Dingmans Ferry, PA (Birchwood Lakes)




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About Dingmans Ferry, PA (Birchwood Lakes)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Birchwood Lakes median real estate price is $174,688, which is more expensive than 59.5% of the neighborhoods in Pennsylvania and 46.5% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Birchwood Lakes is currently $1,733, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 94.2% of the neighborhoods in Pennsylvania.

Birchwood Lakes is a rural neighborhood (based on population density) located in Dingmans Ferry, Pennsylvania.

Birchwood Lakes real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and mobile homes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Birchwood Lakes neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Birchwood Lakes. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 34.5%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 95.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods. A relatively large percentage of housing here is seasonally occupied (25.5%). This can occur in vacation areas, and occasionally it is also found in neighborhoods that are primarily filled with college students, as some apartments could be vacant when school is not in session. If you live here year round, you may find that a number of buildings in your neighborhood are actually 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.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Birchwood Lakes neighborhood has more Irish and Dutch ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 37.9% of this neighborhood's residents have Irish ancestry and 5.6% have Dutch ancestry.

Birchwood Lakes is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.2% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak French at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 96.4% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Length of Commute

Regardless of the means by which residents commute, this neighborhood has a length of commute that is notable. Long commutes can be brutal. They take time, money, and energy, leaving less of you for yourself and your family. The residents of the Birchwood Lakes neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having, on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America. 16.3% 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 99.5% of all neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

Despite all of the residential real estate here in the Birchwood Lakes neighborhood, NeighborhoodScout has discovered that much of it is vacant. In resort or second-home vacation areas, this naturally occurs because homes and apartments are seasonally occupied, and empty for a portion of the year. In non-vacation or resort areas, however, this can be an indicator of property abandonment or a weak real estate market. The vacancy rate here is 34.5%, which is higher than 95.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: People

If you're looking for a great spot to raise a family, then look no further than the Birchwood Lakes neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's analysis found that the combination of good quality public schools, above-average safety from crime, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family homes, help make this neighborhood among the top 10.9% of family-friendly neighborhoods across the state of Pennsylvania. In addition, there are a high proportion of other families with school-aged children living here, making it easy for parents and their children to socialize and develop a sense of community support. In addition, families here highly value education, as is reflected by the strength of the local schools, in part due to the educational attainment of the parents here, who vote in support of the public schools.


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 Birchwood Lakes neighborhood in Dingmans Ferry are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 62.8% of the neighborhoods in America. With 20.5% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 57.5% 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 Birchwood Lakes neighborhood, 31.4% 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 manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 28.1% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (27.2%), and 13.3% 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 Birchwood Lakes neighborhood in Dingmans Ferry, PA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (37.9%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (34.0%), and residents who report Italian roots (20.0%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (11.2%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (7.4%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Birchwood Lakes neighborhood is English, spoken by 93.2% of households. Some people also speak French (2.2%).

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 Birchwood Lakes neighborhood spend between 45 minutes and one hour commuting one-way to work (36.0% of working residents), longer and tougher than most commutes in America.

Here most residents (85.3%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also hop out the door and walk to work to get to work (7.8%) and 6.3% 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 Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 3 Condition Alerts found.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Dingmans Ferry 0.101011101001110
Pennsylvania 3.15
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Pennsylvania 51

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 5 Condition Alerts found.

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DELAWARE VALLEY SD


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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
Dingman Delaware Primary Sch
1375 Route 739
Dingmans Ferry, PA, 18328
PK-02
Dingman Delaware Ms
1365 Route 739
Dingmans Ferry, PA, 18328
06-08
Dingman Delaware El Sch
1355 Route 739
Dingmans Ferry, PA, 18328
03-05
Delaware Valley Ms
258 Route 6 And 209
Milford, PA, 18337
06-08
Shohola El Sch
940 Twin Lakes Road
Shohola, PA, 18458
KG-05
Delaware Valley Hs
252 Route 6 And 209
Milford, PA, 18337
09-12
Delaware Valley El Sch
244 Route 6 And 209
Milford, PA, 18337
PK-05

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