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
More people ride the bus in this neighborhood each day to get to work
than 99.7% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Also, in the Parsons Blvd / 73rd Ave neighborhood, 16.5% 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 95.8% of the
neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Parsons Blvd / 73rd Ave neighborhood has more
Russian and Puerto Rican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 8.3% of
this neighborhood's residents have Russian ancestry and 19.4% have Puerto Rican ancestry.
Parsons Blvd / 73rd Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 5.9% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Russian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.3% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
The Parsons Blvd / 73rd Ave neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 36,923 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 97.8% of the nation's neighborhoods.
In addition, most neighborhoods have a mixture of ages of homes in them, from new to old, but this neighborhood stands out due to its concentration of residential real estate built in one time frame: from 1940 through 1969, generally considered older, well-established homes. This was a busy time in America for home construction. After the end of World War II, as GIs came home, bought newly built homes on the edges of cities with the help of the GI Bill, and began their families. This housing era generally coincides with the 'Baby Boom' generation (1945 - 1964), and many baby boomers grew up in homes built in this era. But what is so interesting about the Parsons Blvd / 73rd Ave neighborhood, is that an incredible 81.1% of the homes here were built in this era. So when you walk its streets or drive through, this neighborhood has a look and feel that harkens to that era in American life, a very important slice of Americana.
Furthermore, the Parsons Blvd / 73rd 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 88.6% 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.
Also of note, 91.7% of the real estate in the Parsons Blvd / 73rd Ave neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.
Finally, the real estate in the Parsons Blvd / 73rd 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, 78.8% of the real estate here is classified as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments, which is more than is found in 97.1% of American 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 Parsons Blvd / 73rd Ave neighborhood have a highly unusual car ownership.
37.3% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
97.7% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: People
The Parsons Blvd / 73rd Ave neighborhood stands out for having an
average per capita income lower than 97.4% of the neighborhoods
in the United States.
The Parsons Blvd / 73rd Ave neighborhood also has a greater percentage
of children living in poverty (61.3%) than found in
95.7% of all U.S. neighborhoods. Children living in poverty
is one of the challenges facing America, and the world, and in this
neighborhood in particular, the problem can be considered acute.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
The Parsons Blvd / 73rd Ave neighborhood has a greater proportion of
government workers living in it than 95.6% of the neighborhoods
in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. This is
a unique feature of this neighborhood, and one that shapes its character.