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 Richmond,
the E Franklin St / N 2nd St neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: People
One of the unique characteristics of the E Franklin St / N 2nd St
neighborhood revealed by analysis is that the per capita income of
residents here is lower than that found in 95.2% of the neighborhoods
Also of note, 100.0% of the children in this area
live in poverty; an extraordinarily high percentage compared to other
neighborhoods in the nation. In a nation where approximately one in
four children grows up in poverty, this neighborhood stands out for
the depth of the problem manifested here.
In addition, 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: 62.7%. This
is a higher percent living alone than we found in 99.5% 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.
Also, neighborhoodScout's analysis shows that the E Franklin St / N 2nd St
neighborhood has a greater concentration of residents currently enrolled
in college than 98.5% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. With
32.1% of the population here attending college, this is very
much a college-focused neighborhood.
Finally, if you're looking for an active nightlife with lots of opportunities to
flirt and find romance, then you probably won't have to go too far
from the E Franklin St / N 2nd St neighborhood to find it. Only
4.9% of the neighborhoods in the country have a larger
proportion of young, single professionals. The nightlife may not be
reminiscent of a "Sex and the City" episode, but the people who live
here find friendship, romance, fun, and socializing readily available.
In addition to being an excellent choice for young, single professionals, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for college students.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the E Franklin St / N 2nd St neighborhood has more
Iranian and Sub-Saharan African ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.6% of
this neighborhood's residents have Iranian ancestry and 6.0% have Sub-Saharan African ancestry.
E Franklin St / N 2nd St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 4.9% 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 99.3% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the E Franklin St / N 2nd St neighborhood, walking to work is a real
option for many. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research reveals
walking to and from work is the chosen way to commute for 21.2%
of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than
we found in 97.9% of American neighborhoods. Get ready
to put on your walking shoes if you move here!
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 E Franklin St / N 2nd St neighborhood, a greater proportion of
the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is
found in 96.8% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood,
more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, the E Franklin St / N 2nd St neighborhood is very unique in that it has one of the highest proportions of one, two, or no bedroom real estate of any neighborhood in America. Most neighborhoods have a mixture of home or apartment sizes from small to large, but here the concentration of studios and other small living spaces is at near-record heights. With 97.0% of the real estate here of this small size, this most assuredly is a notable feature that makes this neighborhood unique, along with just a handful of other neighborhoods in the U.S. that share this characteristic.
Furthermore, 95.6% of the real estate in the E Franklin St / N 2nd St neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.
Also of note, the real estate in the E Franklin St / N 2nd St neighborhood really stands out in the way it looks for a unique reason: this neighborhood has a higher proportion of apartment complexes or high-rise apartments than nearly every neighborhood in the country. Most neighborhoods are a mixture of real estate and housing types, but here it is almost entirely dominated by big apartment buildings and complexes. In fact, 88.1% of the real estate here is classified as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments, which is more than is found in 98.3% of American neighborhoods.