Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice
is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one
might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether
shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Raleigh,
the S State St / Martin Luther King Jr Blvd neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: People
An interesting characteristic about the S State St / Martin Luther King Jr Blvd neighborhood
is that there are more incarcerated people living here than 99.5%
of neighborhoods in the U.S. The United States has the highest rate of
incarceration in the world, currently with 1 out of every 100 adults in the
country are incarcerated as a punishment for crimes committed. The extremely
high incarceration rate of this neighborhood could mean that a prison, juvenile
detention facility or other correctional facility occupies a large proportion
of the neighborhood, or contains a large portion of the neighborhood's population.
In addition, the S State St / Martin Luther King Jr Blvd neighborhood stands out for having an
average per capita income lower than 97.6% of the neighborhoods
in the United States.
The S State St / Martin Luther King Jr Blvd neighborhood also has a greater percentage
of children living in poverty (76.0%) than found in
98.9% 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.
Also, neighborhoodScout's exclusive research revealed that 94.9%
of the adult residents in the S State St / Martin Luther King Jr Blvd neighborhood do
not have a 4-year college degree, which is a lower rate of college graduated
adults than found in 95.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
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 S State St / Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
neighborhood, they truly stand out. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis
identifies this neighborhood as having a higher percentage of sales and
service workers than 99.3% of all American neighborhoods.
Furthermore, the S State St / Martin Luther King Jr Blvd neighborhood stands out nationally for having
a greater proportion of its residents active in the military than
95.7% 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.
Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability
Do you like to be surrounded by people from all over the country or world,
with different perspectives and life experiences? Or do you instead prefer
to be in a neighborhood where most residents have lived there for a long
time, creating a sense of cohesiveness? NeighborhoodScout's analysis
reveals that this neighborhood stands out among American neighborhoods
for the uniqueness of the mobility of its residents.
In the S State St / Martin Luther King Jr Blvd neighborhood, a greater proportion of
the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is
found in 97.8% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood,
more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
Our research shows that more people carpool to work here in the
S State St / Martin Luther King Jr Blvd (23.6%) than in 97.6% of the
neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, 92.8% of the real estate in the S State St / Martin Luther King Jr Blvd neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.
Furthermore, three-deckers, duplexes, old Victorian homes cut up into apartments. Independent stores on the corner selling pizza. These are some of the hallmarks of neighborhoods with lots of small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings. The S State St / Martin Luther King Jr Blvd neighborhood really stands out in this regard, however, as it is dominated by such small apartment buildings more than nearly any other neighborhood in America. This is a stunning visual and lifestyle example of this type of neighborhood. In fact, 40.1% of the real estate here are small 2, 3, or 4 unit apartment buildings, which is a higher proportion than found in 96.4% of America's neighborhoods.