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 Jersey City,
the 12Th St / Coles 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 12Th St / Coles St neighborhood has more
Puerto Rican and Dominican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 19.6% of
this neighborhood's residents have Puerto Rican ancestry and 8.1% have Dominican ancestry.
12Th St / Coles St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 7.6% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Hindi, which is the official language of India at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.8% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
If you like to ride the train to work, this neighborhood may be for you.
NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 39.2% of the
12Th St / Coles St neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each
day, which is more than we found in 98.1% of America's
Also, in the 12Th St / Coles 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 16.4%
of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than
we found in 96.9% of American neighborhoods. Get ready
to put on your walking shoes if you move here!
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 12Th St / Coles St neighborhood has
a highly unusual pattern of car ownership.
37.9% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
97.7% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: People
The 12Th St / Coles St neighborhood stands out for having an
average per capita income lower than 95.8% of the neighborhoods
in the United States.
Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability
The freedom of moving to new places versus the comfort of home. How much
and how often people move not only can create diverse and worldly neighborhoods,
but simultaneously it can produce a loss of intimacy with one's surroundings
and a lack of connectedness to one's neighbors. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive
research has identified this neighborhood as unique with regard to the
transience of its populace.
What is interesting to note, is that the 12Th St / Coles St
neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country
(43.1%) than are found in 95.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, 95.3% of the real estate in the 12Th St / Coles St neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.
Furthermore, the real estate in the 12Th St / Coles 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, 86.5% of the real estate here is classified as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments, which is more than is found in 98.1% of American neighborhoods.
Also of note, the 12Th St / Coles 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 87.1% 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.