Reading, PA (Chestnut St / Maple St)




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About Reading, PA (Chestnut St / Maple St)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Chestnut St / Maple St median real estate price is $68,173, which is less expensive than 85.5% of Pennsylvania neighborhoods and 85.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Chestnut St / Maple St is currently $646, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 87.2% of Pennsylvania neighborhoods.

Chestnut St / Maple St is a densely urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Reading, Pennsylvania.

Chestnut St / Maple St real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) apartment complexes/high-rise apartments and townhomes. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the Chestnut St / Maple 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 1970 and 1999.

Home and apartment vacancy rates are 9.7% in Chestnut St / Maple St. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower than 47.1% of the neighborhoods in the nation, approximately near the middle range for vacancies.

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 Chestnut St / Maple St neighborhood has more Puerto Rican and Haitian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 36.9% of this neighborhood's residents have Puerto Rican ancestry and 4.4% have Haitian ancestry.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

More people work in manufacturing and as laborers here in the Chestnut St / Maple St neighborhood than in 99.2% of the neighborhoods in America. Despite the loss of manufacturing jobs across the nation, this neighborhood remains a place where, compared to other parts of the country, you will find many laborers and manufacturers.

Furthermore, it used to be that most Americans lived on the farm, or otherwise made their living from the land, the forests, or the sea. With global trade and an economy increasingly based on providing services to one another, fewer people farm, fish or harvest timber now than at any time in American history. But according to NeighborhoodScout's leading analysis, the Chestnut St / Maple St neighborhood stands apart from most American neighborhood due to the proportion of its residents still working in these fields. With 4.4% of the workforce so employed, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of such workers than 95.8% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: People

The Chestnut St / Maple St neighborhood stands out for having an average per capita income lower than 98.9% of the neighborhoods in the United States. The Chestnut St / Maple St neighborhood also has a greater percentage of children living in poverty (61.1%) than found in 95.7% 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.

In addition, 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: 48.2%. This is a higher percent living alone than we found in 96.1% 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.

Also, the Chestnut St / Maple St neighborhood is unique for having just 5.3% of adults here having earned a bachelor's degree. This is a lower rate of college graduates than NeighborhoodScout found in 95.6% of America's neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

The Chestnut St / Maple St neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 36,049 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 97.7% of the nation's neighborhoods. 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 Chestnut St / Maple St neighborhood is among the top 5% of American neighborhoods in terms of walkability.

In addition, if you love row houses and attached homes, you will probably really like the Chestnut St / Maple St neighborhood. The ambiance, the charm, of row houses is something special. And in sheer abundance of row houses, this neighborhood truly stands out. The real estate here has a higher proportion of row houses and attached homes than nearly any neighborhood in America. In fact, 34.5% of the residential real estate here is classified as row houses and attached homes.

Furthermore, 83.8% of the real estate in the Chestnut St / Maple St neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.

Also of note, 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 58.9% of the residential real estate in the Chestnut St / Maple St neighborhood built no later than 1939, and some built considerably earlier, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of historic residences than 95.0% of all neighborhoods in America. In this regard, this neighborhood truly stands out as special.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

More people ride the bus in this neighborhood each day to get to work than 98.5% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Also, more people in Chestnut St / Maple St choose to walk to work each day (13.8%) than almost any neighborhood in America. If you are attracted to the idea of being able to walk to work, this neighborhood could be a good choice.

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 Chestnut St / Maple St neighborhood have a highly unusual car ownership. 38.8% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in 97.8% of U.S. 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 Chestnut St / Maple St neighborhood in Reading are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 98.9% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 61.1% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 95.7% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

In the Chestnut St / Maple St neighborhood, 48.6% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 37.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (6.3%), and 4.4% in farming, forestry, or commercial fishing.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the Chestnut St / Maple St neighborhood in Reading, PA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Puerto Rican (36.9%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (10.2%), and residents who report Irish roots (8.3%), and some of the residents are also of Mexican ancestry (7.6%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (6.7%), among others. In addition, 13.7% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Chestnut St / Maple St neighborhood is English, spoken by 57.8% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (36.9%).

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 Chestnut St / Maple St neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (45.7% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (39.2%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also ride the bus to get to work (26.9%) and 14.3% 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. 5 Condition Alerts found.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Chestnut St / Maple St 0.101011101001110
Reading 0.101011101001110
Pennsylvania 3.15
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Chestnut St / Maple St 0.101011101001110
Reading 0.101011101001110
Pennsylvania 18.13
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Chestnut St / Maple St 0.101011101001110
Reading 0.101011101001110
Pennsylvania 51

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 13 Condition Alerts found.

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District Quality Compared to Pennsylvania

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Better than of PA school districts.

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Better than of US school districts.

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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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