Watertown, NY (Ontario Ave / Leray St)








About Watertown, NY (Ontario Ave / Leray St)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Ontario Ave / Leray St median real estate price is $194,297, which is less expensive than 74.8% of New York neighborhoods and 58.7% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Ontario Ave / Leray St is currently $2,038, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 55.4% 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 16.8% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 79.2% 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 45.5% 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 29.7% of its workforce, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of government workers than 99.8% 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. 81.4% 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

Renter-occupied real estate is dominant in the Ontario Ave / Leray St neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 99.6%, which is higher than 99.4% 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.

In addition, if you like the look and ambience of new homes and newly built neighborhoods, you will love the Ontario Ave / Leray St neighborhood. A whopping 66.2% of the homes and other residential real estate here were built after 1999, which is a higher proportion of new homes then you will find in 97.5% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. Everything here just feels new.

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 31.2% 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 3.1% 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 18.6% 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 99.0% 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 (32.7%) 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

The freedom of moving to new places versus the comfort of home. How much and how often people move not only can create diverse and worldly neighborhoods, but simultaneously it can produce a loss of intimacy with one's surroundings and a lack of connectedness to one's neighbors. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research has identified this neighborhood as unique with regard to the transience of its populace. 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 98.9% 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, 2.8% of this neighborhood's residents have Greek ancestry and 2.2% 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 47.5% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 6.8% 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 66.4% of America's neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

In the Ontario Ave / Leray St neighborhood, 45.5% 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 32.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions (29.7%), and 26.0% in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Ontario Ave / Leray St neighborhood is English, spoken by 82.7% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (10.8%).

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the Ontario Ave / Leray St neighborhood in Watertown, NY, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (15.4%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (12.6%), and residents who report Mexican roots (8.4%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (8.0%), along with some Puerto Rican ancestry residents (6.3%), among others.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in Ontario Ave / Leray St neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (81.4% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (52.7%) 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 (32.7%) and 11.4% 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

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Real Estate Data Tutorial

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 Q4 2020. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.

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

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

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Demographics Data Tutorial

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:   2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated February 2021.

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 about Scout's Demographic Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Source
Crime Data Tutorial

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

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

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 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 about Scout's Crime Data

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

total Crime Index

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Violent Crime

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    Watertown
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Neighborhood Property Crime

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Public School Data

Source
School Data Tutorial

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: 2019 (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 about Scout's School Data

School Rating Information

 

School Quality

(100 is best)

Better than of U.S. schools.

Neighborhood School Quality Rating

Rates the quality of all K-12 public schools that serve this neighborhood. Info

Schools That Serve This Neighborhood

 
School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to NY* Quality Rating Compared to Nation*
Calcium Primary School
25440 Indian River Dr
Calcium, NY 13616
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
* 10 is highest

Neighborhood Educational Environment

Adults In Neighborhood With College Degree Or Higher
Children In The Neighborhood Living In Poverty

This neighborhood is served by 2 districts:

INDIAN RIVER CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT


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(10 is best)

Better than of NY school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Better than of US school districts.

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CARTHAGE CENTRAL SCHOOL 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.

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White (non-hispanic)
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