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 Summer St / Broadway 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 Summer St / Broadway neighborhood has more
Dominican and Puerto Rican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 37.8% of
this neighborhood's residents have Dominican ancestry and 30.4% have Puerto Rican ancestry.
Summer St / Broadway is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 70.1% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Spanish at home. This is a higher percentage than 97.4% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research identifies the Summer St / Broadway
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
53.2% of its working residents employed in such fields, which is a
higher proportion than 99.7% of American neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: People
Single parenting is hard. But you don't have to tell the
Summer St / Broadway neighborhood about it; they already know. 24.8%
of this neighborhood's households are run by single mothers, which is a
higher concentration than NeighborhoodScout found in 98.5%
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, neighborhoodScout's exclusive research revealed that 96.8%
of the adult residents in the Summer St / Broadway neighborhood do
not have a 4-year college degree, which is a lower rate of college graduated
adults than found in 97.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
The Summer St / Broadway neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 34,562 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 97.6% of the nation's neighborhoods.
In addition, renter-occupied real estate is dominant in the Summer St / Broadway neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 96.2%, which is higher than 98.5% 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.
Furthermore, 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 Summer St / Broadway 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 48.7% of the real estate here is made up of such dwellings, which is higher than 97.8% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
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 Summer St / Broadway neighborhood have a highly unusual car ownership.
35.4% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
97.5% of U.S. neighborhoods.