When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing
is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look
the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for
a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups.
This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the White Plains Rd / Story Ave neighborhood has more
Puerto Rican and Dominican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 34.8% of
this neighborhood's residents have Puerto Rican ancestry and 7.1% have Dominican ancestry.
White Plains Rd / Story Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.5% 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 96.5% 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 White Plains Rd / Story Ave neighborhood buck
58.7% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
99.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.
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 White Plains Rd / Story Ave
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
White Plains Rd / Story Ave neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having,
on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America.
13.4% 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 99.0%
of all neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: People
Single parenting is hard. But you don't have to tell the
White Plains Rd / Story Ave neighborhood about it; they already know. 25.2%
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 White Plains Rd / Story Ave neighborhood stands out for having an
average per capita income lower than 96.0% of the neighborhoods
in the United States.
Also of note, 63.8% of the children in this area
live in poverty; an extraordinarily high percentage compared to other
neighborhoods in the nation. In a nation where approximately one in
four children grows up in poverty, this neighborhood stands out for
the depth of the problem manifested here.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
Our research revealed that more commuters here take the bus to work
(24.8% ride the bus) than 98.2% 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
Also, in the White Plains Rd / Story Ave neighborhood, 41.1% 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 98.2% of the
neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
The White Plains Rd / Story Ave neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 38,274 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 97.9% of the nation's neighborhoods.
In addition, the real estate in the White Plains Rd / Story 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, 85.9% of the real estate here is classified as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments, which is more than is found in 98.0% of American neighborhoods.
Furthermore, renter-occupied real estate is dominant in the White Plains Rd / Story Ave neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 92.6%, which is higher than 97.7% 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.