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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Hazleton East median real estate price is $178,712, which is less expensive than 70.5% of Pennsylvania neighborhoods and 78.3% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Hazleton East is currently $1,395, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 74.1% of Pennsylvania neighborhoods.

Hazleton East is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Hazleton, Pennsylvania.

Hazleton East real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Hazleton East neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built before 1940.

Hazleton East has a 15.0% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 76.8% 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 Hazleton, the Hazleton East neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Modes of Transportation

In the Hazleton East neighborhood, carpooling is still a popular way to get to and from work. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that 26.5% of commuters carpool here, which is more than in 97.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

Occupations

NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research identifies the Hazleton East 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 46.1% of its working residents employed in such fields, which is a higher proportion than 97.6% of American neighborhoods.

People

The Hazleton East neighborhood is unique for having just 6.6% of adults here having earned a bachelor's degree. This is a lower rate of college graduates than NeighborhoodScout found in 95.3% of America's neighborhoods.

In addition, with a nice mix of college students, safety from crime, and decent walkability, the Hazleton East neighborhood rates highly as a college student friendly place to live, and one that college students and their parents may want to consider. NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that it rates more highly for a good place for college students to live than 87.4% of the neighborhoods in PA. This often also means that the area has certain amenities and services geared towards college students, from undergraduates to graduate students.

Diversity

Did you know that the Hazleton East neighborhood has more Yugoslav and Dominican ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 5.1% of this neighborhood's residents have Yugoslav ancestry and 32.8% have Dominican ancestry.

The Neighbors

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 Hazleton East neighborhood in Hazleton are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 79.8% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 11.2% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 51.4% of U.S. neighborhoods.

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 Hazleton East neighborhood, 46.1% 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 18.8% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (16.7%), and 16.5% in executive, management, and professional occupations.

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 Hazleton East neighborhood is English, spoken by 45.4% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.

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 Hazleton East neighborhood in Hazleton, PA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Dominican (32.8%). There are also a number of people of Italian ancestry (15.0%), and residents who report Puerto Rican roots (6.4%), and some of the residents are also of Yugoslav ancestry (5.1%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (4.8%), among others. In addition, 28.7% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

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 Hazleton East neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (48.0% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (68.1%) 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 (26.5%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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