Norristown, PA (Dekalb St / E Marshall St)




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About Norristown, PA (Dekalb St / E Marshall St)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Dekalb St / E Marshall St median real estate price is $96,512, which is less expensive than 77.7% of Pennsylvania neighborhoods and 77.7% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Dekalb St / E Marshall St is currently $1,097, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 63.0% of the neighborhoods in Pennsylvania.

Dekalb St / E Marshall St is a densely urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Norristown, Pennsylvania.

Dekalb St / E Marshall St real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) townhomes and small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the Dekalb St / E Marshall St 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.

Dekalb St / E Marshall St has a 16.8% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 79.2% 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.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

Our research shows that more people carpool to work here in the Dekalb St / E Marshall St (35.6%) than in 99.8% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

Many people dream of living along a street lined with row houses or other attached homes. Such places do often have an abundance of charm. If you are one of these people, the Dekalb St / E Marshall St neighborhood could be your paradise. With 48.1% of the homes and real estate here classified as rowhouses or other attached homes, this neighborhood brims with opportunity to find the right place for you. Only 1.4% of U.S. neighborhoods have more row houses than this neighborhood, making it one of the most interesting things about this special neighborhood.

In addition, if you like crowded places, then you will probably enjoy the the Dekalb St / E Marshall St neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive data analysis, this neighborhood is more densely populated than 95.4% of neighborhoods in the U.S., with 21,588 people per square mile living here. Being a walkable neighborhood can help increase property values for the simple reason that people enjoy it and value it. To put it plainly, despite our love affair with the automobile, American's enjoy taking to the streets, sidewalks, paths, and courtyards of a place to get a coffee, relax, and take in the sights and sounds. And, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive and first quantitative walkable score index, the Dekalb St / E Marshall St neighborhood is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in America.

Furthermore, 84.4% of the real estate in the Dekalb St / E Marshall St neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.

Also of note, do you watch 'This Old House' on Public Television? Do you love the idea of fixing up a Colonial or Victorian era home, complete with the charm of yesteryear? Do you like to stroll or drive streets lined with gracious older residences? If you found yourself nodding yes to any of these questions, you are going to be interested in this unique neighborhood. The Dekalb St / E Marshall St neighborhood stands out on a national scale for the sheer concentration of historic residences it contains: 72.5% of the residential real estate here was built from 1939 or earlier, some much earlier. This is a greater concentration of historic homes than 98.4% of the neighborhoods in the United States.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

There are more people living in the Dekalb St / E Marshall St neighborhood employed as sales and service workers (55.1%) than almost any neighborhood in the country. From fast-food service workers to major sales accounts, sales and service workers make up the largest proportion of our national employment picture. But despite that size and importance nationally, this neighborhood still stands out as unique due to the dominance of people living here who work in such occupations.

Notable & Unique: People

Whether by choice, divorce, or unplanned pregnancy, single moms may have the toughest job in the book. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that the Dekalb St / E Marshall St neighborhood has more single mother households than 97.2% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. Often high concentrations of single mother homes can be a strong indicator of family and social issues such as poverty, high rates of school dropouts, crime, and other societal problems.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Dekalb St / E Marshall St neighborhood has more Jamaican ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.9% of this neighborhood's residents have Jamaican ancestry.

Dekalb St / E Marshall St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.0% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Mon-Khmer, which is the dominant language of Cambodia, at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.2% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Car Ownership

Most American households own a car or other vehicle. Many own two cars or perhaps three. In the United States, it is useful to have an automobile not only for commuting, but also for shopping and getting to other services one needs. But NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed that households in the Dekalb St / E Marshall St neighborhood have a highly unusual car ownership. 23.5% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in 95.5% of U.S. neighborhoods.


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 Dekalb St / E Marshall St neighborhood in Norristown are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 81.3% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 27.4% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 68.8% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the Dekalb St / E Marshall St neighborhood, 44.9% 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 37.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (12.0%), and 4.5% 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 Dekalb St / E Marshall St neighborhood in Norristown, PA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (37.0%). There are also a number of people of Italian ancestry (7.3%), and residents who report Irish roots (3.6%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (3.2%), along with some Jamaican ancestry residents (2.9%), among others. In addition, 33.3% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Dekalb St / E Marshall St neighborhood is English, spoken by 57.8% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (40.2%).

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 Dekalb St / E Marshall St neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (40.7% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (46.0%) 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 (35.6%) and 11.3% 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.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

44 Vital Statistics. 8 Condition Alerts found.

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 4 Condition Alerts found.

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Dekalb St / E Marshall St 0.101011101001110
Norristown 0.101011101001110
Pennsylvania 3.15

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Dekalb St / E Marshall St 0.101011101001110
Norristown 0.101011101001110
Pennsylvania 18.13

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Dekalb St / E Marshall St 0.101011101001110
Norristown 0.101011101001110
Pennsylvania 51

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 6 Condition Alerts found.

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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

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