Jersey City, NJ (Woodlawn Ave / John F Kennedy Blvd)




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About Jersey City, NJ (Woodlawn Ave / John F Kennedy Blvd)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Woodlawn Ave / John F Kennedy Blvd median real estate price is $317,615, which is less expensive than 55.1% of New Jersey neighborhoods and 55.1% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Woodlawn Ave / John F Kennedy Blvd is currently $1,226, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 79.0% of New Jersey neighborhoods.

Woodlawn Ave / John F Kennedy Blvd is a densely urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Jersey City, New Jersey.

Woodlawn Ave / John F Kennedy Blvd 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 Woodlawn Ave / John F Kennedy Blvd neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built before 1940.

Woodlawn Ave / John F Kennedy Blvd has a 12.2% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 64.2% 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.

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: Modes of Transportation

If you like to ride a ferry to work, this neighborhood may be for you. NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 0.9% of the Woodlawn Ave / John F Kennedy Blvd neighborhood's commuters ride a ferry to and from work each day, which is more than we found in 99.2% of America's neighborhoods.

Also, our research revealed that more commuters here take the bus to work (22.2% ride the bus) than 97.6% 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: 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 Woodlawn Ave / John F Kennedy Blvd 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, 58.7% of the real estate here are small 2, 3, or 4 unit apartment buildings, which is a higher proportion than found in 98.9% of America's neighborhoods.

In addition, the Woodlawn Ave / John F Kennedy Blvd neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 41,379 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 98.1% 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 Woodlawn Ave / John F Kennedy Blvd neighborhood is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Woodlawn Ave / John F Kennedy Blvd neighborhood has more Haitian and South American ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 7.0% of this neighborhood's residents have Haitian ancestry and 6.4% have South American ancestry.

Woodlawn Ave / John F Kennedy Blvd is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 4.1% 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 99.5% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: People

One of the really interesting characteristics about the Woodlawn Ave / John F Kennedy Blvd 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 2.6% of college-friendly places to live in the state of New Jersey.

Notable & Unique: Length of Commute

Whether walking, biking, riding, or driving, the length of one's commute is an important factor for one's quality of life. The Woodlawn Ave / John F Kennedy Blvd neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's analysis. Long commutes can be brutal. They take time, money, and energy, leaving less of you for yourself and your family. The residents of the Woodlawn Ave / John F Kennedy Blvd neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having, on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America. 8.9% 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 96.2% of all 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 Woodlawn Ave / John F Kennedy Blvd neighborhood in Jersey City are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 57.9% of the neighborhoods in America. With 29.2% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 71.0% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

In the Woodlawn Ave / John F Kennedy Blvd neighborhood, 33.6% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 27.3% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (21.6%), and 17.5% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

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 Woodlawn Ave / John F Kennedy Blvd neighborhood in Jersey City, NJ, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Asian (20.7%). There are also a number of people of Sub-Saharan African ancestry (8.8%), and residents who report Puerto Rican roots (8.2%), and some of the residents are also of Haitian ancestry (7.0%), along with some South American ancestry residents (6.4%), among others. In addition, 36.3% 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 Woodlawn Ave / John F Kennedy Blvd neighborhood is English, spoken by 58.3% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, Tagalog (the first language of the Philippine region), South Asian languages and African languages.

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 Woodlawn Ave / John F Kennedy Blvd neighborhood spend between 45 minutes and one hour commuting one-way to work (33.9% of working residents), longer and tougher than most commutes in America.

Here most residents (52.1%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also ride the bus to get to work (22.2%) and 13.0% 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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Jersey City 0.101011101001110
New Jersey 2.55
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Jersey City 0.101011101001110
New Jersey 69

Neighborhood Public School Data

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School Quality

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Better than of NJ school districts.

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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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