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 Minneapolis,
the E Franklin Ave / Hiawatha Ave 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 E Franklin Ave / Hiawatha Ave neighborhood has more
Sub-Saharan African and Native American ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 27.1% of
this neighborhood's residents have Sub-Saharan African ancestry and 15.8% have Native American ancestry.
E Franklin Ave / Hiawatha Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 28.3% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak African languages at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: People
One of the unique characteristics of the E Franklin Ave / Hiawatha Ave
neighborhood revealed by analysis is that the per capita income of
residents here is lower than that found in 99.7% of the neighborhoods
The E Franklin Ave / Hiawatha Ave neighborhood also has a greater percentage
of children living in poverty (69.9%) than found in
97.9% 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.
In addition, single parenting is hard. But you don't have to tell the
E Franklin Ave / Hiawatha Ave neighborhood about it; they already know. 20.0%
of this neighborhood's households are run by single mothers, which is a
higher concentration than NeighborhoodScout found in 96.1%
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.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
More people ride the bus in this neighborhood each day to get to work
than 98.9% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Also, if your dream is to be able to ride your bike to work each day, look no
further than this unique neighborhood. With 6.7% of residents in
the E Franklin Ave / Hiawatha Ave neighborhood commuting on a bicycle to and
from work daily, this neighborhood has more bicycle commuters than
98.5% of all neighborhoods in the U.S., according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis.
Finally, more people in E Franklin Ave / Hiawatha Ave choose to walk to work each day
(11.8%) 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: Car Ownership
American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or
three. But households in the E Franklin Ave / Hiawatha Ave neighborhood buck
24.7% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
95.8% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, renter-occupied real estate is dominant in the E Franklin Ave / Hiawatha Ave neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 87.7%, which is higher than 96.5% of the neighborhoods in America. If you were to buy and live in the property you bought here, you would be almost alone in doing so.
Furthermore, one of the really unique and interesting things about the look and setting of the E Franklin Ave / Hiawatha Ave neighborhood is that it is almost entirely dominated by large apartment buildings, such as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments. 67.2% 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 95.3% of all neighborhoods in America.