The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from
its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This
neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as
revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything
from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Hammond Ave / Montgomery St neighborhood has more
Dominican and South American ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 29.0% of
this neighborhood's residents have Dominican ancestry and 8.8% have South American ancestry.
Hammond Ave / Montgomery St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 74.9% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Spanish at home. This is a higher percentage than 98.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: People
Single parenting is hard. But you don't have to tell the
Hammond Ave / Montgomery St neighborhood about it; they already know. 27.5%
of this neighborhood's households are run by single mothers, which is a
higher concentration than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.2%
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.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research identifies the Hammond Ave / Montgomery 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
47.0% of its working residents employed in such fields, which is a
higher proportion than 98.9% of American neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
The Hammond Ave / Montgomery St neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 31,493 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 97.3% of the nation's neighborhoods.
In addition, corner bodegas, stores on the first floor and apartments above, former grand Victorian residences converted into apartments, three-deckers built shoulder-to-shoulder, duplexes. Such building types define the real estate of neighborhoods dominated by small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings. Many are in older core neighborhoods of Eastern and Midwestern cities, or historic town centers in their hinterlands. If you wax romantic about the look and feel of such neighborhoods, with fresh pizza, falafel and an independent florist at the corner, then you might find the Hammond Ave / Montgomery St neighborhood worth a close look. This neighborhood is an absolutely outstanding example of the dominance of small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings compared to neighborhoods across the nation, as they make up a substantial portion of this neighborhood's real estate stock. In fact, no less than 63.5% of the real estate here is made up of such dwellings, which is higher than 99.3% 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 Hammond Ave / Montgomery St neighborhood buck
29.9% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
96.7% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability
The freedom of moving to new places versus the comfort of home. How much
and how often people move not only can create diverse and worldly neighborhoods,
but simultaneously it can produce a loss of intimacy with one's surroundings
and a lack of connectedness to one's neighbors. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive
research has identified this neighborhood as unique with regard to the
transience of its populace.
What is interesting to note, is that the Hammond Ave / Montgomery St
neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country
(45.2%) than are found in 96.3% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
More people ride the bus in this neighborhood each day to get to work
than 96.0% of U.S. neighborhoods.