Ballenger median real estate price is $80,923, which is less expensive than 94.7% of Texas neighborhoods and 95.8% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
The average rental price in Ballenger is currently $927, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 98.6% of Texas neighborhoods.
Ballenger is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Lubbock, Texas.
Ballenger real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Ballenger neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.
Home and apartment vacancy rates are 8.3% in Ballenger. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower than 48.4% of the neighborhoods in the nation, approximately near the middle range for vacancies.
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 Lubbock, the Ballenger neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research revealed that 99.5% of the adult residents in the Ballenger neighborhood do not have a 4-year college degree, which is a lower rate of college graduated adults than found in 98.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
In addition, one of the unique characteristics of the Ballenger neighborhood revealed by analysis is that the per capita income of residents here is lower than that found in 97.3% of the neighborhoods in America.
From major sales accounts to fast-food workers, sales and service employees are often the backbone of the local economy. In the Ballenger neighborhood, they truly stand out. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis identifies this neighborhood as having a higher percentage of sales and service workers than 97.4% of all American neighborhoods.
While most Americans do drive to work alone each day, the Ballenger neighborhood stands out by having 90.5% of commuters doing so, which is a higher proportion of people driving alone to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 95.9% of all American neighborhoods.
Did you know that the Ballenger neighborhood has more Mexican ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 71.3% of this neighborhood's residents have Mexican ancestry.
How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.
The neighbors in the Ballenger neighborhood in Lubbock are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 97.3% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 51.3% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 94.2% of U.S. neighborhoods.
The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.
In the Ballenger neighborhood, 42.2% of the working population is employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 31.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (17.2%), and 8.8% in executive, management, and professional occupations.
The most common language spoken in the Ballenger neighborhood is English, spoken by 58.1% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (41.9%).
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.
In the Ballenger neighborhood in Lubbock, TX, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (71.3%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (3.0%), and residents who report English roots (2.3%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (2.0%), along with some Scottish ancestry residents (1.5%), among others. In addition, 14.8% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in Ballenger neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (78.7% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (90.5%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (5.6%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.