When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing
is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look
the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for
a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups.
This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Harper Ave / Barrett St neighborhood has more
Native American and Jamaican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 6.7% of
this neighborhood's residents have Native American ancestry and 21.1% have Jamaican ancestry.
Notable & Unique: People
One of the unique characteristics of the Harper Ave / Barrett St
neighborhood revealed by analysis is that the per capita income of
residents here is lower than that found in 96.3% of the neighborhoods
Also of note, 67.1% 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, whether by choice, divorce, or unplanned pregnancy, single moms may have
the toughest job in the book. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals
that the Harper Ave / Barrett St neighborhood has more single mother
households than 96.7% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.
Often high concentrations of single mother homes can be a strong indicator
of family and social issues such as poverty, high rates of school dropouts,
crime, and other societal problems.
Also, the Harper Ave / Barrett St neighborhood is unique for having just
4.5% of adults here having earned a bachelor's degree.
This is a lower rate of college graduates than NeighborhoodScout found
in 96.6% of America's neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
A unique way of commuting is simply not to. And in the Harper Ave / Barrett St
neighborhood, analysis shows that 11.9% of the residents work
from home, avoiding a commute altogether. This may not seem like a large number,
but it is a higher proportion of people working from home than is found in
96.1% of the neighborhoods in the United States.
One thing NeighborhoodScout's research reveals is that the wealthier and/or
more isolated the neighborhood, the greater the proportion of residents who
choose to work from home.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
The Harper Ave / Barrett St neighborhood has a greater proportion of
government workers living in it than 95.7% of the neighborhoods
in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. This is
a unique feature of this neighborhood, and one that shapes its character.
Furthermore, there are more people living in the Harper Ave / Barrett St neighborhood
employed as sales and service workers (57.8%) 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: Car Ownership
Most American households own a car or other vehicle. Many own two cars
or perhaps three. In the United States, it is useful to have an automobile
not only for commuting, but also for shopping and getting to other services
one needs. But NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed that households in
the Harper Ave / Barrett St neighborhood have a highly unusual car ownership.
22.2% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
95.2% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, vacant homes and apartments are a significant characteristic of this neighborhood. In fact, with 44.5% of the residential real estate vacant, the Harper Ave / Barrett St neighborhood claims the distinction of having a higher vacancy rate than 98.0% 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.