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 W 40th St / 9th Ave neighborhood has more
Austrian and Eastern European ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 4.5% of
this neighborhood's residents have Austrian ancestry and 2.2% have Eastern European ancestry.
W 40th St / 9th Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 4.7% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Korean at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 98.7% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: People
The first thing that you'll notice if you moved to this neighborhood is
that an astounding 6.8% of the households are same sex couples.
According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis, this is a higher proportion of
same sex households than in 99.9% of the neighborhoods in
America. This is one indicator that this neighborhood is likely a gay-friendly
neighborhood. So if you are looking for such a neighborhood, the
W 40th St / 9th Ave neighborhood should definitely be on your list of places to
In addition, a unique characteristic about the people in the W 40th St / 9th Ave
neighborhood is that a majority of them are young, single professionals.
In fact, there are more young, single professionals in this one community
than 96.1% of neighborhoods in the U.S. Here you'll
find an active nightlife nearby with lots of opportunities to flirt
and find romance.
In addition to being an excellent choice for young, single professionals, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for urban sophisticates.
Also, the rate of college educated adults in the W 40th St / 9th Ave neighborhood
is a unique characteristic of the neighborhood. 68.5% of
adults here have received at least a 4-year bachelor's degree, compared to
the average neighborhood in America, which has 22.6% of the adults with a
bachelor's degree. The rate here is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in
95.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
Most American households own a car or other vehicle. Many own two cars
or perhaps three. In the United States, it is useful to have an automobile
not only for commuting, but also for shopping and getting to other services
one needs. But NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed that households in
the W 40th St / 9th Ave neighborhood have a highly unusual car ownership.
79.8% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
99.8% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the W 40th St / 9th Ave neighborhood, walking to work is a real
option for many. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research reveals
walking to and from work is the chosen way to commute for 49.2%
of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than
we found in 99.6% of American neighborhoods. Get ready
to put on your walking shoes if you move here!
Also, in the W 40th St / 9th Ave neighborhood, 0.8% of people ride
a ferry 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 ferry
ridership than in 99.1% of the neighborhoods in America.
Finally, if you like to ride the train to work, this neighborhood may be for you.
NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 43.1% of the
W 40th St / 9th Ave neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each
day, which is more than we found in 98.3% of America's
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
The W 40th St / 9th Ave neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 33,898 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 97.6% of the nation's neighborhoods.
In addition, the W 40th St / 9th 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 99.0% 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, one of the really unique and interesting things about the look and setting of the W 40th St / 9th Ave neighborhood is that it is almost entirely dominated by large apartment buildings, such as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments. 95.8% 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 99.4% of all neighborhoods in America.
Also of note, homes built from 2000 through today make up a higher proportion of the W 40th St / 9th Ave neighborhood's real estate landscape than 97.1% of the neighborhoods in America. When you are driving around this neighborhood, you'll notice right away that it is one of the newest built of any, with the smell of fresh paint, and the look of young landscaping nearly everywhere you look. In fact, 58.2% of the residential real estate here is classified as newer.
Finally, 84.1% of the real estate in the W 40th St / 9th Ave neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.