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: 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 104,218 people per square mile, it is more densely populated than 99.7% of America's neighborhoods.
In addition, 93.8% of the real estate in the E 156th St / Melrose Ave neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.
Furthermore, the real estate in the E 156th St / Melrose 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, 81.1% of the real estate here is classified as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments, which is more than is found in 97.4% of American 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 E 156th St / Melrose Ave neighborhood have a highly unusual car ownership.
69.6% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
99.6% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the E 156th St / Melrose Ave neighborhood has more
Dominican and Sub-Saharan African ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 19.8% of
this neighborhood's residents have Dominican ancestry and 13.9% have Sub-Saharan African ancestry.
E 156th St / Melrose Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 10.1% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak African languages at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.7% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: People
Single parenting is hard. But you don't have to tell the
E 156th St / Melrose Ave neighborhood about it; they already know. 30.2%
of this neighborhood's households are run by single mothers, which is a
higher concentration than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.5%
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, one of the unique characteristics of the E 156th St / Melrose Ave
neighborhood revealed by analysis is that the per capita income of
residents here is lower than that found in 97.5% of the neighborhoods
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 48.8% of the
E 156th St / Melrose 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 156th St / Melrose Ave choose to walk to work each day
(16.8%) 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, more people ride the bus in this neighborhood each day to get to work
than 95.6% of U.S. neighborhoods.