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
The types of households in a neighborhood can tell a lot about the character
and lifestyle of those living here. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis
reveals that this neighborhood, above nearly every neighborhood in America,
has a greater percentage of its residents living alone: 57.1%. This
is a higher percent living alone than we found in 98.8% of
all U.S. neighborhoods. Often residents who live alone are new arrivals
to an area who are single, and often senior citizens who have lost a spouse.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the Morris Ave / E 161st St neighborhood, 45.3% of people
ride the train to work each day. This is a very high percentage compared
to most places. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this
is a higher level of train ridership than in 98.5% of the
neighborhoods in America.
Also, more people ride the bus in this neighborhood each day to get to work
than 97.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or
three. But households in the Morris Ave / E 161st St neighborhood buck
49.2% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
98.5% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
The Morris Ave / E 161st St neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 39,679 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 98.0% of the nation's neighborhoods.
In addition, one of the really unique and interesting things about the look and setting of the Morris Ave / E 161st St neighborhood is that it is almost entirely dominated by large apartment buildings, such as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments. 98.9% 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 99.9% of all neighborhoods in America.
Furthermore, most neighborhoods have a mixture of ages of homes in them, from new to old, but this neighborhood stands out due to its concentration of residential real estate built in one time frame: from 1940 through 1969, generally considered older, well-established homes. This was a busy time in America for home construction. After the end of World War II, as GIs came home, bought newly built homes on the edges of cities with the help of the GI Bill, and began their families. This housing era generally coincides with the 'Baby Boom' generation (1945 - 1964), and many baby boomers grew up in homes built in this era. But what is so interesting about the Morris Ave / E 161st St neighborhood, is that an incredible 86.6% of the homes here were built in this era. So when you walk its streets or drive through, this neighborhood has a look and feel that harkens to that era in American life, a very important slice of Americana.
Also of note, the Morris Ave / E 161st St 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 90.6% 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.
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 Morris Ave / E 161st St neighborhood in particular stands out
when compared nationally for the proportion of its working residents who
are employed by the government. At 16.4% of its workforce, this
neighborhood has a greater concentration of government workers than
97.8% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Morris Ave / E 161st St neighborhood has more
Puerto Rican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 9.6% of
this neighborhood's residents have Puerto Rican ancestry.
Morris Ave / E 161st St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 3.2% 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 97.6% of the neighborhoods in America.