Kalkaska, MI (Sigma / Spencer)




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About Kalkaska, MI (Sigma / Spencer)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Sigma / Spencer median real estate price is $109,463, which is more expensive than 42.8% of the neighborhoods in Michigan and 24.2% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Sigma / Spencer is currently $1,052, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 66.1% of the neighborhoods in Michigan.

Sigma / Spencer is a remote neighborhood (based on population density) located in Kalkaska, Michigan.

Sigma / Spencer real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) single-family homes and mobile homes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Sigma / Spencer neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Sigma / Spencer. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 56.8%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 99.1% of all U.S. neighborhoods. A relatively large percentage of housing here is seasonally occupied (54.6%). This can occur in vacation areas, and occasionally it is also found in neighborhoods that are primarily filled with college students, as some apartments could be vacant when school is not in session. If you live here year round, you may find that a number of buildings in your neighborhood are actually empty.

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.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

Despite all of the residential real estate here in the Sigma / Spencer neighborhood, NeighborhoodScout has discovered that much of it is vacant. In resort or second-home vacation areas, this naturally occurs because homes and apartments are seasonally occupied, and empty for a portion of the year. In non-vacation or resort areas, however, this can be an indicator of property abandonment or a weak real estate market. The vacancy rate here is 56.8%, which is higher than 99.1% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

In addition, unpopulated, and rural, the Sigma / Spencer neighborhood is one of the least crowded neighborhoods in all of America. If you like open space, no traffic, and lots of room, this neighborhood may be just what you are looking for. According to NeighborhoodScout's leading research, this neighborhood is less densely populated than 96.0% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Sigma / Spencer neighborhood has more Belgian and Lithuanian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.4% of this neighborhood's residents have Belgian ancestry and 1.1% have Lithuanian ancestry.

Sigma / Spencer is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.1% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Yiddish at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 97.5% 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 Sigma / Spencer neighborhood in Kalkaska are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 67.1% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 25.8% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 66.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

In the Sigma / Spencer neighborhood, 29.4% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer 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 27.4% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (22.1%), and 19.4% in executive, management, and professional 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 Sigma / Spencer neighborhood in Kalkaska, MI, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (20.4%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (14.3%), and residents who report Irish roots (11.3%), and some of the residents are also of Polish ancestry (10.2%), along with some French ancestry residents (5.7%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Sigma / Spencer neighborhood is English, spoken by 98.8% of households.

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 Sigma / Spencer neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (29.1% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (81.5%) 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 (15.3%) . 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. 3 Condition Alerts found.

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 2 Condition Alerts found.

Neighborhood Crime Data

 
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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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Sigma / Spencer 0.101011101001110
Kalkaska 0.101011101001110
Michigan 4.16
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Neighborhood Property Crime

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Sigma / Spencer 0.101011101001110
Kalkaska 0.101011101001110
Michigan 18.86
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Sigma / Spencer 0.101011101001110
Kalkaska 0.101011101001110
Michigan 28

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 13 Condition Alerts found.

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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

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to MI Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Great Lakes On Line Education
1135 N Old 27
Grayling, MI, 49738
KG-12
Grayling Elementary School
306 Plum Street
Grayling, MI, 49738
PK-05
Grayling Middle School
500 Spruce St
Grayling, MI, 49738
06-08
Grayling High School
1135 North Old 27
Grayling, MI, 49738
09-12

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ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED
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KALKASKA PUBLIC SCHOOLS


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District Quality Compared to Michigan

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Better than of MI 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

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to MI Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Kalkaska Middle School
1700 West Kalkaska St
Kalkaska, MI, 49646
06-08
Northside Educational Center
405 East Dresden St
Kalkaska, MI, 49646
09-12
Cherry Street Intermediate School
315 South Cherry St
Kalkaska, MI, 49646
04-05
Kalkaska High School
109 North Birch St
Kalkaska, MI, 49646
09-12
Rapid City Elementary School
5258 River Rd
Rapid City, MI, 49676
KG-05
Birch Street Elementary School
309 North Birch St
Kalkaska, MI, 49646
KG-03

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EXCELSIOR TOWNSHIP S/D #1


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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

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to MI Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Crawford School
5521 M 72 Ne
Kalkaska, MI, 49646
KG-08

School District Enrollment By Group

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