Benton Harbor, MI (Fair Plain)




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About Benton Harbor, MI (Fair Plain)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Fair Plain median real estate price is $91,672, which is less expensive than 68.2% of Michigan neighborhoods and 68.2% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Fair Plain is currently $816, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 68.0% of Michigan neighborhoods.

Fair Plain is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Benton Harbor, Michigan.

Fair Plain 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 Fair Plain neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

Fair Plain has a 13.6% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 69.8% of American neighborhoods). Most vacant housing here is vacant year round. This could either signal that there is a weak demand for real estate in the neighborhood or that large amount of new housing has been built and not yet occupied. Either way, if you live here, you may find many of the homes or apartments are empty.

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: 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 Fair Plain neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's analysis. Residents of the Fair Plain neighborhood have the pleasure of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in America. 65.3% 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 97.1% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting means more time for other things in life.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Fair Plain neighborhood has more Haitian and African ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 4.2% of this neighborhood's residents have Haitian ancestry and 7.2% have African ancestry.


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 Fair Plain neighborhood in Benton Harbor are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 86.7% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 38.8% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 82.0% 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 Fair Plain neighborhood, 29.9% 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 26.7% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (22.2%), and 21.2% in executive, management, and professional occupations.

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 Fair Plain neighborhood in Benton Harbor, MI, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (13.4%). There are also a number of people of Sub-Saharan African ancestry (7.2%), and residents who report African roots (7.2%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (6.7%), along with some Haitian ancestry residents (4.2%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Fair Plain neighborhood is English, spoken by 98.8% 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 Fair Plain neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (65.3% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (87.2%) 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%) . 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. 1 Condition Alert found.

Neighborhood Crime Data

 
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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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Fair Plain 0.101011101001110
Benton Harbor 0.101011101001110
Michigan 4.16
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Fair Plain 0.101011101001110
Benton Harbor 0.101011101001110
Michigan 18.86
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Crimes Per Square Mile

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Benton Harbor 0.101011101001110
Michigan 28

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 9 Condition Alerts found.

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School Quality

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Better than of U.S. schools.

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BENTON HARBOR AREA SCHOOLS


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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
Benton Harbor High School
870 Colfax Ave
Benton Harbor, MI, 49022
09-12
Steam Academy At Mlk
750 E Britain Ave
Benton Harbor, MI, 49022
01-08
Arts & Communications Academy At Fair Plain
120 E Napier Ave
Benton Harbor, MI, 49022
01-08
International Academy At Hull
1716 Territorial Rd
Benton Harbor, MI, 49022
01-08
Kindergarten Discovery Center
1995 Union
Benton Harbor, MI, 49022
KG-KG
Alternative Education At Sorter
1421 Pipestone Rd
Benton Harbor, MI, 49022
06-12
Montessori Academy At Henry C Morton
267 N Hull Ave
Benton Harbor, MI, 49022
01-08

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