Lakewood, NJ (A Country Place)




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About Lakewood, NJ (A Country Place)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

A Country Place median real estate price is $458,628, which is more expensive than 76.5% of the neighborhoods in New Jersey and 84.8% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in A Country Place is currently $2,403, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 86.8% of the neighborhoods in New Jersey.

A Country Place is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Lakewood, New Jersey.

A Country Place real estate is primarily made up of large (four, five or more bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) single-family homes and townhomes. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the A Country Place neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 2000 and the present.

A Country Place has a 12.1% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 64.7% 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: Diversity

Did you know that the A Country Place neighborhood has more Hungarian and Lithuanian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 4.5% of this neighborhood's residents have Hungarian ancestry and 1.9% have Lithuanian ancestry.

A Country Place is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.0% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Yiddish at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.8% of the neighborhoods in America.

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 A Country Place 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 A Country Place neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having, on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America. 13.2% 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 98.8% of all neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

If you love row houses and attached homes, you will probably really like the A Country Place neighborhood. The ambiance, the charm, of row houses is something special. And in sheer abundance of row houses, this neighborhood truly stands out. The real estate here has a higher proportion of row houses and attached homes than nearly any neighborhood in America. In fact, 30.9% of the residential real estate here is classified as row houses and attached homes.

In addition, one way that the A Country Place neighborhood really stands out, is that it has more large 4, 5, or additional bedroom homes and real estate than 96.2% of the neighborhoods in America. When you walk or drive around this neighborhood, you'll instantly notice the size of the homes here which definitely makes a strong visual statement.

Notable & Unique: People

Priests and therapists would like to think they know the secrets to a truly successful marriage, but according to NeighborhoodScout's research, the folks of the A Country Place neighborhood may actually hold the key. 65.8% of its residents are married, which is a higher percentage than is found in 95.7% of the neighborhoods in America.

In addition, according to NeighborhoodScout's research, A Country Place is better suited for first-time home buyers than 88.0% of neighborhoods in the state. Most homes here are priced below the state's median house value, yet maintain comparably good appreciation rates over the last decade relative to other neighborhoods in New Jersey. Along with an exclusive multi-metric measure of neighborhood quality developed by NeighborhoodScout that scores high here in this neighborhood, this means that buying into the neighborhood is not only an accessible option but considered a decent first time home buyer choice for building equity in your first home, while being in a quality neighborhood


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 A Country Place neighborhood in Lakewood are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 61.5% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 38.2% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 81.5% 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 A Country Place neighborhood, 48.7% 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 22.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (16.7%), and 11.8% in manufacturing and laborer 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 A Country Place neighborhood in Lakewood, NJ, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Polish (7.5%). There are also a number of people of Mexican ancestry (4.7%), and residents who report Hungarian roots (4.5%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (3.5%), along with some German ancestry residents (3.3%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the A Country Place neighborhood is English, spoken by 88.4% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (6.5%).

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 A Country Place neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (42.1% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America. However, there is also a significant group of residents (13.2%) who commute over an hour in each direction.

Here most residents (66.2%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (17.8%) and 8.7% 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

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Home Values, Rents: Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), National Agriculture Statistics Service (U.S. Department of Agriculture).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

44 Vital Statistics. 5 Condition Alerts found.

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AGE OF Lakewood, NJ (A Country Place) HOMES

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more

136 Vital Statistics. 1 Condition Alert found.

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

67 Vital Statistics. 3 Condition Alerts found.

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Violent Crime

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
A Country Place 0.101011101001110
Lakewood 0.101011101001110
New Jersey 2.55

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

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Neighborhood Property Crime

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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A Country Place 0.101011101001110
Lakewood 0.101011101001110
New Jersey 16.26

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Crimes Per Square Mile

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A Country Place 0.101011101001110
Lakewood 0.101011101001110
New Jersey 69

Neighborhood Public School Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2015 – 2016 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more

65 Vital Statistics. 13 Condition Alerts found.

School Rating Information

 

School Quality

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Better than of U.S. schools.

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Adults In Neighborhood With College Degree Or Higher
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This neighborhood is served by 1 district:

LAKEWOOD TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICT


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District Quality Compared to New Jersey

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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.

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

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to NJ Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Oak Street Elem School
75 Oak Street
Lakewood, NJ, 08701
01-05
Spruce Street Elementary School
90 Spruce Street
Lakewood, NJ, 08701
KG-01
Lakewood Middle School
755 Somerset Avenue
Lakewood, NJ, 08701
06-08
Ella G Clarke Elementary School
455 Manetta Avenue
Lakewood, NJ, 08701
01-05
Clifton Ave Grade School
625 Clifton Avenue
Lakewood, NJ, 08701
01-05
Lakewood High School
855 Somerset Avenue
Lakewood, NJ, 08701
09-12
Piner Elementary School
1143 E County Line Road
Lakewood, NJ, 08701
PK-01
Lakewood Early Childhood Center School
100 Linden Avenue
Lakewood, NJ, 08701
PK-PK

School District Enrollment By Group

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ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE
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