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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Sauk Rapids West median real estate price is $232,818, which is less expensive than 78.1% of Minnesota neighborhoods and 70.8% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Sauk Rapids West is currently $1,512, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 60.4% of Minnesota neighborhoods.

Sauk Rapids West is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Sauk Rapids, Minnesota.

Sauk Rapids West real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) apartment complexes/high-rise apartments and single-family homes. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Sauk Rapids West 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.

Home and apartment vacancy rates are 9.2% in Sauk Rapids West. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower than 41.8% of the neighborhoods in the nation, approximately near the middle range for vacancies.

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.

Modes of Transportation

Our research reveals that 89.6% of commuters who live in the Sauk Rapids West neighborhood get to work each day by driving alone in their automobiles, which is a higher proportion than 95.8% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Diversity

Did you know that the Sauk Rapids West neighborhood has more German and Danish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 46.8% of this neighborhood's residents have German ancestry and 4.2% have Danish ancestry.

Sauk Rapids West is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 13.6% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Polish at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.1% of the neighborhoods in America.

The Neighbors

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 Sauk Rapids West neighborhood in Sauk Rapids are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 73.0% of U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, 6.5% 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 60.1% of America's neighborhoods.

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 Sauk Rapids West neighborhood, 29.6% of the working population is employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 28.4% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (25.1%), and 17.0% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the Sauk Rapids West neighborhood is English, spoken by 93.7% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.

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 Sauk Rapids West neighborhood in Sauk Rapids, MN, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (46.8%). There are also a number of people of Swedish ancestry (8.3%), and residents who report Irish roots (7.1%), and some of the residents are also of Polish ancestry (6.6%), along with some Mexican ancestry residents (5.4%), among others.

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 Sauk Rapids West neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (44.5% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (89.6%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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