Augusta, ME (Western Ave / Sewall St)




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About Augusta, ME (Western Ave / Sewall St)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Western Ave / Sewall St median real estate price is $132,587, which is less expensive than 71.5% of Maine neighborhoods and 71.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Western Ave / Sewall St is currently $681, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 86.0% of Maine neighborhoods.

Western Ave / Sewall St is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Augusta, Maine.

Western Ave / Sewall St real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) apartment complexes/high-rise apartments and single-family homes. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Western Ave / Sewall St neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

Real estate vacancies in Western Ave / Sewall St are 6.8%, which is lower than one will find in 64.1% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in Western Ave / Sewall St 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

The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.

Notable & Unique: People

Divorcees may find friendship and understanding in this neighborhood, as 26.8% of its residents are divorced. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis found that this divorce rate is higher than in 99.8% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Western Ave / Sewall St neighborhood has more Scottish and French Canadian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 8.2% of this neighborhood's residents have Scottish ancestry and 9.2% have French Canadian ancestry.

Western Ave / Sewall St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 5.0% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak German at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.7% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

The government often provides some of the more stable jobs in the economy. From local, to state, to federal government workers, the government can also be a major employer. What NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed, is that the Western Ave / Sewall St neighborhood in particular stands out when compared nationally for the proportion of its working residents who are employed by the government. At 16.9% of its workforce, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of government workers than 98.0% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Length of Commute

Whether walking, biking, riding, or driving, the length of one's commute is an important factor for one's quality of life. The Western Ave / Sewall St neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's analysis. Residents of the Western Ave / Sewall St neighborhood have the pleasure of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in America. 63.0% of the residents have a commute time from home to work (one way) of less than fifteen minutes. This is a higher proportion of residents enjoying a short trip to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 96.4% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting means more time for other things in life.


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 Western Ave / Sewall St neighborhood in Augusta are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 91.5% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 40.9% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 83.8% of U.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 Western Ave / Sewall St neighborhood, 31.3% 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 executive, management, and professional occupations, with 30.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (27.3%), and 16.9% in government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions.

The Neighbors: 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 Western Ave / Sewall St neighborhood in Augusta, ME, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (24.5%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (24.3%), and residents who report French roots (17.3%), and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (13.6%), along with some French Canadian ancestry residents (9.2%), among others.

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 Western Ave / Sewall St neighborhood is English, spoken by 90.9% of households. Other important languages spoken here include German and French.

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 Western Ave / Sewall St neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (63.0% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (79.0%) 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 (9.3%) and 5.5% of residents also hop out the door and walk to work 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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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 6 Condition Alerts found.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Western Ave / Sewall St 0.101011101001110
Augusta 0.101011101001110
Maine 1.30
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Western Ave / Sewall St 0.101011101001110
Augusta 0.101011101001110
Maine 18.30
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Western Ave / Sewall St 0.101011101001110
Augusta 0.101011101001110
Maine 3

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 2 Condition Alerts found.

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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 ME Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Capital Area Technical Center
40 Pierce Drive
Augusta, ME, 04330
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Lillian Parks Hussey School
12 Gedney Street
Augusta, ME, 04330
KG-06
Sylvio J Gilbert School
1 Sunset Avenue
Augusta, ME, 04330
PK-06
Farrington School
249 Eastern Avenue
Augusta, ME, 04330
KG-06
Lincoln School
30 Lincoln Street
Augusta, ME, 04330
KG-06
Cony
60 Pierce Drive
Augusta, ME, 04330
07-12

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