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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Washington Ave / 3rd St W median real estate price is $54,454, which is less expensive than 93.7% of West Virginia neighborhoods and 98.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Washington Ave / 3rd St W is currently $1,103, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 74.7% of West Virginia neighborhoods.

Washington Ave / 3rd St W is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Huntington, West Virginia.

Washington Ave / 3rd St W real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the Washington Ave / 3rd St W neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built before 1940.

Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Washington Ave / 3rd St W. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 24.3%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 90.6% of all U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, most vacant housing here is vacant year round. This can sometimes be the case in neighborhoods dominated by new construction that is not yet occupied. But often neighborhoods with vacancy rates this high are places that can be plagued by a protracted vacancy problem. If you live here, you may find that a number of buildings in your neighborhood are actually empty.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

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 Huntington, the Washington Ave / 3rd St W neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

People

One of the unique characteristics of the Washington Ave / 3rd St W neighborhood revealed by analysis is that the per capita income of residents here is lower than that found in 97.5% of the neighborhoods in America. Also of note, 60.6% 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, divorcees may find friendship and understanding in this neighborhood, as 21.4% of its residents are divorced. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis found that this divorce rate is higher than in 97.0% of the neighborhoods in America.

Modes of Transportation

Our research revealed that more commuters here take the bus to work (11.7% ride the bus) than 95.4% of all American neighborhoods. If you like the idea of leaving your car and home and hopping the bus to work, this might be a good neighborhood for you to consider.

The Neighbors

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the Washington Ave / 3rd St W neighborhood in Huntington are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 97.5% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 60.6% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 96.9% of U.S. neighborhoods.

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the Washington Ave / 3rd St W neighborhood, 37.7% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 29.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (18.4%), and 14.4% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the Washington Ave / 3rd St W neighborhood is English, spoken by 100.0% of households. Some people also speak Italian (6.1%).

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.

In the Washington Ave / 3rd St W neighborhood in Huntington, WV, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (17.8%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (7.1%), and residents who report German roots (6.2%), and some of the residents are also of Scottish ancestry (3.3%), along with some Dutch ancestry residents (2.7%), among others.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in Washington Ave / 3rd St W neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (43.1% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (75.9%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also ride the bus to get to work (11.7%) and 5.6% of residents also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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