Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice
is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one
might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether
shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Bronx,
the Park Ave / E 168th St neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
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 Park Ave / E 168th St neighborhood has more single mother
households than 99.9% 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 Park Ave / E 168th St
neighborhood revealed by analysis is that the per capita income of
residents here is lower than that found in 96.5% of the neighborhoods
The Park Ave / E 168th St neighborhood also has a greater percentage
of children living in poverty (59.9%) than found in
95.2% 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: Diversity
Did you know that the Park Ave / E 168th St neighborhood has more
Dominican and Puerto Rican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 20.4% of
this neighborhood's residents have Dominican ancestry and 27.9% have Puerto Rican ancestry.
Park Ave / E 168th 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 97.5% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or
three. But households in the Park Ave / E 168th St neighborhood buck
67.8% 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 83,021 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 Park Ave / E 168th St neighborhood is among
the top 5% of American neighborhoods in terms of walkability.
In addition, the real estate in the Park Ave / E 168th St 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, 95.4% of the real estate here is classified as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments, which is more than is found in 99.3% of American neighborhoods.
Furthermore, renter-occupied real estate is dominant in the Park Ave / E 168th St neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 97.3%, which is higher than 98.7% of the neighborhoods in America. If you were to buy and live in the property you bought here, you would be almost alone in doing so.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
More people ride the bus in this neighborhood each day to get to work
than 99.0% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Also, in the Park Ave / E 168th St neighborhood, 46.9% 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 98.6% of the
neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
There are more people living in the Park Ave / E 168th St neighborhood
employed as sales and service workers (50.6%) than almost any neighborhood
in the country. From fast-food service workers to major sales accounts,
sales and service workers make up the largest proportion of our national
employment picture. But despite that size and importance nationally, this
neighborhood still stands out as unique due to the dominance of people
living here who work in such occupations.
Notable & Unique: Length of Commute
Whether walking, biking, riding, or driving, the length of one's commute
is an important factor for one's quality of life. The Park Ave / E 168th St
neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's
Long commutes can be brutal. They take time, money, and energy, leaving less
of you for yourself and your family. The residents of the
Park Ave / E 168th St neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having,
on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America.
11.9% 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 98.5%
of all neighborhoods in America.