Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice
is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one
might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether
shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Reading,
the S 13Th St / South St neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the S 13Th St / South St neighborhood has more
Puerto Rican and Dominican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 38.3% of
this neighborhood's residents have Puerto Rican ancestry and 7.4% have Dominican ancestry.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the S 13Th St / South St neighborhood, carpooling is still a popular
way to get to and from work. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that
29.7% of commuters carpool here, which is more than in
99.3% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: People
One of the unique characteristics of the S 13Th St / South St
neighborhood revealed by analysis is that the per capita income of
residents here is lower than that found in 95.0% of the neighborhoods
Also of note, 73.0% of the children in this area
live in poverty; an extraordinarily high percentage compared to other
neighborhoods in the nation. In a nation where approximately one in
four children grows up in poverty, this neighborhood stands out for
the depth of the problem manifested here.
In addition, the S 13Th St / South St neighborhood is unique for having just
2.3% of adults here having earned a bachelor's degree.
This is a lower rate of college graduates than NeighborhoodScout found
in 98.5% of America's neighborhoods.
Also, whether by choice, divorce, or unplanned pregnancy, single moms may have
the toughest job in the book. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals
that the S 13Th St / South St neighborhood has more single mother
households than 98.3% 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: Real Estate
Even if you drive or take transit to your place of employment, many
people enjoy being able to walk in their neighborhood. What many people
don't realize is that most of America's premier vacation locations are
also very walkable. The S 13Th St / South St neighborhood is among
the top 5% of American neighborhoods in terms of walkability.
In addition, 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 S 13Th St / South St neighborhood could be your paradise. With 70.6% 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 0.5% of U.S. neighborhoods have more row houses than this neighborhood, making it one of the most interesting things about this special neighborhood.
Furthermore, if you find historic homes and neighborhoods attractive, you love the details, the history, and the charm, then you are sure to be interested in this neighborhood. With 68.1% of the residential real estate in the S 13Th St / South St neighborhood built no later than 1939, and some built considerably earlier, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of historic residences than 97.4% of all neighborhoods in America. In this regard, this neighborhood truly stands out as special.
Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability
Some neighborhoods have more internal cohesiveness than others. While other
neighborhoods feel like a collection of strangers who just happen to live
near each other. Sometimes this comes down to not only the personalities
of the people in a place, but how long people have been together in that
neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research has revealed some interesting
things about the rootedness of people in the S 13Th St / South St
In the S 13Th St / South St neighborhood, a greater proportion of
the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is
found in 96.7% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood,
more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.