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: Diversity
Did you know that the S Midwest Blvd / E Kerr Dr neighborhood has more
Lebanese and South American ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.1% of
this neighborhood's residents have Lebanese ancestry and 6.9% have South American ancestry.
S Midwest Blvd / E Kerr Dr is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 5.4% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Tagalog, which is the first language of the Philippine region, at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 98.2% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
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 S Midwest Blvd / E Kerr Dr neighborhood in particular stands out
when compared nationally for the proportion of its working residents who
are employed by the government. At 19.0% of its workforce, this
neighborhood has a greater concentration of government workers than
98.6% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
While most Americans do drive to work alone each day, the
S Midwest Blvd / E Kerr Dr neighborhood stands out by having 94.8% of commuters
doing so, which is a higher proportion of people driving alone to work
than NeighborhoodScout found in 97.6% of all American
Notable & Unique: People
The S Midwest Blvd / E Kerr Dr neighborhood stands out within Oklahoma
for its college student friendly environment. NeighborhoodScout's analysis
reveals that this neighborhood is home to a number of college students,
is relatively walkable, and above average in safety. In combination, this
makes it stand out for a good place for college students to consider.
Because a number of college students live here, this neighborhood may
be close to a college campus and offer certain amenities nearby geared
towards the student body. While it's not an environment for everyone,
ambitious scholars can enjoy seasonal excitement between semesters and
school breaks, and parents can rest easy knowing that the area has an
above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the
neighborhood is rated among the top 10%
of college-friendly places to live in OK.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, 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 S Midwest Blvd / E Kerr Dr neighborhood, is that an incredible 85.3% 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.