Bessemer, AL (Blue Creek Junction)




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About Bessemer, AL (Blue Creek Junction)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Blue Creek Junction median real estate price is $49,657, which is less expensive than 93.9% of Alabama neighborhoods and 93.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Blue Creek Junction is currently $762, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 59.5% of Alabama neighborhoods.

Blue Creek Junction is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Bessemer, Alabama.

Blue Creek Junction real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and townhomes. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Blue Creek Junction 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 Blue Creek Junction. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 28.1%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 93.1% of all U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, most vacant housing here is vacant year round. This can sometimes be the case in neighborhoods dominated by new construction that is not yet occupied. 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

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: Diversity

Did you know that the Blue Creek Junction neighborhood has more African ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 15.7% of this neighborhood's residents have African ancestry.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

Some neighborhoods are made up of apartments. Some consist of row houses, and most - by far - consist of a mixture of housing types. But the Blue Creek Junction neighborhood stands out due to the total dominance of detached, single-family homes here. There are nearly no other types of residential real estate in the neighborhood. In fact, this neighborhood has a higher proportion of single-family homes in its real estate stock than 95.2% of all American neighborhoods.


The Neighbors

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 Blue Creek Junction neighborhood in Bessemer are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 89.8% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 42.8% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 85.5% 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 sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

In the Blue Creek Junction neighborhood, 35.9% 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 34.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (17.2%), and 12.3% 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 Blue Creek Junction neighborhood in Bessemer, AL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Sub-Saharan African (15.7%). There are also a number of people of African ancestry (15.7%), and residents who report Mexican roots (3.7%), and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (1.1%).

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Blue Creek Junction neighborhood is English, spoken by 93.9% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (5.4%).

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 Blue Creek Junction neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (36.9% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (75.0%) 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 (15.6%) and 7.5% of residents also ride the bus for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

44 Vital Statistics. 5 Condition Alerts found.

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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More diverse than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 6 Condition Alerts found.

Neighborhood Crime Data

 
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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Blue Creek Junction 0.101011101001110
Bessemer 0.101011101001110
Alabama 4.72
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Neighborhood Property Crime

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property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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Blue Creek Junction 0.101011101001110
Bessemer 0.101011101001110
Alabama 29.79
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Crimes Per Square Mile

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Blue Creek Junction 0.101011101001110
Bessemer 0.101011101001110
Alabama 15

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 10 Condition Alerts found.

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JEFFERSON COUNTY


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Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

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BESSEMER CITY


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District Quality Compared to Alabama

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Better than of AL school districts.

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Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

Discipline District State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to AL Quality Rating Compared to Nation
James A Davis Middle Sch
100 High School Drive
Bessemer, AL, 35020
06-08
Jess Lanier High Sch
4950 Premiere Parkway
Bessemer, AL, 35022
09-12
Jonesboro Elem Sch
125 Owen Ave
Bessemer, AL, 35020
KG-05
Westhills Elem Sch
710 Glenn Rd
Bessemer, AL, 35022
KG-05
New Horizon Alt Sch
1701 6 Th Ave N
Bessemer, AL, 35020
07-12
Abrams Elem Sch
1200 23 Rd Street N
Bessemer, AL, 35020
PK-05
Charles F Hard Elem Sch
2801 Arlington Ave
Bessemer, AL, 35020
PK-05
Bessemer Ctr For Tech
4940 Premiere Parkway
Bessemer, AL, 35022
09-12
Greenwood Elem Sch
5012 Roselyn Road Southeast
Bessemer, AL, 35022
KG-05

School District Enrollment By Group

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MIDFIELD CITY


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District Quality Compared to Alabama

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Better than of AL school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of US school districts.

Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

Discipline District State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to AL Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Midfield Area Voc Department
1600 High School Dr
Midfield, AL, 35228
09-12
Midfield High Sch
1600 High School Rd
Midfield, AL, 35228
09-12
Midfield Elem Sch
416 Parkwood St
Midfield, AL, 35228
KG-04
Rutledge Sch
1221 8 Th St
Midfield, AL, 35228
05-08

School District Enrollment By Group

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