Jersey City, NJ (Virginia Ave / Route 440)




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About Jersey City, NJ (Virginia Ave / Route 440)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Virginia Ave / Route 440 median real estate price is $291,671, which is less expensive than 62.3% of New Jersey neighborhoods and 62.3% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Virginia Ave / Route 440 is currently $1,404, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 62.6% of New Jersey neighborhoods.

Virginia Ave / Route 440 is a densely urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Jersey City, New Jersey. This is a coastal neighborhood (i.e., is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet).

Virginia Ave / Route 440 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 Virginia Ave / Route 440 neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 2000 and the present.

Home and apartment vacancy rates are 8.8% in Virginia Ave / Route 440. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower than 52.4% of the neighborhoods in the nation, approximately near the middle range for vacancies.

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 Virginia Ave / Route 440 neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

Do you like a coastal setting? If so, this neighborhood may be to your liking. The Virginia Ave / Route 440 neighborhood is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet. Often such coastal places have amenities and recreational activities on the waterfront that are attractive to residents and visitors alike. In addition to being coastal, Virginia Ave / Route 440 is a very nautical neighborhood, meaning that it is somewhat historic, walkable, densely populated and on the water. This gives the neighborhood a very nautical feel, with some seaside and shipping feel, which some may really enjoy the sights and sounds of.

In addition, 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 Virginia Ave / Route 440 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 46.9% of the real estate here is made up of such dwellings, which is higher than 97.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Length of Commute

Regardless of the means by which residents commute, this neighborhood has a length of commute that is notable. Long commutes can be brutal. They take time, money, and energy, leaving less of you for yourself and your family. The residents of the Virginia Ave / Route 440 neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having, on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America. 15.5% of commuters here travel more than one hour just one-way to work. That is more than two hours per day. This percentage with two-hour + round-trip commutes is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.4% of all neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Virginia Ave / Route 440 neighborhood has more Arab and Asian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 7.2% of this neighborhood's residents have Arab ancestry and 39.7% have Asian ancestry.

Virginia Ave / Route 440 is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 22.6% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Tagalog, which is the first language of the Philippine region, at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.9% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

In the Virginia Ave / Route 440 neighborhood, 23.0% 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 96.8% of the neighborhoods in America.

Also, more people ride the bus in this neighborhood each day to get to work than 95.7% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability

Do you like to be surrounded by people from all over the country or world, with different perspectives and life experiences? Or do you instead prefer to be in a neighborhood where most residents have lived there for a long time, creating a sense of cohesiveness? NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this neighborhood stands out among American neighborhoods for the uniqueness of the mobility of its residents. What is interesting to note, is that the Virginia Ave / Route 440 neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country (46.4%) than are found in 96.7% of all U.S. neighborhoods.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

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 Virginia Ave / Route 440 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 71.1% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 6.2% 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 74.3% of America'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 Virginia Ave / Route 440 neighborhood, 31.3% 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 28.7% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (23.3%), and 16.6% in manufacturing and laborer 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 Virginia Ave / Route 440 neighborhood in Jersey City, NJ, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Asian (39.7%). There are also a number of people of Puerto Rican ancestry (11.5%), and residents who report Jamaican roots (8.8%), and some of the residents are also of Arab ancestry (7.2%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (4.2%), among others. In addition, 46.4% 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 Virginia Ave / Route 440 neighborhood is English, spoken by 42.1% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Tagalog (the first language of the Philippine region), Spanish, Arabic and African languages.

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 Virginia Ave / Route 440 neighborhood spend between 45 minutes and one hour commuting one-way to work (28.5% of working residents), longer and tougher than most commutes in America.

Here most residents (36.1%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also take the train to get to work (23.0%) and 16.8% 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 Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 1 Condition Alert found.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Virginia Ave / Route 440 0.101011101001110
Jersey City 0.101011101001110
New Jersey 2.55
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Virginia Ave / Route 440 0.101011101001110
Jersey City 0.101011101001110
New Jersey 16.26
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Jersey City 0.101011101001110
New Jersey 69

Neighborhood Public School Data

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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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