Blacksburg, VA (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State U / Prices Fork Rd)



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About Blacksburg, VA (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State U / Prices Fork Rd)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State U / Prices Fork Rd median real estate price is $334,839, which is more expensive than 66.1% of the neighborhoods in Virginia and 70.9% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

Average rental prices in the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State U / Prices Fork Rd neighborhood are currently unreported, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis.

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State U / Prices Fork Rd is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Blacksburg, Virginia.

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State U / Prices Fork Rd real estate is primarily made up of large (four, five or more bedroom) to large (five or more bedroom) single-family homes. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State U / Prices Fork Rd neighborhood are relatively historic, built no later than 1939, and in some cases, quite a bit earlier. A number of residences were also built between 2000 and the present.

Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State U / Prices Fork Rd. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 100.0%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 100.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, most vacant housing here is vacant year round. This can sometimes be the case in neighborhoods dominated by new construction that is not yet occupied. But often neighborhoods with vacancy rates this high are places that can be plagued by a protracted vacancy problem. If you live here, you may find that a number of buildings in your neighborhood are actually empty.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.

Notable & Unique: People

In a nation where 1 out of every 4 children lives in poverty, the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State U / Prices Fork Rd neighborhood stands out as being ranked among the lowest 0.0% of neighborhoods affected by this global issue.

In addition, the rate of college educated adults in the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State U / Prices Fork Rd neighborhood is a unique characteristic of the neighborhood. 100.0% of adults here have received at least a 4-year bachelor's degree, compared to the average neighborhood in America, which has 22.6% of the adults with a bachelor's degree. The rate here is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in 100.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

Also, one of the really interesting characteristics about the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State U / Prices Fork Rd neighborhood is that, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research, it is an excellent choice in which to reside for college students. Due to its popularity among college students who already choose to live here, its walkability, and its above average safety from crime, the neighborhood is ideal for prospective or already-enrolled college students. Between semesters and during school breaks, you'll notice that the excitement here fluctuates with the college seasons. Despite the excitement however, parents of college-age children can rest easy knowing that this neighborhood has an above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the top 0.6% of college-friendly places to live in the state of Virginia.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

One way that the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State U / Prices Fork Rd neighborhood really stands out, is that it has more large 4, 5, or additional bedroom homes and real estate than 100.0% of the neighborhoods in America. When you walk or drive around this neighborhood, you'll instantly notice the size of the homes here which definitely makes a strong visual statement.

In addition, vacant homes and apartments are a significant characteristic of this neighborhood. In fact, with 100.0% of the residential real estate vacant, the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State U / Prices Fork Rd neighborhood claims the distinction of having a higher vacancy rate than 100.0% 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.

Furthermore, some neighborhoods are made up of apartments. Some consist of row houses, and most - by far - consist of a mixture of housing types. But the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State U / Prices Fork Rd neighborhood stands out due to the total dominance of detached, single-family homes here. There are nearly no other types of residential real estate in the neighborhood. In fact, this neighborhood has a higher proportion of single-family homes in its real estate stock than 99.3% of all American neighborhoods.

Also of note, if you find historic homes and neighborhoods attractive, you love the details, the history, and the charm, then you are sure to be interested in this neighborhood. With 100.0% of the residential real estate in the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State U / Prices Fork Rd neighborhood built no later than 1939, and some built considerably earlier, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of historic residences than 100.0% of all neighborhoods in America. In this regard, this neighborhood truly stands out as special.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

From major sales accounts to fast-food workers, sales and service employees are often the backbone of the local economy. In the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State U / Prices Fork Rd neighborhood, they truly stand out. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis identifies this neighborhood as having a higher percentage of sales and service workers than 100.0% of all American neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

More people in Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State U / Prices Fork Rd choose to walk to work each day (49.2%) than almost any neighborhood in America. If you are attracted to the idea of being able to walk to work, this neighborhood could be a good choice.

Also, in the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State U / Prices Fork Rd neighborhood, many people's commute means walking from the bedroom to the home office. NeighborhoodScout's analysis found that 18.2% of residents worked from home. This may not seem like a large number, but Scout's research shows that this is a higher percentage of people working from home than 99.1% of the neighborhoods in America. Often people who work from home are engaged in the creative or technological economy, such as is found in areas around Boston, and in Silicon Valley. Other times, people may be engaged in other businesses like trading stocks from home, or running a small beauty salon.

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 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State U / Prices Fork Rd neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's analysis. Residents of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State U / Prices Fork Rd neighborhood have the pleasure of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in America. 70.3% 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 98.4% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting means more time for other things in life.

Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability

Some neighborhoods have more internal cohesiveness than others. While other neighborhoods feel like a collection of strangers who just happen to live near each other. Sometimes this comes down to not only the personalities of the people in a place, but how long people have been together in that neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research has revealed some interesting things about the rootedness of people in the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State U / Prices Fork Rd neighborhood. In the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State U / Prices Fork Rd neighborhood, a greater proportion of the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is found in 97.7% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood, more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

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 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State U / Prices Fork Rd neighborhood in Blacksburg are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 100.0% of U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, 0.0% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 100.0% of America's neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

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 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State U / Prices Fork Rd neighborhood, 82.6% 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 clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations, with 7.1% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (5.8%), and 4.5% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State U / Prices Fork Rd neighborhood is English, spoken by 90.8% of households.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State U / Prices Fork Rd neighborhood in Blacksburg, VA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (12.4%). There are also a number of people of Asian ancestry (6.5%), and residents who report Irish roots (6.3%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (5.2%), along with some English ancestry residents (3.4%), among others.

Getting to Work

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 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State U / Prices Fork Rd neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (70.3% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (49.2%) hop out the door and walk to work to get to work. In addition, quite a number also drive alone in a private automobile to get to work (37.2%) and 5.6% of residents also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors for their daily commute. This is a special neighborhood for the number of people who walk to work. Combining exercise, low cost, and reduced pollution, plus the chance to see your neighbors, walking to work is fairly uncommon in America but likely to increase as people try to reduce their dependence on automobiles, and this neighborhood offers that opportunity today.


Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Raw data sources:   National Agriculture Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Geological Service, American Community Survey.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2019. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2017 (latest available). Updated annually.

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Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2017 (latest available). Updated annually.

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Neighborhood Crime Data

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Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2017 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2018 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2018 data?

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Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State U / Prices Fork Rd 0.101011101001110
Blacksburg 0.101011101001110
Virginia 2.08

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Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State U / Prices Fork Rd 0.101011101001110
Blacksburg 0.101011101001110
Virginia 17.93

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Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State U / Prices Fork Rd 0.101011101001110
Blacksburg 0.101011101001110
Virginia 19

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  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
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  • Test data: Reflects 2016 – 2017 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2017 (latest available). Updated annually.

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