Irvington South median real estate price is $406,884, which is more expensive than 40.4% of the neighborhoods in New Jersey and 56.8% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.
The average rental price in Irvington South is currently $2,226, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 86.1% of New Jersey neighborhoods.
Irvington South is a densely urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Irvington, New Jersey.
Irvington South real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) small apartment buildings and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Irvington South neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built before 1940.
Irvington South has a 13.8% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 73.5% of American neighborhoods). Most vacant housing here is vacant year round. This could either signal that there is a weak demand for real estate in the neighborhood or that large amount of new housing has been built and not yet occupied. Either way, if you live here, you may find many of the homes or apartments are empty.
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 Irvington, the Irvington South neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Corner bodegas, stores on the first floor and apartments above, former grand Victorian residences converted into apartments, three-deckers built shoulder-to-shoulder, duplexes. Such building types define the real estate of neighborhoods dominated by small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings. Many are in older core neighborhoods of Eastern and Midwestern cities, or historic town centers in their hinterlands. If you wax romantic about the look and feel of such neighborhoods, with fresh pizza, falafel and an independent florist at the corner, then you might find the Irvington South neighborhood worth a close look. This neighborhood is an absolutely outstanding example of the dominance of small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings compared to neighborhoods across the nation, as they make up a substantial portion of this neighborhood's real estate stock. In fact, no less than 51.5% of the real estate here is made up of such dwellings, which is higher than 98.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Our research revealed that more commuters here take the bus to work (13.2% ride the bus) than 96.2% 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.
With more than 1.6% of residents living with a same sex partner, Irvington South is truly a neighborhood that stands out from the rest in this regard. In fact, exclusive analysis by NeighborhoodScout reveals that this neighborhood has a greater concentration of same sex couples than 95.2% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Did you know that the Irvington South neighborhood has more Haitian and Jamaican ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 31.8% of this neighborhood's residents have Haitian ancestry and 6.7% have Jamaican ancestry.
Irvington South is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 29.0% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak French at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
Some neighborhoods have more internal cohesiveness than others. While other neighborhoods feel like a collection of strangers who just happen to live near each other. Sometimes this comes down to not only the personalities of the people in a place, but how long people have been together in that neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research has revealed some interesting things about the rootedness of people in the Irvington South neighborhood. More residents of the Irvington South neighborhood live here today that also were living in this same neighborhood five years ago than is found in 97.0% of U.S. neighborhoods. This neighborhood is really made up of people who know each other, don't move often, and have lived here in this very neighborhood for quite a while.
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 Irvington South neighborhood in Irvington are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 46.3% of the neighborhoods in America. With 26.8% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 76.9% 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 Irvington South neighborhood, 26.4% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 26.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (23.8%), and 23.6% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.
The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the Irvington South neighborhood is English, spoken by 68.0% of households. Other important languages spoken here include French, Portuguese and African languages.
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 Irvington South neighborhood in Irvington, NJ, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Haitian (31.8%). There are also a number of people of Jamaican ancestry (6.7%), and residents who report Sub-Saharan African roots (5.9%), and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (3.0%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (3.0%), among others. In addition, 29.7% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.
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 Irvington South neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (41.8% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (66.5%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also ride the bus to get to work (13.2%) and 8.3% 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.