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 Bridgeton,
the City Center neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the Bridgeton City Center neighborhood, carpooling is still a popular
way to get to and from work. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that
46.1% of commuters carpool here, which is more than in
99.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: People
The Bridgeton City Center neighborhood stands out for having an
average per capita income lower than 99.7% of the neighborhoods
in the United States.
Also of note, 62.7% 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, single parenting is hard. But you don't have to tell the Bridgeton
City Center neighborhood about it; they already know. 23.4%
of this neighborhood's households are run by single mothers, which is a
higher concentration than NeighborhoodScout found in 98.0%
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.
Also, the Bridgeton City Center neighborhood is unique for having just
4.0% of adults here having earned a bachelor's degree.
This is a lower rate of college graduates than NeighborhoodScout found
in 97.2% of America's neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
We Americans love our cars. Not only are they a necessity for most Americans
due to the shape of our neighborhoods and the distances between where we
live, work, shop, and go to school, but we also fancy them. As a result,
most households in America have one, two, or three cars. But NeighborhoodScout's
exclusive analysis shows that the Bridgeton City Center neighborhood has
a highly unusual pattern of car ownership.
34.1% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
97.3% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Bridgeton City Center neighborhood has more
Puerto Rican and Mexican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 8.9% of
this neighborhood's residents have Puerto Rican ancestry and 57.4% have Mexican ancestry.
Bridgeton City Center is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 59.7% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Spanish at home. This is a higher percentage than 95.7% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, 95.4% of the real estate in the Bridgeton City Center 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 Bridgeton City Center 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, 48.2% of the real estate here are small 2, 3, or 4 unit apartment buildings, which is a higher proportion than found in 97.7% of America's neighborhoods.