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Real Estate Prices and Overview

Portage Des Sioux / West Alton median real estate price is $165,268, which is more expensive than 59.6% of the neighborhoods in Missouri and 36.9% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Portage Des Sioux / West Alton is currently $1,138, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 73.2% of the neighborhoods in Missouri.

Portage Des Sioux / West Alton is a remote neighborhood (based on population density) located in St. Charles, Missouri.

Portage Des Sioux / West Alton real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and mobile homes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Portage Des Sioux / West Alton neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Portage Des Sioux / West Alton. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 25.3%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 91.3% of all U.S. neighborhoods. A relatively large percentage of housing here is seasonally occupied (14.3%). This can occur in vacation areas, and occasionally it is also found in neighborhoods that are primarily filled with college students, as some apartments could be vacant when school is not in session. If you live here year round, 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 St. Charles, the Portage Des Sioux / West Alton neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

Uncrowded roads, rural America and space to be the individual you are. If you like these characteristics, this neighborhood may fit you. With just 22 residents per square mile, Portage Des Sioux / West Alton is less crowded than 94.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: People

The Portage Des Sioux / West Alton neighborhood is a great option for families, as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's research on this neighborhood. The combination of top public schools, low crime rates, and owner-occupied single family homes, make this neighborhood among the top 8.2% of family-friendly neighborhoods in the state of Missouri. Many other families also live here, making it easy to socialize and develop a sense of community. In addition, families here highly value education, as is reflected by the strength of the local schools.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Portage Des Sioux / West Alton neighborhood has more German and Austrian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 43.4% of this neighborhood's residents have German ancestry and 1.1% have Austrian ancestry.

Portage Des Sioux / West Alton is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 6.6% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Italian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 95.0% 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 Portage Des Sioux / West Alton neighborhood in St. Charles are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 45.5% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 7.5% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 65.4% of America's neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

In the Portage Des Sioux / West Alton neighborhood, 32.0% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 30.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (19.9%), and 17.4% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Portage Des Sioux / West Alton neighborhood is English, spoken by 97.5% of households. Some people also speak Italian (6.6%).

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the Portage Des Sioux / West Alton neighborhood in St. Charles, MO, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (43.4%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (10.9%), and residents who report Italian roots (6.6%), and some of the residents are also of French ancestry (6.2%), along with some English ancestry residents (5.2%), 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 Portage Des Sioux / West Alton neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (36.2% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (87.6%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (10.6%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.