Columbia, SC (U of South Carolina-Columbia / Greene St)




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About Columbia, SC (U of South Carolina-Columbia / Greene St)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

U of South Carolina-Columbia / Greene St median real estate price is $463,456, which is more expensive than 93.7% of the neighborhoods in South Carolina and 80.8% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in U of South Carolina-Columbia / Greene St is currently $1,322, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 84.6% of the neighborhoods in South Carolina.

U of South Carolina-Columbia / Greene St is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Columbia, South Carolina.

U of South Carolina-Columbia / Greene St real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) apartment complexes/high-rise apartments and single-family homes. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the U of South Carolina-Columbia / Greene St neighborhood are newer, built in 2000 or more recently. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in U of South Carolina-Columbia / Greene St. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 18.0%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 81.7% 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: Migration / Stability

The freedom of moving to new places versus the comfort of home. How much and how often people move not only can create diverse and worldly neighborhoods, but simultaneously it can produce a loss of intimacy with one's surroundings and a lack of connectedness to one's neighbors. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research has identified this neighborhood as unique with regard to the transience of its populace. In the U of South Carolina-Columbia / Greene St neighborhood, a greater proportion of the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is found in 99.9% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood, more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.

Notable & Unique: People

An extraordinary 81.9% of the residents of the U of South Carolina-Columbia / Greene St neighborhood are currently enrolled in college. This is such a large part of life in this neighborhood that the neighborhood changes a great deal with the change of semesters and is far quieter during the summer when many students are away.

In addition, one of the really interesting characteristics about the U of South Carolina-Columbia / Greene St 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 3.6% of college-friendly places to live in the state of South Carolina.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

A unique way of commuting is simply not to. And in the U of South Carolina-Columbia / Greene St neighborhood, analysis shows that 22.8% of the residents work from home, avoiding a commute altogether. This may not seem like a large number, but it is a higher proportion of people working from home than is found in 99.6% of the neighborhoods in the United States. One thing NeighborhoodScout's research reveals is that the wealthier and/or more isolated the neighborhood, the greater the proportion of residents who choose to work from home.

Also, in the U of South Carolina-Columbia / Greene 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 28.2% of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than we found in 98.6% of American neighborhoods. Get ready to put on your walking shoes if you move here!

Notable & Unique: Occupations

There are more people living in the U of South Carolina-Columbia / Greene St neighborhood employed as sales and service workers (52.0%) than almost any neighborhood in the country. From fast-food service workers to major sales accounts, sales and service workers make up the largest proportion of our national employment picture. But despite that size and importance nationally, this neighborhood still stands out as unique due to the dominance of people living here who work in such occupations.

Furthermore, with 1.4% of employed workers living in the U of South Carolina-Columbia / Greene St neighborhood active in the military, this neighborhood has the distinction of having a higher proportion of people in the military than 95.8% of American neighborhoods. This is a major shaper of the neighborhood's culture and character.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

Homes built from 2000 through today make up a higher proportion of the U of South Carolina-Columbia / Greene St neighborhood's real estate landscape than 97.7% of the neighborhoods in America. When you are driving around this neighborhood, you'll notice right away that it is one of the newest built of any, with the smell of fresh paint, and the look of young landscaping nearly everywhere you look. In fact, 63.6% of the residential real estate here is classified as newer.

In addition, renter-occupied real estate is dominant in the U of South Carolina-Columbia / Greene St neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 92.4%, which is higher than 97.7% of the neighborhoods in America. If you were to buy and live in the property you bought here, you would be almost alone in doing so.

Furthermore, one of the really unique and interesting things about the look and setting of the U of South Carolina-Columbia / Greene St neighborhood is that it is almost entirely dominated by large apartment buildings, such as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments. 77.5% of the residential real estate here is classified as such. This puts this neighborhood on the map as having a higher proportion of large apartment buildings than 96.9% of all neighborhoods in America.

Also of note, the U of South Carolina-Columbia / Greene St 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 81.8% 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.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the U of South Carolina-Columbia / Greene St neighborhood has more Scots-Irish and Jamaican ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.6% of this neighborhood's residents have Scots-Irish ancestry and 2.1% have Jamaican ancestry.

U of South Carolina-Columbia / Greene St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.7% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Gujarati, which is native to the Indian state of Gujarat, at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 95.6% of the neighborhoods in America.


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 U of South Carolina-Columbia / Greene St neighborhood in Columbia are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 80.1% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 58.3% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 94.6% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the U of South Carolina-Columbia / Greene St neighborhood, 48.0% 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 35.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (13.4%), and 3.4% 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 U of South Carolina-Columbia / Greene St neighborhood in Columbia, SC, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (23.0%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (19.2%), and residents who report English roots (13.8%), and some of the residents are also of Asian ancestry (5.1%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (4.1%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the U of South Carolina-Columbia / Greene St neighborhood is English, spoken by 90.6% 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 U of South Carolina-Columbia / Greene St neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (52.6% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (59.0%) 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 (28.2%) . 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

44 Vital Statistics. 7 Condition Alerts found.

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 5 Condition Alerts found.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Columbia 0.101011101001110
South Carolina 5.04
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Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 10 Condition Alerts found.

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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
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