The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from
its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This
neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as
revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything
from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Morris Heights neighborhood has more
Dominican and Puerto Rican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 28.2% of
this neighborhood's residents have Dominican ancestry and 15.1% have Puerto Rican ancestry.
Morris Heights is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 3.0% 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 97.3% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Length of Commute
Regardless of the means by which residents commute, this neighborhood has
a length of commute that is notable.
Long commutes can be brutal. They take time, money, and energy, leaving less
of you for yourself and your family. The residents of the
Morris Heights neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having,
on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America.
17.8% of commuters here travel more than one hour just one-way
to work. That is more than two hours per day. This percentage with two-hour +
round-trip commutes is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.7%
of all neighborhoods 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 45.3% of the
Morris Heights neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each
day, which is more than we found in 98.5% of America's
Also, our research revealed that more commuters here take the bus to work
(25.6% ride the bus) than 98.3% 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
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 Morris Heights neighborhood have a highly unusual car ownership.
45.4% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
98.3% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
The Morris Heights neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 43,874 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 98.3% of the nation'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 Morris Heights neighborhood is among
the top 5% of American neighborhoods in terms of walkability.
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: 51.0%. This
is a higher percent living alone than we found in 97.3% 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.
In addition, the Morris Heights neighborhood stands out for having an
average per capita income lower than 95.7% of the neighborhoods
in the United States.
The Morris Heights neighborhood also has a greater percentage
of children living in poverty (62.4%) than found in
96.1% 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.