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 Mill St / Washington St neighborhood has more
West Indian and Jamaican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 0.7% of
this neighborhood's residents have West Indian ancestry and 5.1% have Jamaican ancestry.
Mill St / Washington St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.0% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Japanese 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 types of households in a neighborhood can tell a lot about the character
and lifestyle of those living here. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis
reveals that this neighborhood, above nearly every neighborhood in America,
has a greater percentage of its residents living alone: 52.5%. This
is a higher percent living alone than we found in 97.9% of
all U.S. neighborhoods. Often residents who live alone are new arrivals
to an area who are single, and often senior citizens who have lost a spouse.
In addition, one of the unique characteristics of the Mill St / Washington St
neighborhood revealed by analysis is that the per capita income of
residents here is lower than that found in 96.0% of the neighborhoods
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
Our research shows that more people carpool to work here in the
Mill St / Washington St (21.4%) than in 96.1% of the
neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, renter-occupied real estate is dominant in the Mill St / Washington St neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 93.1%, which is higher than 97.8% 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, three-deckers, duplexes, old Victorian homes cut up into apartments. Independent stores on the corner selling pizza. These are some of the hallmarks of neighborhoods with lots of small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings. The Mill St / Washington St neighborhood really stands out in this regard, however, as it is dominated by such small apartment buildings more than nearly any other neighborhood in America. This is a stunning visual and lifestyle example of this type of neighborhood. In fact, 39.8% of the real estate here are small 2, 3, or 4 unit apartment buildings, which is a higher proportion than found in 96.3% of America's neighborhoods.
Also of note, the Mill St / Washington St 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 81.8% 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.