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: Occupations
There are more people living in the S State St / E Adams St neighborhood
employed as sales and service workers (41.9%) than almost any neighborhood
in the country. From fast-food service workers to major sales accounts,
sales and service workers make up the largest proportion of our national
employment picture. But despite that size and importance nationally, this
neighborhood still stands out as unique due to the dominance of people
living here who work in such occupations.
Notable & Unique: People
One of the unique characteristics of the S State St / E Adams St
neighborhood revealed by analysis is that the per capita income of
residents here is lower than that found in 99.7% of the neighborhoods
The S State St / E Adams St neighborhood also has a greater percentage
of children living in poverty (72.8%) than found in
98.4% 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.
In addition, single parenting is hard. But you don't have to tell the
S State St / E Adams St neighborhood about it; they already know. 32.2%
of this neighborhood's households are run by single mothers, which is a
higher concentration than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.7%
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.
Also, neighborhoodScout's exclusive research revealed that 98.0%
of the adult residents in the S State St / E Adams St neighborhood do
not have a 4-year college degree, which is a lower rate of college graduated
adults than found in 98.7% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the S State St / E Adams St neighborhood has more
Sub-Saharan African and Puerto Rican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 24.8% of
this neighborhood's residents have Sub-Saharan African ancestry and 11.8% have Puerto Rican ancestry.
S State St / E Adams St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 14.3% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak African languages at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or
three. But households in the S State St / E Adams St neighborhood buck
44.5% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
98.2% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the S State St / E Adams St 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 18.6%
of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than
we found in 97.4% of American neighborhoods. Get ready
to put on your walking shoes if you move here!
Also, more people ride the bus in this neighborhood each day to get to work
than 95.3% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, 96.6% of the real estate in the S State St / E Adams St neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.
Furthermore, the real estate in the S State St / E Adams St 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, 68.3% of the real estate here is classified as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments, which is more than is found in 95.4% of American neighborhoods.