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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Bergen Square median real estate price is $108,813, which is less expensive than 98.8% of New Jersey neighborhoods and 92.4% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Bergen Square is currently $1,580, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 98.0% of New Jersey neighborhoods.

Bergen Square is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Camden, New Jersey.

Bergen Square real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) townhomes and small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Bergen Square neighborhood are relatively historic, built no later than 1939, and in some cases, quite a bit earlier. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Bergen Square. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 21.0%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 87.3% of all U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, most vacant housing here is vacant year round. This can sometimes be the case in neighborhoods dominated by new construction that is not yet occupied. But often neighborhoods with vacancy rates this high are places that can be plagued by a protracted vacancy problem. If you live here, you may find that a number of buildings in your neighborhood are actually 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.

People

One of the unique characteristics of the Bergen Square 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. The Bergen Square neighborhood also has a greater percentage of children living in poverty (71.4%) than found in 98.6% 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, single parenting is hard. But you don't have to tell the Bergen Square neighborhood about it; they already know. 25.9% of this neighborhood's households are run by single mothers, which is a higher concentration than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.0% 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.

Real Estate

Many people dream of living along a street lined with row houses or other attached homes. Such places do often have an abundance of charm. If you are one of these people, the Bergen Square neighborhood could be your paradise. With 79.0% of the homes and real estate here classified as rowhouses or other attached homes, this neighborhood brims with opportunity to find the right place for you. Only 0.2% of U.S. neighborhoods have more row houses than this neighborhood, making it one of the most interesting things about this special neighborhood.

In addition, if you find historic homes and neighborhoods attractive, you love the details, the history, and the charm, then you are sure to be interested in this neighborhood. With 72.8% of the residential real estate in the Bergen Square neighborhood built no later than 1939, and some built considerably earlier, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of historic residences than 98.9% of all neighborhoods in America. In this regard, this neighborhood truly stands out as special.

Modes of Transportation

Our research revealed that more commuters here take the bus to work (16.9% ride the bus) than 97.6% of all American neighborhoods. If you like the idea of leaving your car and home and hopping the bus to work, this might be a good neighborhood for you to consider.

Occupations

The government often provides some of the more stable jobs in the economy. From local, to state, to federal government workers, the government can also be a major employer. What NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed, is that the Bergen Square neighborhood in particular stands out when compared nationally for the proportion of its working residents who are employed by the government. At 16.0% of its workforce, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of government workers than 97.6% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Furthermore, from major sales accounts to fast-food workers, sales and service employees are often the backbone of the local economy. In the Bergen Square neighborhood, they truly stand out. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis identifies this neighborhood as having a higher percentage of sales and service workers than 96.2% of all American neighborhoods.

Diversity

Did you know that the Bergen Square neighborhood has more Puerto Rican and Dominican ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 36.1% of this neighborhood's residents have Puerto Rican ancestry and 9.1% have Dominican ancestry.

The Neighbors

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 Bergen Square neighborhood in Camden 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 71.4% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 98.6% of U.S. neighborhoods.

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 Bergen Square neighborhood, 40.1% 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 manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 28.4% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (19.5%), and 16.0% in government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the Bergen Square neighborhood is English, spoken by 60.5% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (37.9%).

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 Bergen Square neighborhood in Camden, NJ, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Puerto Rican (36.1%). There are also a number of people of Dominican ancestry (9.1%), and residents who report South American roots (6.1%), and some of the residents are also of Asian ancestry (1.3%).

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in Bergen Square neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (64.7% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.

Here most residents (68.2%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also ride the bus to get to work (16.9%) and 8.4% of residents also hop out the door and walk to work 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.


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