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: Modes of Transportation
In the Fenkell St / Wyoming St neighborhood, many people's commute means
walking from the bedroom to the home office. NeighborhoodScout's analysis
found that 15.2% 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 98.4% 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.
Also, in the Fenkell St / Wyoming St neighborhood, carpooling is still a popular
way to get to and from work. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that
22.3% of commuters carpool here, which is more than in
96.8% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Fenkell St / Wyoming 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, 19.3% of
this neighborhood's residents have African ancestry and 19.3% have Sub-Saharan African ancestry.
Notable & Unique: People
One of the unique characteristics of the Fenkell St / Wyoming St
neighborhood revealed by analysis is that the per capita income of
residents here is lower than that found in 97.4% of the neighborhoods
The Fenkell St / Wyoming St neighborhood also has a greater percentage
of children living in poverty (64.8%) than found in
96.7% 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, neighborhoodScout's exclusive research revealed that 94.6%
of the adult residents in the Fenkell St / Wyoming St neighborhood do
not have a 4-year college degree, which is a lower rate of college graduated
adults than found in 95.5% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
There are more people living in the Fenkell St / Wyoming St neighborhood
employed as sales and service workers (54.9%) than almost any neighborhood
in the country. From fast-food service workers to major sales accounts,
sales and service workers make up the largest proportion of our national
employment picture. But despite that size and importance nationally, this
neighborhood still stands out as unique due to the dominance of people
living here who work in such occupations.
Furthermore, it used to be that most Americans lived on the farm, or otherwise made their
living from the land, the forests, or the sea. With global trade and an
economy increasingly based on providing services to one another, fewer
people farm, fish or harvest timber now than at any time in American history.
But according to NeighborhoodScout's leading analysis, the
Fenkell St / Wyoming St neighborhood stands apart from most American neighborhood due
to the proportion of its residents still working in these fields. With 4.3%
of the workforce so employed, this neighborhood has a greater concentration
of such workers than 95.6% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, despite all of the residential real estate here in the Fenkell St / Wyoming St neighborhood, NeighborhoodScout has discovered that much of it is vacant. In resort or second-home vacation areas, this naturally occurs because homes and apartments are seasonally occupied, and empty for a portion of the year. In non-vacation or resort areas, however, this can be an indicator of property abandonment or a weak real estate market. The vacancy rate here is 45.8%, which is higher than 98.1% of all U.S. neighborhoods.