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 Harrisburg,
the S 17th St / Derry 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 17th St / Derry St neighborhood has more
Puerto Rican and Jamaican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 18.5% of
this neighborhood's residents have Puerto Rican ancestry and 6.5% have Jamaican ancestry.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
Even if you drive or take transit to your place of employment, many
people enjoy being able to walk in their neighborhood. What many people
don't realize is that most of America's premier vacation locations are
also very walkable. The S 17th St / Derry St neighborhood is among
the top 5% of American neighborhoods in terms of walkability.
In addition, if you love row houses and attached homes, you will probably really like the S 17th St / Derry St neighborhood. The ambiance, the charm, of row houses is something special. And in sheer abundance of row houses, this neighborhood truly stands out. The real estate here has a higher proportion of row houses and attached homes than nearly any neighborhood in America. In fact, 62.0% of the residential real estate here is classified as row houses and attached homes.
Furthermore, 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 67.7% of the residential real estate in the S 17th St / Derry St neighborhood built no later than 1939, and some built considerably earlier, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of historic residences than 97.3% of all neighborhoods in America. In this regard, this neighborhood truly stands out as special.
Notable & Unique: People
Single parenting is hard. But you don't have to tell the
S 17th St / Derry St neighborhood about it; they already know. 20.6%
of this neighborhood's households are run by single mothers, which is a
higher concentration than NeighborhoodScout found in 96.6%
of American neighborhoods. Further NeighborhoodScout research showed strong
statistical correlations among high rates of children living in single
parent households, and neighborhood crime, particularly violent crime,
neighborhood poverty, and, importantly, the percentage of low weight births
and rates of infant mortality.
In addition, one of the unique characteristics of the S 17th St / Derry St
neighborhood revealed by analysis is that the per capita income of
residents here is lower than that found in 95.3% of the neighborhoods
The S 17th St / Derry St neighborhood also has a greater percentage
of children living in poverty (63.0%) than found in
96.2% 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.
Also, neighborhoodScout's exclusive research revealed that 95.1%
of the adult residents in the S 17th St / Derry St neighborhood do
not have a 4-year college degree, which is a lower rate of college graduated
adults than found in 96.2% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
More people in S 17th St / Derry St choose to walk to work each day
(14.9%) 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.
Also, more people ride the bus in this neighborhood each day to get to work
than 95.5% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Finally, our research shows that more people carpool to work here in the
S 17th St / Derry St (20.3%) than in 95.1% of the
neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or
three. But households in the S 17th St / Derry St neighborhood buck
23.8% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
95.6% of U.S. neighborhoods.