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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Lilac Park median real estate price is $154,646, which is more expensive than 37.7% of the neighborhoods in Oklahoma and 16.5% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Lilac Park is currently $1,433, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 45.9% of Oklahoma neighborhoods.

Lilac Park is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Shawnee, Oklahoma.

Lilac Park real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Lilac Park neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

Lilac Park has a 10.6% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 62.7% 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.

Diversity

Did you know that the Lilac Park neighborhood has more Native American ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 18.8% of this neighborhood's residents have Native American 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 Lilac Park neighborhood in Shawnee are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 67.6% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 19.3% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 66.8% of U.S. neighborhoods.

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 Lilac Park neighborhood, 32.5% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations, with 26.1% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (20.6%), and 19.9% in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the Lilac Park neighborhood is English, spoken by 98.1% of households.

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 Lilac Park neighborhood in Shawnee, OK, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Native American (18.8%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (10.1%), and residents who report Mexican roots (5.9%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (5.8%), along with some English ancestry residents (5.2%), 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 Lilac Park neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (49.1% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (86.5%) 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 (6.9%) . 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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