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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Jenison West median real estate price is $319,675, which is more expensive than 74.8% of the neighborhoods in Michigan and 49.4% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Jenison West is currently $1,793, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 61.1% of the neighborhoods in Michigan.

Jenison West is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Jenison, Michigan.

Jenison West real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes and townhomes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Jenison West neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

In Jenison West, the current vacancy rate is 2.8%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 82.8% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Jenison West is very tight compared to the demand for property here.

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

Astoundingly, NeighborhoodScout's research reveals that this single neighborhood has a higher concentration of married couples living here than 99.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods. Whether they have school-aged children or not, married couples are the rule in the Jenison West neighborhood. If you are a married couple, you may find many people here with a similar lifestyle, and perhaps common interests. But if you are single, you might not find many other singles here.

In addition, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, Jenison West is among the best neighborhoods for families in Michigan. In fact, this neighborhood is more family-friendly than 97.0% of neighborhoods in the entire state of Michigan. Its combination of top public schools, low crime rates, and owner-occupied single family homes gives this area the look and feel of a "Leave It to Beaver" episode. Many other families also live here, making it easy to socialize and develop a strong sense of community. In addition, the high number of college-educated parents influences the academic success of the local schools. Overall, you will find all of the amenities a family needs to thrive in the Jenison West neighborhood.

Real Estate

Real estate in the Jenison West neighborhood is almost exclusively owner-occupied. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher rate of owner-occupied housing than is found in 98.2% of U.S. neighborhoods. If you are seeking to rent, this neighborhood may not have many options, but high rates of ownership often indicate stability in a neighborhood.

Diversity

Did you know that the Jenison West neighborhood has more Dutch ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 41.8% of this neighborhood's residents have Dutch ancestry.

Jenison West is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 10.6% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Polish at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.3% of the neighborhoods in America.

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 Jenison West neighborhood in Jenison are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 66.1% of the neighborhoods in America. With 11.6% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 52.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.

A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

In the Jenison West neighborhood, 33.3% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional 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 27.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (22.0%), and 17.1% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the Jenison West neighborhood is English, spoken by 98.1% of households. Some people also speak Polish (10.6%).

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 Jenison West neighborhood in Jenison, MI, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Dutch (41.8%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (21.8%), and residents who report Irish roots (10.2%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (9.9%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (9.0%), 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 Jenison West neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (48.1% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (81.3%) 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 (7.5%) . 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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