Jersey City, NJ (Johnston Ave / Grand St)




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About Jersey City, NJ (Johnston Ave / Grand St)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Johnston Ave / Grand St median real estate price is $501,674, which is more expensive than 81.1% of the neighborhoods in New Jersey and 87.5% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Johnston Ave / Grand St is currently $1,338, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 71.7% of New Jersey neighborhoods.

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

Johnston Ave / Grand St real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) apartment complexes/high-rise apartments and townhomes. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the Johnston Ave / Grand St neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 2000 and the present.

Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Johnston Ave / Grand St. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 39.1%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 97.0% 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.

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 Johnston Ave / Grand St neighborhood has more single mother households than 99.7% 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: Diversity

Did you know that the Johnston Ave / Grand St neighborhood has more Dominican and Puerto Rican ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 13.7% of this neighborhood's residents have Dominican ancestry and 19.3% have Puerto Rican ancestry.

Johnston Ave / Grand St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.6% 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 96.5% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

Renter-occupied real estate is dominant in the Johnston Ave / Grand St neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 92.8%, which is higher than 97.8% of the neighborhoods in America. If you were to buy and live in the property you bought here, you would be almost alone in doing so. Despite all of the residential real estate here in the Johnston Ave / Grand St neighborhood, NeighborhoodScout has discovered that much of it is vacant. In resort or second-home vacation areas, this naturally occurs because homes and apartments are seasonally occupied, and empty for a portion of the year. In non-vacation or resort areas, however, this can be an indicator of property abandonment or a weak real estate market. The vacancy rate here is 39.1%, which is higher than 97.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Car Ownership

American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or three. But households in the Johnston Ave / Grand St neighborhood buck this trend. 35.2% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in 97.5% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

In the Johnston Ave / Grand St neighborhood, 16.2% of people ride the train 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 train ridership than in 95.8% of the neighborhoods in America.


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 Johnston Ave / Grand St neighborhood in Jersey City are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 90.1% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 57.4% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 94.3% 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 Johnston Ave / Grand St neighborhood, 38.2% 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 27.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (23.4%), and 10.5% in executive, management, and professional 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 Johnston Ave / Grand St neighborhood in Jersey City, NJ, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Puerto Rican (19.3%). There are also a number of people of Dominican ancestry (13.7%), and residents who report Haitian roots (4.9%), and some of the residents are also of Mexican ancestry (4.4%), along with some South American ancestry residents (2.5%), among others. In addition, 16.5% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Johnston Ave / Grand St neighborhood is English, spoken by 60.5% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (35.9%).

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 Johnston Ave / Grand St neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (34.5% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (44.5%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also take the train to get to work (16.2%) and 14.5% of residents also ride the bus 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. 3 Condition Alerts found.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Johnston Ave / Grand St 0.101011101001110
Jersey City 0.101011101001110
New Jersey 2.55
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Johnston Ave / Grand St 0.101011101001110
Jersey City 0.101011101001110
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Jersey City 0.101011101001110
New Jersey 69

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 9 Condition Alerts found.

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Better than of NJ 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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