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Bon Secour - Magnolia Springs, AL

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Overview


Bon Secour - Magnolia Springs is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 7,812 people and just one neighborhood, Bon Secour - Magnolia Springs is the 87th largest community in Alabama. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Bon Secour - Magnolia Springs, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Bon Secour - Magnolia Springs, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Bon Secour - Magnolia Springs’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Bon Secour - Magnolia Springs does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $64,383.00.

Bon Secour - Magnolia Springs real estate is some of the most expensive in Alabama, although Bon Secour - Magnolia Springs house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Occupations and Workforce

Bon Secour - Magnolia Springs is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Bon Secour - Magnolia Springs is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bon Secour - Magnolia Springs who work in sales jobs (12.42%), management occupations (10.03%), and teaching (8.01%).

Also of interest is that Bon Secour - Magnolia Springs has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Setting & Lifestyle

Bon Secour - Magnolia Springs is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

One downside of living in Bon Secour - Magnolia Springs is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Bon Secour - Magnolia Springs, the average commute to work is 33.68 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

As is often the case in a small town, Bon Secour - Magnolia Springs doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

Demographics

The population of Bon Secour - Magnolia Springs is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 35.41% of adults in Bon Secour - Magnolia Springs have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Bon Secour - Magnolia Springs in 2018 was $38,703, which is wealthy relative to Alabama, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $154,812 for a family of four. However, Bon Secour - Magnolia Springs contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Bon Secour - Magnolia Springs is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Bon Secour - Magnolia Springs home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bon Secour - Magnolia Springs residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Bon Secour - Magnolia Springs include English, Irish, German, Italian, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Bon Secour - Magnolia Springs is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.

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 get around.

Real Estate

Do you like a coastal setting? If so, this neighborhood may be to your liking. The neighborhood is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet. Often such coastal places have amenities and recreational activities on the waterfront that are attractive to residents and visitors alike. In addition to being coastal, is a very nautical neighborhood, meaning that it is somewhat historic, walkable, densely populated and on the water. This gives the neighborhood a very nautical feel, with some seaside and shipping feel, which some may really enjoy the sights and sounds of.

People

If you're nearing retirement age, or in retirement, the is an excellent choice for you to consider for top-quality retirement living. This neighborhood is rated by NeighborhoodScout as among the top 6.3% of retiree-friendly neighborhoods in Alabama, combining peace and quiet, safety from crime, and offering diverse housing options from which retirees can choose. Maybe it's because of these amenities that a large proportion of the residents here are college educated seniors, mixed with other age groups. For these and other reasons, NeighborhoodScout identifies this neighborhood as a top-notch place to consider if you are thinking of or planning to retire in Alabama.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more Czechoslovakian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 0.6% of this neighborhood's residents have Czechoslovakian ancestry.

The Neighbors

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 neighborhood in Bon Secour - Magnolia Springs are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 60.2% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 17.3% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 64.3% of U.S. neighborhoods.

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 neighborhood, 33.2% 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 33.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (23.9%), and 8.4% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 91.7% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (6.0%).

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 neighborhood in Bon Secour - Magnolia Springs, AL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (7.6%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (7.6%), and residents who report German roots (6.4%), and some of the residents are also of Mexican ancestry (6.0%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (2.3%), among others.

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 neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (43.7% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (82.5%) 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 (11.3%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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