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 Milpa Verde / Fm 1419 neighborhood has more
Mexican and Romanian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 93.7% of
this neighborhood's residents have Mexican ancestry and 1.2% have Romanian ancestry.
Milpa Verde / Fm 1419 is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 94.0% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Spanish at home. This is a higher percentage than 99.8% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: People
Of note, 74.0% 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, the Milpa Verde / Fm 1419 neighborhood is unique for having just
3.5% of adults here having earned a bachelor's degree.
This is a lower rate of college graduates than NeighborhoodScout found
in 97.7% of America's neighborhoods.
Also, single parenting is hard. But you don't have to tell the
Milpa Verde / Fm 1419 neighborhood about it; they already know. 19.5%
of this neighborhood's households are run by single mothers, which is a
higher concentration than NeighborhoodScout found in 95.7%
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.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
Each year, fewer and fewer Americans make their living as farmers, foresters,
or fishers. But the Milpa Verde / Fm 1419 neighborhood truly stands
out among U.S. neighborhoods. According to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis,
this neighborhood has a greater proportion of farmers, foresters, or fishers
than 96.7% of all American neighborhoods. This is truly a unique
cultural characteristic of this neighborhood.
Furthermore, there are more people living in the Milpa Verde / Fm 1419 neighborhood
employed as sales and service workers (57.8%) 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.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, most neighborhoods are composed of a mixture of ages of homes, but the Milpa Verde / Fm 1419 stands out as rather unique in having nearly all of its residential real estate built in one time period, namely between 1970 and 1999, generally considered to be established, but not old housing. What you'll sense when you look around or drive the streets of this neighborhood is that many of the residences look the same because of this similarity of age. In fact, 83.3% of the residential real estate here was built in this one time period.