Castle Shannon, PA (Borough Center)




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About Castle Shannon, PA (Borough Center)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Median real estate price in the Borough Center of Castle Shannon is $124,439, which is less expensive than 62.7% of Pennsylvania neighborhoods and 62.7% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Castle Shannon Borough Center is currently $953, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 47.3% of Pennsylvania neighborhoods.

Castle Shannon Borough Center is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Castle Shannon, Pennsylvania.

Real estate in the Borough Center of Castle Shannon, PA is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four 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 Borough Center neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

Home and apartment vacancy rates are 8.1% in Castle Shannon Borough Center. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower than 56.5% of the neighborhoods in the nation, approximately near the middle range for vacancies.

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 Castle Shannon, the Borough Center 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 Castle Shannon Borough Center neighborhood has more Yugoslav and Irish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.1% of this neighborhood's residents have Yugoslav ancestry and 28.0% have Irish ancestry.

Castle Shannon Borough Center is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 8.8% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak South Asian languages at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.8% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: People

The Castle Shannon Borough Center neighborhood stands out within Pennsylvania 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 5.8% of college-friendly places to live in PA.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

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 Borough Center neighborhood in Castle Shannon are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 66.8% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 35.9% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 79.0% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the Castle Shannon Borough Center neighborhood, 31.9% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional 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 31.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (24.1%), and 11.9% in manufacturing and laborer 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 Borough Center neighborhood in Castle Shannon, PA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (30.0%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (28.0%), and residents who report Italian roots (16.6%), and some of the residents are also of Polish ancestry (10.8%), along with some Asian ancestry residents (9.1%), among others. In addition, 16.3% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Castle Shannon Borough Center neighborhood is English, spoken by 82.1% of households. Some people also speak South Asian languages (8.8%).

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 Castle Shannon Borough Center neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (35.7% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (67.4%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also ride the bus to get to work (11.8%) and 8.6% of residents also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors 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

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 3 Condition Alerts found.

Neighborhood Crime Data

 
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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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Borough Center 0.101011101001110
Castle Shannon 0.101011101001110
Pennsylvania 3.15
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Borough Center 0.101011101001110
Castle Shannon 0.101011101001110
Pennsylvania 18.13
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Crimes Per Square Mile

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Borough Center 0.101011101001110
Castle Shannon 0.101011101001110
Pennsylvania 51

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 6 Condition Alerts found.

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KEYSTONE OAKS 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

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to PA Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Myrtle Ave Sch
3724 Myrtle Ave
Pittsburgh, PA, 15234
KG-05
Dormont El Sch
3200 Annapolis Ave
Pittsburgh, PA, 15216
KG-05
Keystone Oaks Ms
1002 Kelton Ave
Pittsburgh, PA, 15216
06-08
Fred L Aiken El Sch
881 Greentree Rd
Pittsburgh, PA, 15220
KG-05
Keystone Oaks Hs
1000 Kelton Ave
Pittsburgh, PA, 15216
09-12

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