Allentown, PA (Lehigh St / Martin Luther King Jr Dr)




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About Allentown, PA (Lehigh St / Martin Luther King Jr Dr)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Lehigh St / Martin Luther King Jr Dr median real estate price is $60,261, which is less expensive than 94.0% of Pennsylvania neighborhoods and 94.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Lehigh St / Martin Luther King Jr Dr is currently $933, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 49.4% of Pennsylvania neighborhoods.

Lehigh St / Martin Luther King Jr Dr is a densely urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Lehigh St / Martin Luther King Jr Dr 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 Lehigh St / Martin Luther King Jr Dr neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built before 1940.

Home and apartment vacancy rates are 9.8% in Lehigh St / Martin Luther King Jr Dr. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower than 46.7% of the neighborhoods in the nation, approximately near the middle range for vacancies.

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.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Lehigh St / Martin Luther King Jr Dr neighborhood has more Puerto Rican and Dominican ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 40.4% of this neighborhood's residents have Puerto Rican ancestry and 8.7% have Dominican ancestry.

Notable & Unique: People

An interesting characteristic about the Lehigh St / Martin Luther King Jr Dr neighborhood is that there are more incarcerated people living here than 99.6% of neighborhoods in the U.S. The United States has the highest rate of incarceration in the world, currently with 1 out of every 100 adults in the country are incarcerated as a punishment for crimes committed. The extremely high incarceration rate of this neighborhood could mean that a prison, juvenile detention facility or other correctional facility occupies a large proportion of the neighborhood, or contains a large portion of the neighborhood's population.

In addition, one of the unique characteristics of the Lehigh St / Martin Luther King Jr Dr neighborhood revealed by analysis is that the per capita income of residents here is lower than that found in 97.6% of the neighborhoods in America. The Lehigh St / Martin Luther King Jr Dr neighborhood also has a greater percentage of children living in poverty (68.2%) than found in 97.6% of all U.S. neighborhoods. Children living in poverty is one of the challenges facing America, and the world, and in this neighborhood in particular, the problem can be considered acute.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

Our research shows that more people carpool to work here in the Lehigh St / Martin Luther King Jr Dr (25.8%) than in 98.5% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability

Do you like to be surrounded by people from all over the country or world, with different perspectives and life experiences? Or do you instead prefer to be in a neighborhood where most residents have lived there for a long time, creating a sense of cohesiveness? NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this neighborhood stands out among American neighborhoods for the uniqueness of the mobility of its residents. In the Lehigh St / Martin Luther King Jr Dr neighborhood, a greater proportion of the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is found in 97.9% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood, more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

Renter-occupied real estate is dominant in the Lehigh St / Martin Luther King Jr Dr neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 92.4%, which is higher than 97.7% 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, three-deckers, duplexes, old Victorian homes cut up into apartments. Independent stores on the corner selling pizza. These are some of the hallmarks of neighborhoods with lots of small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings. The Lehigh St / Martin Luther King Jr Dr neighborhood really stands out in this regard, however, as it is dominated by such small apartment buildings more than nearly any other neighborhood in America. This is a stunning visual and lifestyle example of this type of neighborhood. In fact, 38.4% of the real estate here are small 2, 3, or 4 unit apartment buildings, which is a higher proportion than found in 96.1% of America's neighborhoods.

Furthermore, the Lehigh St / Martin Luther King Jr Dr neighborhood is very unique in that it has one of the highest proportions of one, two, or no bedroom real estate of any neighborhood in America. Most neighborhoods have a mixture of home or apartment sizes from small to large, but here the concentration of studios and other small living spaces is at near-record heights. With 80.7% of the real estate here of this small size, this most assuredly is a notable feature that makes this neighborhood unique, along with just a handful of other neighborhoods in the U.S. that share this characteristic.


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 Lehigh St / Martin Luther King Jr Dr 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 97.6% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 68.2% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 97.6% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

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 Lehigh St / Martin Luther King Jr Dr neighborhood, 31.2% of the working population is employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 25.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (21.7%), and 21.2% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.

In the Lehigh St / Martin Luther King Jr Dr neighborhood in Allentown, PA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Puerto Rican (40.4%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (12.6%), and residents who report Dominican roots (8.7%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (7.3%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (4.6%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Lehigh St / Martin Luther King Jr Dr neighborhood is Spanish, spoken by 51.2% of households. Some people also speak English (47.3%).

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 Lehigh St / Martin Luther King Jr Dr neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (45.3% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (52.8%) 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 (25.8%) and 12.7% 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. 8 Condition Alerts found.

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

136 Vital Statistics. 2 Condition Alerts found.

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 6 Condition Alerts found.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Lehigh St / Martin Luther King Jr Dr 0.101011101001110
Allentown 0.101011101001110
Pennsylvania 3.15
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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Lehigh St / Martin Luther King Jr Dr 0.101011101001110
Allentown 0.101011101001110
Pennsylvania 18.13
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Lehigh St / Martin Luther King Jr Dr 0.101011101001110
Allentown 0.101011101001110
Pennsylvania 51

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 15 Condition Alerts found.

School Rating Information

 
School Quality

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Better than of U.S. schools.

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ALLENTOWN CITY SD


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District Quality Compared to Pennsylvania

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Better than of PA school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Better than of US school districts.

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Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

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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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HUNTINGDON AREA SD


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District Quality Compared to Pennsylvania

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Better than of PA school districts.

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Better than of US school districts.

Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

Discipline District State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to PA Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Southside El Sch
10906 Station Road
Huntingdon, PA, 16652
KG-05
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

School District Enrollment By Group

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