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 / Marmion Ave neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
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 108,930 people per square mile, it is more densely populated than 99.8% of America's neighborhoods.
In addition, renter-occupied real estate is dominant in the Southern Blvd / Marmion Ave neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 97.2%, 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.
Furthermore, the real estate in the Southern Blvd / Marmion Ave 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, 79.7% of the real estate here is classified as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments, which is more than is found in 97.2% of American neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Southern Blvd / Marmion Ave neighborhood has more
Puerto Rican and Dominican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 31.6% of
this neighborhood's residents have Puerto Rican ancestry and 13.2% have Dominican ancestry.
Southern Blvd / Marmion Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 14.4% 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 99.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the Southern Blvd / Marmion Ave neighborhood, 51.2% 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 98.8% of the
neighborhoods in America.
Also, more people ride the bus in this neighborhood each day to get to work
than 97.4% of U.S. neighborhoods.
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 Southern Blvd / Marmion Ave neighborhood has more single mother
households than 98.6% 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, the Southern Blvd / Marmion Ave neighborhood stands out for having an
average per capita income lower than 97.5% of the neighborhoods
in the United States.
The Southern Blvd / Marmion Ave neighborhood also has a greater percentage
of children living in poverty (59.7%) than found in
95.1% 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.
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or
three. But households in the Southern Blvd / Marmion Ave neighborhood buck
48.7% 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: Occupations
From major sales accounts to fast-food workers, sales and service employees
are often the backbone of the local economy. In the Southern Blvd / Marmion Ave
neighborhood, they truly stand out. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis
identifies this neighborhood as having a higher percentage of sales and
service workers than 97.0% of all American neighborhoods.