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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Wilkes East median real estate price is $554,263, which is more expensive than 57.2% of the neighborhoods in Oregon and 72.1% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Wilkes East is currently $2,252, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 68.4% of the neighborhoods in Oregon.

Wilkes East is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Gresham, Oregon.

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

In Wilkes East, the current vacancy rate is 0.5%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 92.9% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Wilkes East is very tight compared to the demand for property here.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

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 get around.

People

One of the really interesting characteristics about the Wilkes East neighborhood is that, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research, it is an excellent choice in which to reside for college students. Due to its popularity among college students who already choose to live here, its walkability, and its above average safety from crime, the neighborhood is ideal for prospective or already-enrolled college students. Between semesters and during school breaks, you'll notice that the excitement here fluctuates with the college seasons. Despite the excitement however, parents of college-age children can rest easy knowing that this neighborhood has an above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the top 4.0% of college-friendly places to live in the state of Oregon.

Modes of Transportation

Our research shows that more people carpool to work here in the Wilkes East (22.3%) than in 95.2% of the neighborhoods in America.

Diversity

Significantly, 8.0% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Vietnamese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.1% of the neighborhoods in America.

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 Wilkes East neighborhood in Gresham are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 40.1% of the neighborhoods in America. With 22.8% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 72.8% of U.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 Wilkes East neighborhood, 35.4% 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 32.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (18.2%), and 12.6% in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants.

Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the Wilkes East neighborhood is English, spoken by 58.4% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, Vietnamese and Korean.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the Wilkes East neighborhood in Gresham, OR, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (19.9%). There are also a number of people of Asian ancestry (13.5%), and residents who report Sub-Saharan African roots (8.1%), and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (6.2%), along with some Irish ancestry residents (4.8%), among others. In addition, 30.7% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in Wilkes East neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (54.3% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (67.6%) 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 (22.3%) . 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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