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: People
Single parenting is hard. But you don't have to tell the
Bergen St / Ralph Ave neighborhood about it; they already know. 34.5%
of this neighborhood's households are run by single mothers, which is a
higher concentration than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.8%
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 Bergen St / Ralph Ave neighborhood buck
60.6% 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: Diversity
Did you know that the Bergen St / Ralph Ave neighborhood has more
Dominican and Puerto Rican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 9.6% of
this neighborhood's residents have Dominican ancestry and 11.0% have Puerto Rican ancestry.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the Bergen St / Ralph Ave neighborhood, 51.7% 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 98.9% of the
neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
The Bergen St / Ralph Ave neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 44,305 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 98.3% of the nation'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 Bergen St / Ralph Ave neighborhood is among
the top 5% of American neighborhoods in terms of walkability.
In addition, the Bergen St / Ralph Ave neighborhood is very unique in that it has one of the highest proportions of one, two, or no bedroom real estate of any neighborhood in America. Most neighborhoods have a mixture of home or apartment sizes from small to large, but here the concentration of studios and other small living spaces is at near-record heights. With 92.0% of the real estate here of this small size, this most assuredly is a notable feature that makes this neighborhood unique, along with just a handful of other neighborhoods in the U.S. that share this characteristic.
Furthermore, 91.7% of the real estate in the Bergen St / Ralph Ave neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.
Also of note, the real estate in the Bergen St / Ralph 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, 73.5% of the real estate here is classified as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments, which is more than is found in 96.3% of American neighborhoods.