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About Rapid City, MI (Alden)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Alden median real estate price is $238,017, which is more expensive than 80.3% of the neighborhoods in Michigan and 57.6% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Alden is currently $1,112, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 65.2% of the neighborhoods in Michigan.

Alden is a rural neighborhood (based on population density) located in Rapid City, Michigan.

Alden real estate 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 Alden 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 Alden. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 49.5%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 98.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods. A relatively large percentage of housing here is seasonally occupied (45.5%). 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

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: Real Estate

One of the notable things about Alden is that it is one of the quietest neighborhoods in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and quantitative rating of quietness. When you are here, you will find it to be very quiet. If quiet and peaceful are your cup of tea, you may have found a great place for you.

In addition, real estate in the Alden 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 95.1% 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. Despite all of the residential real estate here in the Alden 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 49.5%, which is higher than 98.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

A unique way of commuting is simply not to. And in the Alden neighborhood, analysis shows that 13.3% of the residents work from home, avoiding a commute altogether. This may not seem like a large number, but it is a higher proportion of people working from home than is found in 97.4% of the neighborhoods in the United States. One thing NeighborhoodScout's research reveals is that the wealthier and/or more isolated the neighborhood, the greater the proportion of residents who choose to work from home.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Alden neighborhood has more Belgian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 0.6% of this neighborhood's residents have Belgian ancestry.

Notable & Unique: People

If you're nearing retirement age, or in retirement, the Alden neighborhood is an excellent choice for you to consider for top-quality retirement living. This neighborhood is rated by NeighborhoodScout as among the top 5.1% of retiree-friendly neighborhoods in Michigan, combining peace and quiet, safety from crime, and offering diverse housing options from which retirees can choose. Maybe it's because of these amenities that a large proportion of the residents here are college educated seniors, mixed with other age groups. For these and other reasons, NeighborhoodScout identifies this neighborhood as a top-notch place to consider if you are thinking of or planning to retire in Michigan.


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 Alden neighborhood in Rapid City are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 51.9% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 12.1% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 59.5% of America'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 Alden neighborhood, 31.8% 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 27.7% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (26.1%), and 11.9% 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 Alden neighborhood in Rapid City, MI, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (28.9%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (14.8%), and residents who report Irish roots (11.4%), and some of the residents are also of Polish ancestry (8.7%), along with some French ancestry residents (7.6%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Alden neighborhood is English, spoken by 98.2% 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 Alden neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (33.8% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (81.1%) 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 (16.4%) . 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 Demographics Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 4 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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Alden 0.101011101001110
Rapid City 0.101011101001110
Michigan 4.16
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Neighborhood Property Crime

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Alden 0.101011101001110
Rapid City 0.101011101001110
Michigan 18.86
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Crimes Per Square Mile

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Alden 0.101011101001110
Rapid City 0.101011101001110
Michigan 28

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 6 Condition Alerts found.

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School Quality

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Better than of U.S. schools.

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ELK RAPIDS SCHOOLS


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District Quality Compared to Michigan

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Better than of MI school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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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
Elk Rapids High School
308 Meguzee Pt
Elk Rapids, MI, 49629
09-12
Sunrise Academy
97 Lake Street
Elk Rapids, MI, 49629
09-12
Lakeland Elementary School
616 Buckley St
Elk Rapids, MI, 49629
PK-05
Cherryland Middle School
707 East 3 Rd St
Elk Rapids, MI, 49629
06-08
Mill Creek Elementary School
9039 Old M 72
Williamsburg, MI, 49690
PK-05

School District Enrollment By Group

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ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED
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District Quality Compared to Michigan

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Better than of MI school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

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
Mancelona High School
9300 Limits W
Mancelona, MI, 49659
09-12
Mancelona Elementary School
231 Limits W
Mancelona, MI, 49659
PK-04
Mancelona Middle School
112 St John St
Mancelona, MI, 49659
05-08

School District Enrollment By Group

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White (non-hispanic)
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ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED
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