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: Modes of Transportation
If you like to ride the train to work, this neighborhood may be for you.
NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 69.3% of the
Prospect Ave / E 152nd St neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each
day, which is more than we found in 99.7% of America's
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 88,104 people per square mile, it is more densely populated than 99.6% of America's neighborhoods. Being a walkable neighborhood can help increase property values for the simple reason that people enjoy it and value it. To put it plainly, despite our love affair with the automobile, American's enjoy taking to the streets, sidewalks, paths, and courtyards of a place to get a coffee, relax, and take in the sights and sounds. And, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive and first quantitative walkable score index, the Prospect Ave / E 152nd St neighborhood is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in America.
In addition, 96.9% of the real estate in the Prospect Ave / E 152nd St 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 Prospect Ave / E 152nd 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, 89.6% of the real estate here is classified as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments, which is more than is found in 98.5% of American neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Prospect Ave / E 152nd St neighborhood has more
Puerto Rican and Dominican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 33.1% of
this neighborhood's residents have Puerto Rican ancestry and 20.2% have Dominican ancestry.
Prospect Ave / E 152nd St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 67.6% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Spanish at home. This is a higher percentage than 97.0% of all 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 Prospect Ave / E 152nd St neighborhood buck
68.2% 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: Occupations
From major sales accounts to fast-food workers, sales and service employees
are often the backbone of the local economy. In the Prospect Ave / E 152nd St
neighborhood, they truly stand out. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis
identifies this neighborhood as having a higher percentage of sales and
service workers than 99.1% of all American neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: People
Single parenting is hard. But you don't have to tell the
Prospect Ave / E 152nd St neighborhood about it; they already know. 25.1%
of this neighborhood's households are run by single mothers, which is a
higher concentration than NeighborhoodScout found in 98.6%
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, the Prospect Ave / E 152nd St neighborhood stands out for having an
average per capita income lower than 95.0% of the neighborhoods
in the United States.