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: People
The Prentiss Park neighborhood stands out for having an
average per capita income lower than 99.5% of the neighborhoods
in the United States.
The Prentiss Park neighborhood also has a greater percentage
of children living in poverty (92.8%) than found in
99.8% of all U.S. neighborhoods. Children living in poverty
is one of the challenges facing America, and the world, and in this
neighborhood in particular, the problem can be considered acute.
In addition, single parenting is hard. But you don't have to tell the
Prentiss Park neighborhood about it; they already know. 33.1%
of this neighborhood's households are run by single mothers, which is a
higher concentration than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.7%
of American neighborhoods. Further NeighborhoodScout research showed strong
statistical correlations among high rates of children living in single
parent households, and neighborhood crime, particularly violent crime,
neighborhood poverty, and, importantly, the percentage of low weight births
and rates of infant mortality.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
There are more people living in the Prentiss Park neighborhood
employed as sales and service workers (52.2%) 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: Car Ownership
American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or
three. But households in the Prentiss Park neighborhood buck
29.6% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
96.7% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
Would you like to be able to ride your bike to work? If you are attracted
to the idea of getting a little exercise of the two-wheeled type while
reducing your carbon footprint, bicycling to work might be the answer.
But which neighborhood you live in can make this either impossible, or
alternatively, a great and realistic option. NeighborhoodScout's analysis
revealed that the Prentiss Park neighborhood is a fantastic
option for bicycle commuters, as 3.8% of commuters here do ride
their bikes to and from work on a daily basis. This is a higher amount
than we found in 96.0% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Prentiss Park neighborhood has more
African ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 13.0% of
this neighborhood's residents have African ancestry.
Prentiss Park is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.3% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Urdu, which is the national language of Pakistan, at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 97.0% of the neighborhoods in America.