Detroit, MI (Helen St / Kercheval St)




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About Detroit, MI (Helen St / Kercheval St)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Helen St / Kercheval St median real estate price is $94,069, which is less expensive than 64.6% of Michigan neighborhoods and 64.6% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Helen St / Kercheval St is currently $1,160, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 40.1% of Michigan neighborhoods.

Helen St / Kercheval St is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Detroit, Michigan.

Helen St / Kercheval St real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) apartment complexes/high-rise apartments and single-family homes. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Helen St / Kercheval St 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 1970 and 1999.

Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Helen St / Kercheval St. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 29.5%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 93.9% 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

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 Helen St / Kercheval St neighborhood has more Finnish and Belgian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 5.5% of this neighborhood's residents have Finnish ancestry and 0.7% have Belgian ancestry.

Helen St / Kercheval St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.4% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak German at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 95.0% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

In the Helen St / Kercheval St neighborhood, carpooling is still a popular way to get to and from work. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that 28.1% of commuters carpool here, which is more than in 99.1% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

Do you watch 'This Old House' on Public Television? Do you love the idea of fixing up a Colonial or Victorian era home, complete with the charm of yesteryear? Do you like to stroll or drive streets lined with gracious older residences? If you found yourself nodding yes to any of these questions, you are going to be interested in this unique neighborhood. The Helen St / Kercheval St neighborhood stands out on a national scale for the sheer concentration of historic residences it contains: 77.4% of the residential real estate here was built from 1939 or earlier, some much earlier. This is a greater concentration of historic homes than 99.1% of the neighborhoods in the United States.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the Helen St / Kercheval St neighborhood in Detroit are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 62.7% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 26.8% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 67.6% 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 Helen St / Kercheval St neighborhood, 43.7% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 34.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (14.1%), and 7.3% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the Helen St / Kercheval St neighborhood in Detroit, MI, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Jamaican (9.3%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (7.9%), and residents who report Sub-Saharan African roots (6.7%), and some of the residents are also of African ancestry (6.7%), along with some Finnish ancestry residents (5.5%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Helen St / Kercheval St neighborhood is English, spoken by 95.5% 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 Helen St / Kercheval St neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (50.9% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (68.8%) 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 (28.1%) . 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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AGE OF Detroit, MI (Helen St / Kercheval St) HOMES

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 2 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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Helen St / Kercheval St 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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Helen St / Kercheval St 0.101011101001110
Detroit 0.101011101001110
Michigan 18.86
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Helen St / Kercheval St 0.101011101001110
Detroit 0.101011101001110
Michigan 28

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 12 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.

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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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