Real Estate Prices and Overview
Median real estate prices in the City Center of Union are $67,307, which is less expensive than 85.1% of South Carolina neighborhoods
and 92.2% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Average rental prices in Union City Center are currently
$607, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price then 77.7% of South Carolina neighborhoods.
Union City Center is a suburban neighborhood (based on population
density) located in Union, South Carolina.
Real estate in the City Center of Union, SC 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 City Center neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.
Union City Center has a 13.9% vacancy rate, which is
well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than
70.2% 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.
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 City Center neighborhood in Union are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood.
NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower
than 70.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.
With 24.3% of the children here below the federal poverty
line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 65.4%
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 Union City Center neighborhood, 37.3%
of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is
executive, management, and professional occupations, with 27.2% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants
(24.3%), and 11.2% in clerical, assistant, and tech support 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 City Center neighborhood in Union, SC, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish
(5.7%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (5.6%) , and residents who report English roots (4.3%) , and some of the residents are also of Scottish ancestry (2.4%) , along with some Dutch ancestry residents (1.3%), among others.
The Neighbors: Languages
The most common language spoken in the Union City Center
neighborhood is English, spoken by 97.6% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (2.1%).
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 Union City Center neighborhood spend
under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (53.1% of working
residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (76.4%) 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 (17.5%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning
a car useful for getting to work.