Ligonier, PA (Darlington / Rector)




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About Ligonier, PA (Darlington / Rector)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Darlington / Rector median real estate price is $161,814, which is more expensive than 54.4% of the neighborhoods in Pennsylvania and 42.5% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Darlington / Rector is currently $775, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 70.7% of Pennsylvania neighborhoods.

Darlington / Rector is a rural neighborhood (based on population density) located in Ligonier, Pennsylvania.

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

Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Darlington / Rector. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 32.0%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 95.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods. A relatively large percentage of housing here is seasonally occupied (21.8%). 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

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.

Notable & Unique: People

Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the Darlington / Rector neighborhood has some of the lowest rates of children living in poverty of any neighborhood in the United States. In a nation where approximately 1 in 4 children are living in poverty, the Darlington / Rector community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.

In addition, if you are planning to retire in Pennsylvania, this neighborhood should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, Darlington / Rector may be considered a retiree's dream neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and metrics, it's peaceful and quiet, has above average safety from crime compared to other neighborhoods in Pennsylvania, while also offering a diverse range of housing options. This, along with the vibrant mix of very educated seniors and other age groups who choose to live here, makes the neighborhood more retiree-friendly than 97.9% of neighborhoods in PA. If a Pennsylvania retirement is in your future, this neighborhood should be one of the places you visit.

Also, priests and therapists would like to think they know the secrets to a truly successful marriage, but according to NeighborhoodScout's research, the folks of the Darlington / Rector neighborhood may actually hold the key. 67.1% of its residents are married, which is a higher percentage than is found in 96.6% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Darlington / Rector neighborhood has more Croatian and Scottish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.0% of this neighborhood's residents have Croatian ancestry and 6.5% have Scottish ancestry.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

One of the notable things about Darlington / Rector is that it is one of the quietest neighborhoods in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and quantitative rating of quietness. When you are here, you will find it to be very quiet. If quiet and peaceful are your cup of tea, you may have found a great place for you.

In addition, vacant homes and apartments are a significant characteristic of this neighborhood. In fact, with 32.0% of the residential real estate vacant, the Darlington / Rector neighborhood claims the distinction of having a higher vacancy rate than 95.0% of the neighborhoods in America. This can either be because much of the property is seasonally occupied, like in many vacation areas, or that much of the real estate is more permanently abandoned.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

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 Darlington / Rector neighborhood in Ligonier are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 55.2% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 0.0% 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 100.0% of America's neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

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 Darlington / Rector neighborhood, 38.4% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 25.7% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (21.5%), and 13.5% 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 Darlington / Rector neighborhood in Ligonier, PA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (40.7%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (11.9%), and residents who report English roots (11.8%), and some of the residents are also of Scottish ancestry (6.5%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (6.3%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Darlington / Rector neighborhood is English, spoken by 95.6% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (3.5%).

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 Darlington / Rector neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (38.0% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (87.0%) 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 (6.7%) . 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 Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 4 Condition Alerts found.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Darlington / Rector 0.101011101001110
Ligonier 0.101011101001110
Pennsylvania 3.15
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Darlington / Rector 0.101011101001110
Ligonier 0.101011101001110
Pennsylvania 18.13
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Darlington / Rector 0.101011101001110
Ligonier 0.101011101001110
Pennsylvania 51

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 6 Condition Alerts found.

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LIGONIER VALLEY SD


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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
Mellon El Sch
559 Bell Street
Ligonier, PA, 15658
KG-05
Laurel Valley El Sch
137 Education Lane
New Florence, PA, 15944
KG-05
Ligonier Valley Ms
536 Bell Street
Ligonier, PA, 15658
06-08
Ligonier Valley Hs
40 Springer Rd
Ligonier, PA, 15658
PK-12

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