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: Occupations
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research identifies the Joyce Kilmer Ave / 12Th St
neighborhood as having one of the highest concentrations of people employed
in manufacturing or as laborers of any neighborhood in America. In fact,
despite the loss of manufacturing jobs nationally, this neighborhood has
48.1% of its working residents employed in such fields, which is a
higher proportion than 99.1% of American neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Joyce Kilmer Ave / 12Th St neighborhood has more
Dominican and Puerto Rican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 5.5% of
this neighborhood's residents have Dominican ancestry and 12.2% have Puerto Rican ancestry.
Joyce Kilmer Ave / 12Th St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 73.1% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Spanish at home. This is a higher percentage than 97.8% 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 Joyce Kilmer Ave / 12Th St neighborhood buck
27.8% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
96.4% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: People
Single parenting is hard. But you don't have to tell the
Joyce Kilmer Ave / 12Th St neighborhood about it; they already know. 19.6%
of this neighborhood's households are run by single mothers, which is a
higher concentration than NeighborhoodScout found in 95.7%
of American neighborhoods. Further NeighborhoodScout research showed strong
statistical correlations among high rates of children living in single
parent households, and neighborhood crime, particularly violent crime,
neighborhood poverty, and, importantly, the percentage of low weight births
and rates of infant mortality.
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 Joyce Kilmer Ave / 12Th St
neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country
(42.7%) than are found in 95.3% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, 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 Joyce Kilmer Ave / 12Th St 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, 36.1% of the real estate here are small 2, 3, or 4 unit apartment buildings, which is a higher proportion than found in 95.5% of America's neighborhoods.