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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Kent Southeast median real estate price is $255,664, which is more expensive than 54.6% of the neighborhoods in Ohio and 32.6% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Kent Southeast is currently $1,549, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 67.5% of the neighborhoods in Ohio.

Kent Southeast is a rural neighborhood (based on population density) located in Kent, Ohio.

Kent Southeast real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and townhomes. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Kent Southeast neighborhood are newer, built in 2000 or more recently. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

Kent Southeast has a 10.7% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 64.4% 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

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Kent, the Kent Southeast neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Diversity

Did you know that the Kent Southeast neighborhood has more Hungarian and English ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 4.8% of this neighborhood's residents have Hungarian ancestry and 23.0% have English ancestry.

The Neighbors

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the Kent Southeast neighborhood in Kent are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 57.0% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 1.3% 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 77.8% of America's neighborhoods.

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 Kent Southeast neighborhood, 47.6% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 25.4% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (14.2%), and 12.8% in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the Kent Southeast neighborhood is English, spoken by 99.2% of households. Some people also speak Polish (2.9%).

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the Kent Southeast neighborhood in Kent, OH, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (23.3%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (23.0%), and residents who report Italian roots (17.3%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (16.2%), along with some Hungarian ancestry residents (4.8%), 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 Kent Southeast neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (32.3% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.

Here most residents (67.2%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (6.2%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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