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: Modes of Transportation
In the North St / Chattel St neighborhood, carpooling is still a popular
way to get to and from work. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that
29.7% of commuters carpool here, which is more than in
99.3% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
It used to be that most Americans lived on the farm, or otherwise made their
living from the land, the forests, or the sea. With global trade and an
economy increasingly based on providing services to one another, fewer
people farm, fish or harvest timber now than at any time in American history.
But according to NeighborhoodScout's leading analysis, the
North St / Chattel St neighborhood stands apart from most American neighborhood due
to the proportion of its residents still working in these fields. With 11.9%
of the workforce so employed, this neighborhood has a greater concentration
of such workers than 99.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the North St / Chattel St neighborhood has more
South American and Puerto Rican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 11.0% of
this neighborhood's residents have South American ancestry and 13.5% have Puerto Rican ancestry.
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or
three. But households in the North St / Chattel St neighborhood buck
27.1% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
96.3% 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 North St / Chattel St
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
North St / Chattel St neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having,
on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America.
8.4% 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 95.6%
of all neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: People
Single parenting is hard. But you don't have to tell the
North St / Chattel St neighborhood about it; they already know. 19.3%
of this neighborhood's households are run by single mothers, which is a
higher concentration than NeighborhoodScout found in 95.5%
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: Real Estate
In addition, do you watch 'This Old House' on Public Television? Do you love the idea of fixing up a Colonial or Victorian era home, complete with the charm of yesteryear? Do you like to stroll or drive streets lined with gracious older residences? If you found yourself nodding yes to any of these questions, you are going to be interested in this unique neighborhood. The North St / Chattel St neighborhood stands out on a national scale for the sheer concentration of historic residences it contains: 67.3% of the residential real estate here was built from 1939 or earlier, some much earlier. This is a greater concentration of historic homes than 97.2% of the neighborhoods in the United States.