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 Highland Park,
the Hamilton Ave / Labelle St neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: People
The Hamilton Ave / Labelle St neighborhood stands out for having an
average per capita income lower than 99.9% of the neighborhoods
in the United States.
In addition, the types of households in a neighborhood can tell a lot about the character
and lifestyle of those living here. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis
reveals that this neighborhood, above nearly every neighborhood in America,
has a greater percentage of its residents living alone: 59.2%. This
is a higher percent living alone than we found in 99.1% of
all U.S. neighborhoods. Often residents who live alone are new arrivals
to an area who are single, and often senior citizens who have lost a spouse.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Hamilton Ave / Labelle St neighborhood has more
African and Sub-Saharan African ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 20.7% of
this neighborhood's residents have African ancestry and 20.7% have Sub-Saharan African ancestry.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
More people ride the bus in this neighborhood each day to get to work
than 99.3% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
More people work in manufacturing and as laborers here in the Hamilton Ave / Labelle St
neighborhood than in 98.9% of the neighborhoods in America. Despite
the loss of manufacturing jobs across the nation, this neighborhood remains
a place where, compared to other parts of the country, you will find many
laborers and manufacturers.
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
We Americans love our cars. Not only are they a necessity for most Americans
due to the shape of our neighborhoods and the distances between where we
live, work, shop, and go to school, but we also fancy them. As a result,
most households in America have one, two, or three cars. But NeighborhoodScout's
exclusive analysis shows that the Hamilton Ave / Labelle St neighborhood has
a highly unusual pattern of car ownership.
24.1% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
95.7% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, vacant homes and apartments are a significant characteristic of this neighborhood. In fact, with 39.8% of the residential real estate vacant, the Hamilton Ave / Labelle St neighborhood claims the distinction of having a higher vacancy rate than 97.2% 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.