Kalamazoo, MI (Western Michigan U / Stadium Dr)








About Kalamazoo, MI (Western Michigan U / Stadium Dr)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Western Michigan U / Stadium Dr median real estate price is $238,255, which is more expensive than 79.0% of the neighborhoods in Michigan and 53.2% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Western Michigan U / Stadium Dr is currently $891, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 78.8% of Michigan neighborhoods.

Western Michigan U / Stadium Dr is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Western Michigan U / Stadium Dr 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 Western Michigan U / Stadium Dr neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 2000 and the present.

Western Michigan U / Stadium Dr has a 15.0% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 74.6% 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 Kalamazoo, the Western Michigan U / Stadium Dr neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: People

NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that the Western Michigan U / Stadium Dr neighborhood has a greater concentration of residents currently enrolled in college than 99.7% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. With 84.6% of the population here attending college, this is very much a college-focused neighborhood.

In addition, the Western Michigan U / Stadium Dr neighborhood stands out for having an average per capita income lower than 97.7% of the neighborhoods in the United States.

Also, one of the really interesting characteristics about the Western Michigan U / Stadium Dr neighborhood is that, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research, it is an excellent choice in which to reside for college students. Due to its popularity among college students who already choose to live here, its walkability, and its above average safety from crime, the neighborhood is ideal for prospective or already-enrolled college students. Between semesters and during school breaks, you'll notice that the excitement here fluctuates with the college seasons. Despite the excitement however, parents of college-age children can rest easy knowing that this neighborhood has an above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the top 4.6% of college-friendly places to live in the state of Michigan.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

More people in Western Michigan U / Stadium Dr choose to walk to work each day (36.4%) than almost any neighborhood in America. If you are attracted to the idea of being able to walk to work, this neighborhood could be a good choice.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

96.3% of the real estate in the Western Michigan U / Stadium Dr neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.

In addition, one of the really unique and interesting things about the look and setting of the Western Michigan U / Stadium Dr neighborhood is that it is almost entirely dominated by large apartment buildings, such as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments. 68.4% of the residential real estate here is classified as such. This puts this neighborhood on the map as having a higher proportion of large apartment buildings than 95.4% of all neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

From major sales accounts to fast-food workers, sales and service employees are often the backbone of the local economy. In the Western Michigan U / Stadium Dr neighborhood, they truly stand out. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis identifies this neighborhood as having a higher percentage of sales and service workers than 98.3% of all American neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Length of Commute

Whether walking, biking, riding, or driving, the length of one's commute is an important factor for one's quality of life. The Western Michigan U / Stadium Dr neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's analysis. Residents of the Western Michigan U / Stadium Dr neighborhood have the pleasure of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in America. 65.5% of the residents have a commute time from home to work (one way) of less than fifteen minutes. This is a higher proportion of residents enjoying a short trip to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 97.5% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting means more time for other things in life.

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. In the Western Michigan U / Stadium Dr neighborhood, a greater proportion of the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is found in 99.7% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood, more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Western Michigan U / Stadium Dr neighborhood has more Croatian and Dutch ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.0% of this neighborhood's residents have Croatian ancestry and 4.0% have Dutch ancestry.

Western Michigan U / Stadium Dr is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 9.5% 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 97.7% of the neighborhoods in America.


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 Western Michigan U / Stadium Dr neighborhood in Kalamazoo are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 97.7% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 16.8% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 55.6% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the Western Michigan U / Stadium Dr neighborhood, 44.6% 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 executive, management, and professional occupations, with 25.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (21.6%), and 6.8% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

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 Western Michigan U / Stadium Dr neighborhood is English, spoken by 88.4% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the Western Michigan U / Stadium Dr neighborhood in Kalamazoo, MI, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (15.0%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (11.4%), and residents who report Polish roots (9.5%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (6.3%), along with some Asian ancestry residents (4.4%), 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 Western Michigan U / Stadium Dr neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (65.5% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (45.7%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also hop out the door and walk to work to get to work (36.4%) and 7.3% 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

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Real Estate Data Tutorial

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   National Agriculture Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Geological Service, American Community Survey.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q3 2020. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2018 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Demographics Data Tutorial

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2018 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated November 2020.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

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Crime Data Tutorial

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

total Crime Index

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Neighborhood Property Crime

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Neighborhood Public School Data

Source
School Data Tutorial

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2017
  • Educational Environment: 2018 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more about Scout's School Data

School Rating Information

 

School Quality

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Better than of U.S. schools.

Neighborhood School Quality Rating

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Schools That Serve This Neighborhood

 
School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to MI* Quality Rating Compared to Nation*
Kalamazoo Central High School
2432 North Drake Rd
Kalamazoo, MI 49006
09-12
Kalamazoo Psychiatric Hospital School
1312 Oakland Dr
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
UG-UG
Linden Grove Middle School
4241 Arboretum Pkwy
Kalamazoo, MI 49006
06-08
Loy Norrix High School
606 East Kilgore Rd
Kalamazoo, MI 49001
09-12
Maple Street Magnet School For The Arts
922 West Maple St
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
06-08
Northglade Montessori School
1914 Cobb Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
PK-05
Woodward School For Technology And Research
606 Stuart Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
PK-05
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Neighborhood Educational Environment

Adults In Neighborhood With College Degree Or Higher
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This neighborhood is served by 1 district:

KALAMAZOO PUBLIC SCHOOLS


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Better than of MI school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Better than of US school districts.

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