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: Diversity
Did you know that the W Racine St / Center Ave neighborhood has more
Swiss and African ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 4.0% of
this neighborhood's residents have Swiss ancestry and 8.8% have African ancestry.
W Racine St / Center Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 6.5% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Mon-Khmer, which is the dominant language of Cambodia, at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
More people work in manufacturing and as laborers here in the W Racine St / Center Ave
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.
Furthermore, there are more people living in the W Racine St / Center Ave neighborhood
employed as sales and service workers (58.3%) 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: People
One of the unique characteristics of the W Racine St / Center Ave
neighborhood revealed by analysis is that the per capita income of
residents here is lower than that found in 95.0% of the neighborhoods
The W Racine St / Center Ave neighborhood also has a greater percentage
of children living in poverty (63.7%) than found in
96.4% 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, neighborhoodScout's exclusive research revealed that 95.0%
of the adult residents in the W Racine St / Center Ave neighborhood do
not have a 4-year college degree, which is a lower rate of college graduated
adults than found in 96.1% of the neighborhoods in America.
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 W Racine St / Center Ave
In the W Racine St / Center Ave neighborhood, a greater proportion of
the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is
found in 96.4% 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, 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 W Racine St / Center Ave neighborhood stands out on a national scale for the sheer concentration of historic residences it contains: 85.7% of the residential real estate here was built from 1939 or earlier, some much earlier. This is a greater concentration of historic homes than 99.8% of the neighborhoods in the United States.