Mecosta, MI (Village Center)




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About Mecosta, MI (Village Center)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Median real estate price in the Village Center of Mecosta is $142,851, which is more expensive than 56.5% of the neighborhoods in Michigan and 35.6% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Mecosta Village Center is currently $897, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 62.8% of Michigan neighborhoods.

Mecosta Village Center is a rural neighborhood (based on population density) located in Mecosta, Michigan.

Real estate in the Village Center of Mecosta, MI is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and mobile homes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Village Center neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 2000 and the present.

Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Mecosta Village Center. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 42.1%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 97.6% of all U.S. neighborhoods. A relatively large percentage of housing here is seasonally occupied (37.6%). 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

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 Mecosta, the Village Center 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 Mecosta Village Center neighborhood has more Belgian and Dutch ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.3% of this neighborhood's residents have Belgian ancestry and 6.4% have Dutch ancestry.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

Vacant homes and apartments are a significant characteristic of this neighborhood. In fact, with 42.1% of the residential real estate vacant, the Mecosta Village Center neighborhood claims the distinction of having a higher vacancy rate than 97.6% of the neighborhoods in America. This can either be because much of the property is seasonally occupied, like in many vacation areas, or that much of the real estate is more permanently abandoned.

Notable & Unique: People

With more than 2.3% of residents living with a same sex partner, Village Center is truly a neighborhood that stands out from the rest in this regard. In fact, exclusive analysis by NeighborhoodScout reveals that this neighborhood has a greater concentration of same sex couples than 96.5% of U.S. neighborhoods.


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 Village Center neighborhood in Mecosta are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 44.3% of the neighborhoods in America. With 22.0% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 60.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

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 Mecosta Village Center neighborhood, 30.9% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 28.7% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (26.8%), and 13.6% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

The Neighbors: 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 Village Center neighborhood in Mecosta, MI, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (26.3%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (12.3%), and residents who report Polish roots (12.0%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (9.6%), along with some Dutch ancestry residents (6.4%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Mecosta Village Center neighborhood is English, spoken by 98.4% 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 Mecosta Village Center neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (32.9% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (87.4%) 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 (6.4%) . 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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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 1 Condition Alert found.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Village Center 0.101011101001110
Mecosta 0.101011101001110
Michigan 4.16
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Mecosta 0.101011101001110
Michigan 18.86
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Mecosta 0.101011101001110
Michigan 28

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 6 Condition Alerts found.

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CHIPPEWA HILLS SCHOOL DISTRICT


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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
Mosaic School
350 W Wheatland Ave
Remus, MI, 49340
07-12
Mecosta Elementary School
555 West Main St
Mecosta, MI, 49332
PK-04
Weidman Elementary School
3311 North School Rd
Weidman, MI, 48893
PK-04
Chippewa Hills Intermediate School
3102 Arthur Rd
Remus, MI, 49340
07-08
Barryton Elementary School
19701 30 Th Ave
Barryton, MI, 49305
PK-04
Chippewa Hills Middle School
3102 Arthur Rd
Remus, MI, 49340
05-06
Chippewa Hills High School
3226 Arthur Rd
Remus, MI, 49340
09-12

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MORLEY STANWOOD COMMUNITY SCHOOLS


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District Quality Compared to Michigan

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Better than of MI school districts.

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Better than of US school districts.

Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

Discipline District State
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
Morley Stanwood Middle School
4700 Northland Dr
Morley, MI, 49336
06-08
Morley Stanwood Elementary School
4808 Northland Dr
Morley, MI, 49336
KG-05
Morley Stanwood High School
4700 Northland Dr
Morley, MI, 49336
09-12

School District Enrollment By Group

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