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 Corpus Christi,
the Baldwin Blvd / Ayers St neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: People
Single parenting is hard. But you don't have to tell the
Baldwin Blvd / Ayers St neighborhood about it; they already know. 30.4%
of this neighborhood's households are run by single mothers, which is a
higher concentration than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.5%
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 Baldwin Blvd / Ayers St neighborhood stands out for having an
average per capita income lower than 98.3% of the neighborhoods
in the United States.
The Baldwin Blvd / Ayers St neighborhood also has a greater percentage
of children living in poverty (64.2%) than found in
96.6% 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.
Also, the Baldwin Blvd / Ayers St neighborhood is unique for having just
4.3% of adults here having earned a bachelor's degree.
This is a lower rate of college graduates than NeighborhoodScout found
in 96.9% of America's neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Baldwin Blvd / Ayers St neighborhood has more
Mexican and Spanish ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 84.0% of
this neighborhood's residents have Mexican ancestry and 1.3% have Spanish ancestry.
Baldwin Blvd / Ayers St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 59.6% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Spanish at home. This is a higher percentage than 95.7% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, most neighborhoods have a mixture of ages of homes in them, from new to old, but this neighborhood stands out due to its concentration of residential real estate built in one time frame: from 1940 through 1969, generally considered older, well-established homes. This was a busy time in America for home construction. After the end of World War II, as GIs came home, bought newly built homes on the edges of cities with the help of the GI Bill, and began their families. This housing era generally coincides with the 'Baby Boom' generation (1945 - 1964), and many baby boomers grew up in homes built in this era. But what is so interesting about the Baldwin Blvd / Ayers St neighborhood, is that an incredible 83.3% of the homes here were built in this era. So when you walk its streets or drive through, this neighborhood has a look and feel that harkens to that era in American life, a very important slice of Americana.