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: Diversity
Did you know that the Black Rock neighborhood has more
Native American ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 83.9% of
this neighborhood's residents have Native American ancestry.
Black Rock is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 65.4% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Native American languages at home. This is a higher percentage than 99.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
A unique way of commuting is simply not to. And in the Black Rock
neighborhood, analysis shows that 32.9% of the residents work
from home, avoiding a commute altogether. This may not seem like a large number,
but it is a higher proportion of people working from home than is found in
99.9% of the neighborhoods in the United States.
One thing NeighborhoodScout's research reveals is that the wealthier and/or
more isolated the neighborhood, the greater the proportion of residents who
choose to work from home.
Also, in the Black Rock neighborhood, walking to work is a real
option for many. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research reveals
walking to and from work is the chosen way to commute for 14.5%
of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than
we found in 96.3% of American neighborhoods. Get ready
to put on your walking shoes if you move here!
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
Unpopulated, and rural, the Black Rock neighborhood is one of the least crowded neighborhoods in all of America. If you like open space, no traffic, and lots of room, this neighborhood may be just what you are looking for. According to NeighborhoodScout's leading research, this neighborhood is less densely populated than 98.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: People
The Black Rock neighborhood stands out for having an
average per capita income lower than 96.8% of the neighborhoods
in the United States.
The Black Rock neighborhood also has a greater percentage
of children living in poverty (69.0%) than found in
97.7% of all U.S. neighborhoods. Children living in poverty
is one of the challenges facing America, and the world, and in this
neighborhood in particular, the problem can be considered acute.
In addition, there is an especially high percentage of incarcerated people (0.6%)
living in the Black Rock neighborhood.
Also, the Black Rock neighborhood stands out within New Mexico
for its college student friendly environment. NeighborhoodScout's analysis
reveals that this neighborhood is home to a number of college students,
is relatively walkable, and above average in safety. In combination, this
makes it stand out for a good place for college students to consider.
Because a number of college students live here, this neighborhood may
be close to a college campus and offer certain amenities nearby geared
towards the student body. While it's not an environment for everyone,
ambitious scholars can enjoy seasonal excitement between semesters and
school breaks, and parents can rest easy knowing that the area has an
above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the
neighborhood is rated among the top 8%
of college-friendly places to live in NM.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
The government often provides some of the more stable jobs in the economy.
From local, to state, to federal government workers, the government can
also be a major employer. What NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed, is
that the Black Rock neighborhood in particular stands out
when compared nationally for the proportion of its working residents who
are employed by the government. At 16.3% of its workforce, this
neighborhood has a greater concentration of government workers than
97.7% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Length of Commute
Whether walking, biking, riding, or driving, the length of one's commute
is an important factor for one's quality of life. The Black Rock
neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's
Residents of the Black Rock neighborhood have the pleasure
of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in
America. 63.3% of the residents have a commute time from
home to work (one way) of less than fifteen minutes. This is a higher
proportion of residents enjoying a short trip to work than NeighborhoodScout
found in 96.5% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting
means more time for other things in life.