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.
Notable & Unique: People
NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that the U of New Mexico-Main Campus / Lomas Blvd NE
neighborhood has a greater concentration of residents currently enrolled
in college than 99.6% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. With
73.1% of the population here attending college, this is very
much a college-focused neighborhood.
In addition, of note, 76.9% of the children in this area
live in poverty; an extraordinarily high percentage compared to other
neighborhoods in the nation. In a nation where approximately one in
four children grows up in poverty, this neighborhood stands out for
the depth of the problem manifested here.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the U of New Mexico-Main Campus / Lomas Blvd NE neighborhood, many people's commute means
walking from the bedroom to the home office. NeighborhoodScout's analysis
found that 20.1% of residents worked from home. This may not
seem like a large number, but Scout's research shows that this is a higher
percentage of people working from home than 99.4% of the
neighborhoods in America. Often people who work from home are engaged in
the creative or technological economy, such as is found in areas around Boston,
and in Silicon Valley. Other times, people may be engaged in other businesses
like trading stocks from home, or running a small beauty salon.
Also, more people in U of New Mexico-Main Campus / Lomas Blvd NE choose to walk to work each day
(25.8%) than almost any neighborhood in America. If you are
attracted to the idea of being able to walk to work, this neighborhood
could be a good choice.
Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability
Do you like to be surrounded by people from all over the country or world,
with different perspectives and life experiences? Or do you instead prefer
to be in a neighborhood where most residents have lived there for a long
time, creating a sense of cohesiveness? NeighborhoodScout's analysis
reveals that this neighborhood stands out among American neighborhoods
for the uniqueness of the mobility of its residents.
In the U of New Mexico-Main Campus / Lomas Blvd NE neighborhood, a greater proportion of
the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is
found in 99.3% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood,
more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the U of New Mexico-Main Campus / Lomas Blvd NE neighborhood has more
Native American and Armenian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 10.0% of
this neighborhood's residents have Native American ancestry and 1.5% have Armenian ancestry.
U of New Mexico-Main Campus / Lomas Blvd NE is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 7.3% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Native American languages at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.7% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
With 2.3% of employed workers living in the
U of New Mexico-Main Campus / Lomas Blvd NE neighborhood active in the military, this neighborhood has
the distinction of having a higher proportion of people in the military
than 97.5% of American neighborhoods. This is a major
shaper of the neighborhood's culture and character.
Furthermore, from major sales accounts to fast-food workers, sales and service employees
are often the backbone of the local economy. In the U of New Mexico-Main Campus / Lomas Blvd NE
neighborhood, they truly stand out. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis
identifies this neighborhood as having a higher percentage of sales and
service workers than 97.1% of all American neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, renter-occupied real estate is dominant in the U of New Mexico-Main Campus / Lomas Blvd NE neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 98.2%, which is higher than 98.9% 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, the U of New Mexico-Main Campus / Lomas Blvd NE neighborhood is very unique in that it has one of the highest proportions of one, two, or no bedroom real estate of any neighborhood in America. Most neighborhoods have a mixture of home or apartment sizes from small to large, but here the concentration of studios and other small living spaces is at near-record heights. With 88.4% of the real estate here of this small size, this most assuredly is a notable feature that makes this neighborhood unique, along with just a handful of other neighborhoods in the U.S. that share this characteristic.
Also of note, one of the really unique and interesting things about the look and setting of the U of New Mexico-Main Campus / Lomas Blvd NE neighborhood is that it is almost entirely dominated by large apartment buildings, such as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments. 74.6% of the residential real estate here is classified as such. This puts this neighborhood on the map as having a higher proportion of large apartment buildings than 96.5% of all neighborhoods in America.