Real Estate Prices and Overview
Buffalo median real estate prices are $60,953, which is less expensive than 91.4% of South Carolina neighborhoods
and 94.6% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Average rental prices in Buffalo are currently
$403, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price then 87.6% of South Carolina neighborhoods.
Buffalo is a rural neighborhood (based on population
density) located in Union, South Carolina.
Buffalo 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 Buffalo neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.
Buffalo has a 12.0% vacancy rate, which is
well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than
63.2% 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
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: People
Of particular note, 3.3% of the people in the Buffalo
neighborhood currently reside in a correction facility, held due to
punishment for a crime.
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 Buffalo neighborhood in Union are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America.
NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower
than 85.8% of U.S. neighborhoods.
With 40.2% of the children here below the federal poverty
line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 84.0%
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 Buffalo neighborhood, 37.8%
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 23.8% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations
(19.2%), and 18.9% in executive, management, and professional occupations.
The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry
Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves,
Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily
from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods
home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more
unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households
– and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live
in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents
or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.
In the Buffalo neighborhood in Union, SC, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish
(8.7%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (8.4%) , and residents who report German roots (4.0%) , and some of the residents are also of Scots-Irish ancestry (1.7%) , along with some Norwegian ancestry residents (1.2%), among others.
The Neighbors: Languages
The most common language spoken in the Buffalo
neighborhood is English, spoken by 98.6% of households.
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 Buffalo neighborhood spend
under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (40.5% of working
residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (86.8%) 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 (12.0%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning
a car useful for getting to work.