Powerhouse median real estate price is $772,617, which is more expensive than 85.9% of the neighborhoods in New Jersey and 88.1% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.
The average rental price in Powerhouse is currently $5,916, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 97.8% of the neighborhoods in New Jersey.
Powerhouse is a densely urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Jersey City, New Jersey.
Powerhouse 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 small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the Powerhouse neighborhood are newer, built in 2000 or more recently. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.
Powerhouse has a 14.5% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 75.5% 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.
The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.
The Powerhouse 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 98.9% 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.
In addition, the real estate in the Powerhouse 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, 98.3% of the real estate here is classified as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments, which is more than is found in 99.6% of American neighborhoods.
Furthermore, what you'll find when you visit or move to this neighborhood is one of the most crowded neighborhoods in all of America. With an incredible 98,982 people per square mile, it is more densely populated than 99.6% of America's neighborhoods.
Also of note, homes built from 2000 through today make up a higher proportion of the Powerhouse neighborhood's real estate landscape than 98.1% of the neighborhoods in America. When you are driving around this neighborhood, you'll notice right away that it is one of the newest built of any, with the smell of fresh paint, and the look of young landscaping nearly everywhere you look. In fact, 83.9% of the residential real estate here is classified as newer. In fact, the concentration of newer homes here is so great that they completely dominate the landscape. In most neighborhoods, there is a mixture of ages of residential real estate, but here it is almost completely built during one time frame: 2000 through today.
Finally, 86.1% of the real estate in the Powerhouse neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.
Do you like to read, write, and learn? Are you curious about the world? If so, this neighborhood may be a good fit for you. NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that a full 90.2% of the adults living in the Powerhouse neighborhood have earned at least a bachelor's degree. This is a higher rate than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.7% of U.S. neighborhoods. In this way, this neighborhood truly stands out.
In addition, if you come to know the people here, you will recognize that you're in the company of one of the wealthiest communities in the nation. In fact, a mere 0.9% of America's neighborhoods are wealthier than the Powerhouse neighborhood. Real estate here is exceedingly well-maintained, and similarly, tends to maintain its value over time. The cars driven are mostly luxury brands like Mercedes, Audi, BMW, and Lexus. If the public schools aren't up to snuff, the residents of this neighborhood preferentially send their children to private preparatory schools. Vacation to Disney? Yes, but equally popular are summers in Europe.
Also, powerhouse has the amazing distinction of housing more same sex couples living together than 97.6% of neighborhoods in the U.S. If you are seeking such a neighborhood, NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that this is one place that you should consider.
Finally, think about the people you know personally. How many of them would purchase box seats to opening night at the symphony? How many of them regularly attend gallery openings, or are the first to reserve tickets to opening night at the ballet? If they're like most of us, they don't do any of these things. But if you're among an exclusive crowd of wealthy and refined patrons of the arts, then you'll feel right at home in the Powerhouse neighborhood: a neighborhood in which more "urban sophisticates" live than 97.4% of neighborhoods across the U.S. Here, your neighbors are defined as having urbane tastes in literature, music, live theatre and the arts. They are wealthy, educated, travel in style, and live a big city lifestyle whether or not they live in or near a big city. In addition to being an excellent choice for urban sophisticates, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for young, single professionals.
If you like to ride the train to work, this neighborhood may be for you. NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 55.2% of the Powerhouse neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each day, which is more than we found in 99.5% of America's neighborhoods.
Also, a unique way of commuting is simply not to. And in the Powerhouse neighborhood, analysis shows that 23.3% of the residents work from home, avoiding a commute altogether. This may not seem like a large number, but it is a higher proportion of people working from home than is found in 95.3% of the neighborhoods in the United States. One thing NeighborhoodScout's research reveals is that the wealthier and/or more isolated the neighborhood, the greater the proportion of residents who choose to work from home.
Executives, managers and professionals make up 79.5% of the workforce in the Powerhouse neighborhood which, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, is a higher proportion of such high-level people than is found in 99.1% of the neighborhoods in America. For this reason, this neighborhood really stands out as unique.
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 Powerhouse neighborhood have a highly unusual car ownership. 48.1% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in 98.6% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Did you know that the Powerhouse neighborhood has more Asian and Russian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 50.9% of this neighborhood's residents have Asian ancestry and 4.3% have Russian ancestry.
Powerhouse is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 14.4% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Langs. of India at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.7% of the neighborhoods in America.
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 Powerhouse neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country (52.9%) than are found in 98.2% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
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 Powerhouse neighborhood in Jersey City are wealthy, making it among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 99.1% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 3.6% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 69.7% of America's neighborhoods.
What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.
In the Powerhouse neighborhood, 79.5% 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 14.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (4.7%).
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 Powerhouse neighborhood is English, spoken by 48.2% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese, Langs. of India and Korean.
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 Powerhouse neighborhood in Jersey City, NJ, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Asian (50.9%). There are also a number of people of Italian ancestry (10.0%), and residents who report Irish roots (7.8%), and some of the residents are also of Polish ancestry (5.5%), along with some Russian ancestry residents (4.3%), among others. In addition, 52.9% 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 Powerhouse neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (39.0% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.
Here most residents (55.2%) take the train to get to work. In addition, quite a number also drive alone in a private automobile to get to work (11.2%) and 7.3% of residents also hop out the door and walk to work for their daily commute. This neighborhood is distinguished by the high number of residents who take the train to work each day, which can be a very good way to get to work at a lower cost and with less pollution.