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 175th St / Waterloo Pl neighborhood has more
Dominican and Puerto Rican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 36.3% of
this neighborhood's residents have Dominican ancestry and 27.6% have Puerto Rican ancestry.
E 175th St / Waterloo Pl is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 59.2% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Spanish at home. This is a higher percentage than 95.6% of all 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 72,526 people per square mile, it is more densely populated than 99.3% 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 175th St / Waterloo Pl neighborhood is among
the top 5% of American neighborhoods in terms of walkability.
In addition, 94.0% of the real estate in the E 175th St / Waterloo Pl 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 175th St / Waterloo Pl 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, 71.8% of the real estate here is classified as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments, which is more than is found in 96.0% of American 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 50.7% of the
E 175th St / Waterloo Pl neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each
day, which is more than we found in 98.8% of America's
Also, our research revealed that more commuters here take the bus to work
(15.7% ride the bus) than 95.1% 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: Car Ownership
American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or
three. But households in the E 175th St / Waterloo Pl neighborhood buck
36.6% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
97.6% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: People
Whether by choice, divorce, or unplanned pregnancy, single moms may have
the toughest job in the book. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals
that the E 175th St / Waterloo Pl neighborhood has more single mother
households than 96.8% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.
Often high concentrations of single mother homes can be a strong indicator
of family and social issues such as poverty, high rates of school dropouts,
crime, and other societal problems.
In addition, one of the unique characteristics of the E 175th St / Waterloo Pl
neighborhood revealed by analysis is that the per capita income of
residents here is lower than that found in 95.2% of the neighborhoods
Also of note, 62.6% 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.