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Real Estate Prices & Overview

SoutheastCommunity SECA median real estate price is $165,915, which is more expensive than 33.3% of the neighborhoods in Michigan and 19.6% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in SoutheastCommunity SECA is currently $1,397, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 75.1% of Michigan neighborhoods.

SoutheastCommunity SECA is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

SoutheastCommunity SECA 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 renter occupied. Many of the residences in the SoutheastCommunity SECA neighborhood are newer, built in 2000 or more recently. A number of residences were also built before 1940.

SoutheastCommunity SECA has a 13.6% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 72.8% 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

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.

People

The SoutheastCommunity SECA neighborhood stands out for having an average per capita income lower than 99.3% of the neighborhoods in the United States. Also of note, 67.7% 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 SoutheastCommunity SECA neighborhood has more single mother households than 96.3% 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.

Modes of Transportation

Our research revealed that more commuters here take the bus to work (17.8% ride the bus) than 97.9% 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.

Diversity

Did you know that the SoutheastCommunity SECA neighborhood has more Cuban and Puerto Rican ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 5.4% of this neighborhood's residents have Cuban ancestry and 13.5% have Puerto Rican ancestry.

SoutheastCommunity SECA is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 3.3% 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 97.4% of the neighborhoods in America.

Migration / Stability

Some neighborhoods have more internal cohesiveness than others. While other neighborhoods feel like a collection of strangers who just happen to live near each other. Sometimes this comes down to not only the personalities of the people in a place, but how long people have been together in that neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research has revealed some interesting things about the rootedness of people in the SoutheastCommunity SECA neighborhood. In the SoutheastCommunity SECA neighborhood, a greater proportion of the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is found in 95.6% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood, more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.

The Neighbors

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 SoutheastCommunity SECA 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 99.3% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 67.7% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 98.2% of U.S. neighborhoods.

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 SoutheastCommunity SECA neighborhood, 29.6% 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 manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 27.7% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (21.5%), and 19.1% in executive, management, and professional occupations.

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 SoutheastCommunity SECA neighborhood is English, spoken by 77.5% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, African languages and Italian.

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 SoutheastCommunity SECA neighborhood in Grand Rapids, MI, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Puerto Rican (13.5%). There are also a number of people of Mexican ancestry (12.0%), and residents who report German roots (5.6%), and some of the residents are also of Cuban ancestry (5.4%), along with some Dominican ancestry residents (4.8%), among others.

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 SoutheastCommunity SECA neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (44.6% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (66.4%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also ride the bus to get to work (17.8%) and 13.0% of residents also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors 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.


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