Grand Rapids, MI (Division Ave S / Griggs St SW)




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About Grand Rapids, MI (Division Ave S / Griggs St SW)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Division Ave S / Griggs St SW median real estate price is $63,896, which is less expensive than 83.1% of Michigan neighborhoods and 83.1% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Division Ave S / Griggs St SW is currently $826, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 66.6% of Michigan neighborhoods.

Division Ave S / Griggs St SW is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Division Ave S / Griggs St SW real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two 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 Division Ave S / Griggs St SW 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.

Division Ave S / Griggs St SW has a 14.9% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 73.9% of American neighborhoods). Most vacant housing here is vacant year round. This could either signal that there is a weak demand for real estate in the neighborhood or that large amount of new housing has been built and not yet occupied. Either way, if you live here, you may find many of the homes or apartments are empty.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Grand Rapids, the Division Ave S / Griggs St SW neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

In the Division Ave S / Griggs St SW neighborhood, carpooling is still a popular way to get to and from work. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that 34.2% of commuters carpool here, which is more than in 99.7% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

Each year, fewer and fewer Americans make their living as farmers, foresters, or fishers. But the Division Ave S / Griggs St SW neighborhood truly stands out among U.S. neighborhoods. According to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, this neighborhood has a greater proportion of farmers, foresters, or fishers than 99.2% of all American neighborhoods. This is truly a unique cultural characteristic of this neighborhood.

Furthermore, neighborhoodScout's exclusive research identifies the Division Ave S / Griggs St SW neighborhood as having one of the highest concentrations of people employed in manufacturing or as laborers of any neighborhood in America. In fact, despite the loss of manufacturing jobs nationally, this neighborhood has 47.2% of its working residents employed in such fields, which is a higher proportion than 99.0% of American neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: People

The Division Ave S / Griggs St SW neighborhood has a greater percentage of children living in poverty (78.8%) than found in 99.2% 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, there is an especially high percentage of incarcerated people (1.4%) living in the Division Ave S / Griggs St SW neighborhood.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Significantly, 2.4% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak African languages at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 96.5% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

Corner bodegas, stores on the first floor and apartments above, former grand Victorian residences converted into apartments, three-deckers built shoulder-to-shoulder, duplexes. Such building types define the real estate of neighborhoods dominated by small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings. Many are in older core neighborhoods of Eastern and Midwestern cities, or historic town centers in their hinterlands. If you wax romantic about the look and feel of such neighborhoods, with fresh pizza, falafel and an independent florist at the corner, then you might find the Division Ave S / Griggs St SW neighborhood worth a close look. This neighborhood is an absolutely outstanding example of the dominance of small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings compared to neighborhoods across the nation, as they make up a substantial portion of this neighborhood's real estate stock. In fact, no less than 37.9% of the real estate here is made up of such dwellings, which is higher than 95.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

In addition, 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 Division Ave S / Griggs St SW neighborhood stands out on a national scale for the sheer concentration of historic residences it contains: 64.1% of the residential real estate here was built from 1939 or earlier, some much earlier. This is a greater concentration of historic homes than 96.5% of the neighborhoods in the United States.

Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability

The freedom of moving to new places versus the comfort of home. How much and how often people move not only can create diverse and worldly neighborhoods, but simultaneously it can produce a loss of intimacy with one's surroundings and a lack of connectedness to one's neighbors. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research has identified this neighborhood as unique with regard to the transience of its populace. What is interesting to note, is that the Division Ave S / Griggs St SW neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country (41.8%) than are found in 95.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods.


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 Division Ave S / Griggs St SW neighborhood in Grand Rapids are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 90.3% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 78.8% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 99.2% 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 Division Ave S / Griggs St SW neighborhood, 47.2% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer 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 23.8% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in farming, forestry, or commercial fishing (13.1%), and 9.7% in executive, management, and professional occupations.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.

In the Division Ave S / Griggs St SW neighborhood in Grand Rapids, MI, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (38.5%). There are also a number of people of Sub-Saharan African ancestry (5.3%), and residents who report Asian roots (3.3%), and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (1.9%), along with some Dominican ancestry residents (1.5%), among others. In addition, 41.8% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

The Neighbors: Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the Division Ave S / Griggs St SW neighborhood is Spanish, spoken by 59.3% of households. Other important languages spoken here include English, South Asian languages and African languages.

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 Division Ave S / Griggs St SW neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (41.6% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (46.2%) 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 (34.2%) and 8.0% of residents also ride the bus for their daily commute. 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. 2 Condition Alerts found.

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 3 Condition Alerts found.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Grand Rapids 0.101011101001110
Michigan 4.16
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Grand Rapids 0.101011101001110
Michigan 18.86
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Grand Rapids 0.101011101001110
Michigan 28

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 14 Condition Alerts found.

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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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