Watertown, NY (Ontario Ave / Leray St)



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About Watertown, NY (Ontario Ave / Leray St)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Ontario Ave / Leray St median real estate price is $156,400, which is less expensive than 80.3% of New York neighborhoods and 68.3% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Ontario Ave / Leray St is currently $2,081, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 45.8% of New York neighborhoods.

Ontario Ave / Leray St is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Watertown, New York.

Ontario Ave / Leray St real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) townhomes and single-family homes. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the Ontario Ave / Leray St neighborhood are newer, built in 2000 or more recently. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

Ontario Ave / Leray St has a 13.7% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 70.5% of American neighborhoods). Most vacant housing here is vacant year round. This could either signal that there is a weak demand for real estate in the neighborhood or that large amount of new housing has been built and not yet occupied. Either way, if you live here, you may find many of the homes or apartments are empty.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

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

With 45.3% of employed workers living in the Ontario Ave / Leray St neighborhood active in the military, this neighborhood has the distinction of having a higher proportion of people in the military than 99.9% of American neighborhoods. This is a major shaper of the neighborhood's culture and character.

Furthermore, the government often provides some of the more stable jobs in the economy. From local, to state, to federal government workers, the government can also be a major employer. What NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed, is that the Ontario Ave / Leray St neighborhood in particular stands out when compared nationally for the proportion of its working residents who are employed by the government. At 21.5% of its workforce, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of government workers than 99.3% 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 Ontario Ave / Leray St neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's analysis. Residents of the Ontario Ave / Leray St neighborhood have the pleasure of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in America. 80.3% of the residents have a commute time from home to work (one way) of less than fifteen minutes. This is a higher proportion of residents enjoying a short trip to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.6% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting means more time for other things in life.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

99.6% of the real estate in the Ontario Ave / Leray St neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.

In addition, homes built from 2000 through today make up a higher proportion of the Ontario Ave / Leray St neighborhood's real estate landscape than 97.9% 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, 68.2% of the residential real estate here is classified as newer.

Furthermore, many people dream of living along a street lined with row houses or other attached homes. Such places do often have an abundance of charm. If you are one of these people, the Ontario Ave / Leray St neighborhood could be your paradise. With 32.1% of the homes and real estate here classified as rowhouses or other attached homes, this neighborhood brims with opportunity to find the right place for you. Only 2.9% of U.S. neighborhoods have more row houses than this neighborhood, making it one of the most interesting things about this special neighborhood.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

A unique way of commuting is simply not to. And in the Ontario Ave / Leray St neighborhood, analysis shows that 17.8% of the residents work from home, avoiding a commute altogether. This may not seem like a large number, but it is a higher proportion of people working from home than is found in 98.9% of the neighborhoods in the United States. One thing NeighborhoodScout's research reveals is that the wealthier and/or more isolated the neighborhood, the greater the proportion of residents who choose to work from home.

Also, more people in Ontario Ave / Leray St choose to walk to work each day (31.1%) than almost any neighborhood in America. If you are attracted to the idea of being able to walk to work, this neighborhood could be a good choice.

Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability

Some neighborhoods have more internal cohesiveness than others. While other neighborhoods feel like a collection of strangers who just happen to live near each other. Sometimes this comes down to not only the personalities of the people in a place, but how long people have been together in that neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research has revealed some interesting things about the rootedness of people in the Ontario Ave / Leray St neighborhood. In the Ontario Ave / Leray St neighborhood, a greater proportion of the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is found in 99.2% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood, more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Ontario Ave / Leray St neighborhood has more Greek and Hungarian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.6% of this neighborhood's residents have Greek ancestry and 2.5% have Hungarian ancestry.

Ontario Ave / Leray St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.8% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Native American languages at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 96.8% of the neighborhoods in America.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the Ontario Ave / Leray St neighborhood in Watertown are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 40.7% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 8.3% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 64.4% of America's neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

In the Ontario Ave / Leray St neighborhood, 45.3% of the working population is employed in the military. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 30.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (28.8%), and 21.5% in government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Ontario Ave / Leray St neighborhood is English, spoken by 84.9% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (8.0%).

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.

In the Ontario Ave / Leray St neighborhood in Watertown, NY, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (17.4%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (12.5%), and residents who report Italian roots (10.1%), and some of the residents are also of Mexican ancestry (9.3%), along with some English ancestry residents (4.9%), among others.

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in Ontario Ave / Leray St neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (80.3% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (51.0%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also hop out the door and walk to work to get to work (31.1%) and 12.1% of residents also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


Neighborhood Real Estate Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   National Agriculture Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Geological Service, American Community Survey.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q2 2020. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2018 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

44 Vital Statistics. 6 Condition Alerts found.

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AGE OF Watertown, NY (Ontario Ave / Leray St) HOMES

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2018 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated July 2020.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2018 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2019 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

67 Vital Statistics. 6 Condition Alerts found.

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

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Neighborhood Violent Crime

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violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Ontario Ave / Leray St 0.101011101001110
Watertown 0.101011101001110
New York State 3.50

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Neighborhood Property Crime

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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Ontario Ave / Leray St 0.101011101001110
Watertown 0.101011101001110
New York State 14.41

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Ontario Ave / Leray St 0.101011101001110
Watertown 0.101011101001110
New York State 36

Neighborhood Public School Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2017
  • Educational Environment: 2018 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more

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School Rating Information

 

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Adults In Neighborhood With College Degree Or Higher
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This neighborhood is served by 2 districts:

INDIAN RIVER CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT


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Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to NY* Quality Rating Compared to Nation*
Antwerp Primary School
10 Academy St
Antwerp, NY 13608
KG-03
Calcium Primary School
25440 Indian River Dr
Calcium, NY 13616
PK-03
Evans Mills Primary School
8442 S Main St
Evans Mills, NY 13637
PK-03
Indian River High School
32925 Us Rt 11
Philadelphia, NY 13673
09-12
Indian River Intermediate School
32430 Us Rt 11
Philadelphia, NY 13673
04-05
Indian River Middle School
32735 County Rt 29
Philadelphia, NY 13673
06-08
Philadelphia Primary School
3 Sand St
Philadelphia, NY 13673
KG-03
Theresa Primary School
125 Bridge St
Theresa, NY 13691
KG-03
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ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED
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CARTHAGE CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT


Students Enrolled in This District


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District Quality Compared to New York

(10 is best)

Better than of NY school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of US school districts.

Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

Discipline District State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to NY* Quality Rating Compared to Nation*
Black River School
160 Leray St
Black River, NY 13612
KG-05
Carthage Elementary School
900 Beaver Ln
Carthage, NY 13619
KG-04
Carthage Middle School
21986 Cole Rd
Carthage, NY 13619
05-08
Carthage Senior High School
36500 Nys Rt 26
Carthage, NY 13619
09-12
West Carthage Elementary School
21568 Cole Rd
Carthage, NY 13619
KG-04
* 10 is highest

School District Enrollment By Group

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White (non-hispanic)
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