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
Of note, 86.0% 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, of particular note, 4.2% of the people in the Mount Elliott St / Gratiot Ave
neighborhood currently reside in a correction facility, held due to
punishment for a crime.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the Mount Elliott St / Gratiot Ave neighborhood, 0.8% of people ride
a ferry to work each day. This is a very high percentage compared to most places.
In fact, NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this is a higher level of ferry
ridership than in 99.1% of the neighborhoods in America.
Also, in the Mount Elliott St / Gratiot Ave neighborhood, walking to work is a real
option for many. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research reveals
walking to and from work is the chosen way to commute for 19.9%
of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than
we found in 97.6% of American neighborhoods. Get ready
to put on your walking shoes if you move here!
Finally, our research revealed that more commuters here take the bus to work
(17.5% ride the bus) than 96.0% 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
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Mount Elliott St / Gratiot Ave neighborhood has more
Native American ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.7% of
this neighborhood's residents have Native American ancestry.
Mount Elliott St / Gratiot Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.9% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Native American languages at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 98.3% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, despite all of the residential real estate here in the Mount Elliott St / Gratiot Ave 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 42.8%, which is higher than 97.7% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Furthermore, 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 Mount Elliott St / Gratiot Ave neighborhood stands out on a national scale for the sheer concentration of historic residences it contains: 70.8% of the residential real estate here was built from 1939 or earlier, some much earlier. This is a greater concentration of historic homes than 98.0% of the neighborhoods in the United States.