Wilkinsburg, PA (Taylor Way / Wood St)




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About Wilkinsburg, PA (Taylor Way / Wood St)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Taylor Way / Wood St median real estate price is $47,595, which is less expensive than 96.9% of Pennsylvania neighborhoods and 96.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Taylor Way / Wood St is currently $812, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 65.7% of Pennsylvania neighborhoods.

Taylor Way / Wood St is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania.

Taylor Way / Wood 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 Taylor Way / Wood 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 Taylor Way / Wood St. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 49.0%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 98.5% 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

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: Diversity

Did you know that the Taylor Way / Wood St neighborhood has more African and Sub-Saharan African ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 24.2% of this neighborhood's residents have African ancestry and 24.2% have Sub-Saharan African ancestry.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

Our research revealed that more commuters here take the bus to work (37.5% ride the bus) than 99.6% of all American neighborhoods. If you like the idea of leaving your car and home and hopping the bus to work, this might be a good neighborhood for you to consider.

Also, in the Taylor Way / Wood St neighborhood, walking to work is a real option for many. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research reveals walking to and from work is the chosen way to commute for 14.5% of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than we found in 96.3% of American neighborhoods. Get ready to put on your walking shoes if you move here!

Notable & Unique: People

Of note, 74.7% of the children in this area live in poverty; an extraordinarily high percentage compared to other neighborhoods in the nation. In a nation where approximately one in four children grows up in poverty, this neighborhood stands out for the depth of the problem manifested here.

In addition, with more than 2.4% of residents living with a same sex partner, Taylor Way / Wood St is truly a neighborhood that stands out from the rest in this regard. In fact, exclusive analysis by NeighborhoodScout reveals that this neighborhood has a greater concentration of same sex couples than 96.7% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

Vacant homes and apartments are a significant characteristic of this neighborhood. In fact, with 49.0% of the residential real estate vacant, the Taylor Way / Wood St neighborhood claims the distinction of having a higher vacancy rate than 98.5% 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, 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 Taylor Way / Wood St neighborhood stands out on a national scale for the sheer concentration of historic residences it contains: 61.7% of the residential real estate here was built from 1939 or earlier, some much earlier. This is a greater concentration of historic homes than 95.9% of the neighborhoods in the United States.

Notable & Unique: Car Ownership

We Americans love our cars. Not only are they a necessity for most Americans due to the shape of our neighborhoods and the distances between where we live, work, shop, and go to school, but we also fancy them. As a result, most households in America have one, two, or three cars. But NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis shows that the Taylor Way / Wood St neighborhood has a highly unusual pattern of car ownership. 29.0% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in 96.6% 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 Taylor Way / Wood St neighborhood in Wilkinsburg are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 81.1% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 74.7% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 98.7% 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 Taylor Way / Wood St neighborhood, 35.6% 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 clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations, with 25.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (25.5%), and 13.3% in manufacturing and laborer 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 Taylor Way / Wood St neighborhood in Wilkinsburg, PA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Sub-Saharan African (24.2%). There are also a number of people of African ancestry (24.2%), and residents who report Mexican roots (3.0%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (3.0%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (2.1%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Taylor Way / Wood St neighborhood is English, spoken by 98.1% of households.

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 Taylor Way / Wood St neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (39.5% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (46.8%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also ride the bus to get to work (37.5%) and 14.5% of residents also hop out the door and walk to work 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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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Taylor Way / Wood St 0.101011101001110
Wilkinsburg 0.101011101001110
Pennsylvania 3.15
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Taylor Way / Wood St 0.101011101001110
Wilkinsburg 0.101011101001110
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Wilkinsburg 0.101011101001110
Pennsylvania 51

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 16 Condition Alerts found.

School Rating Information

 
School Quality

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WILKINSBURG BOROUGH SD


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Better than of PA school districts.

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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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