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 real estate is primarily composed of apartments and renters, so no median house value data are available. The average rental price in Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State U / Prices Fork Rd is currently , 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

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 Blacksburg, the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State U / Prices Fork Rd neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

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, some neighborhoods have residents that are more educated than others. But in this neighborhood there is a dramatic difference. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that 75.4% of the adults here have earned a Masters degree, medical degree, Ph.D. or law degree. This is a higher rate of people with a graduate degree than is found in 100.0% of U.S. neighborhoods, where the average American neighborhood has 8.4% of its adults with a graduate degree. If you are highly educated, you may have much in common with many of your neighbors here.

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 0.2% 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, do you watch 'This Old House' on Public Television? Do you love the idea of fixing up a Colonial or Victorian era home, complete with the charm of yesteryear? Do you like to stroll or drive streets lined with gracious older residences? If you found yourself nodding yes to any of these questions, you are going to be interested in this unique neighborhood. The Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State U / Prices Fork Rd neighborhood stands out on a national scale for the sheer concentration of historic residences it contains: 100.0% of the residential real estate here was built from 1939 or earlier, some much earlier. This is a greater concentration of historic homes than 100.0% of the neighborhoods in the United States.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

More people in Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State U / Prices Fork Rd choose to walk to work each day (68.4%) 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, a unique way of commuting is simply not to. And in the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State U / Prices Fork Rd neighborhood, analysis shows that 21.5% of the residents work from home, avoiding a commute altogether. This may not seem like a large number, but it is a higher proportion of people working from home than is found in 99.5% of the neighborhoods in the United States. One thing NeighborhoodScout's research reveals is that the wealthier and/or more isolated the neighborhood, the greater the proportion of residents who choose to work from home.

Notable & Unique: Length of Commute

Regardless of the means by which residents commute, this neighborhood has a length of commute that is notable. 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. 83.8% 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 99.7% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting means more time for other things in life.

Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability

Do you like to be surrounded by people from all over the country or world, with different perspectives and life experiences? Or do you instead prefer to be in a neighborhood where most residents have lived there for a long time, creating a sense of cohesiveness? NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this neighborhood stands out among American neighborhoods for the uniqueness of the mobility of its residents. 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 99.7% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood, more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

There are more people living in the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State U / Prices Fork Rd neighborhood employed as sales and service workers (44.4%) than almost any neighborhood in the country. From fast-food service workers to major sales accounts, sales and service workers make up the largest proportion of our national employment picture. But despite that size and importance nationally, this neighborhood still stands out as unique due to the dominance of people living here who work in such occupations.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Significantly, 2.1% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Korean at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 95.8% of the neighborhoods in America.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a 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

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State U / Prices Fork Rd neighborhood, 55.6% 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 executive, management, and professional occupations, with 17.8% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (15.8%), and 8.4% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

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 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State U / Prices Fork Rd neighborhood in Blacksburg, VA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (19.7%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (13.9%), and residents who report Asian roots (10.0%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (9.7%), along with some English ancestry residents (7.6%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State U / Prices Fork Rd neighborhood is English, spoken by 87.0% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Korean and Spanish.

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 (83.8% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (68.4%) 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 (18.9%) . 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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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 2 Condition Alerts found.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State U / Prices Fork Rd 0.101011101001110
Blacksburg 0.101011101001110
Virginia 1.96
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Blacksburg 0.101011101001110
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Blacksburg 0.101011101001110
Virginia 19

Neighborhood Public School Data

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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
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