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 Lyndale Ave N / 21st Ave N neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: People
Whether by choice, divorce, or unplanned pregnancy, single moms may have
the toughest job in the book. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals
that the Lyndale Ave N / 21st Ave N neighborhood has more single mother
households than 99.4% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.
Often high concentrations of single mother homes can be a strong indicator
of family and social issues such as poverty, high rates of school dropouts,
crime, and other societal problems.
In addition, neighborhoodScout's exclusive research revealed that 95.4%
of the adult residents in the Lyndale Ave N / 21st Ave N neighborhood do
not have a 4-year college degree, which is a lower rate of college graduated
adults than found in 96.5% of the neighborhoods in America.
Also, one of the unique characteristics of the Lyndale Ave N / 21st Ave N
neighborhood revealed by analysis is that the per capita income of
residents here is lower than that found in 95.5% of the neighborhoods
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Lyndale Ave N / 21st Ave N neighborhood has more
Asian and African ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 35.6% of
this neighborhood's residents have Asian ancestry and 5.1% have African ancestry.
Lyndale Ave N / 21st Ave N is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.2% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak French at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 96.3% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
More people ride the bus in this neighborhood each day to get to work
than 97.5% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Length of Commute
Regardless of the means by which residents commute, this neighborhood has
a length of commute that is notable.
Long commutes can be brutal. They take time, money, and energy, leaving less
of you for yourself and your family. The residents of the
Lyndale Ave N / 21st Ave N neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having,
on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America.
9.4% of commuters here travel more than one hour just one-way
to work. That is more than two hours per day. This percentage with two-hour +
round-trip commutes is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in 96.7%
of all neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
We Americans love our cars. Not only are they a necessity for most Americans
due to the shape of our neighborhoods and the distances between where we
live, work, shop, and go to school, but we also fancy them. As a result,
most households in America have one, two, or three cars. But NeighborhoodScout's
exclusive analysis shows that the Lyndale Ave N / 21st Ave N neighborhood has
a highly unusual pattern of car ownership.
22.8% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
95.3% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, do you watch 'This Old House' on Public Television? Do you love the idea of fixing up a Colonial or Victorian era home, complete with the charm of yesteryear? Do you like to stroll or drive streets lined with gracious older residences? If you found yourself nodding yes to any of these questions, you are going to be interested in this unique neighborhood. The Lyndale Ave N / 21st Ave N neighborhood stands out on a national scale for the sheer concentration of historic residences it contains: 59.9% of the residential real estate here was built from 1939 or earlier, some much earlier. This is a greater concentration of historic homes than 95.3% of the neighborhoods in the United States.