Real Estate Prices and Overview
Arkwright median real estate prices are $90,669, which is more expensive than 36.6% of the neighborhoods
in South Carolina and 19.7% of the
neighborhoods in the U.S.
Average rental prices in Arkwright are currently
$491, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price then 71.7% of South Carolina neighborhoods.
Arkwright is a suburban neighborhood (based on population
density) located in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
Arkwright 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 occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of
the residences in the Arkwright neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.
Home and apartment vacancy rates are 10.4% in
Arkwright. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower
than 44.5% of the neighborhoods in the nation, approximately
near the middle range for vacancies.
Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics
When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing
is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look
the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for
a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups.
This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
More people work in manufacturing and as laborers here in the Arkwright
neighborhood than in 99.3% 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: People
Of note, 66.9% 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.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Significantly, 0.2% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Mon-Khmer, which is the dominant language of Cambodia, at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 95.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
The Neighbors: Income
There are two complimentary measures for understanding the income of a
neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood
may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand
the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the
federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with
a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than
another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the
conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the Arkwright neighborhood in Spartanburg are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood.
NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower
than 75.9% of U.S. neighborhoods.
With 66.9% of the children here below the federal poverty
line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 97.2%
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 Arkwright neighborhood, 49.8%
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 20.1% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations
(18.3%), and 11.9% in executive, management, and professional occupations.
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 Arkwright neighborhood in Spartanburg, SC, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish
(4.2%). There are also a number of people of Asian ancestry (3.7%) , and residents who report Mexican roots (2.4%) , and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (1.9%) , along with some German ancestry residents (1.1%), among others.
The Neighbors: Languages
The most common language spoken in the Arkwright
neighborhood is English, spoken by 90.5% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (5.5%).
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 Arkwright neighborhood spend
between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (40.1% of working
residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (82.7%) 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 (17.2%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning
a car useful for getting to work.