Jim Thorpe, PA (Drakes Creek / Christmans)




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About Jim Thorpe, PA (Drakes Creek / Christmans)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Drakes Creek / Christmans median real estate price is $203,088, which is more expensive than 70.9% of the neighborhoods in Pennsylvania and 55.0% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Drakes Creek / Christmans is currently $916, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 51.8% of Pennsylvania neighborhoods.

Drakes Creek / Christmans is a rural neighborhood (based on population density) located in Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania.

Drakes Creek / Christmans real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes and mobile homes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Drakes Creek / Christmans neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 2000 and the present.

Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Drakes Creek / Christmans. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 32.9%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 95.3% of all U.S. neighborhoods. A relatively large percentage of housing here is seasonally occupied (27.0%). 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

The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.

Notable & Unique: Length of Commute

Whether walking, biking, riding, or driving, the length of one's commute is an important factor for one's quality of life. The Drakes Creek / Christmans neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's analysis. Long commutes can be brutal. They take time, money, and energy, leaving less of you for yourself and your family. The residents of the Drakes Creek / Christmans neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having, on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America. 15.5% 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 99.4% of all neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Drakes Creek / Christmans neighborhood has more Irish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 26.2% of this neighborhood's residents have Irish ancestry.

Drakes Creek / Christmans is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.4% 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 98.4% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

Despite all of the residential real estate here in the Drakes Creek / Christmans 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 32.9%, which is higher than 95.3% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: People

The Drakes Creek / Christmans neighborhood is a great option for families, as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's research on this neighborhood. The combination of top public schools, low crime rates, and owner-occupied single family homes, make this neighborhood among the top 8.8% of family-friendly neighborhoods in the state of Pennsylvania. Many other families also live here, making it easy to socialize and develop a sense of community. In addition, families here highly value education, as is reflected by the strength of the local 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 Drakes Creek / Christmans neighborhood in Jim Thorpe are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 58.6% of the neighborhoods in America. With 18.1% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 53.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

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 Drakes Creek / Christmans neighborhood, 30.6% 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 29.0% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (26.6%), and 13.8% 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 Drakes Creek / Christmans neighborhood in Jim Thorpe, PA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (36.6%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (26.2%), and residents who report Italian roots (13.5%), and some of the residents are also of Polish ancestry (8.6%), along with some English ancestry residents (5.7%), among others.

The Neighbors: 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 Drakes Creek / Christmans neighborhood is English, spoken by 93.1% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Korean.

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 Drakes Creek / Christmans neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (27.5% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans. However, there is also a significant group of residents (15.5%) who commute over an hour in each direction.

Here most residents (86.0%) 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 (11.1%) . 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 Demographics Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 4 Condition Alerts found.

Neighborhood Crime Data

 
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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Drakes Creek / Christmans 0.101011101001110
Jim Thorpe 0.101011101001110
Pennsylvania 3.15
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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Drakes Creek / Christmans 0.101011101001110
Jim Thorpe 0.101011101001110
Pennsylvania 18.13
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Drakes Creek / Christmans 0.101011101001110
Jim Thorpe 0.101011101001110
Pennsylvania 51

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 2 Condition Alerts found.

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Better than of U.S. schools.

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JIM THORPE AREA SD


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Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
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
Jim Thorpe Area Hs
1 Olympian Way
Jim Thorpe, PA, 18229
09-12
Penn Kidder Campus
2840 Route 903
Albrightsville, PA, 18210
PK-08
L B Morris El Sch
150 W 10 Th St
Jim Thorpe, PA, 18229
PK-08

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