Jersey City, NJ (5th St / Nelson Ave)




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About Jersey City, NJ (5th St / Nelson Ave)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

5th St / Nelson Ave median real estate price is $357,968, which is more expensive than 55.8% of the neighborhoods in New Jersey and 77.2% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in 5th St / Nelson Ave is currently $1,601, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 47.4% of New Jersey neighborhoods.

5th St / Nelson Ave is a densely urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Jersey City, New Jersey.

5th St / Nelson Ave real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) small apartment buildings and single-family homes. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the 5th St / Nelson Ave neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built before 1940.

Real estate vacancies in 5th St / Nelson Ave are 5.1%, which is lower than one will find in 75.4% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in 5th St / Nelson Ave is above average for the U.S., and may signal some demand for either price increases or new construction of residential product for this neighborhood.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

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 5th St / Nelson Ave 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 5th St / Nelson Ave neighborhood has more Lebanese and Dominican ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.9% of this neighborhood's residents have Lebanese ancestry and 12.6% have Dominican ancestry.

5th St / Nelson Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 9.8% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Urdu, which is the national language of Pakistan, at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.9% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

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 5th St / Nelson Ave 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, 62.2% of the real estate here are small 2, 3, or 4 unit apartment buildings, which is a higher proportion than found in 99.2% of America's neighborhoods.

In addition, the 5th St / Nelson Ave neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 30,257 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 97.2% 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 5th St / Nelson Ave neighborhood is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in America.

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 5th St / Nelson Ave neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country (56.1%) than are found in 98.8% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: People

One of the really interesting characteristics about the 5th St / Nelson Ave neighborhood is that, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research, it is an excellent choice in which to reside for college students. Due to its popularity among college students who already choose to live here, its walkability, and its above average safety from crime, the neighborhood is ideal for prospective or already-enrolled college students. Between semesters and during school breaks, you'll notice that the excitement here fluctuates with the college seasons. Despite the excitement however, parents of college-age children can rest easy knowing that this neighborhood has an above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the top 1.9% of college-friendly places to live in the state of New Jersey.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

Our research revealed that more commuters here take the bus to work (23.0% ride the bus) than 97.8% 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.

Notable & Unique: Car Ownership

Most American households own a car or other vehicle. Many own two cars or perhaps three. In the United States, it is useful to have an automobile not only for commuting, but also for shopping and getting to other services one needs. But NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed that households in the 5th St / Nelson Ave neighborhood have a highly unusual car ownership. 30.0% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in 96.8% of U.S. neighborhoods.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the 5th St / Nelson Ave neighborhood in Jersey City are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 66.5% of the neighborhoods in America. With 20.6% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 57.8% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

In the 5th St / Nelson Ave neighborhood, 32.3% 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 27.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (26.7%), and 13.8% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the 5th St / Nelson Ave neighborhood in Jersey City, NJ, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Asian (28.6%). There are also a number of people of Dominican ancestry (12.6%), and residents who report South American roots (11.1%), and some of the residents are also of Puerto Rican ancestry (10.9%), along with some Mexican ancestry residents (7.9%), among others. In addition, 56.1% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

The Neighbors: Languages

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 5th St / Nelson Ave neighborhood is Spanish, spoken by 44.6% of households. Other important languages spoken here include English, South Asian languages, Urdu (the national language of Pakistan) and Gujarati (native to the Indian state of Gujarat).

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in 5th St / Nelson Ave neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (34.6% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.

Here most residents (42.9%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also ride the bus to get to work (23.0%) and 13.5% of residents also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors 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.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 1 Condition Alert found.

Neighborhood Crime Data

 
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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Jersey City 0.101011101001110
New Jersey 2.55
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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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5th St / Nelson Ave 0.101011101001110
Jersey City 0.101011101001110
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Crimes Per Square Mile

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Jersey City 0.101011101001110
New Jersey 69

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 7 Condition Alerts found.

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School Quality

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Better than of U.S. schools.

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Better than of NJ school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Better than of US school districts.

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Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

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