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 E 143rd St / Brook Ave neighborhood has more
Puerto Rican and Dominican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 44.1% of
this neighborhood's residents have Puerto Rican ancestry and 11.4% have Dominican ancestry.
E 143rd St / Brook Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 56.1% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Spanish at home. This is a higher percentage than 95.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: People
Single parenting is hard. But you don't have to tell the
E 143rd St / Brook Ave neighborhood about it; they already know. 34.7%
of this neighborhood's households are run by single mothers, which is a
higher concentration than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.8%
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, one of the unique characteristics of the E 143rd St / Brook Ave
neighborhood revealed by analysis is that the per capita income of
residents here is lower than that found in 98.1% of the neighborhoods
The E 143rd St / Brook Ave neighborhood also has a greater percentage
of children living in poverty (69.1%) than found in
97.8% 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.
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or
three. But households in the E 143rd St / Brook Ave neighborhood buck
69.5% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
99.5% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
What you'll find when you visit or move to this neighborhood is one of the most crowded neighborhoods in all of America. With an incredible 85,902 people per square mile, it is more densely populated than 99.5% of America's neighborhoods. Even if you drive or take transit to your place of employment, many
people enjoy being able to walk in their neighborhood. What many people
don't realize is that most of America's premier vacation locations are
also very walkable. The E 143rd St / Brook Ave neighborhood is among
the top 5% of American neighborhoods in terms of walkability.
In addition, the real estate in the E 143rd St / Brook Ave neighborhood really stands out in the way it looks for a unique reason: this neighborhood has a higher proportion of apartment complexes or high-rise apartments than nearly every neighborhood in the country. Most neighborhoods are a mixture of real estate and housing types, but here it is almost entirely dominated by big apartment buildings and complexes. In fact, 84.8% of the real estate here is classified as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments, which is more than is found in 97.9% of American neighborhoods.
Furthermore, 92.5% of the real estate in the E 143rd St / Brook Ave neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
If you like to ride the train to work, this neighborhood may be for you.
NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 48.4% of the
E 143rd St / Brook Ave neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each
day, which is more than we found in 98.7% of America's
Also, more people in E 143rd St / Brook Ave choose to walk to work each day
(24.8%) 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.
Finally, our research revealed that more commuters here take the bus to work
(18.3% ride the bus) than 96.4% of all American
neighborhoods. If you like the idea of leaving your car and home and
hopping the bus to work, this might be a good neighborhood for you to
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 E 143rd St / Brook Ave
More residents of the E 143rd St / Brook Ave neighborhood live here
today that also were living in this same neighborhood five years ago
than is found in 95.7% of U.S. neighborhoods. This neighborhood
is really made up of people who know each other, don't move often, and
have lived here in this very neighborhood for quite a while.