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
$655, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price then 66.5% 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
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 Union,
the Buffalo neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
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 complementary 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
The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you
are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have
shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations
shape the culture of a place.
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
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 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
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 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.