charter School
2800 Brendan Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21213
06-08
Baltimore Design School
1500 Barclay Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
06-12
Booker T. Washington Middle School
1301 Mcculloh St
Baltimore, MD 21217
06-08
Calverton Elementary/middle School
201 North Bend Road
Baltimore, MD 21229
PK-08
Frederick Elementary School
2501 Frederick Ave
Baltimore, MD 21223
PK-05
George Washington Elementary School
800 Scott St
Baltimore, MD 21230
PK-05
Green Street Academy School
125 N Hilton Street
Baltimore, MD 21229
06-12
N.a.c.a. Freedom And Democracy Academy Ii School
2500 E. Northern Parkway
Baltimore, MD 21214
06-12
Stadium School
1400 Exeter Hall Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21218
06-08
Vanguard Collegiate Middle School
5000 Truesdale Ave
Baltimore, MD 21206
06-08
* 10 is highest

Neighborhood Educational Environment

Adults In Neighborhood With College Degree Or Higher
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This neighborhood is served by 1 district:

BALTIMORE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS


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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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