Penns Grove, NJ (Borough Center)




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About Penns Grove, NJ (Borough Center)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Median real estate price in the Borough Center of Penns Grove is $124,610, which is less expensive than 95.9% of New Jersey neighborhoods and 95.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Penns Grove Borough Center is currently $1,235, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 75.6% of New Jersey neighborhoods.

Penns Grove Borough Center is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Penns Grove, New Jersey.

Real estate in the Borough Center of Penns Grove, NJ is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and townhomes. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Borough Center neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built before 1940.

Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Penns Grove Borough Center. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 17.8%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 81.3% of all U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, most vacant housing here is vacant year round. This can sometimes be the case in neighborhoods dominated by new construction that is not yet occupied. But often neighborhoods with vacancy rates this high are places that can be plagued by a protracted vacancy problem. If you live here, you may find that a number of buildings in your neighborhood are actually empty.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

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 get around.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

If you love row houses and attached homes, you will probably really like the Penns Grove Borough Center neighborhood. The ambiance, the charm, of row houses is something special. And in sheer abundance of row houses, this neighborhood truly stands out. The real estate here has a higher proportion of row houses and attached homes than nearly any neighborhood in America. In fact, 36.4% of the residential real estate here is classified as row houses and attached homes.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Penns Grove Borough Center neighborhood has more Dominican and Puerto Rican ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.9% of this neighborhood's residents have Dominican ancestry and 8.3% have Puerto Rican ancestry.

Notable & Unique: People

Single parenting is hard. But you don't have to tell the Penns Grove Borough Center neighborhood about it; they already know. 18.9% of this neighborhood's households are run by single mothers, which is a higher concentration than NeighborhoodScout found in 95.2% 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.


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 Borough Center neighborhood in Penns Grove are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 40.3% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 9.1% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 66.8% of America's neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

In the Penns Grove Borough Center neighborhood, 38.9% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer 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 21.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (21.3%), and 18.0% 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 Borough Center neighborhood in Penns Grove, NJ, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (14.6%). There are also a number of people of Puerto Rican ancestry (8.3%), and residents who report Irish roots (5.5%), and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (4.7%), along with some English ancestry residents (4.6%), among others. In addition, 15.4% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Penns Grove Borough Center neighborhood is English, spoken by 76.5% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (22.1%).

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 Penns Grove Borough Center neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (48.2% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (89.6%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also hop out the door and walk to work to get to work (6.5%) . 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

44 Vital Statistics. 5 Condition Alerts found.

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 2 Condition Alerts found.

Neighborhood Crime Data

 
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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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Borough Center 0.101011101001110
Penns Grove 0.101011101001110
New Jersey 2.55
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Neighborhood Property Crime

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Borough Center 0.101011101001110
Penns Grove 0.101011101001110
New Jersey 16.26
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Crimes Per Square Mile

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Borough Center 0.101011101001110
Penns Grove 0.101011101001110
New Jersey 69

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 5 Condition Alerts found.

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School Quality

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This neighborhood is served by 1 district:

PENNS GROVE-CARNEYS POINT REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT


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District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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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

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to NJ Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Penns Grove High School
334 Harding Highway
Carneys Point, NJ, 08069
09-12
Paul W Carleton
251 Maple Avenue
Penns Grove, NJ, 08069
04-05
Lafayette Pershing
237 Shell Road
Carneys Point, NJ, 08069
PK-KG
Penns Grove Middle School
351 Maple Avenue
Penns Grove, NJ, 08069
06-08
Field Street School
144 Field Street
Carneys Point, NJ, 08069
01-03

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ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED
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