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 Madison,
the W Johnson St / N Frances St neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
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 Johnson St / N Frances St
In the W Johnson St / N Frances St neighborhood, a greater proportion of
the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is
found in 99.9% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood,
more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.
Notable & Unique: People
The W Johnson St / N Frances St neighborhood stands out for having an
average per capita income lower than 98.8% of the neighborhoods
in the United States.
In a nation where 1 out of every 4 children lives in poverty, the
W Johnson St / N Frances St neighborhood also stands out as being ranked among
the lowest 0.1% of neighborhoods affected by this global
In addition, neighborhoodScout's analysis shows that the W Johnson St / N Frances St
neighborhood has a greater concentration of residents currently enrolled
in college than 99.7% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. With
85.4% of the population here attending college, this is very
much a college-focused neighborhood.
Also, one of the really interesting characteristics about the
W Johnson St / N Frances St 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 3.2% of college-friendly places to live in
the state of Wisconsin.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the W Johnson St / N Frances 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 45.9%
of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than
we found in 99.5% of American neighborhoods. Get ready
to put on your walking shoes if you move here!
Also, 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 W Johnson St / N Frances St neighborhood is a fantastic
option for bicycle commuters, as 7.6% of commuters here do ride
their bikes to and from work on a daily basis. This is a higher amount
than we found in 98.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the W Johnson St / N Frances St neighborhood has more
Belgian and Austrian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.5% of
this neighborhood's residents have Belgian ancestry and 1.6% have Austrian ancestry.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
There are more people living in the W Johnson St / N Frances St neighborhood
employed as sales and service workers (52.0%) 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
Most American households own a car or other vehicle. Many own two cars
or perhaps three. In the United States, it is useful to have an automobile
not only for commuting, but also for shopping and getting to other services
one needs. But NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed that households in
the W Johnson St / N Frances St neighborhood have a highly unusual car ownership.
42.6% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
98.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
The W Johnson St / N Frances St neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 33,554 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 97.5% of the nation's neighborhoods.
In addition, 99.7% of the real estate in the W Johnson St / N Frances St neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.
Furthermore, one of the really unique and interesting things about the look and setting of the W Johnson St / N Frances St neighborhood is that it is almost entirely dominated by large apartment buildings, such as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments. 70.3% of the residential real estate here is classified as such. This puts this neighborhood on the map as having a higher proportion of large apartment buildings than 95.8% of all neighborhoods in America.