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 Cahir St / Broad St neighborhood has more
Dominican and Sub-Saharan African ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 32.8% of
this neighborhood's residents have Dominican ancestry and 16.9% have Sub-Saharan African ancestry.
Cahir St / Broad St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.3% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Portuguese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 98.1% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: People
Single parenting is hard. But you don't have to tell the
Cahir St / Broad St neighborhood about it; they already know. 27.1%
of this neighborhood's households are run by single mothers, which is a
higher concentration than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.1%
of American neighborhoods. Further NeighborhoodScout research showed strong
statistical correlations among high rates of children living in single
parent households, and neighborhood crime, particularly violent crime,
neighborhood poverty, and, importantly, the percentage of low weight births
and rates of infant mortality.
In addition, the Cahir St / Broad St neighborhood stands out for having an
average per capita income lower than 97.8% of the neighborhoods
in the United States.
The Cahir St / Broad St neighborhood also has a greater percentage
of children living in poverty (63.7%) than found in
96.4% 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.
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 Cahir St / Broad St
neighborhood, they truly stand out. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis
identifies this neighborhood as having a higher percentage of sales and
service workers than 96.1% of all American neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
More people ride the bus in this neighborhood each day to get to work
than 95.2% of U.S. neighborhoods.
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 Cahir St / Broad St neighborhood has
a highly unusual pattern of car ownership.
21.7% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
95.0% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, 91.5% of the real estate in the Cahir St / Broad St neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.
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 Cahir St / Broad 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, 43.7% of the real estate here are small 2, 3, or 4 unit apartment buildings, which is a higher proportion than found in 97.0% of America's neighborhoods.