Wilkes-Barre, PA (N River St / W Chestnut St)




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About Wilkes-Barre, PA (N River St / W Chestnut St)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

N River St / W Chestnut St median real estate price is $63,857, which is less expensive than 92.9% of Pennsylvania neighborhoods and 92.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in N River St / W Chestnut St is currently $845, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 61.1% of Pennsylvania neighborhoods.

N River St / W Chestnut St is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.

N River St / W Chestnut St real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) single-family homes and small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the N River St / W Chestnut 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 N River St / W Chestnut St. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 21.7%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 87.5% 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: People

An interesting characteristic about the N River St / W Chestnut St neighborhood is that there are more incarcerated people living here than 99.2% of neighborhoods in the U.S. The United States has the highest rate of incarceration in the world, currently with 1 out of every 100 adults in the country are incarcerated as a punishment for crimes committed. The extremely high incarceration rate of this neighborhood could mean that a prison, juvenile detention facility or other correctional facility occupies a large proportion of the neighborhood, or contains a large portion of the neighborhood's population.

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 N River St / W Chestnut St neighborhood, a greater proportion of the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is found in 98.7% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood, more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the N River St / W Chestnut St neighborhood has more Slovak and Haitian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.1% of this neighborhood's residents have Slovak ancestry and 3.2% have Haitian ancestry.

N River St / W Chestnut St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 4.5% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Chinese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 95.4% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

More people in N River St / W Chestnut St choose to walk to work each day (16.9%) 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: 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 N River St / W Chestnut St 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, 34.0% of the real estate here are small 2, 3, or 4 unit apartment buildings, which is a higher proportion than found in 95.0% of America's neighborhoods.

In addition, 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 N River St / W Chestnut St neighborhood stands out on a national scale for the sheer concentration of historic residences it contains: 65.1% of the residential real estate here was built from 1939 or earlier, some much earlier. This is a greater concentration of historic homes than 96.7% of the neighborhoods in the United States.


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 N River St / W Chestnut St neighborhood in Wilkes-Barre are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 76.3% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 44.4% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 86.7% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

In the N River St / W Chestnut St neighborhood, 32.3% 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 23.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (21.8%), and 21.2% 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 N River St / W Chestnut St neighborhood in Wilkes-Barre, PA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (20.0%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (13.7%), and residents who report Italian roots (13.4%), and some of the residents are also of Polish ancestry (11.9%), along with some Puerto Rican ancestry residents (5.9%), among others.

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 N River St / W Chestnut St neighborhood is English, spoken by 81.8% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.

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 N River St / W Chestnut St neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (50.1% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (67.1%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also hop out the door and walk to work to get to work (16.9%) and 12.9% 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. 6 Condition Alerts found.

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N River St / W Chestnut St 0.101011101001110
Wilkes-Barre 0.101011101001110
Pennsylvania 3.15
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N River St / W Chestnut St 0.101011101001110
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Pennsylvania 18.13
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Wilkes-Barre 0.101011101001110
Pennsylvania 51

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 9 Condition Alerts found.

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WILKES-BARRE AREA SD


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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

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to PA Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Solomon/Plains El Sch
41 Abbott St
Plains, PA, 18705
KG-06
Solomon/Plains Jhs
43 Abbott St
Plains, PA, 18705
07-08
Dodson El Sch
80 Jones St
Wilkes Barre, PA, 18702
KG-06
James M Coughlin Jshs
80 N Washington St
Wilkes Barre, PA, 18701
09-12
G A R Memorial Jshs
Grant & Lehigh Streets
Wilkes Barre, PA, 18702
07-12
Elmer L Meyers Jshs
341 Carey Ave
Wilkes Barre, PA, 18702
07-12
Daniel J Flood El Sch
565 N Washington St
Wilkes Barre, PA, 18705
KG-06
Heights/Murray El Sch
1 S Sherman St
Wilkes Barre, PA, 18702
KG-06
Dr David W Kistler El Sch
301 Old River Rd
Wilkes Barre, PA, 18702
KG-06

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