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San Carlos, AZ

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Overview


San Carlos is a very small town located in the state of Arizona. With a population of 3,987 people and just one neighborhood, San Carlos is the 88th largest community in Arizona.

Occupations and Workforce

Unlike some towns, San Carlos isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in San Carlos are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, San Carlos is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in San Carlos who work in law enforcement and fire fighting (16.09%), office and administrative support (13.66%), and maintenance occupations (12.74%).

Setting & Lifestyle

Being a small town, San Carlos does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

Demographics

In terms of college education, San Carlos ranks among the least educated cities in the nation, as only 5.47% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in San Carlos in 2022 was $11,850, which is low income relative to Arizona and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $47,400 for a family of four. However, San Carlos contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. San Carlos also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 52.34% of its population below the federal poverty line.

San Carlos is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call San Carlos home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of San Carlos residents report their race to be Native American, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in San Carlos include Scots-Irish, Scottish, German, Irish, and Yugoslavian.

The most common language spoken in San Carlos is English. Other important languages spoken here include Native American languages and Armenian.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in San Carlos, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Real Estate

Unpopulated, and rural, the 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 98.1% of the neighborhoods in America.

Modes of Transportation

In the neighborhood, carpooling is still a popular way to get to and from work. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that 26.5% of commuters carpool here, which is more than in 97.8% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

People

The neighborhood is unique for having just 4.4% of adults here having earned a bachelor's degree. This is a lower rate of college graduates than NeighborhoodScout found in 97.6% of America's neighborhoods.

In addition, of note, 54.7% of the children in this area live in poverty; an extraordinarily high percentage compared to other neighborhoods in the nation. In a nation where approximately one in four children grows up in poverty, this neighborhood stands out for the depth of the problem manifested here.

Occupations

There are more people living in the neighborhood employed as sales and service workers (59.9%) than almost any neighborhood in the country. From fast-food service workers to major sales accounts, sales and service workers make up the largest proportion of our national employment picture. But despite that size and importance nationally, this neighborhood still stands out as unique due to the dominance of people living here who work in such occupations.

Furthermore, it used to be that most Americans lived on the farm, or otherwise made their living from the land, the forests, or the sea. With global trade and an economy increasingly based on providing services to one another, fewer people farm, fish or harvest timber now than at any time in American history. But according to NeighborhoodScout's leading analysis, the neighborhood stands apart from most American neighborhood due to the proportion of its residents still working in these fields. With 4.0% of the workforce so employed, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of such workers than 95.7% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more Native American ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 84.5% of this neighborhood's residents have Native American ancestry.

is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 36.0% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Native American languages at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.9% of the neighborhoods in America.

The Neighbors

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 neighborhood in San Carlos are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 89.7% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 54.7% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 95.6% of U.S. neighborhoods.

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 neighborhood, 40.1% of the working population is employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 21.4% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (18.3%), and 16.2% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 65.2% of households. Some people also speak Native American languages (36.0%).

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 San Carlos, AZ, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Native American (84.5%). There are also a number of people of Mexican ancestry (3.8%), and residents who report Scots-Irish roots (2.7%), and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (2.1%), along with some Scottish ancestry residents (1.9%), among others.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (37.7% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (65.3%) 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 (26.5%) . 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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