Real Estate Prices and Overview
Hilltop median real estate prices are $73,125, which is less expensive than 79.5% of South Carolina neighborhoods
and 89.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Average rental prices in Hilltop are currently
$582, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price then 55.6% of South Carolina neighborhoods.
Hilltop is a suburban neighborhood (based on population
density) located in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
Hilltop real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments.
Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of
the residences in the Hilltop 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
Hilltop. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 23.1%.
This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 89.0% of
all U.S. neighborhoods. This can sometimes be the case in neighborhoods
dominated by seasonal homes (such as 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.
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
The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from
its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This
neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as
revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything
from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people
Notable & Unique: People
An interesting characteristic about the Hilltop neighborhood
is that there are more incarcerated people living here than 99.0%
of neighborhoods in the U.S. The United States has the highest rate of
incarceration in the world, currently with 1 out of every 100 adults in the
country are incarcerated as a punishment for crimes committed. The extremely
high incarceration rate of this neighborhood could mean that a prison, juvenile
detention facility or other correctional facility occupies a large proportion
of the neighborhood, or contains a large portion of the neighborhood's population.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Hilltop neighborhood has more
Jamaican and Scottish ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.6% of
this neighborhood's residents have Jamaican ancestry and 3.5% have Scottish ancestry.
Hilltop is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.5% 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 98.8% of the neighborhoods in America.
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 Hilltop 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 81.8% of U.S. neighborhoods.
With 28.6% of the children here below the federal poverty
line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 71.6%
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 Hilltop neighborhood, 32.5%
of the working population is employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is
manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 24.7% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations
(21.6%), and 21.3% 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 Hilltop neighborhood in Spartanburg, SC, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican
(6.3%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (6.1%) , and residents who report Scottish roots (3.5%) , and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (3.2%) , along with some Asian ancestry residents (3.2%), among others.
The Neighbors: Languages
The most common language spoken in the Hilltop
neighborhood is English, spoken by 89.4% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (7.5%).
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 Hilltop neighborhood spend
under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (46.8% of working
residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (85.7%) 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 (11.3%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning
a car useful for getting to work.