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 U of North Carolina School of the Arts / Waughtown St neighborhood stands out for having an
average per capita income lower than 99.7% of the neighborhoods
in the United States.
The U of North Carolina School of the Arts / Waughtown St neighborhood also has a greater percentage
of children living in poverty (67.9%) than found in
97.5% 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.
In addition, an extraordinary 32.2% of the residents of the
U of North Carolina School of the Arts / Waughtown St neighborhood are currently enrolled in college. This is
such a large part of life in this neighborhood that the neighborhood changes
a great deal with the change of semesters and is far quieter during
the summer when many students are away.
Also, single parenting is hard. But you don't have to tell the
U of North Carolina School of the Arts / Waughtown St neighborhood about it; they already know. 22.9%
of this neighborhood's households are run by single mothers, which is a
higher concentration than NeighborhoodScout found in 97.8%
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.
Finally, one of the really interesting characteristics about the
U of North Carolina School of the Arts / Waughtown 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 3.9% of college-friendly places to live in
the state of North Carolina.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the U of North Carolina School of the Arts / Waughtown St neighborhood, 1.6% of people ride
a ferry to work each day. This is a very high percentage compared to most places.
In fact, NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this is a higher level of ferry
ridership than in 99.5% of the neighborhoods in America.
Also, more people in U of North Carolina School of the Arts / Waughtown St choose to walk to work each day
(13.1%) 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: Diversity
Did you know that the U of North Carolina School of the Arts / Waughtown St neighborhood has more
Dominican and Iranian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 7.4% of
this neighborhood's residents have Dominican ancestry and 1.1% have Iranian ancestry.
U of North Carolina School of the Arts / Waughtown St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.1% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Persian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 97.0% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, 88.5% of the real estate in the U of North Carolina School of the Arts / Waughtown St neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.