Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice
is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one
might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether
shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Memphis,
the Poplar Ave / N Danny Thomas Blvd neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: People
The types of households in a neighborhood can tell a lot about the character
and lifestyle of those living here. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis
reveals that this neighborhood, above nearly every neighborhood in America,
has a greater percentage of its residents living alone: 69.8%. This
is a higher percent living alone than we found in 99.8% of
all U.S. neighborhoods. Often residents who live alone are new arrivals
to an area who are single, and often senior citizens who have lost a spouse.
In addition, one of the unique characteristics of the Poplar Ave / N Danny Thomas Blvd
neighborhood revealed by analysis is that the per capita income of
residents here is lower than that found in 99.7% of the neighborhoods
Notable & Unique: Occupations
The government often provides some of the more stable jobs in the economy.
From local, to state, to federal government workers, the government can
also be a major employer. What NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed, is
that the Poplar Ave / N Danny Thomas Blvd neighborhood in particular stands out
when compared nationally for the proportion of its working residents who
are employed by the government. At 13.8% of its workforce, this
neighborhood has a greater concentration of government workers than
96.3% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Poplar Ave / N Danny Thomas Blvd neighborhood has more
Brazilian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 0.7% of
this neighborhood's residents have Brazilian ancestry.
Poplar Ave / N Danny Thomas Blvd is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.3% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak African languages at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 96.2% of the neighborhoods in America.
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 Poplar Ave / N Danny Thomas Blvd neighborhood, a greater proportion of
the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is
found in 95.5% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood,
more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, 100.0% of the real estate in the Poplar Ave / N Danny Thomas Blvd neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.
Furthermore, the Poplar Ave / N Danny Thomas Blvd 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 95.1% 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.
Also of note, the real estate in the Poplar Ave / N Danny Thomas Blvd neighborhood really stands out in the way it looks for a unique reason: this neighborhood has a higher proportion of apartment complexes or high-rise apartments than nearly every neighborhood in the country. Most neighborhoods are a mixture of real estate and housing types, but here it is almost entirely dominated by big apartment buildings and complexes. In fact, 91.3% of the real estate here is classified as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments, which is more than is found in 98.7% of American neighborhoods.