Detroit, MI (Gratiot Ave / Van Dyke)




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About Detroit, MI (Gratiot Ave / Van Dyke)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Gratiot Ave / Van Dyke median real estate price is $32,562, which is less expensive than 93.8% of Michigan neighborhoods and 93.8% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Gratiot Ave / Van Dyke is currently $721, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 83.2% of Michigan neighborhoods.

Gratiot Ave / Van Dyke is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Detroit, Michigan.

Gratiot Ave / Van Dyke real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes and small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Gratiot Ave / Van Dyke neighborhood are relatively historic, built no later than 1939, and in some cases, quite a bit earlier. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Gratiot Ave / Van Dyke. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 43.5%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 97.8% 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

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: People

One of the unique characteristics of the Gratiot Ave / Van Dyke neighborhood revealed by analysis is that the per capita income of residents here is lower than that found in 98.8% of the neighborhoods in America. Also of note, 68.5% of the children in this area live in poverty; an extraordinarily high percentage compared to other neighborhoods in the nation. In a nation where approximately one in four children grows up in poverty, this neighborhood stands out for the depth of the problem manifested here.

In addition, the Gratiot Ave / Van Dyke neighborhood is unique for having just 3.6% of adults here having earned a bachelor's degree. This is a lower rate of college graduates than NeighborhoodScout found in 97.6% of America's neighborhoods.

Also, single parenting is hard. But you don't have to tell the Gratiot Ave / Van Dyke neighborhood about it; they already know. 21.6% of this neighborhood's households are run by single mothers, which is a higher concentration than NeighborhoodScout found in 97.2% of American neighborhoods. Further NeighborhoodScout research showed strong statistical correlations among high rates of children living in single parent households, and neighborhood crime, particularly violent crime, neighborhood poverty, and, importantly, the percentage of low weight births and rates of infant mortality.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

Our research revealed that more commuters here take the bus to work (27.3% ride the bus) than 98.6% of all American neighborhoods. If you like the idea of leaving your car and home and hopping the bus to work, this might be a good neighborhood for you to consider.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

There are more people living in the Gratiot Ave / Van Dyke neighborhood employed as sales and service workers (52.1%) 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.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

Vacant homes and apartments are a significant characteristic of this neighborhood. In fact, with 43.5% of the residential real estate vacant, the Gratiot Ave / Van Dyke neighborhood claims the distinction of having a higher vacancy rate than 97.8% 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.


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 Gratiot Ave / Van Dyke neighborhood in Detroit are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 98.8% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 68.5% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 97.6% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

In the Gratiot Ave / Van Dyke neighborhood, 47.9% 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 executive, management, and professional occupations, with 21.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (20.6%), and 9.8% in manufacturing and laborer 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 Gratiot Ave / Van Dyke neighborhood in Detroit, MI, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (0.8%).

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Gratiot Ave / Van Dyke neighborhood is English, spoken by 99.9% 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 Gratiot Ave / Van Dyke neighborhood spend between 45 minutes and one hour commuting one-way to work (40.1% of working residents), longer and tougher than most commutes in America.

Here most residents (69.2%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also ride the bus to get to work (27.3%) . 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

44 Vital Statistics. 6 Condition Alerts found.

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 7 Condition Alerts 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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Gratiot Ave / Van Dyke 0.101011101001110
Detroit 0.101011101001110
Michigan 4.16
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Neighborhood Property Crime

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Gratiot Ave / Van Dyke 0.101011101001110
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Michigan 18.86
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Detroit 0.101011101001110
Michigan 28

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 14 Condition Alerts found.

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School Quality

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Better than of U.S. schools.

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Better than of MI school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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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

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