The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from
its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This
neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as
revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything
from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people
Notable & Unique: Occupations
From major sales accounts to fast-food workers, sales and service employees
are often the backbone of the local economy. In the Benwood Ave / E 136th St
neighborhood, they truly stand out. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis
identifies this neighborhood as having a higher percentage of sales and
service workers than 99.1% of all American neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: People
Whether by choice, divorce, or unplanned pregnancy, single moms may have
the toughest job in the book. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals
that the Benwood Ave / E 136th St neighborhood has more single mother
households than 98.8% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.
Often high concentrations of single mother homes can be a strong indicator
of family and social issues such as poverty, high rates of school dropouts,
crime, and other societal problems.
In addition, the Benwood Ave / E 136th St neighborhood stands out for having an
average per capita income lower than 97.8% of the neighborhoods
in the United States.
Also of note, 67.5% of the children in this area
live in poverty; an extraordinarily high percentage compared to other
neighborhoods in the nation. In a nation where approximately one in
four children grows up in poverty, this neighborhood stands out for
the depth of the problem manifested here.
Also, the Benwood Ave / E 136th St neighborhood is unique for having just
4.6% of adults here having earned a bachelor's degree.
This is a lower rate of college graduates than NeighborhoodScout found
in 96.5% of America's neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Benwood Ave / E 136th St neighborhood has more
African and Sub-Saharan African ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 17.9% of
this neighborhood's residents have African ancestry and 17.9% have Sub-Saharan African ancestry.
Benwood Ave / E 136th St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.2% 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 96.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
More people ride the bus in this neighborhood each day to get to work
than 97.3% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
Even if you drive or take transit to your place of employment, many
people enjoy being able to walk in their neighborhood. What many people
don't realize is that most of America's premier vacation locations are
also very walkable. The Benwood Ave / E 136th St neighborhood is among
the top 5% of American neighborhoods in terms of walkability.
In addition, vacant homes and apartments are a significant characteristic of this neighborhood. In fact, with 35.5% of the residential real estate vacant, the Benwood Ave / E 136th St neighborhood claims the distinction of having a higher vacancy rate than 96.2% of the neighborhoods in America. This can either be because much of the property is seasonally occupied, like in many vacation areas, or that much of the real estate is more permanently abandoned.
Furthermore, if you find historic homes and neighborhoods attractive, you love the details, the history, and the charm, then you are sure to be interested in this neighborhood. With 70.2% of the residential real estate in the Benwood Ave / E 136th St neighborhood built no later than 1939, and some built considerably earlier, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of historic residences than 97.9% of all neighborhoods in America. In this regard, this neighborhood truly stands out as special.