The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from
its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This
neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as
revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything
from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people
Notable & Unique: People
The City Center / Columbia College neighborhood stands out for having an
average per capita income lower than 99.4% of the neighborhoods
in the United States.
The City Center / Columbia College neighborhood also has a greater percentage
of children living in poverty (71.9%) than found in
98.3% 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, an extraordinary 19.2% of the residents of the
City Center / Columbia College neighborhood are currently enrolled in college. This is
such a large part of life in this neighborhood that the neighborhood changes
a great deal with the change of semesters and is far quieter during
the summer when many students are away.
Also, one of the most interesting things about the City Center / Columbia College
neighborhood is that it has a greater concentration of residents who live
alone than most all neighborhoods in America. With 47.1% of the
households here made up of people living alone, NeighborhoodScout's research
reveals that this is a larger proportion of people living alone than in
95.6% of the neighborhoods in America.
Finally, with a nice mix of college students, safety from crime, and decent
walkability, the City Center / Columbia College neighborhood rates highly
as a college student friendly place to live, and one that college
students and their parents may want to consider. NeighborhoodScout's
analysis shows that it rates more highly for a good place for college
students to live than 89% of the neighborhoods in
MO. This often also means that the area has certain amenities
and services geared towards college students, from undergraduates to
Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability
The freedom of moving to new places versus the comfort of home. How much
and how often people move not only can create diverse and worldly neighborhoods,
but simultaneously it can produce a loss of intimacy with one's surroundings
and a lack of connectedness to one's neighbors. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive
research has identified this neighborhood as unique with regard to the
transience of its populace.
In the City Center / Columbia College neighborhood, a greater proportion of
the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is
found in 98.4% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood,
more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
Would you like to be able to ride your bike to work? If you are attracted
to the idea of getting a little exercise of the two-wheeled type while
reducing your carbon footprint, bicycling to work might be the answer.
But which neighborhood you live in can make this either impossible, or
alternatively, a great and realistic option. NeighborhoodScout's analysis
revealed that the City Center / Columbia College neighborhood is a fantastic
option for bicycle commuters, as 5.8% of commuters here do ride
their bikes to and from work on a daily basis. This is a higher amount
than we found in 98.1% of the neighborhoods in America.
Also, in the City Center / Columbia College neighborhood, walking to work is a real
option for many. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research reveals
walking to and from work is the chosen way to commute for 21.0%
of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than
we found in 97.8% of American neighborhoods. Get ready
to put on your walking shoes if you move here!
Notable & Unique: Length of Commute
Regardless of the means by which residents commute, this neighborhood has
a length of commute that is notable.
Residents of the City Center / Columbia College neighborhood have the pleasure
of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in
America. 68.5% of the residents have a commute time from
home to work (one way) of less than fifteen minutes. This is a higher
proportion of residents enjoying a short trip to work than NeighborhoodScout
found in 98.0% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting
means more time for other things in life.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
From major sales accounts to fast-food workers, sales and service employees
are often the backbone of the local economy. In the City Center / Columbia College
neighborhood, they truly stand out. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis
identifies this neighborhood as having a higher percentage of sales and
service workers than 97.2% of all American neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the City Center / Columbia College neighborhood has more
Jamaican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.8% of
this neighborhood's residents have Jamaican ancestry.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, 84.2% of the real estate in the City Center / Columbia College neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.