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 Houston,
the Lois neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
Our research shows that more people carpool to work here in the
Lois (37.9%) than in 99.8% of the
neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
More people work in manufacturing and as laborers here in the Lois
neighborhood than in 99.7% of the neighborhoods in America. Despite
the loss of manufacturing jobs across the nation, this neighborhood remains
a place where, compared to other parts of the country, you will find many
laborers and manufacturers.
Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability
The freedom of moving to new places versus the comfort of home. How much
and how often people move not only can create diverse and worldly neighborhoods,
but simultaneously it can produce a loss of intimacy with one's surroundings
and a lack of connectedness to one's neighbors. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive
research has identified this neighborhood as unique with regard to the
transience of its populace.
What is interesting to note, is that the Lois
neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country
(56.1%) than are found in 98.8% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: People
The Lois neighborhood has a greater percentage
of children living in poverty (69.4%) than found in
97.8% 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, neighborhoodScout's exclusive research revealed that 95.9%
of the adult residents in the Lois neighborhood do
not have a 4-year college degree, which is a lower rate of college graduated
adults than found in 97.1% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Lois neighborhood has more
Mexican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 65.6% of
this neighborhood's residents have Mexican ancestry.
Lois is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 89.7% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Spanish at home. This is a higher percentage than 99.4% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, the real estate in the Lois 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, 70.0% of the real estate here is classified as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments, which is more than is found in 95.7% of American neighborhoods.