Alma, MI (Alma College / Michigan Ave)




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About Alma, MI (Alma College / Michigan Ave)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Alma College / Michigan Ave median real estate price is $95,264, which is less expensive than 65.9% of Michigan neighborhoods and 65.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Alma College / Michigan Ave is currently $794, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 70.2% of Michigan neighborhoods.

Alma College / Michigan Ave is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Alma, Michigan.

Alma College / Michigan Ave real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two 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 Alma College / Michigan Ave neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

Home and apartment vacancy rates are 9.7% in Alma College / Michigan Ave. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower than 47.4% of the neighborhoods in the nation, approximately near the middle range for vacancies.

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 Alma, the Alma College / Michigan Ave neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Alma College / Michigan Ave neighborhood has more Dutch and Czechoslovakian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 8.3% of this neighborhood's residents have Dutch ancestry and 0.8% have Czechoslovakian ancestry.

Notable & Unique: People

An extraordinary 21.4% of the residents of the Alma College / Michigan Ave neighborhood are currently enrolled in college. This is such a large part of life in this neighborhood that the neighborhood changes a great deal with the change of semesters and is far quieter during the summer when many students are away.

In addition, the Alma College / Michigan Ave neighborhood stands out within Michigan for its college student friendly environment. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this neighborhood is home to a number of college students, is relatively walkable, and above average in safety. In combination, this makes it stand out for a good place for college students to consider. Because a number of college students live here, this neighborhood may be close to a college campus and offer certain amenities nearby geared towards the student body. While it's not an environment for everyone, ambitious scholars can enjoy seasonal excitement between semesters and school breaks, and parents can rest easy knowing that the area has an above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the top 5.4% of college-friendly places to live in MI.

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 Alma College / Michigan Ave neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's analysis. Residents of the Alma College / Michigan Ave neighborhood have the pleasure of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in America. 66.5% 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 97.5% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting means more time for other things in life.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

A unique way of commuting is simply not to. And in the Alma College / Michigan Ave neighborhood, analysis shows that 11.5% of the residents work from home, avoiding a commute altogether. This may not seem like a large number, but it is a higher proportion of people working from home than is found in 95.7% of the neighborhoods in the United States. One thing NeighborhoodScout's research reveals is that the wealthier and/or more isolated the neighborhood, the greater the proportion of residents who choose to work from home.


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 Alma College / Michigan Ave neighborhood in Alma are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 82.7% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 40.2% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 83.2% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the Alma College / Michigan Ave neighborhood, 33.0% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations, with 25.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (25.6%), and 15.3% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

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 Alma College / Michigan Ave neighborhood in Alma, MI, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (26.6%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (14.4%), and residents who report Irish roots (8.3%), and some of the residents are also of Dutch ancestry (8.3%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (5.4%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Alma College / Michigan Ave neighborhood is English, spoken by 97.1% of households.

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 Alma College / Michigan Ave neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (66.5% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (80.1%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also hop out the door and walk to work to get to work (10.8%) and 8.7% 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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Neighborhood Crime Data

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Michigan 4.16
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Neighborhood Public School Data

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ALMA PUBLIC SCHOOLS


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Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to MI Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Alma Adult Education
1500 Pine Ave
Alma, MI, 48801
M-M
Alma Senior High School
1500 Pine Ave
Alma, MI, 48801
09-12
Hillcrest Elementary School
515 East Elizabeth St
Alma, MI, 48801
02-03
Donald L. Pavlik Middle School
1700 Pine Ave
Alma, MI, 48801
06-08
Luce Road Elementary School
6265 North Luce Rd
Alma, MI, 48801
PK-01
Pine Avenue Elementary School
1025 Pine Ave
Alma, MI, 48801
04-05

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Better than of MI school districts.

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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 MI Quality Rating Compared to Nation
T.S. Nurnberger Middle School
312 Union St
Saint Louis, MI, 48880
06-08
Carrie Knause Early Childhood Learning Center
121 I And K St
Saint Louis, MI, 48880
PK-02
Eugene M. Nikkari Elementary
301 West State St
Saint Louis, MI, 48880
03-05
St. Louis High School
113 East Saginaw St
Saint Louis, MI, 48880
09-12

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