Reading, PA (Moss St / Oley St)




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About Reading, PA (Moss St / Oley St)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Moss St / Oley St median real estate price is $55,866, which is less expensive than 94.7% of Pennsylvania neighborhoods and 94.7% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Moss St / Oley St is currently $681, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 81.9% of Pennsylvania neighborhoods.

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

Moss St / Oley 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 Moss St / Oley 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.

Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Moss St / Oley St. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 18.6%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 82.6% 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: Modes of Transportation

Our research shows that more people carpool to work here in the Moss St / Oley St (38.2%) than in 99.9% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

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 Moss St / Oley St neighborhood stands apart from most American neighborhood due to the proportion of its residents still working in these fields. With 23.5% of the workforce so employed, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of such workers than 99.7% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Moss St / Oley St neighborhood has more Puerto Rican and Dominican ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 25.4% of this neighborhood's residents have Puerto Rican ancestry and 11.5% have Dominican ancestry.

Moss St / Oley St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 59.1% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Spanish at home. This is a higher percentage than 95.6% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

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 Moss St / Oley St neighborhood could be your paradise. With 54.5% 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 1.1% 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, the Moss St / Oley St neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 31,297 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 97.3% of the nation's neighborhoods. 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 Moss St / Oley St neighborhood is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in America.

Furthermore, 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 Moss St / Oley St neighborhood stands out on a national scale for the sheer concentration of historic residences it contains: 63.1% of the residential real estate here was built from 1939 or earlier, some much earlier. This is a greater concentration of historic homes than 96.2% of the neighborhoods in the United States.

Notable & Unique: People

NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research revealed that 96.7% of the adult residents in the Moss St / Oley St neighborhood do not have a 4-year college degree, which is a lower rate of college graduated adults than found in 97.9% of the neighborhoods in America.


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 Moss St / Oley 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 93.8% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 53.2% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 92.3% 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 Moss St / Oley St neighborhood, 38.8% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is farming, forestry, or commercial fishing, with 23.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (20.9%), and 10.0% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

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 Moss St / Oley St neighborhood in Reading, PA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (30.2%). There are also a number of people of Puerto Rican ancestry (25.4%), and residents who report Dominican roots (11.5%), and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (7.0%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (3.2%), among others. In addition, 32.7% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Moss St / Oley St neighborhood is Spanish, spoken by 59.1% of households. Some people also speak English (39.1%).

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 Moss St / Oley St neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (41.7% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (44.8%) 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 (38.2%) and 7.4% of residents also ride the bus 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. 4 Condition Alerts found.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Moss St / Oley St 0.101011101001110
Reading 0.101011101001110
Pennsylvania 3.15
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Moss St / Oley St 0.101011101001110
Reading 0.101011101001110
Pennsylvania 18.13
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Moss St / Oley St 0.101011101001110
Reading 0.101011101001110
Pennsylvania 51

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 13 Condition Alerts found.

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School Quality

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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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