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: Occupations
From major sales accounts to fast-food workers, sales and service employees
are often the backbone of the local economy. In the Jackson State U / Lynch St
neighborhood, they truly stand out. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis
identifies this neighborhood as having a higher percentage of sales and
service workers than 99.8% of all American neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: People
One of the really interesting characteristics about the
Jackson State U / Lynch St neighborhood is that, according to NeighborhoodScout's
exclusive research, it is an excellent choice in which to reside for
college students. Due to its popularity among college students who
already choose to live here, its walkability, and its above average
safety from crime, the neighborhood is ideal for prospective or
already-enrolled college students. Between semesters and during
school breaks, you'll notice that the excitement here fluctuates with
the college seasons. Despite the excitement however, parents of college-age
children can rest easy knowing that this
neighborhood has an above average safety rating. For each of these
reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the
top 0.3% of college-friendly places to live in
the state of Mississippi.
In addition, the Jackson State U / Lynch St neighborhood stands out for having an
average per capita income lower than 99.3% of the neighborhoods
in the United States.
Also of note, 85.9% of the children in this area
live in poverty; an extraordinarily high percentage compared to other
neighborhoods in the nation. In a nation where approximately one in
four children grows up in poverty, this neighborhood stands out for
the depth of the problem manifested here.
Also, neighborhoodScout's analysis shows that the Jackson State U / Lynch St
neighborhood has a greater concentration of residents currently enrolled
in college than 99.4% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. With
58.6% of the population here attending college, this is very
much a college-focused neighborhood.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
More people in Jackson State U / Lynch St choose to walk to work each day
(23.0%) 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: 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 Jackson State U / Lynch St neighborhood, a greater proportion of
the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is
found in 95.7% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood,
more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Significantly, 1.8% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Arabic at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 95.1% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, renter-occupied real estate is dominant in the Jackson State U / Lynch St neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 90.2%, which is higher than 97.1% 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. Despite all of the residential real estate here in the Jackson State U / Lynch St neighborhood, NeighborhoodScout has discovered that much of it is vacant. In resort or second-home vacation areas, this naturally occurs because homes and apartments are seasonally occupied, and empty for a portion of the year. In non-vacation or resort areas, however, this can be an indicator of property abandonment or a weak real estate market. The vacancy rate here is 34.8%, which is higher than 96.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods.