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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Hazleton South median real estate price is $237,866, which is more expensive than 45.7% of the neighborhoods in Pennsylvania and 33.6% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Hazleton South is currently $1,485, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 67.2% of Pennsylvania neighborhoods.

Hazleton South is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Hazleton, Pennsylvania.

Hazleton South real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and townhomes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Hazleton South neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

Real estate vacancies in Hazleton South are 3.5%, which is lower than one will find in 78.1% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in Hazleton South is above average for the U.S., and may signal some demand for either price increases or new construction of residential product for this neighborhood.

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.

People

If you're planning where to retire, the Hazleton South neighborhood in Hazleton is a great option to consider. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive retirement dream area analysis, it's peaceful and quiet, has above average safety ratings compared to other neighborhoods in PA, offers a wide range of housing options, and has already attracted an enviable mix of college educated seniors. This neighborhood ranks as better for retirement living than 87.3% of the neighborhoods in Pennsylvania. If you are considering retiring to Pennsylvania, this is a good neighborhood to look at.

Diversity

Did you know that the Hazleton South neighborhood has more Slovak and Dominican ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.7% of this neighborhood's residents have Slovak ancestry and 12.5% have Dominican ancestry.

Hazleton South is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 14.1% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Polish at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.2% of the neighborhoods in America.

The Neighbors

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 Hazleton South 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 61.6% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 35.4% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 85.2% of U.S. neighborhoods.

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 Hazleton South neighborhood, 40.3% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 24.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (20.2%), and 13.8% in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants.

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 South neighborhood is English, spoken by 69.8% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.

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 South neighborhood in Hazleton, PA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Italian (24.3%). There are also a number of people of Dominican ancestry (12.5%), and residents who report Irish roots (12.4%), and some of the residents are also of Puerto Rican ancestry (11.6%), along with some German ancestry residents (9.7%), among others. In addition, 13.0% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

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 Hazleton South neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (50.7% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (84.0%) 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 (12.0%) . 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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