Newark, NJ (Elizabeth Ave / Meeker Ave)




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About Newark, NJ (Elizabeth Ave / Meeker Ave)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Elizabeth Ave / Meeker Ave median real estate price is $246,865, which is less expensive than 74.4% of New Jersey neighborhoods and 74.4% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Elizabeth Ave / Meeker Ave is currently $813, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 97.9% of New Jersey neighborhoods.

Elizabeth Ave / Meeker Ave is a densely urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Newark, New Jersey.

Elizabeth Ave / Meeker Ave 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 Elizabeth Ave / Meeker Ave neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

Home and apartment vacancy rates are 10.7% in Elizabeth Ave / Meeker Ave. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower than 42.1% of the neighborhoods in the nation, approximately near the middle range for vacancies.

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

Our research revealed that more commuters here take the bus to work (43.0% ride the bus) than 99.8% 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: Diversity

Did you know that the Elizabeth Ave / Meeker Ave neighborhood has more Sub-Saharan African and Dominican ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 30.3% of this neighborhood's residents have Sub-Saharan African ancestry and 5.3% have Dominican ancestry.

Elizabeth Ave / Meeker Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 15.6% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak African languages at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.9% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: People

Whether by choice, divorce, or unplanned pregnancy, single moms may have the toughest job in the book. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that the Elizabeth Ave / Meeker Ave neighborhood has more single mother households than 98.8% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. Often high concentrations of single mother homes can be a strong indicator of family and social issues such as poverty, high rates of school dropouts, crime, and other societal problems.

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 Elizabeth Ave / Meeker Ave 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 Elizabeth Ave / Meeker Ave neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having, on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America. 10.5% 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 97.6% of all neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

The Elizabeth Ave / Meeker Ave neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 34,419 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 97.6% of the nation's neighborhoods.

In addition, one of the really unique and interesting things about the look and setting of the Elizabeth Ave / Meeker Ave neighborhood is that it is almost entirely dominated by large apartment buildings, such as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments. 67.6% of the residential real estate here is classified as such. This puts this neighborhood on the map as having a higher proportion of large apartment buildings than 95.3% of all neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Car Ownership

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 Elizabeth Ave / Meeker Ave neighborhood have a highly unusual car ownership. 36.1% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in 97.6% of U.S. neighborhoods.


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 Elizabeth Ave / Meeker Ave neighborhood in Newark are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 94.2% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 48.1% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 89.3% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

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 Elizabeth Ave / Meeker Ave neighborhood, 40.9% of the working population is employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 20.8% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (19.6%), and 18.8% in executive, management, and professional 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 Elizabeth Ave / Meeker Ave neighborhood in Newark, NJ, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Sub-Saharan African (30.3%). There are also a number of people of African ancestry (7.6%), and residents who report Dominican roots (5.3%), and some of the residents are also of Puerto Rican ancestry (4.3%), along with some Jamaican ancestry residents (1.3%), among others. In addition, 18.5% 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 Elizabeth Ave / Meeker Ave neighborhood is English, spoken by 73.3% of households. Other important languages spoken here include African languages and Spanish.

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 Elizabeth Ave / Meeker Ave neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (36.6% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans. However, there is also a significant group of residents (10.5%) who commute over an hour in each direction.

Here most residents (46.4%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also ride the bus to get to work (43.0%) . 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. 6 Condition Alerts found.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Elizabeth Ave / Meeker Ave 0.101011101001110
Newark 0.101011101001110
New Jersey 2.55
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Elizabeth Ave / Meeker Ave 0.101011101001110
Newark 0.101011101001110
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Crimes Per Square Mile

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Elizabeth Ave / Meeker Ave 0.101011101001110
Newark 0.101011101001110
New Jersey 69

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 13 Condition Alerts found.

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School Quality

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Better than of U.S. schools.

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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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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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