Real Estate Prices and Overview
Long Branch / Clayton median real estate prices are $87,497, which is less expensive than 67.5% of Texas neighborhoods
and 82.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Average rental prices in Long Branch / Clayton are currently
$687, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price then 79.1% of Texas neighborhoods.
Long Branch / Clayton is a rural neighborhood (based on population
density) located in Carthage, Texas.
Long Branch / Clayton 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 Long Branch / Clayton neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.
Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in
Long Branch / Clayton. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 20.7%.
This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 85.9% 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: Real Estate
Unpopulated, and rural, the Long Branch / Clayton neighborhood is one of the least crowded neighborhoods in all of America. If you like open space, no traffic, and lots of room, this neighborhood may be just what you are looking for. According to NeighborhoodScout's leading research, this neighborhood is less densely populated than 94.4% of the neighborhoods in America. One of the notable things about Long Branch / Clayton is that it is one of the quietest neighborhoods in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and quantitative rating of quietness. When you are here, you will find it to be very quiet. If quiet and peaceful are your cup of tea, you may have found a great place for you.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research identifies the Long Branch / Clayton
neighborhood as having one of the highest concentrations of people employed
in manufacturing or as laborers of any neighborhood in America. In fact,
despite the loss of manufacturing jobs nationally, this neighborhood has
41.7% of its working residents employed in such fields, which is a
higher proportion than 96.6% of American neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: People
If you're planning where to retire, the Long Branch / Clayton neighborhood in
Carthage is a great option to consider. According to NeighborhoodScout's
exclusive retirement dream area analysis, it's peaceful and quiet, has
above average safety ratings compared to other neighborhoods in TX,
offers a wide range of housing options, and has already attracted an
enviable mix of college educated seniors. This neighborhood ranks as better
for retirement living than 88.6% of the neighborhoods
in Texas. If you are considering retiring to Texas, this
is a good neighborhood to look at.
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 Long Branch / Clayton neighborhood in Carthage are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood.
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has
a higher income than 51.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
In addition, 11.9% of the children seventeen and under
living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which
is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 58.1%
of America'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 Long Branch / Clayton neighborhood, 41.7%
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 24.3% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants
(20.1%), and 13.1% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry
Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities
and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods
with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries
will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun
to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly,
why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.
In the Long Branch / Clayton neighborhood in Carthage, TX, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English
(12.6%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (10.8%) , and residents who report Irish roots (9.7%) , and some of the residents are also of Mexican ancestry (3.6%) , along with some Scots-Irish ancestry residents (2.8%), among others.
The Neighbors: Languages
The most common language spoken in the Long Branch / Clayton
neighborhood is English, spoken by 98.7% 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 Long Branch / Clayton neighborhood spend
between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (40.4% of working
residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (86.7%) 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 (12.0%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning
a car useful for getting to work.