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 Paterson,
the 14th Ave / E 28th St 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 14th Ave / E 28th St neighborhood has more
Dominican and Jamaican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 32.0% of
this neighborhood's residents have Dominican ancestry and 11.9% have Jamaican ancestry.
14th Ave / E 28th St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.8% 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 95.3% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the 14th Ave / E 28th St neighborhood, carpooling is still a popular
way to get to and from work. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that
24.2% of commuters carpool here, which is more than in
97.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
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 14th Ave / E 28th St neighborhood has more single mother
households than 95.8% 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: Real Estate
If you like crowded places, then you will probably enjoy the 14th Ave / E 28th St neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive data analysis, this neighborhood is more densely populated than 95.8% of neighborhoods in the U.S., with 22,741 people per square mile living here.
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 14th Ave / E 28th 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, 76.4% of the real estate here are small 2, 3, or 4 unit apartment buildings, which is a higher proportion than found in 99.9% of America's neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability
Some neighborhoods have more internal cohesiveness than others. While other
neighborhoods feel like a collection of strangers who just happen to live
near each other. Sometimes this comes down to not only the personalities
of the people in a place, but how long people have been together in that
neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research has revealed some interesting
things about the rootedness of people in the 14th Ave / E 28th St
What is interesting to note, is that the 14th Ave / E 28th St
neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country
(43.3%) than are found in 95.6% of all U.S. neighborhoods.