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 Pecos,
the Toyah neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: People
An interesting characteristic about the Toyah neighborhood
is that there are more incarcerated people living here than 99.8%
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, the Toyah neighborhood is unique for having just
4.3% of adults here having earned a bachelor's degree.
This is a lower rate of college graduates than NeighborhoodScout found
in 96.9% of America's neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
This neighborhood has wide open spaces, few people, and lots of space to stretch out. If you like locations that fit that description, you may like this neighborhood. Based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, with only 2.17 people per square mile living here, this neighborhood is less crowded than 99.1% of America.
In addition, vacant homes and apartments are a significant characteristic of this neighborhood. In fact, with 33.8% of the residential real estate vacant, the Toyah neighborhood claims the distinction of having a higher vacancy rate than 95.7% of the neighborhoods in America. This can either be because much of the property is seasonally occupied, like in many vacation areas, or that much of the real estate is more permanently abandoned.
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.
In the Toyah neighborhood, a greater proportion of
the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is
found in 98.0% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood,
more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.
What is also interesting to note, is that the Toyah
neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country
(44.3%) than are found in 96.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Toyah neighborhood has more
Mexican and Cuban ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 69.8% of
this neighborhood's residents have Mexican ancestry and 2.4% have Cuban ancestry.
Toyah is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 68.3% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Spanish at home. This is a higher percentage than 97.1% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
Our research reveals that 94.5% of commuters who live in the
Toyah neighborhood get to work each day by driving
alone in their automobiles, which is a higher proportion than
97.2% of U.S. neighborhoods.