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.
Notable & Unique: People
Single parenting is hard. But you don't have to tell the
Dr Martin Luther King Dr / N Garrison Ave neighborhood about it; they already know. 40.6%
of this neighborhood's households are run by single mothers, which is a
higher concentration than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.9%
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.
In addition, the Dr Martin Luther King Dr / N Garrison Ave neighborhood stands out for having an
average per capita income lower than 99.6% of the neighborhoods
in the United States.
The Dr Martin Luther King Dr / N Garrison Ave neighborhood also has a greater percentage
of children living in poverty (84.3%) than found in
99.5% 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.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Dr Martin Luther King Dr / N Garrison Ave neighborhood has more
Sub-Saharan African and Haitian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 40.0% of
this neighborhood's residents have Sub-Saharan African ancestry and 3.4% have Haitian ancestry.
Dr Martin Luther King Dr / N Garrison Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 10.3% 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 99.7% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
Our research revealed that more commuters here take the bus to work
(26.9% ride the bus) than 98.5% of all American
neighborhoods. If you like the idea of leaving your car and home and
hopping the bus to work, this might be a good neighborhood for you to
Also, more people in Dr Martin Luther King Dr / N Garrison Ave choose to walk to work each day
(12.0%) 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: 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
Dr Martin Luther King Dr / N Garrison Ave neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having,
on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America.
11.5% 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 98.3%
of all neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
Most American households own a car or other vehicle. Many own two cars
or perhaps three. In the United States, it is useful to have an automobile
not only for commuting, but also for shopping and getting to other services
one needs. But NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed that households in
the Dr Martin Luther King Dr / N Garrison Ave neighborhood have a highly unusual car ownership.
39.9% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
97.9% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
There are more people living in the Dr Martin Luther King Dr / N Garrison Ave neighborhood
employed as sales and service workers (58.0%) than almost any neighborhood
in the country. From fast-food service workers to major sales accounts,
sales and service workers make up the largest proportion of our national
employment picture. But despite that size and importance nationally, this
neighborhood still stands out as unique due to the dominance of people
living here who work in such occupations.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, renter-occupied real estate is dominant in the Dr Martin Luther King Dr / N Garrison Ave neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 97.1%, which is higher than 98.7% 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, homes built from 2000 through today make up a higher proportion of the Dr Martin Luther King Dr / N Garrison Ave neighborhood's real estate landscape than 96.3% of the neighborhoods in America. When you are driving around this neighborhood, you'll notice right away that it is one of the newest built of any, with the smell of fresh paint, and the look of young landscaping nearly everywhere you look. In fact, 52.4% of the residential real estate here is classified as newer.