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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Irwin South median real estate price is $461,828, which is more expensive than 73.8% of the neighborhoods in Pennsylvania and 59.4% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Irwin South is currently $1,795, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 42.1% of Pennsylvania neighborhoods.

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

Irwin South real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes and townhomes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Irwin South neighborhood are newer, built in 2000 or more recently. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

Real estate vacancies in Irwin South are 4.1%, which is lower than one will find in 72.7% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in Irwin 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

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 Irwin, the Irwin South neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

People

According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, Irwin South is among the best neighborhoods for families in Pennsylvania. In fact, this neighborhood is more family-friendly than 96.9% of neighborhoods in the entire state of Pennsylvania. Its combination of top public schools, low crime rates, and owner-occupied single family homes gives this area the look and feel of a "Leave It to Beaver" episode. Many other families also live here, making it easy to socialize and develop a strong sense of community. In addition, the high number of college-educated parents influences the academic success of the local schools. Overall, you will find all of the amenities a family needs to thrive in the Irwin South neighborhood. In addition to being an excellent choice for families with school-aged children, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for highly educated executives and urban sophisticates.

Diversity

Did you know that the Irwin South neighborhood has more Italian and Slovak ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 37.3% of this neighborhood's residents have Italian ancestry and 5.5% have Slovak ancestry.

Irwin South is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 11.3% 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 98.6% of the neighborhoods in America.

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 Irwin South neighborhood in Irwin are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 78.8% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 6.7% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 59.3% of America'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 Irwin South neighborhood, 54.3% 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 19.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (15.5%), and 10.5% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the Irwin South neighborhood is English, spoken by 99.1% of households. Some people also speak Polish (11.3%).

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 Irwin South neighborhood in Irwin, PA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Italian (37.3%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (27.4%), and residents who report Irish roots (22.5%), and some of the residents are also of Polish ancestry (9.0%), along with some Slovak ancestry residents (5.5%), among others.

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 Irwin South neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (30.4% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (73.2%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. 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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