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: Length of Commute
Whether walking, biking, riding, or driving, the length of one's commute
is an important factor for one's quality of life. The West Pearsall / Alta Vista Colonia
neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's
Residents of the West Pearsall / Alta Vista Colonia neighborhood have the pleasure
of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in
America. 77.8% of the residents have a commute time from
home to work (one way) of less than fifteen minutes. This is a higher
proportion of residents enjoying a short trip to work than NeighborhoodScout
found in 99.4% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting
means more time for other things in life.
Notable & Unique: People
An interesting characteristic about the West Pearsall / Alta Vista Colonia neighborhood
is that there are more incarcerated people living here than 99.2%
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, neighborhoodScout's exclusive research revealed that 94.9%
of the adult residents in the West Pearsall / Alta Vista Colonia neighborhood do
not have a 4-year college degree, which is a lower rate of college graduated
adults than found in 95.8% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
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
West Pearsall / Alta Vista Colonia neighborhood stands apart from most American neighborhood due
to the proportion of its residents still working in these fields. With 7.5%
of the workforce so employed, this neighborhood has a greater concentration
of such workers than 98.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Furthermore, the West Pearsall / Alta Vista Colonia neighborhood has a greater proportion of
government workers living in it than 95.4% of the neighborhoods
in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. This is
a unique feature of this neighborhood, and one that shapes its character.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the West Pearsall / Alta Vista Colonia neighborhood has more
Mexican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 71.8% of
this neighborhood's residents have Mexican ancestry.
West Pearsall / Alta Vista Colonia is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 64.1% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Spanish at home. This is a higher percentage than 96.4% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
Our research shows that more people carpool to work here in the
West Pearsall / Alta Vista Colonia (20.9%) than in 95.7% of the
neighborhoods in America.