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 median real estate price is $87,354, which is less expensive than 85.0% of North Carolina neighborhoods and 85.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Columbia Heights / Winston-Salem State U is currently $487, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 98.0% 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) apartment complexes/high-rise apartments and small apartment buildings. 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 12.2% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 64.5% 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

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 Winston-Salem, the Columbia Heights / Winston-Salem State U neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: People

One of the unique characteristics of the Columbia Heights / Winston-Salem State U neighborhood revealed by analysis is that the per capita income of residents here is lower than that found in 99.9% of the neighborhoods in America. Also of note, 86.0% 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 69.9% 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 2.8% of college-friendly places to live in the state of North Carolina.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

More people in Columbia Heights / Winston-Salem State U choose to walk to work each day (32.2%) 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: 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 98.0%, which is higher than 98.9% 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, the Columbia Heights / Winston-Salem State U neighborhood is very unique in that it has one of the highest proportions of one, two, or no bedroom real estate of any neighborhood in America. Most neighborhoods have a mixture of home or apartment sizes from small to large, but here the concentration of studios and other small living spaces is at near-record heights. With 88.4% of the real estate here of this small size, this most assuredly is a notable feature that makes this neighborhood unique, along with just a handful of other neighborhoods in the U.S. that share this characteristic.

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 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, 36.9% of the real estate here are small 2, 3, or 4 unit apartment buildings, which is a higher proportion than found in 95.7% of America's neighborhoods.

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, 12.6% of this neighborhood's residents have African ancestry and 4.0% have Haitian ancestry.

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 Columbia Heights / Winston-Salem State U neighborhood, they truly stand out. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis identifies this neighborhood as having a higher percentage of sales and service workers than 95.2% of all American neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Car Ownership

American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or three. But households in the Columbia Heights / Winston-Salem State U neighborhood buck this trend. 22.3% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in 95.2% of U.S. neighborhoods.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this 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 99.9% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 86.0% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 99.6% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the Columbia Heights / Winston-Salem State U neighborhood, 42.0% 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 29.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (15.6%), and 12.8% in manufacturing and laborer 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 (13.9%). There are also a number of people of African ancestry (12.6%), and residents who report Mexican roots (8.9%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (7.3%), along with some Irish ancestry residents (4.2%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Columbia Heights / Winston-Salem State U neighborhood is English, spoken by 85.5% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (12.2%).

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 (55.4% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (41.6%) 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 (32.2%) and 17.9% 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

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 4 Condition Alerts found.

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North Carolina 3.47
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North Carolina 27.50
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North Carolina 27

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 3 Condition Alerts found.

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Better than of NC 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
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Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

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