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 Southern Blvd / E 163rd St neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Southern Blvd / E 163rd St neighborhood has more
Puerto Rican and Dominican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 33.7% of
this neighborhood's residents have Puerto Rican ancestry and 17.0% have Dominican ancestry.
Southern Blvd / E 163rd St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 87.0% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Spanish at home. This is a higher percentage than 99.2% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
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
Southern Blvd / E 163rd St neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having,
on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America.
15.3% 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 99.4%
of all neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: People
One of the unique characteristics of the Southern Blvd / E 163rd St
neighborhood revealed by analysis is that the per capita income of
residents here is lower than that found in 98.9% of the neighborhoods
In addition, single parenting is hard. But you don't have to tell the
Southern Blvd / E 163rd St neighborhood about it; they already know. 21.4%
of this neighborhood's households are run by single mothers, which is a
higher concentration than NeighborhoodScout found in 97.1%
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.
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or
three. But households in the Southern Blvd / E 163rd St neighborhood buck
56.4% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
98.9% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
The Southern Blvd / E 163rd St neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 54,196 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 98.8% of the nation's neighborhoods.
In addition, one of the really unique and interesting things about the look and setting of the Southern Blvd / E 163rd St neighborhood is that it is almost entirely dominated by large apartment buildings, such as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments. 94.9% 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 99.2% of all neighborhoods in America.
Furthermore, 98.0% of the real estate in the Southern Blvd / E 163rd St neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the Southern Blvd / E 163rd St neighborhood, 47.9% 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.
Also, our research revealed that more commuters here take the bus to work
(21.3% ride the bus) than 97.4% 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