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
Notable & Unique: People
One of the unique characteristics of the Dexter Ave / Elmhurst St
neighborhood revealed by analysis is that the per capita income of
residents here is lower than that found in 99.4% of the neighborhoods
The Dexter Ave / Elmhurst St neighborhood also has a greater percentage
of children living in poverty (87.5%) than found in
99.7% of all U.S. neighborhoods. Children living in poverty
is one of the challenges facing America, and the world, and in this
neighborhood in particular, the problem can be considered acute.
In addition, the types of households in a neighborhood can tell a lot about the character
and lifestyle of those living here. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis
reveals that this neighborhood, above nearly every neighborhood in America,
has a greater percentage of its residents living alone: 52.1%. This
is a higher percent living alone than we found in 97.7% of
all U.S. neighborhoods. Often residents who live alone are new arrivals
to an area who are single, and often senior citizens who have lost a spouse.
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or
three. But households in the Dexter Ave / Elmhurst St neighborhood buck
40.7% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
98.0% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Dexter Ave / Elmhurst St neighborhood has more
African and Sub-Saharan African ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 23.4% of
this neighborhood's residents have African ancestry and 23.6% have Sub-Saharan African ancestry.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
Our research shows that more people carpool to work here in the
Dexter Ave / Elmhurst St (22.8%) than in 97.2% of the
neighborhoods in America.
Also, in the Dexter Ave / Elmhurst St neighborhood, many people's commute means
walking from the bedroom to the home office. NeighborhoodScout's analysis
found that 11.8% of residents worked from home. This may not
seem like a large number, but Scout's research shows that this is a higher
percentage of people working from home than 96.0% of the
neighborhoods in America. Often people who work from home are engaged in
the creative or technological economy, such as is found in areas around Boston,
and in Silicon Valley. Other times, people may be engaged in other businesses
like trading stocks from home, or running a small beauty salon.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, vacant homes and apartments are a significant characteristic of this neighborhood. In fact, with 52.6% of the residential real estate vacant, the Dexter Ave / Elmhurst St neighborhood claims the distinction of having a higher vacancy rate than 98.8% of the neighborhoods in America. This can either be because much of the property is seasonally occupied, like in many vacation areas, or that much of the real estate is more permanently abandoned.