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Real Estate Prices & Overview

St. Cloud Southwest median real estate price is $330,339, which is more expensive than 54.0% of the neighborhoods in Minnesota and 51.1% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in St. Cloud Southwest is currently $1,728, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 50.2% of Minnesota neighborhoods.

St. Cloud Southwest is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in St. Cloud, Minnesota.

St. Cloud Southwest 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 St. Cloud Southwest 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.

In St. Cloud Southwest, the current vacancy rate is 2.8%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 82.4% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in St. Cloud Southwest is very tight compared to the demand for property here.

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.

Occupations

The St. Cloud Southwest neighborhood stands out nationally for having a greater proportion of its residents active in the military than 97.7% of other U.S. neighborhoods. If you come here, you will notice military people active in their jobs, going to and from work, and in plain clothes out and about the neighborhood.

Diversity

Did you know that the St. Cloud Southwest neighborhood has more Sub-Saharan African ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 27.8% of this neighborhood's residents have Sub-Saharan African ancestry.

St. Cloud Southwest is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 17.9% 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.

The Neighbors

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the St. Cloud Southwest neighborhood in St. Cloud are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 60.3% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 50.2% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 93.8% of U.S. neighborhoods.

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the St. Cloud Southwest neighborhood, 39.2% 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 34.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (13.0%), and 11.8% 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 St. Cloud Southwest neighborhood is English, spoken by 66.1% of households. Other important languages spoken here include African languages, Spanish and Vietnamese.

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 St. Cloud Southwest neighborhood in St. Cloud, MN, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Sub-Saharan African (27.8%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (18.2%), and residents who report Irish roots (6.3%), and some of the residents are also of Polish ancestry (6.2%), along with some English ancestry residents (5.8%), among others. In addition, 31.3% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in St. Cloud Southwest neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (46.4% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (76.2%) 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 (9.8%) . 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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