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 Jackson,
the S Jackson St / W Morrell St neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the S Jackson St / W Morrell 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, 11.5% of
this neighborhood's residents have African ancestry and 11.5% have Sub-Saharan African ancestry.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
The government often provides some of the more stable jobs in the economy.
From local, to state, to federal government workers, the government can
also be a major employer. What NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed, is
that the S Jackson St / W Morrell St neighborhood in particular stands out
when compared nationally for the proportion of its working residents who
are employed by the government. At 20.4% of its workforce, this
neighborhood has a greater concentration of government workers than
99.0% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Furthermore, from major sales accounts to fast-food workers, sales and service employees
are often the backbone of the local economy. In the S Jackson St / W Morrell St
neighborhood, they truly stand out. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis
identifies this neighborhood as having a higher percentage of sales and
service workers than 95.9% of all American neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: People
The S Jackson St / W Morrell St neighborhood stands out for having an
average per capita income lower than 97.1% of the neighborhoods
in the United States.
Also of note, 76.7% 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, neighborhoodScout's exclusive research revealed that 96.4%
of the adult residents in the S Jackson St / W Morrell St neighborhood do
not have a 4-year college degree, which is a lower rate of college graduated
adults than found in 97.6% of the neighborhoods in America.
Also, whether by choice, divorce, or unplanned pregnancy, single moms may have
the toughest job in the book. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals
that the S Jackson St / W Morrell St neighborhood has more single mother
households than 96.5% 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.
Notable & Unique: 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 S Jackson St / W Morrell St
In the S Jackson St / W Morrell St neighborhood, a greater proportion of
the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is
found in 96.8% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood,
more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the S Jackson St / W Morrell St neighborhood, carpooling is still a popular
way to get to and from work. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that
22.2% of commuters carpool here, which is more than in
96.7% of all U.S. neighborhoods.