Kalamazoo, MI (N Westnedge Ave / W Paterson St)




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About Kalamazoo, MI (N Westnedge Ave / W Paterson St)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

N Westnedge Ave / W Paterson St median real estate price is $57,471, which is less expensive than 84.7% of Michigan neighborhoods and 84.7% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in N Westnedge Ave / W Paterson St is currently $488, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 91.6% of Michigan neighborhoods.

N Westnedge Ave / W Paterson St is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

N Westnedge Ave / W Paterson St real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the N Westnedge Ave / W Paterson St neighborhood are relatively historic, built no later than 1939, and in some cases, quite a bit earlier. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

N Westnedge Ave / W Paterson St has a 15.3% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 75.1% 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

When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.

Notable & Unique: People

Single parenting is hard. But you don't have to tell the N Westnedge Ave / W Paterson St neighborhood about it; they already know. 31.0% of this neighborhood's households are run by single mothers, which is a higher concentration than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.6% of American neighborhoods. Further NeighborhoodScout research showed strong statistical correlations among high rates of children living in single parent households, and neighborhood crime, particularly violent crime, neighborhood poverty, and, importantly, the percentage of low weight births and rates of infant mortality.

In addition, one of the unique characteristics of the N Westnedge Ave / W Paterson St neighborhood revealed by analysis is that the per capita income of residents here is lower than that found in 97.7% of the neighborhoods in America. The N Westnedge Ave / W Paterson St neighborhood also has a greater percentage of children living in poverty (62.9%) than found in 96.2% of all U.S. neighborhoods. Children living in poverty is one of the challenges facing America, and the world, and in this neighborhood in particular, the problem can be considered acute.

Also, the N Westnedge Ave / W Paterson St neighborhood is unique for having just 4.2% of adults here having earned a bachelor's degree. This is a lower rate of college graduates than NeighborhoodScout found in 96.9% of America's neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

In the N Westnedge Ave / W Paterson St neighborhood, many people's commute means walking from the bedroom to the home office. NeighborhoodScout's analysis found that 13.5% of residents worked from home. This may not seem like a large number, but Scout's research shows that this is a higher percentage of people working from home than 97.6% of the neighborhoods in America. Often people who work from home are engaged in the creative or technological economy, such as is found in areas around Boston, and in Silicon Valley. Other times, people may be engaged in other businesses like trading stocks from home, or running a small beauty salon.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the N Westnedge Ave / W Paterson St 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 62.9% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 96.2% 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 N Westnedge Ave / W Paterson St neighborhood, 34.5% 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 26.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (24.5%), and 13.8% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

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 N Westnedge Ave / W Paterson St neighborhood in Kalamazoo, MI, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Sub-Saharan African (19.4%). There are also a number of people of African ancestry (19.4%), and residents who report Irish roots (3.7%), and some of the residents are also of Dutch ancestry (2.0%), along with some Mexican ancestry residents (2.0%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the N Westnedge Ave / W Paterson St neighborhood is English, spoken by 95.7% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (3.2%).

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 N Westnedge Ave / W Paterson St neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (45.4% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (72.6%) 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 (14.8%) and 5.2% of residents also hop out the door and walk to work 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

44 Vital Statistics. 2 Condition Alerts found.

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AGE OF Kalamazoo, MI (N Westnedge Ave / W Paterson St) HOMES

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 5 Condition Alerts found.

Neighborhood Crime Data

 
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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Kalamazoo 0.101011101001110
Michigan 4.16
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Neighborhood Property Crime

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N Westnedge Ave / W Paterson St 0.101011101001110
Kalamazoo 0.101011101001110
Michigan 18.86
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Kalamazoo 0.101011101001110
Michigan 28

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 4 Condition Alerts found.

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School Quality

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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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Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

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