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
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Glenwood Park neighborhood has more
African and Sub-Saharan African ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 13.2% of
this neighborhood's residents have African ancestry and 13.2% have Sub-Saharan African ancestry.
Glenwood Park is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 7.0% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak French at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.6% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
The government often provides some of the more stable jobs in the economy.
From local, to state, to federal government workers, the government can
also be a major employer. What NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed, is
that the Glenwood Park neighborhood in particular stands out
when compared nationally for the proportion of its working residents who
are employed by the government. At 29.0% of its workforce, this
neighborhood has a greater concentration of government workers than
99.7% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Furthermore, with 12.9% of employed workers living in the
Glenwood Park neighborhood active in the military, this neighborhood has
the distinction of having a higher proportion of people in the military
than 99.5% of American neighborhoods. This is a major
shaper of the neighborhood's culture and character.
In addition, more people work in manufacturing and as laborers here in the Glenwood Park
neighborhood than in 97.7% of the neighborhoods in America. Despite
the loss of manufacturing jobs across the nation, this neighborhood remains
a place where, compared to other parts of the country, you will find many
laborers and manufacturers.
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 Glenwood Park neighborhood, a greater proportion of
the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is
found in 98.3% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood,
more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.
Notable & Unique: People
The types of households in a neighborhood can tell a lot about the character
and lifestyle of those living here. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis
reveals that this neighborhood, above nearly every neighborhood in America,
has a greater percentage of its residents living alone: 51.7%. This
is a higher percent living alone than we found in 97.6% of
all U.S. neighborhoods. Often residents who live alone are new arrivals
to an area who are single, and often senior citizens who have lost a spouse.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, renter-occupied real estate is dominant in the Glenwood Park neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 82.8%, which is higher than 95.0% of the neighborhoods in America. If you were to buy and live in the property you bought here, you would be almost alone in doing so.