Newark, NJ (Hillside Ave / Avon Ave)




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About Newark, NJ (Hillside Ave / Avon Ave)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Hillside Ave / Avon Ave median real estate price is $244,651, which is less expensive than 74.8% of New Jersey neighborhoods and 74.8% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Hillside Ave / Avon Ave is currently $1,014, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 91.7% of New Jersey neighborhoods.

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

Hillside Ave / Avon Ave real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) small apartment buildings and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the Hillside Ave / Avon Ave neighborhood are newer, built in 2000 or more recently. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

Hillside Ave / Avon Ave has a 14.3% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 72.0% 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

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 Newark, the Hillside Ave / Avon Ave neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Hillside Ave / Avon Ave neighborhood has more Brazilian and Jamaican ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 5.3% of this neighborhood's residents have Brazilian ancestry and 13.4% have Jamaican ancestry.

Hillside Ave / Avon Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 6.3% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Portuguese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.5% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

More people ride the bus in this neighborhood each day to get to work than 99.2% of 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 Hillside Ave / Avon Ave neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having, on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America. 13.5% 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 99.0% of all neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: People

Single parenting is hard. But you don't have to tell the Hillside Ave / Avon Ave neighborhood about it; they already know. 23.9% of this neighborhood's households are run by single mothers, which is a higher concentration than NeighborhoodScout found in 98.2% 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.

In addition, the Hillside Ave / Avon Ave neighborhood stands out for having an average per capita income lower than 95.8% of the neighborhoods in the United States. The Hillside Ave / Avon Ave neighborhood also has a greater percentage of children living in poverty (67.9%) than found in 97.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods. Children living in poverty is one of the challenges facing America, and the world, and in this neighborhood in particular, the problem can be considered acute.

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 Hillside Ave / Avon Ave 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, 47.9% of the real estate here are small 2, 3, or 4 unit apartment buildings, which is a higher proportion than found in 97.7% of America's neighborhoods.

In addition, 86.7% of the real estate in the Hillside Ave / Avon Ave neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood 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 Hillside Ave / Avon Ave neighborhood have a highly unusual car ownership. 31.6% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in 97.0% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

There are more people living in the Hillside Ave / Avon Ave neighborhood employed as sales and service workers (58.3%) than almost any neighborhood in the country. From fast-food service workers to major sales accounts, sales and service workers make up the largest proportion of our national employment picture. But despite that size and importance nationally, this neighborhood still stands out as unique due to the dominance of people living here who work in such occupations.


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 Hillside Ave / Avon 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 95.8% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 67.9% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 97.5% 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 Hillside Ave / Avon Ave neighborhood, 41.7% 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 28.3% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (16.7%), and 12.8% in clerical, assistant, and tech support 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 Hillside Ave / Avon Ave neighborhood in Newark, NJ, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Jamaican (13.4%). There are also a number of people of Brazilian ancestry (5.3%), and residents who report Puerto Rican roots (4.6%), and some of the residents are also of Sub-Saharan African ancestry (4.6%), along with some African ancestry residents (4.6%), among others. In addition, 13.4% 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 Hillside Ave / Avon Ave neighborhood is English, spoken by 80.9% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.

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 Hillside Ave / Avon Ave neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (30.9% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods. However, there is also a significant group of residents (13.5%) who commute over an hour in each direction.

Here most residents (54.7%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also ride the bus to get to work (31.8%) and 6.7% 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. 6 Condition Alerts found.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Newark 0.101011101001110
New Jersey 2.55
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Hillside Ave / Avon Ave 0.101011101001110
Newark 0.101011101001110
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Newark 0.101011101001110
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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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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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