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 Milwaukee,
the W State St / N 15th St neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: People
The W State St / N 15th St neighborhood stands out for having an
average per capita income lower than 99.9% of the neighborhoods
in the United States.
Also of note, 96.1% 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, neighborhoodScout's analysis shows that the W State St / N 15th St
neighborhood has a greater concentration of residents currently enrolled
in college than 99.5% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. With
68.1% of the population here attending college, this is very
much a college-focused neighborhood.
Also, the W State St / N 15th St neighborhood stands out within Wisconsin
for its college student friendly environment. NeighborhoodScout's analysis
reveals that this neighborhood is home to a number of college students,
is relatively walkable, and above average in safety. In combination, this
makes it stand out for a good place for college students to consider.
Because a number of college students live here, this neighborhood may
be close to a college campus and offer certain amenities nearby geared
towards the student body. While it's not an environment for everyone,
ambitious scholars can enjoy seasonal excitement between semesters and
school breaks, and parents can rest easy knowing that the area has an
above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the
neighborhood is rated among the top 5%
of college-friendly places to live in WI.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the W State St / N 15th 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 63.6%
of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than
we found in 99.8% of American neighborhoods. Get ready
to put on your walking shoes if you move here!
Also, if your dream is to be able to ride your bike to work each day, look no
further than this unique neighborhood. With 4.0% of residents in
the W State St / N 15th St neighborhood commuting on a bicycle to and
from work daily, this neighborhood has more bicycle commuters than
96.3% of all neighborhoods in the U.S., according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis.
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 W State St / N 15th St neighborhood, a greater proportion of
the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is
found in 99.6% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood,
more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.
Notable & Unique: Length of Commute
Regardless of the means by which residents commute, this neighborhood has
a length of commute that is notable.
Residents of the W State St / N 15th St neighborhood have the pleasure
of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in
America. 72.2% of the residents have a commute time from
home to work (one way) of less than fifteen minutes. This is a higher
proportion of residents enjoying a short trip to work than NeighborhoodScout
found in 98.6% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting
means more time for other things in life.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
If you like crowded places, then you will probably enjoy the W State St / N 15th St neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive data analysis, this neighborhood is more densely populated than 96.3% of neighborhoods in the U.S., with 25,271 people per square mile living here. Being a walkable neighborhood can help increase property values for the simple reason that people enjoy it and value it. To put it plainly, despite our love affair with the automobile, American's enjoy taking to the streets, sidewalks, paths, and courtyards of a place to get a coffee, relax, and take in the sights and sounds. And, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive and first quantitative walkable score index, the W State St / N 15th St neighborhood is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in America.
In addition, renter-occupied real estate is dominant in the W State St / N 15th St neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 99.6%, which is higher than 99.3% 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.
Furthermore, one of the really unique and interesting things about the look and setting of the W State St / N 15th St neighborhood is that it is almost entirely dominated by large apartment buildings, such as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments. 90.9% 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 98.6% of all neighborhoods in America.
Also of note, the W State St / N 15th 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 92.4% 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.
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or
three. But households in the W State St / N 15th St neighborhood buck
33.4% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
97.2% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the W State St / N 15th St neighborhood has more
Croatian and Irish ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.1% of
this neighborhood's residents have Croatian ancestry and 26.0% have Irish ancestry.
W State St / N 15th St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 4.6% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Chinese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 95.5% of the neighborhoods in America.