Winston-Salem, NC (Columbia Heights / Winston-Salem State U)




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About Winston-Salem, NC (Columbia Heights / Winston-Salem State U)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Columbia Heights / Winston-Salem State U real estate is primarily composed of apartments and renters, so no median house value data are available. The average rental price in Columbia Heights / Winston-Salem State U is currently $694, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 95.9% of North Carolina neighborhoods.

Columbia Heights / Winston-Salem State U is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Columbia Heights / Winston-Salem State U real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) small apartment buildings and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the Columbia Heights / Winston-Salem State U neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

Columbia Heights / Winston-Salem State U has a 12.1% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 64.7% of American neighborhoods). Most vacant housing here is vacant year round. This could either signal that there is a weak demand for real estate in the neighborhood or that large amount of new housing has been built and not yet occupied. Either way, if you live here, you may find many of the homes or apartments are empty.

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.

Notable & Unique: People

The Columbia Heights / Winston-Salem State U neighborhood stands out for having an average per capita income lower than 99.8% of the neighborhoods in the United States. Also of note, 79.6% 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.

In addition, neighborhoodScout's analysis shows that the Columbia Heights / Winston-Salem State U neighborhood has a greater concentration of residents currently enrolled in college than 99.5% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. With 70.1% of the population here attending college, this is very much a college-focused neighborhood.

Also, one of the really interesting characteristics about the Columbia Heights / Winston-Salem State U 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 3.1% of college-friendly places to live in the state of North Carolina.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

Renter-occupied real estate is dominant in the Columbia Heights / Winston-Salem State U neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 99.0%, which is higher than 99.1% 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.

In addition, 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 Columbia Heights / Winston-Salem State U 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, 49.1% of the real estate here are small 2, 3, or 4 unit apartment buildings, which is a higher proportion than found in 97.8% of America's neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

In the Columbia Heights / Winston-Salem State U 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 27.7% of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than we found in 98.6% of American neighborhoods. Get ready to put on your walking shoes if you move here!

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Columbia Heights / Winston-Salem State U neighborhood has more African and Haitian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 11.4% of this neighborhood's residents have African ancestry and 4.0% have Haitian ancestry.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

There are more people living in the Columbia Heights / Winston-Salem State U neighborhood employed as sales and service workers (57.4%) 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.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

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 Columbia Heights / Winston-Salem State U neighborhood in Winston-Salem are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 99.8% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 79.6% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 99.3% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

In the Columbia Heights / Winston-Salem State U neighborhood, 42.6% of the working population is employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations, with 27.1% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (20.0%), and 10.2% in executive, management, and professional occupations.

The Neighbors: 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 Columbia Heights / Winston-Salem State U neighborhood in Winston-Salem, NC, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Sub-Saharan African (13.3%). There are also a number of people of African ancestry (11.4%), and residents who report Mexican roots (10.2%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (5.0%), along with some English ancestry residents (4.7%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Columbia Heights / Winston-Salem State U neighborhood is English, spoken by 81.9% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (14.7%).

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 Columbia Heights / Winston-Salem State U neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (54.1% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (48.6%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also hop out the door and walk to work to get to work (27.7%) and 15.2% of residents also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Home Values, Rents: Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), National Agriculture Statistics Service (U.S. Department of Agriculture).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q2 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

44 Vital Statistics. 6 Condition Alerts found.

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AGE OF Winston-Salem, NC (Columbia Heights / Winston-Salem State U) HOMES

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more

136 Vital Statistics. 1 Condition Alert found.

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

67 Vital Statistics. 4 Condition Alerts found.

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

total Crime Index

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Violent Crime

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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Columbia Heights / Winston-Salem State U 0.101011101001110
Winston-Salem 0.101011101001110
North Carolina 3.47

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Columbia Heights / Winston-Salem State U 0.101011101001110
Winston-Salem 0.101011101001110
North Carolina 27.50

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Columbia Heights / Winston-Salem State U 0.101011101001110
Winston-Salem 0.101011101001110
North Carolina 27

Neighborhood Public School Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2015 – 2016 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more

65 Vital Statistics. 3 Condition Alerts found.

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School Quality

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Better than of U.S. schools.

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Adults In Neighborhood With College Degree Or Higher
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WINSTON SALEM/FORSYTH COUNTY SCHOOLS


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District Quality Compared to North Carolina

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Better than of NC school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Better than of US school districts.

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Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

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