University Heights median real estate price is $437,972, which is more expensive than 47.3% of the neighborhoods in New Jersey and 67.2% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.
The average rental price in University Heights is currently $1,301, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 98.7% of New Jersey neighborhoods.
University Heights is a densely urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Newark, New Jersey.
University Heights 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 University Heights neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.
In University Heights, the current vacancy rate is 1.2%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 91.2% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in University Heights is very tight compared to the demand for property here.
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.
Our research revealed that more commuters here take the bus to work (24.7% ride the bus) than 99.1% 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.
One of the unique characteristics of the University Heights neighborhood revealed by analysis is that the per capita income of residents here is lower than that found in 98.8% of the neighborhoods in America. The University Heights neighborhood also has a greater percentage of children living in poverty (68.3%) than found in 98.3% 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.
We Americans love our cars. Not only are they a necessity for most Americans due to the shape of our neighborhoods and the distances between where we live, work, shop, and go to school, but we also fancy them. As a result, most households in America have one, two, or three cars. But NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis shows that the University Heights neighborhood has a highly unusual pattern of car ownership. 38.4% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in 98.0% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Renter-occupied real estate is dominant in the University Heights neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 86.4%, which is higher than 95.8% of the neighborhoods in America. If you were to buy and live in the property you bought here, you would be almost alone in doing so.
In addition, most neighborhoods are composed of a mixture of ages of homes, but the University Heights stands out as rather unique in having nearly all of its residential real estate built in one time period, namely between 1970 and 1999, generally considered to be established, but not old housing. What you'll sense when you look around or drive the streets of this neighborhood is that many of the residences look the same because of this similarity of age. In fact, 81.4% of the residential real estate here was built in this one time period.
Did you know that the University Heights neighborhood has more Dominican and Sub-Saharan African ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 24.2% of this neighborhood's residents have Dominican ancestry and 22.6% have Sub-Saharan African ancestry.
University Heights is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 3.8% 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 97.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
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 University Heights 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 98.8% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 68.3% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 98.3% of U.S. neighborhoods.
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 University Heights neighborhood, 40.7% 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 24.7% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (22.5%), and 12.1% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.
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 University Heights neighborhood is English, spoken by 68.4% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, Langs. of India and African languages.
Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.
In the University Heights neighborhood in Newark, NJ, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Dominican (24.2%). There are also a number of people of Sub-Saharan African ancestry (22.6%), and residents who report Asian roots (5.6%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (1.6%). In addition, 15.6% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.
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 University Heights neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (34.9% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (47.0%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also ride the bus to get to work (24.7%) and 7.1% of residents also hop out the door and walk to work 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.