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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Decatur Heights / Edmonston median real estate price is $442,517, which is more expensive than 48.5% of the neighborhoods in Maryland and 60.9% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Decatur Heights / Edmonston is currently $2,203, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 66.2% of Maryland neighborhoods.

Decatur Heights / Edmonston is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Bladensburg, Maryland.

Decatur Heights / Edmonston real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Decatur Heights / Edmonston neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

In Decatur Heights / Edmonston, the current vacancy rate is 2.9%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 81.1% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Decatur Heights / Edmonston is very tight compared to the demand for property here.

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.

People

NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research revealed that 95.8% of the adult residents in the Decatur Heights / Edmonston neighborhood do not have a 4-year college degree, which is a lower rate of college graduated adults than found in 97.8% of the neighborhoods in America.

Diversity

Did you know that the Decatur Heights / Edmonston neighborhood has more Sub-Saharan African and African ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 25.8% of this neighborhood's residents have Sub-Saharan African ancestry and 14.5% have African ancestry.

Decatur Heights / Edmonston is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 5.6% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak French at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 97.9% of the neighborhoods in America.

The Neighbors

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 Decatur Heights / Edmonston neighborhood in Bladensburg are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 66.2% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 11.5% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 52.8% of U.S. neighborhoods.

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 Decatur Heights / Edmonston neighborhood, 37.6% 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 26.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (20.7%), and 15.5% in executive, management, and professional occupations.

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 Decatur Heights / Edmonston neighborhood is English, spoken by 47.5% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, French and African languages.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the Decatur Heights / Edmonston neighborhood in Bladensburg, MD, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Sub-Saharan African (25.8%). There are also a number of people of African ancestry (14.5%), and residents who report Mexican roots (7.7%), and some of the residents are also of Dominican ancestry (5.8%). In addition, 34.1% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

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 Decatur Heights / Edmonston neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (41.8% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.

Here most residents (72.3%) 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 (10.6%) and 9.1% 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.


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