New Kensington, PA (Parnassus)




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About New Kensington, PA (Parnassus)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Parnassus median real estate price is $62,074, which is less expensive than 93.7% of Pennsylvania neighborhoods and 93.7% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Parnassus is currently $531, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 99.4% of Pennsylvania neighborhoods.

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

Parnassus real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the Parnassus 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 Parnassus. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 19.0%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 83.8% of all U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, most vacant housing here is vacant year round. This can sometimes be the case in neighborhoods dominated by new construction that is not yet occupied. But often neighborhoods with vacancy rates this high are places that can be plagued by a protracted vacancy problem. If you live here, 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: Diversity

Did you know that the Parnassus neighborhood has more Belgian and Slovak ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 4.1% of this neighborhood's residents have Belgian ancestry and 3.9% have Slovak ancestry.

Notable & Unique: People

The types of households in a neighborhood can tell a lot about the character and lifestyle of those living here. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood, above nearly every neighborhood in America, has a greater percentage of its residents living alone: 58.7%. This is a higher percent living alone than we found in 99.1% of all U.S. neighborhoods. Often residents who live alone are new arrivals to an area who are single, and often senior citizens who have lost a spouse.

In addition, the Parnassus neighborhood stands out for having an average per capita income lower than 98.5% of the neighborhoods in the United States. The Parnassus neighborhood also has a greater percentage of children living in poverty (70.3%) than found in 98.1% of all U.S. neighborhoods. Children living in poverty is one of the challenges facing America, and the world, and in this neighborhood in particular, the problem can be considered acute.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

In the Parnassus neighborhood, walking to work is a real option for many. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research reveals walking to and from work is the chosen way to commute for 17.5% of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than we found in 97.2% of American neighborhoods. Get ready to put on your walking shoes if you move here!

Notable & Unique: Occupations

From major sales accounts to fast-food workers, sales and service employees are often the backbone of the local economy. In the Parnassus neighborhood, they truly stand out. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis identifies this neighborhood as having a higher percentage of sales and service workers than 95.3% of all American neighborhoods.


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 Parnassus neighborhood in New Kensington are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 98.5% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 70.3% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 98.1% of U.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 Parnassus neighborhood, 41.8% of the working population is employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 31.4% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (16.8%), and 8.8% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

The Neighbors: 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 Parnassus neighborhood in New Kensington, PA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (33.9%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (20.1%), and residents who report Italian roots (8.1%), and some of the residents are also of Belgian ancestry (4.1%), along with some Slovak ancestry residents (3.9%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Parnassus neighborhood is English, spoken by 98.6% of households.

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 Parnassus neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (34.9% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (56.9%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also hop out the door and walk to work to get to work (17.5%) and 16.7% of residents also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors 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.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 6 Condition Alerts found.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Parnassus 0.101011101001110
New Kensington 0.101011101001110
Pennsylvania 3.15

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Parnassus 0.101011101001110
New Kensington 0.101011101001110
Pennsylvania 18.13

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Parnassus 0.101011101001110
New Kensington 0.101011101001110
Pennsylvania 51

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 4 Condition Alerts found.

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NEW KENSINGTON-ARNOLD 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
Valley Junior And Senior High School
703 Stevenson Blvd
New Kensington, PA, 15068
07-12
Berkey School
1739 Victoria Ave
Arnold, PA, 15068
01-02
Roy A. Hunt Elementary School
1701 Alcoa Dr
Arnold, PA, 15068
03-06
Valley Middle School
1701 Alcoa Dr
Arnold, PA, 15068
M-M
Berkey School
1739 Victoria Ave
Arnold, PA, 15068
M-M
Greenwald Memorial School
110 Elmtree Rd
New Kensington, PA, 15068
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Fort Crawford School
255 Third St
New Kensington, PA, 15068
M-M
Martin School
1800 7 Th St
New Kensington, PA, 15068
PK-KG
Valley High School
703 Stevenson Blvd
New Kensington, PA, 15068
M-M

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