Chattanooga, TN (Alton Park)








About Chattanooga, TN (Alton Park)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Alton Park median real estate price is $86,613, which is less expensive than 89.4% of Tennessee neighborhoods and 90.6% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Alton Park is currently $843, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 82.2% of Tennessee neighborhoods.

Alton Park is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Alton Park real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) single-family homes and small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the Alton Park neighborhood are newer, built in 2000 or more recently. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Alton Park. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 21.8%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 87.4% 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 Chattanooga, the Alton Park neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: People

The Alton Park neighborhood stands out for having an average per capita income lower than 97.3% of the neighborhoods in the United States. The Alton Park neighborhood also has a greater percentage of children living in poverty (75.0%) than found in 99.2% 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, astoundingly, the Alton Park neighborhood has one of the highest concentrations of divorcees living here than of any neighborhood, a higher concentration than NeighborhoodScout found in 98.6% of U.S. neighborhoods. This may be because people living here divorce more often than others, or that divorced people move here after they become divorced. If you are divorced, you will be in good company in this particular Chattanooga neighborhood.

Also, the Alton Park neighborhood is unique for having just 3.7% of adults here having earned a bachelor's degree. This is a lower rate of college graduates than NeighborhoodScout found in 98.0% of America's neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Alton Park neighborhood has more Sub-Saharan African ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 30.3% of this neighborhood's residents have Sub-Saharan African ancestry.

Alton Park is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.4% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak African languages at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 96.1% of the neighborhoods in America.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

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 Alton Park neighborhood in Chattanooga are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 97.3% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 75.0% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 99.2% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

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 Alton Park neighborhood, 37.2% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer 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 34.1% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (18.7%), and 10.0% in executive, management, and professional occupations.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Alton Park neighborhood is English, spoken by 95.1% of households. Some people also speak African languages (2.4%).

The Neighbors: 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 Alton Park neighborhood in Chattanooga, TN, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Sub-Saharan African (30.3%). There are also a number of people of African ancestry (3.9%), and residents who report Dutch roots (2.0%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (1.6%).

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in Alton Park neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (43.3% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (87.0%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also ride the bus to get to work (9.6%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Real Estate Data Tutorial

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   National Agriculture Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Geological Service, American Community Survey.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q4 2020. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated February 2021.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

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Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

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    Chattanooga
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Neighborhood Public School Data

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School Data Tutorial

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2017
  • Educational Environment: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more about Scout's School Data

School Rating Information

 

School Quality

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Neighborhood School Quality Rating

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Schools That Serve This Neighborhood

 
School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to TN* Quality Rating Compared to Nation*
Calvin Donaldson Environmental Science Academy School
927 West 37th St
Chattanooga, TN 37410
PK-05
East Lake Academy Of Fine Arts School
2700 East 34th St
Chattanooga, TN 37407
06-08
East Lake Elementary School
3600 13th Ave
Chattanooga, TN 37407
PK-05
Lookout Valley Middle / High School
350 Lookout High St
Chattanooga, TN 37419
06-12
Orchard Knob Middle School
500 North Highland Park Ave
Chattanooga, TN 37404
06-08
The Howard School
2500 South Market St
Chattanooga, TN 37408
09-12
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This neighborhood is served by 1 district:

HAMILTON COUNTY


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Better than of TN school districts.

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