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Silverhill, AL

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Overview


Silverhill is a tiny town located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 1,369 people and just one neighborhood, Silverhill is the 319th largest community in Alabama. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Silverhill, 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 Silverhill, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Silverhill’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Silverhill does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $58,510.00.

Silverhill real estate is some of the most expensive in Alabama, although Silverhill house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Occupations and Workforce

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Silverhill is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Silverhill is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Silverhill who work in office and administrative support (17.01%), sales jobs (15.65%), and teaching (12.93%).

Of important note, Silverhill is also a town of artists. Silverhill has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Silverhill’s character.

Setting & Lifestyle

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Silverhill has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Silverhill has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Silverhill than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Silverhill may be for you.

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

Demographics

In terms of college education, Silverhill is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 31.78% of adults in Silverhill have a college degree.

The per capita income in Silverhill in 2018 was $43,859, which is wealthy relative to Alabama, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $175,436 for a family of four. However, Silverhill contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Silverhill is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Silverhill home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Silverhill residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Silverhill also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 13.36% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Silverhill include German, English, Irish, Italian, and Swedish.

The most common language spoken in Silverhill is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

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Car Ownership

We Americans love our cars. Not only are they a necessity for most Americans due to the shape of our neighborhoods and the distances between where we live, work, shop, and go to school, but we also fancy them. As a result, most households in America have one, two, or three cars. But NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis shows that the neighborhood has a highly unusual pattern of car ownership. Residents of this neighborhood must really love automobiles. NeighborhoodScout's Analysis reveals that 35.3% of the households here have four, five, or more cars. That is more cars per household than in 96.2% of the neighborhoods in the nation.

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 Silverhill are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 70.3% of the neighborhoods in America. With 13.2% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 56.6% of U.S. neighborhoods.

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the neighborhood, 37.8% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional 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 28.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (22.1%), and 11.7% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 96.9% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (3.1%).

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 neighborhood in Silverhill, AL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (12.0%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (10.8%), and residents who report English roots (6.3%), and some of the residents are also of Mexican ancestry (3.0%), along with some British ancestry residents (1.2%), 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 (47.5% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (83.7%) 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 (8.4%) . 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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