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Real Estate Prices & Overview

New Kensington North median real estate price is $186,988, which is less expensive than 72.4% of Pennsylvania neighborhoods and 79.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in New Kensington North is currently $1,479, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 60.4% of Pennsylvania neighborhoods.

New Kensington North is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in New Kensington, Pennsylvania.

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

New Kensington North has a 10.1% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 62.0% 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.

People

Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the New Kensington North 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 New Kensington North community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.

Modes of Transportation

While most Americans do drive to work alone each day, the New Kensington North neighborhood stands out by having 94.9% of commuters doing so, which is a higher proportion of people driving alone to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.4% of all American neighborhoods.

Diversity

Did you know that the New Kensington North neighborhood has more Slovak and Italian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 9.5% of this neighborhood's residents have Slovak ancestry and 20.0% have Italian ancestry.

New Kensington North is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 8.4% 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 97.3% 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 New Kensington North neighborhood in New Kensington are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 77.0% of U.S. neighborhoods. 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 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 New Kensington North neighborhood, 32.1% 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 26.3% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (23.5%), and 18.1% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the New Kensington North neighborhood is English, spoken by 98.9% of households. Some people also speak Polish (8.4%).

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 New Kensington North neighborhood in New Kensington, PA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (25.7%). There are also a number of people of Italian ancestry (20.0%), and residents who report Irish roots (15.1%), and some of the residents are also of Slovak ancestry (9.5%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (8.4%), among others.

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 New Kensington North neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (35.0% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (94.9%) 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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