West Blocton, AL (Lowerytown / Vernontown)




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About West Blocton, AL (Lowerytown / Vernontown)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Lowerytown / Vernontown median real estate price is $121,508, which is more expensive than 52.5% of the neighborhoods in Alabama and 27.6% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Lowerytown / Vernontown is currently $1,097, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 79.0% of the neighborhoods in Alabama.

Lowerytown / Vernontown is a rural neighborhood (based on population density) located in West Blocton, Alabama.

Lowerytown / Vernontown 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 Lowerytown / Vernontown neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 2000 and the present.

Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Lowerytown / Vernontown. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 22.3%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 88.5% 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 Lowerytown / Vernontown neighborhood has more Czechoslovakian and South American ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.6% of this neighborhood's residents have Czechoslovakian ancestry and 4.3% have South American ancestry.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

More people work in manufacturing and as laborers here in the Lowerytown / Vernontown neighborhood than in 99.2% of the neighborhoods in America. Despite the loss of manufacturing jobs across the nation, this neighborhood remains a place where, compared to other parts of the country, you will find many laborers and manufacturers.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

The real estate in this neighborhood consists of more mobile homes than 97.0% of all neighborhoods in America, with 35.7% of the occupied housing here being classified as mobile homes. So if you are looking for a mobile home, or you like the look and feel of mobile home parks, this neighborhood might have the setting you desire.

In addition, uncrowded roads, rural America and space to be the individual you are. If you like these characteristics, this neighborhood may fit you. With just 30 residents per square mile, Lowerytown / Vernontown is less crowded than 92.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods. One of the notable things about Lowerytown / Vernontown 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: People

If you are planning to retire in Alabama, this neighborhood should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, Lowerytown / Vernontown may be considered a retiree's dream neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and metrics, it's peaceful and quiet, has above average safety from crime compared to other neighborhoods in Alabama, while also offering a diverse range of housing options. This, along with the vibrant mix of very educated seniors and other age groups who choose to live here, makes the neighborhood more retiree-friendly than 95.1% of neighborhoods in AL. If a Alabama retirement is in your future, this neighborhood should be one of the places you visit.


The Neighbors

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 Lowerytown / Vernontown neighborhood in West Blocton are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 62.7% of U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, 12.0% 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 59.6% of America's neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

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 Lowerytown / Vernontown neighborhood, 48.6% 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 25.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (15.7%), and 9.8% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

The Neighbors: 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 Lowerytown / Vernontown neighborhood in West Blocton, AL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (13.2%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (11.3%), and residents who report Irish roots (9.8%), and some of the residents are also of South American ancestry (4.3%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (3.7%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Lowerytown / Vernontown neighborhood is English, spoken by 93.7% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (5.8%).

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 Lowerytown / Vernontown neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (33.7% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.

Here most residents (87.3%) 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 (9.4%) . 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

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 6 Condition Alerts found.

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Lowerytown / Vernontown 0.101011101001110
West Blocton 0.101011101001110
Alabama 4.72

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Lowerytown / Vernontown 0.101011101001110
West Blocton 0.101011101001110
Alabama 29.79

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Lowerytown / Vernontown 0.101011101001110
West Blocton 0.101011101001110
Alabama 15

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 2 Condition Alerts found.

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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

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to AL Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Bibb Co High School
220 Birmingham Rd
Centreville, AL, 35042
09-12
Brent Elem School
1621 Montgomery Hwy.
Centreville, AL, 35042
05-08
Bibb Co Jr High School
721 Walnut Street
Centreville, AL, 35042
07-08
Woodstock Elem School
19456 Eastern Valley Rd
Woodstock, AL, 35188
KG-04
West Blocton High School
4734 Truman Aldrich Parkway
West Blocton, AL, 35184
09-12
Bibb County Career/technical Center School
17191 Highway 5
West Blocton, AL, 35184
09-12
West Blocton Middle School
4721 Truman Aldrich Pkwy
West Blocton, AL, 35184
05-08
Randolph Elem School
7259 Highway 36
Randolph, AL, 36792
KG-06
West Blocton Elem School
828 Cahaba River Dr
West Blocton, AL, 35184
KG-04
Centreville Elem School
160 4 Th Street
Brent, AL, 35034
KG-04

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