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Rising - West Princeton

Rising-West Princeton is a neighborhood in Birmingham's West End community. It lies north of the Arlington-West End and Oakwood Place neighborhoods, bounded by Valley Creek and Lomb Avenue Southwest, and south of Bush Hills and Fairview, separated by 3rd Avenue West. The eastern end of Rising-West Princeton reaches Princeton Parkway while the western end, abutting Central Park, is bounded by Fayette Avenue. The western section of the neighborhood was formerly known as Rising Station and was a predominantly African-American neighborhood.

Indicator Details

Indicators Primary Domainsort descending Indicator Value Rank Tier Indicator Weight
Business Retention Economic Health -20.0% 86 Bottom 1.00
Access to Mainstream Financial Services Economic Health 30.9% 54 Middle 1.00
Local Business Vitality Economic Health 65.5% 32 Top 1.00
Payday Loans Economic Health 5.1 96 Bottom 1.00
Reading Proficiency Educational Opportunities 14.9% 28 Top 3.00
Adult Educational Attainment Educational Opportunities 72.6% 72 Bottom 3.00
High School Graduation Rate Educational Opportunities 78.0% 50 Middle 3.00
School Readiness Scores Educational Opportunities -% - Data N/A 1.00
Preschool Enrollment Educational Opportunities 29.6% 29 Top 3.00
Residential Proximity to Traffic Environmental Hazards 0.0% 1 Top 1.00
Proximity to Brownfield Sites Environmental Hazards 0.0% 1 Top 1.00
School Proximity to Traffic Environmental Hazards 0.0% 1 Top 1.00
Proximity to Superfund Sites Environmental Hazards 3.4% 60 Middle 1.00
Toxic Releases from Facilities Environmental Hazards 84.9% 60 Middle 1.00
Public Assisted Households Employment Opportunities 63.3% 79 Bottom 1.00
Employment Rate Employment Opportunities 78.9% 75 Bottom 1.00
Long-Term Unemployment Employment Opportunities 1.3% 11 Top 1.00
Travel Time to Work Employment Opportunities 27.2 81 Bottom 1.00
Vacancy Rates Housing 25.9% 79 Bottom 1.00
Age of Housing Housing 82.3% 43 Middle 1.00
Blood Lead Levels in Children Housing -% - Data N/A 1.00
Excessive Housing Cost Burden Housing 45.5% 74 Bottom 1.00
Pedestrian & Bicycle Injuries by Motor Vehicles Health Systems and Public Safety 0.8 91 Bottom 4.00
Public Health Nuisances Health Systems and Public Safety 124.7 89 Bottom 4.00
Infant Mortality Rate Health Systems and Public Safety 16.9 75 Bottom 1.00
Violent Crime Health Systems and Public Safety 423.7 99 Bottom 4.00
Chronic School Absence Health Systems and Public Safety 22.3% 44 Middle 1.00
Low Birth Weight Health Systems and Public Safety -% - Data N/A 1.00
Motor Vehicle Collisions Health Systems and Public Safety 34.8 93 Bottom 4.00
Preventable Hospitalizations Health Systems and Public Safety - - Data N/A 1.00
Tree Cover Natural Areas 0.0% 77 Bottom 1.00
Access to Parks and Open Space Natural Areas 100.0% 1 Top 1.00
Walkability Neighborhood Characteristics 82 7 Top 4.00
Land Use Mix Neighborhood Characteristics 0.7 9 Top 1.00
Offsite Alcohol Outlets Neighborhood Characteristics 5.1 97 Bottom 1.00
Food Desert Neighborhood Characteristics 100.0% 56 Middle 2.00
Residential Mobility Social Cohesion 72.0% 87 Bottom 1.00
Voter Participation Social Cohesion 4.1% 85 Bottom 1.00
Transit Accessibility Transportation 19.3 8 Top 4.00
Commute Mode Share Transportation 48.6% 3 Top 4.00
Household Transportation Costs Transportation 21.8% 12 Top 4.00
Pedestrian Connectivity Transportation 147 26 Top 4.00
Abandoned Structures Blight 10.1% 46 Middle 5.00
Tax Delinquent Properties Blight 19.4% 51 Middle 5.00
Visual Property Nuisances Blight 7.9% 30 Top 5.00

Demographic and Contextual Indicators

Neighborhood City Wide
Income Inequality 0.4 0.49
Concentrated Poverty 53.3% 30.9%
Life Expectancy 70.3 78.8
Population 785 210,616
Racial and Ethnic Diversity 0.1 0.44
Park Quality 93.8
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