Real Estate Prices and Overview
Edwards St / James St median real estate prices are $52,276, which is less expensive than 93.3% of Mississippi neighborhoods
and 97.1% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Average rental prices in Edwards St / James St are currently
$593, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 62.7%
of the neighborhoods in Mississippi.
Edwards St / James St is a suburban neighborhood (based on population
density) located in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
Edwards St / James St real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and small apartment buildings.
Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of
the residences in the Edwards St / James St neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.
Edwards St / James St has a 15.5% vacancy rate, which is
well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than
75.1% of American neighborhoods). This could either
signal that there is weak demand for real estate in the neighborhood,
or that much of the housing stock is seasonally occupied,
which can occur in some markets dominated by colleges or vacation homes.
Either way, if you live here year round, you will find many of the homes
or apartments are empty for all or a portion of the year.
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 Hattiesburg,
the Edwards St / James St neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
Our research shows that more people carpool to work here in the
Edwards St / James St (44.9%) than in 99.9% of the
neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
More people work in manufacturing and as laborers here in the Edwards St / James St
neighborhood than in 99.9% of the neighborhoods in America. Despite
the loss of manufacturing jobs across the nation, this neighborhood remains
a place where, compared to other parts of the country, you will find many
laborers and manufacturers.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Edwards St / James St neighborhood has more
Croatian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.6% of
this neighborhood's residents have Croatian ancestry.
Notable & Unique: People
Of particular note, 7.8% of the people in the Edwards St / James St
neighborhood currently reside in a correction facility, held due to
punishment for a crime.
In addition, of note, 60.0% 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.
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 Edwards St / James St neighborhood in Hattiesburg are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood.
NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower
than 82.6% of U.S. neighborhoods.
With 60.0% of the children here below the federal poverty
line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 95.4%
of U.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 shear diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits
your lifestyle and aspirations.
In the Edwards St / James St neighborhood, 63.4%
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 15.0% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations
(13.3%), and 8.3% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
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 Edwards St / James St neighborhood in Hattiesburg, MS, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican
(20.0%). There are also a number of people of Croatian ancestry (1.6%) , and residents who report German roots (1.1%) . In addition, 17.8% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.
The Neighbors: Languages
The most common language spoken in the Edwards St / James St
neighborhood is English, spoken by 76.0% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (23.2%).
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 Edwards St / James St neighborhood spend
between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (35.0% of working
residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (49.7%) 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 (44.9%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning
a car useful for getting to work.