Wilkinsburg, PA (Borough Center)




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About Wilkinsburg, PA (Borough Center)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Median real estate price in the Borough Center of Wilkinsburg is $33,932, which is less expensive than 99.0% of Pennsylvania neighborhoods and 99.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Wilkinsburg Borough Center is currently $599, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 91.3% of Pennsylvania neighborhoods.

Wilkinsburg Borough Center is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania.

Real estate in the Borough Center of Wilkinsburg, PA is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) apartment complexes/high-rise apartments and small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the Borough Center 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.

Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Wilkinsburg Borough Center. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 46.5%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 98.2% 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

More people ride the bus in this neighborhood each day to get to work than 99.9% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Also, in the Wilkinsburg Borough Center neighborhood, many people's commute means walking from the bedroom to the home office. NeighborhoodScout's analysis found that 12.8% of residents worked from home. This may not seem like a large number, but Scout's research shows that this is a higher percentage of people working from home than 97.0% of the neighborhoods in America. Often people who work from home are engaged in the creative or technological economy, such as is found in areas around Boston, and in Silicon Valley. Other times, people may be engaged in other businesses like trading stocks from home, or running a small beauty salon.

Notable & Unique: People

One of the most interesting things about the Wilkinsburg Borough Center neighborhood is that it has a greater concentration of residents who live alone than most all neighborhoods in America. With 58.8% of the households here made up of people living alone, NeighborhoodScout's research reveals that this is a larger proportion of people living alone than in 99.1% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

Vacant homes and apartments are a significant characteristic of this neighborhood. In fact, with 46.5% of the residential real estate vacant, the Wilkinsburg Borough Center neighborhood claims the distinction of having a higher vacancy rate than 98.2% of the neighborhoods in America. This can either be because much of the property is seasonally occupied, like in many vacation areas, or that much of the real estate is more permanently abandoned.

In addition, the Wilkinsburg Borough Center neighborhood is very unique in that it has one of the highest proportions of one, two, or no bedroom real estate of any neighborhood in America. Most neighborhoods have a mixture of home or apartment sizes from small to large, but here the concentration of studios and other small living spaces is at near-record heights. With 85.8% of the real estate here of this small size, this most assuredly is a notable feature that makes this neighborhood unique, along with just a handful of other neighborhoods in the U.S. that share this characteristic.

Furthermore, 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 Wilkinsburg Borough Center 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, 38.5% of the real estate here are small 2, 3, or 4 unit apartment buildings, which is a higher proportion than found in 96.1% of America's neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Wilkinsburg Borough Center neighborhood has more Czechoslovakian and Eastern European ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 0.9% of this neighborhood's residents have Czechoslovakian ancestry and 1.3% have Eastern European ancestry.

Wilkinsburg Borough Center is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.3% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Hindi, which is the official language of India at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 95.2% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Car Ownership

American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or three. But households in the Wilkinsburg Borough Center neighborhood buck this trend. 23.1% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in 95.4% 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 Borough Center neighborhood in Wilkinsburg are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 94.0% of U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, 11.6% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 60.8% of America'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 Wilkinsburg Borough Center neighborhood, 52.7% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional 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 31.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (10.7%), and 5.0% 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 Borough Center neighborhood in Wilkinsburg, PA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Sub-Saharan African (8.3%). There are also a number of people of African ancestry (8.3%), and residents who report German roots (5.2%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (3.3%), along with some Irish ancestry residents (2.7%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Wilkinsburg Borough Center neighborhood is English, spoken by 97.5% of households.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in Wilkinsburg Borough Center neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (42.7% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (46.2%) ride the bus to get to work. In addition, quite a number also drive alone in a private automobile to get to work (40.4%) and 8.8% of residents also hop out the door and walk to work for their daily commute. The bus provides a valuable service in the Borough Center neighborhood of Wilkinsburg by getting a lot of residents to and from work daily, reducing the costs of commuting and reducing some congestion on the roads as well.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

44 Vital Statistics. 8 Condition Alerts found.

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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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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Borough Center 0.101011101001110
Wilkinsburg 0.101011101001110
Pennsylvania 3.15
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Borough Center 0.101011101001110
Wilkinsburg 0.101011101001110
Pennsylvania 18.13
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Wilkinsburg 0.101011101001110
Pennsylvania 51

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 15 Condition Alerts found.

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School Quality

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Better than of U.S. schools.

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WILKINSBURG BOROUGH SD


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Better than of PA 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

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to PA Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Kelly El Sch
400 Kelly Ave
Wilkinsburg, PA, 15221
PK-06
Wilkinsburg Ms
747 Wallace Ave
Pittsburgh, PA, 15221
07-08
Turner El Sch
1833 Laketon Rd
Wilkinsburg, PA, 15221
PK-06
Wilkinsburg Shs
747 Wallace Ave
Wilkinsburg, PA, 15221
09-12

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