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About State College, PA (University Park / Pennsylvania State U-Main Campus)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

University Park / Pennsylvania State U-Main Campus real estate is primarily composed of apartments and renters, so no median house value data are available. The average rental price in University Park / Pennsylvania State U-Main Campus is currently $1,609, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 92.0% of the neighborhoods in Pennsylvania.

University Park / Pennsylvania State U-Main Campus is a densely urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in State College, Pennsylvania.

University Park / Pennsylvania State U-Main Campus real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) small apartment buildings and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the University Park / Pennsylvania State U-Main Campus neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

In University Park / Pennsylvania State U-Main Campus, the current vacancy rate is 3.9%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 82.7% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in University Park / Pennsylvania State U-Main Campus is very tight compared to the demand for property here.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

More people in University Park / Pennsylvania State U-Main Campus choose to walk to work each day (84.6%) 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: People

NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that the University Park / Pennsylvania State U-Main Campus neighborhood has a greater concentration of residents currently enrolled in college than 100.0% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. With 99.1% of the population here attending college, this is very much a college-focused neighborhood.

In addition, the University Park / Pennsylvania State U-Main Campus neighborhood has a greater percentage of children living in poverty (100.0%) than found in 99.9% 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.

Also, one of the really interesting characteristics about the University Park / Pennsylvania State U-Main Campus neighborhood is that, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research, it is an excellent choice in which to reside for college students. Due to its popularity among college students who already choose to live here, its walkability, and its above average safety from crime, the neighborhood is ideal for prospective or already-enrolled college students. Between semesters and during school breaks, you'll notice that the excitement here fluctuates with the college seasons. Despite the excitement however, parents of college-age children can rest easy knowing that this neighborhood has an above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the top 0.8% of college-friendly places to live in the state of Pennsylvania.

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 University Park / Pennsylvania State U-Main Campus neighborhood, they truly stand out. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis identifies this neighborhood as having a higher percentage of sales and service workers than 99.8% of all American neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability

Do you like to be surrounded by people from all over the country or world, with different perspectives and life experiences? Or do you instead prefer to be in a neighborhood where most residents have lived there for a long time, creating a sense of cohesiveness? NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this neighborhood stands out among American neighborhoods for the uniqueness of the mobility of its residents. In the University Park / Pennsylvania State U-Main Campus neighborhood, a greater proportion of the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is found in 99.7% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood, more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

Three-deckers, duplexes, old Victorian homes cut up into apartments. Independent stores on the corner selling pizza. These are some of the hallmarks of neighborhoods with lots of small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings. The University Park / Pennsylvania State U-Main Campus neighborhood really stands out in this regard, however, as it is dominated by such small apartment buildings more than nearly any other neighborhood in America. This is a stunning visual and lifestyle example of this type of neighborhood. In fact, 67.6% of the real estate here are small 2, 3, or 4 unit apartment buildings, which is a higher proportion than found in 99.5% of America's neighborhoods.

In addition, 100.0% of the real estate in the University Park / Pennsylvania State U-Main Campus neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Significantly, 1.7% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Urdu, which is the national language of Pakistan, at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 97.8% 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 University Park / Pennsylvania State U-Main Campus neighborhood have a highly unusual car ownership. 22.2% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in 95.2% 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 University Park / Pennsylvania State U-Main Campus neighborhood in State College are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 93.2% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 100.0% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 99.9% 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 University Park / Pennsylvania State U-Main Campus neighborhood, 59.8% 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 executive, management, and professional occupations, with 20.0% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (10.3%), and 9.1% in manufacturing and laborer 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 University Park / Pennsylvania State U-Main Campus neighborhood in State College, PA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (21.3%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (15.7%), and residents who report Asian roots (12.1%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (11.4%), along with some English ancestry residents (5.6%), among others. In addition, 10.1% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

The Neighbors: Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the University Park / Pennsylvania State U-Main Campus neighborhood is English, spoken by 86.2% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese, South Asian languages and Spanish.

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 University Park / Pennsylvania State U-Main Campus neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (52.0% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (84.6%) hop out the door and walk to work to get to work. In addition, quite a number also drive alone in a private automobile to get to work (11.9%) . This is a special neighborhood for the number of people who walk to work. Combining exercise, low cost, and reduced pollution, plus the chance to see your neighbors, walking to work is fairly uncommon in America but likely to increase as people try to reduce their dependence on automobiles, and this neighborhood offers that opportunity today.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 2 Condition Alerts found.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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University Park / Pennsylvania State U-Main Campus 0.101011101001110
State College 0.101011101001110
Pennsylvania 3.15
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University Park / Pennsylvania State U-Main Campus 0.101011101001110
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University Park / Pennsylvania State U-Main Campus 0.101011101001110
State College 0.101011101001110
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Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 7 Condition Alerts found.

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Better than of U.S. schools.

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District Quality Compared to Pennsylvania

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Better than of PA school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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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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