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 Hoboken,
the Jackson St / 3rd St neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Jackson St / 3rd St neighborhood has more
Puerto Rican and Dominican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 32.7% of
this neighborhood's residents have Puerto Rican ancestry and 5.3% have Dominican ancestry.
Jackson St / 3rd St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.1% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Yiddish at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 97.1% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the Jackson St / 3rd St neighborhood, 0.7% 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 99.1% of the neighborhoods in America.
Also, in the Jackson St / 3rd St neighborhood, walking to work is a real
option for many. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research reveals
walking to and from work is the chosen way to commute for 18.5%
of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than
we found in 97.4% of American neighborhoods. Get ready
to put on your walking shoes if you move here!
Finally, if you like to ride the train to work, this neighborhood may be for you.
NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 21.2% of the
Jackson St / 3rd St neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each
day, which is more than we found in 96.6% of America's
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
The Jackson St / 3rd St neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 54,080 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 98.8% of the nation's neighborhoods. Being a walkable neighborhood can help increase property values for the simple reason that people enjoy it and value it. To put it plainly, despite our love affair with the automobile, American's enjoy taking to the streets, sidewalks, paths, and courtyards of a place to get a coffee, relax, and take in the sights and sounds. And, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive and first quantitative walkable score index, the Jackson St / 3rd St neighborhood is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in America.
In addition, the real estate in the Jackson St / 3rd St neighborhood really stands out in the way it looks for a unique reason: this neighborhood has a higher proportion of apartment complexes or high-rise apartments than nearly every neighborhood in the country. Most neighborhoods are a mixture of real estate and housing types, but here it is almost entirely dominated by big apartment buildings and complexes. In fact, 91.5% of the real estate here is classified as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments, which is more than is found in 98.7% of American neighborhoods.
Furthermore, the Jackson St / 3rd St 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 80.7% 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.
Notable & Unique: People
Whether by choice, divorce, or unplanned pregnancy, single moms may have
the toughest job in the book. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals
that the Jackson St / 3rd St neighborhood has more single mother
households than 96.8% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.
Often high concentrations of single mother homes can be a strong indicator
of family and social issues such as poverty, high rates of school dropouts,
crime, and other societal problems.
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or
three. But households in the Jackson St / 3rd St neighborhood buck
28.4% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
96.5% of U.S. neighborhoods.