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 El Paso,
the N Mesa St / Executive Center Blvd neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the N Mesa St / Executive Center Blvd neighborhood has more
Mexican and Cuban ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 87.6% of
this neighborhood's residents have Mexican ancestry and 1.8% have Cuban ancestry.
N Mesa St / Executive Center Blvd is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 85.1% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Spanish at home. This is a higher percentage than 99.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: People
The N Mesa St / Executive Center Blvd neighborhood has a greater percentage
of children living in poverty (65.5%) than found in
97.0% 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.
In addition, single parenting is hard. But you don't have to tell the
N Mesa St / Executive Center Blvd neighborhood about it; they already know. 19.4%
of this neighborhood's households are run by single mothers, which is a
higher concentration than NeighborhoodScout found in 95.6%
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
There are more people living in the N Mesa St / Executive Center Blvd neighborhood
employed as sales and service workers (57.5%) 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, 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
N Mesa St / Executive Center Blvd neighborhood stands apart from most American neighborhood due
to the proportion of its residents still working in these fields. With 4.3%
of the workforce so employed, this neighborhood has a greater concentration
of such workers than 95.6% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, the real estate in the N Mesa St / Executive Center 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, 72.4% of the real estate here is classified as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments, which is more than is found in 96.2% of American neighborhoods.
Furthermore, 83.2% of the real estate in the N Mesa St / Executive Center Blvd neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.