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Raiford, FL

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Overview


Raiford is a tiny town located in the state of Florida. With a population of 220 people and just one neighborhood, Raiford is the 486th largest community in Florida.

Occupations and Workforce

Raiford is a blue-collar town, with 36.25% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Raiford is a town of transportation and shipping workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Raiford who work in office and administrative support (15.00%), food service (13.75%), and teaching (11.25%).

Also of interest is that Raiford has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 23.75% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Setting & Lifestyle

Overall, Raiford’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.

The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Raiford has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Raiford a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

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

Demographics

The rate of college-level education in Raiford is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 12.36% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.

The per capita income in Raiford in 2022 was $15,949, which is low income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $63,796 for a family of four.

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

The most common language spoken in Raiford is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and African languages.

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.

Occupations

The neighborhood has a greater proportion of government workers living in it than 99.9% of the neighborhoods in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. This is a unique feature of this neighborhood, and one that shapes its character.

Furthermore, there are more people living in the neighborhood employed as sales and service workers (58.4%) 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.

In addition, the neighborhood stands out nationally for having a greater proportion of its residents active in the military than 97.0% of other U.S. neighborhoods. If you come here, you will notice military people active in their jobs, going to and from work, and in plain clothes out and about the neighborhood.

People

An interesting characteristic about the neighborhood is that there are more incarcerated people living here than 99.7% of neighborhoods in the U.S. The United States has the highest rate of incarceration in the world, currently with 1 out of every 100 adults in the country are incarcerated as a punishment for crimes committed. The extremely high incarceration rate of this neighborhood could mean that a prison, juvenile detention facility or other correctional facility occupies a large proportion of the neighborhood, or contains a large portion of the neighborhood's population.

Real Estate

The real estate in this neighborhood consists of more mobile homes than 98.7% of all neighborhoods in America, with 46.7% 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.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more African and Sub-Saharan African ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 15.3% of this neighborhood's residents have African ancestry and 15.4% have Sub-Saharan African ancestry.

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 Raiford are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 62.5% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 20.2% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 69.1% 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, 41.6% 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 government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions, with 32.7% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (31.3%), and 21.6% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 94.3% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.

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 Raiford, FL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Sub-Saharan African (15.4%). There are also a number of people of African ancestry (15.3%), and residents who report Irish roots (15.2%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (9.6%), along with some German ancestry residents (8.0%), 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 (33.5% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (74.1%) 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 (14.0%) . 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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