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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Stevens / Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology median real estate price is $184,269, which is less expensive than 72.8% of Pennsylvania neighborhoods and 80.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Stevens / Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology is currently $1,510, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 58.7% of Pennsylvania neighborhoods.

Stevens / Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology is a densely urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Stevens / Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) townhomes 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 Stevens / Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology neighborhood are relatively historic, built no later than 1939, and in some cases, quite a bit earlier. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

Stevens / Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology has a 13.3% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 73.3% 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

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.

Real Estate

If you love row houses and attached homes, you will probably really like the Stevens / Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology 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, 58.9% of the residential real estate here is classified as row houses and attached homes.

Modes of Transportation

Would you like to be able to ride your bike to work? If you are attracted to the idea of getting a little exercise of the two-wheeled type while reducing your carbon footprint, bicycling to work might be the answer. But which neighborhood you live in can make this either impossible, or alternatively, a great and realistic option. NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed that the Stevens / Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology neighborhood is a fantastic option for bicycle commuters, as 4.4% of commuters here do ride their bikes to and from work on a daily basis. This is a higher amount than we found in 97.7% of the neighborhoods in America.

Also, more people in Stevens / Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology choose to walk to work each day (16.8%) 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.

Finally, in the Stevens / Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology neighborhood, carpooling is still a popular way to get to and from work. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that 25.1% of commuters carpool here, which is more than in 97.1% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

People

An extraordinary 15.4% of the residents of the Stevens / Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology neighborhood are currently enrolled in college. This is such a large part of life in this neighborhood that the neighborhood changes a great deal with the change of semesters and is far quieter during the summer when many students are away.

In addition, the Stevens / Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology neighborhood stands out within Pennsylvania for its college student friendly environment. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this neighborhood is home to a number of college students, is relatively walkable, and above average in safety. In combination, this makes it stand out for a good place for college students to consider. Because a number of college students live here, this neighborhood may be close to a college campus and offer certain amenities nearby geared towards the student body. While it's not an environment for everyone, ambitious scholars can enjoy seasonal excitement between semesters and school breaks, and parents can rest easy knowing that the area has an above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the top 5.8% of college-friendly places to live in PA.

Car Ownership

We Americans love our cars. Not only are they a necessity for most Americans due to the shape of our neighborhoods and the distances between where we live, work, shop, and go to school, but we also fancy them. As a result, most households in America have one, two, or three cars. But NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis shows that the Stevens / Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology neighborhood has a highly unusual pattern of car ownership. 21.3% 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.

Diversity

Did you know that the Stevens / Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology neighborhood has more Dominican and Puerto Rican ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 18.6% of this neighborhood's residents have Dominican ancestry and 15.9% have Puerto Rican ancestry.

Stevens / Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 3.0% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Korean at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 97.6% 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 Stevens / Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology neighborhood in Lancaster are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 93.0% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 36.2% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 86.5% 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 Stevens / Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology neighborhood, 34.5% 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 29.3% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (26.6%), and 9.3% in clerical, assistant, and tech support 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 Stevens / Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology neighborhood is English, spoken by 60.0% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, Korean and Italian.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the Stevens / Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology neighborhood in Lancaster, PA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Dominican (18.6%). There are also a number of people of Puerto Rican ancestry (15.9%), and residents who report Sub-Saharan African roots (15.7%), and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (7.5%), along with some Irish ancestry residents (3.3%), among others. In addition, 29.5% 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 Stevens / Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (35.1% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (45.2%) 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 (25.1%) and 16.8% of residents also hop out the door and walk to work for their daily commute. 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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