Allentown, PA (S 8th St / W Hamilton St)




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About Allentown, PA (S 8th St / W Hamilton St)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

S 8th St / W Hamilton St median real estate price is $96,796, which is less expensive than 76.7% of Pennsylvania neighborhoods and 76.7% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in S 8th St / W Hamilton St is currently $753, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 87.1% of Pennsylvania neighborhoods.

S 8th St / W Hamilton St is a densely urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

S 8th St / W Hamilton St real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) apartment complexes/high-rise apartments and small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the S 8th St / W Hamilton St neighborhood are relatively historic, built no later than 1939, and in some cases, quite a bit earlier. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

S 8th St / W Hamilton St has a 14.2% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 72.1% 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 Allentown, the S 8th St / W Hamilton St 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 S 8th St / W Hamilton St neighborhood has more Puerto Rican and Dominican ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 36.6% of this neighborhood's residents have Puerto Rican ancestry and 10.6% have Dominican ancestry.

S 8th St / W Hamilton St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 3.1% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak African languages at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 97.4% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: People

The S 8th St / W Hamilton St neighborhood stands out for having an average per capita income lower than 99.0% of the neighborhoods in the United States.

In addition, there is an especially high percentage of incarcerated people (1.2%) living in the S 8th St / W Hamilton St neighborhood.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

Renter-occupied real estate is dominant in the S 8th St / W Hamilton St neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 95.9%, which is higher than 98.4% of the neighborhoods in America. If you were to buy and live in the property you bought here, you would be almost alone in doing so.

In addition, corner bodegas, stores on the first floor and apartments above, former grand Victorian residences converted into apartments, three-deckers built shoulder-to-shoulder, duplexes. Such building types define the real estate of neighborhoods dominated by small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings. Many are in older core neighborhoods of Eastern and Midwestern cities, or historic town centers in their hinterlands. If you wax romantic about the look and feel of such neighborhoods, with fresh pizza, falafel and an independent florist at the corner, then you might find the S 8th St / W Hamilton St neighborhood worth a close look. This neighborhood is an absolutely outstanding example of the dominance of small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings compared to neighborhoods across the nation, as they make up a substantial portion of this neighborhood's real estate stock. In fact, no less than 41.8% of the real estate here is made up of such dwellings, which is higher than 96.7% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

Furthermore, being a walkable neighborhood can help increase property values for the simple reason that people enjoy it and value it. To put it plainly, despite our love affair with the automobile, American's enjoy taking to the streets, sidewalks, paths, and courtyards of a place to get a coffee, relax, and take in the sights and sounds. And, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive and first quantitative walkable score index, the S 8th St / W Hamilton St neighborhood is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in America.

Also of note, if you find historic homes and neighborhoods attractive, you love the details, the history, and the charm, then you are sure to be interested in this neighborhood. With 63.1% of the residential real estate in the S 8th St / W Hamilton St neighborhood built no later than 1939, and some built considerably earlier, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of historic residences than 96.3% of all neighborhoods in America. In this regard, this neighborhood truly stands out as special.

Notable & Unique: Car Ownership

American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or three. But households in the S 8th St / W Hamilton St neighborhood buck this trend. 45.9% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in 98.4% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

Our research shows that more people carpool to work here in the S 8th St / W Hamilton St (24.6%) than in 98.3% of the neighborhoods in America.

Also, more people ride the bus in this neighborhood each day to get to work than 98.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Finally, more people in S 8th St / W Hamilton St choose to walk to work each day (18.6%) than almost any neighborhood in America. If you are attracted to the idea of being able to walk to work, this neighborhood could be a good choice.

Notable & Unique: Length of Commute

Whether walking, biking, riding, or driving, the length of one's commute is an important factor for one's quality of life. The S 8th St / W Hamilton St neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's analysis. Long commutes can be brutal. They take time, money, and energy, leaving less of you for yourself and your family. The residents of the S 8th St / W Hamilton St neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having, on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America. 10.1% of commuters here travel more than one hour just one-way to work. That is more than two hours per day. This percentage with two-hour + round-trip commutes is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in 97.2% of all neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability

The freedom of moving to new places versus the comfort of home. How much and how often people move not only can create diverse and worldly neighborhoods, but simultaneously it can produce a loss of intimacy with one's surroundings and a lack of connectedness to one's neighbors. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research has identified this neighborhood as unique with regard to the transience of its populace. In the S 8th St / W Hamilton St neighborhood, a greater proportion of the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is found in 96.8% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood, more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research identifies the S 8th St / W Hamilton St neighborhood as having one of the highest concentrations of people employed in manufacturing or as laborers of any neighborhood in America. In fact, despite the loss of manufacturing jobs nationally, this neighborhood has 40.3% of its working residents employed in such fields, which is a higher proportion than 96.1% of American neighborhoods.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the S 8th St / W Hamilton St neighborhood in Allentown are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 99.0% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 50.9% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 91.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

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 S 8th St / W Hamilton St neighborhood, 40.3% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 31.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (17.0%), and 11.5% in executive, management, and professional occupations.

The Neighbors: 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 S 8th St / W Hamilton St neighborhood in Allentown, PA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Puerto Rican (36.6%). There are also a number of people of Dominican ancestry (10.6%), and residents who report Sub-Saharan African roots (5.7%), and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (4.9%), along with some Irish ancestry residents (4.3%), among others. In addition, 17.6% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

The Neighbors: 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 S 8th St / W Hamilton St neighborhood is English, spoken by 50.3% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.

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 S 8th St / W Hamilton St neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (32.2% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America. However, there is also a significant group of residents (10.1%) who commute over an hour in each direction.

Here most residents (32.2%) 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 (24.6%) and 23.9% of residents also ride the bus for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

44 Vital Statistics. 7 Condition Alerts found.

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 6 Condition Alerts found.

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Allentown 0.101011101001110
Pennsylvania 3.15

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Allentown 0.101011101001110
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Allentown 0.101011101001110
Pennsylvania 51

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 17 Condition Alerts found.

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ALLENTOWN CITY SD


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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
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Schools In This District

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Southside El Sch
10906 Station Road
Huntingdon, PA, 16652
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Huntingdon Area Shs
2400 Cassady Ave Ste 1
Huntingdon, PA, 16652
09-12
Huntingdon Area Ms
2500 Cassady Ave
Huntingdon, PA, 16652
06-08
Standing Stone El Sch
10 29 Th Street
Huntingdon, PA, 16652
KG-05

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