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 Lexington,
the Plum Creek Pky / W Prospect St neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research identifies the Plum Creek Pky / W Prospect St
neighborhood as having one of the highest concentrations of people employed
in manufacturing or as laborers of any neighborhood in America. In fact,
despite the loss of manufacturing jobs nationally, this neighborhood has
52.9% of its working residents employed in such fields, which is a
higher proportion than 99.7% of American neighborhoods.
Furthermore, it used to be that most Americans lived on the farm, or otherwise made their
living from the land, the forests, or the sea. With global trade and an
economy increasingly based on providing services to one another, fewer
people farm, fish or harvest timber now than at any time in American history.
But according to NeighborhoodScout's leading analysis, the
Plum Creek Pky / W Prospect St neighborhood stands apart from most American neighborhood due
to the proportion of its residents still working in these fields. With 9.4%
of the workforce so employed, this neighborhood has a greater concentration
of such workers than 98.7% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the Plum Creek Pky / W Prospect St neighborhood, carpooling is still a popular
way to get to and from work. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that
27.4% of commuters carpool here, which is more than in
99.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Length of Commute
Whether walking, biking, riding, or driving, the length of one's commute
is an important factor for one's quality of life. The Plum Creek Pky / W Prospect St
neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's
Residents of the Plum Creek Pky / W Prospect St neighborhood have the pleasure
of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in
America. 70.1% of the residents have a commute time from
home to work (one way) of less than fifteen minutes. This is a higher
proportion of residents enjoying a short trip to work than NeighborhoodScout
found in 98.3% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting
means more time for other things in life.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Plum Creek Pky / W Prospect St neighborhood has more
Sub-Saharan African and Mexican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 5.4% of
this neighborhood's residents have Sub-Saharan African ancestry and 51.8% have Mexican ancestry.
Plum Creek Pky / W Prospect St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 5.7% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak African languages at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.0% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: People
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research revealed that 94.8%
of the adult residents in the Plum Creek Pky / W Prospect St neighborhood do
not have a 4-year college degree, which is a lower rate of college graduated
adults than found in 95.7% of the neighborhoods in America.