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 Midwest City,
the SE 15th St / S Air Depot Blvd neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the SE 15th St / S Air Depot Blvd neighborhood has more
Yugoslav and Native American ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.1% of
this neighborhood's residents have Yugoslav ancestry and 4.9% have Native American ancestry.
Notable & Unique: People
Astoundingly, the SE 15th St / S Air Depot Blvd neighborhood has one of the highest
concentrations of divorcees living here than of any neighborhood, a
higher concentration than NeighborhoodScout found in 98.1%
of U.S. neighborhoods. This may be because people living here divorce
more often than others, or that divorced people move here after they
become divorced. If you are divorced, you will be in good company in
this particular Midwest City neighborhood.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
With 1.5% of employed workers living in the
SE 15th St / S Air Depot Blvd neighborhood active in the military, this neighborhood has
the distinction of having a higher proportion of people in the military
than 96.3% 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 SE 15th St / S Air Depot Blvd neighborhood in particular stands out
when compared nationally for the proportion of its working residents who
are employed by the government. At 13.6% of its workforce, this
neighborhood has a greater concentration of government workers than
96.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the SE 15th St / S Air Depot Blvd neighborhood, carpooling is still a popular
way to get to and from work. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that
21.5% of commuters carpool here, which is more than in
96.2% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, some neighborhoods are made up of apartments. Some consist of row houses, and most - by far - consist of a mixture of housing types. But the SE 15th St / S Air Depot Blvd neighborhood stands out due to the total dominance of detached, single-family homes here. There are nearly no other types of residential real estate in the neighborhood. In fact, this neighborhood has a higher proportion of single-family homes in its real estate stock than 99.3% of all American neighborhoods.
Furthermore, most neighborhoods have a mixture of ages of homes in them, from new to old, but this neighborhood stands out due to its concentration of residential real estate built in one time frame: from 1940 through 1969, generally considered older, well-established homes. This was a busy time in America for home construction. After the end of World War II, as GIs came home, bought newly built homes on the edges of cities with the help of the GI Bill, and began their families. This housing era generally coincides with the 'Baby Boom' generation (1945 - 1964), and many baby boomers grew up in homes built in this era. But what is so interesting about the SE 15th St / S Air Depot Blvd neighborhood, is that an incredible 85.9% of the homes here were built in this era. So when you walk its streets or drive through, this neighborhood has a look and feel that harkens to that era in American life, a very important slice of Americana.