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: People
An interesting characteristic about the Route 281 / U.S. Route 281 neighborhood
is that there are more incarcerated people living here than 99.9%
of neighborhoods in the U.S. The United States has the highest rate of
incarceration in the world, currently with 1 out of every 100 adults in the
country are incarcerated as a punishment for crimes committed. The extremely
high incarceration rate of this neighborhood could mean that a prison, juvenile
detention facility or other correctional facility occupies a large proportion
of the neighborhood, or contains a large portion of the neighborhood's population.
In addition, one of the unique characteristics of the Route 281 / U.S. Route 281
neighborhood revealed by analysis is that the per capita income of
residents here is lower than that found in 96.5% of the neighborhoods
The Route 281 / U.S. Route 281 neighborhood also has a greater percentage
of children living in poverty (75.0%) than found in
98.7% 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, neighborhoodScout's exclusive research revealed that 97.5%
of the adult residents in the Route 281 / U.S. Route 281 neighborhood do
not have a 4-year college degree, which is a lower rate of college graduated
adults than found in 98.4% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research identifies the Route 281 / U.S. Route 281
neighborhood as having one of the highest concentrations of people employed
in manufacturing or as laborers of any neighborhood in America. In fact,
despite the loss of manufacturing jobs nationally, this neighborhood has
55.4% of its working residents employed in such fields, which is a
higher proportion than 99.8% of American neighborhoods.
Furthermore, it used to be that most Americans lived on the farm, or otherwise made their
living from the land, the forests, or the sea. With global trade and an
economy increasingly based on providing services to one another, fewer
people farm, fish or harvest timber now than at any time in American history.
But according to NeighborhoodScout's leading analysis, the
Route 281 / U.S. Route 281 neighborhood stands apart from most American neighborhood due
to the proportion of its residents still working in these fields. With 5.4%
of the workforce so employed, this neighborhood has a greater concentration
of such workers than 97.0% of U.S. neighborhoods.
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 Route 281 / U.S. Route 281 neighborhood, a greater proportion of
the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is
found in 99.7% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood,
more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
More people in Route 281 / U.S. Route 281 choose to walk to work each day
(25.4%) than almost any neighborhood in America. If you are
attracted to the idea of being able to walk to work, this neighborhood
could be a good choice.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Route 281 / U.S. Route 281 neighborhood has more
Mexican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 63.8% of
this neighborhood's residents have Mexican ancestry.
Route 281 / U.S. Route 281 is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 60.8% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Spanish at home. This is a higher percentage than 95.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
Most American households own a car or other vehicle. Many own two cars
or perhaps three. In the United States, it is useful to have an automobile
not only for commuting, but also for shopping and getting to other services
one needs. But NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed that households in
the Route 281 / U.S. Route 281 neighborhood have a highly unusual car ownership.
Residents of this neighborhood must really love automobiles. NeighborhoodScout's
Analysis reveals that 30.1% of the households here have four, five,
or more cars. That is more cars per household than in 96.2% of
the neighborhoods in the nation.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, 95.2% of the real estate in the Route 281 / U.S. Route 281 neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.