Benton Harbor, MI (Twelve Corners / Higman Park)




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About Benton Harbor, MI (Twelve Corners / Higman Park)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Twelve Corners / Higman Park median real estate price is $196,850, which is more expensive than 75.0% of the neighborhoods in Michigan and 50.8% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Twelve Corners / Higman Park is currently $998, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 45.4% of Michigan neighborhoods.

Twelve Corners / Higman Park is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Benton Harbor, Michigan.

Twelve Corners / Higman Park 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 owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Twelve Corners / Higman Park neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Twelve Corners / Higman Park. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 19.2%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 83.9% 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 Benton Harbor, the Twelve Corners / Higman Park 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 Twelve Corners / Higman Park neighborhood has more Brazilian and Canadian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 0.7% of this neighborhood's residents have Brazilian ancestry and 1.2% have Canadian 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 Twelve Corners / Higman Park neighborhood in Benton Harbor are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 74.8% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 32.1% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 74.7% 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 Twelve Corners / Higman Park neighborhood, 30.9% 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 28.4% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (21.4%), and 18.5% in clerical, assistant, and tech support 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 Twelve Corners / Higman Park neighborhood in Benton Harbor, MI, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (26.5%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (8.4%), and residents who report English roots (8.2%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (5.0%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (3.5%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Twelve Corners / Higman Park neighborhood is English, spoken by 97.0% of households.

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 Twelve Corners / Higman Park neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (53.1% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (92.1%) 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 (7.9%) . 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

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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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Twelve Corners / Higman Park 0.101011101001110
Benton Harbor 0.101011101001110
Michigan 4.16
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Twelve Corners / Higman Park 0.101011101001110
Benton Harbor 0.101011101001110
Michigan 18.86
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Twelve Corners / Higman Park 0.101011101001110
Benton Harbor 0.101011101001110
Michigan 28

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 12 Condition Alerts found.

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BENTON HARBOR AREA SCHOOLS


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Better than of MI school districts.

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Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

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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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COLOMA COMMUNITY SCHOOLS


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District Quality Compared to Michigan

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Better than of MI school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of US school districts.

Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

Discipline District State
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
The Bridge Academy
777 Riverview Dr
Benton Harbor, MI, 49022
10-12
Coloma Elementary School
262 West St
Coloma, MI, 49038
KG-03
Coloma Junior High School
302 West Saint Joseph St
Coloma, MI, 49038
06-08
Washington Elementary School
6463 Becht Rd E
Coloma, MI, 49038
M-M
Coloma Upper Elementary School
274 A South West St
Coloma, MI, 49038
04-05
Coloma High School
300 West Saint Joseph St
Coloma, MI, 49038
09-12

School District Enrollment By Group

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