Elberton, GA (Rock Branch / Ruckersville)




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About Elberton, GA (Rock Branch / Ruckersville)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Rock Branch / Ruckersville median real estate price is $82,133, which is less expensive than 82.2% of Georgia neighborhoods and 82.2% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Rock Branch / Ruckersville is currently $911, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 62.5% of Georgia neighborhoods.

Rock Branch / Ruckersville is a rural neighborhood (based on population density) located in Elberton, Georgia.

Rock Branch / Ruckersville 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 Rock Branch / Ruckersville neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Rock Branch / Ruckersville. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 21.5%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 87.3% 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

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.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

The real estate in this neighborhood consists of more mobile homes than 97.7% of all neighborhoods in America, with 38.5% 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, this neighborhood has wide open spaces, few people, and lots of space to stretch out. If you like locations that fit that description, you may like this neighborhood. Based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, with only 28 people per square mile living here, this neighborhood is less crowded than 93.2% of America.

Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability

Some neighborhoods have more internal cohesiveness than others. While other neighborhoods feel like a collection of strangers who just happen to live near each other. Sometimes this comes down to not only the personalities of the people in a place, but how long people have been together in that neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research has revealed some interesting things about the rootedness of people in the Rock Branch / Ruckersville neighborhood. More residents of the Rock Branch / Ruckersville neighborhood live here today that also were living in this same neighborhood five years ago than is found in 96.5% of U.S. neighborhoods. This neighborhood is really made up of people who know each other, don't move often, and have lived here in this very neighborhood for quite a while.

Notable & Unique: People

If you're nearing retirement age, or in retirement, the Rock Branch / Ruckersville neighborhood is an excellent choice for you to consider for top-quality retirement living. This neighborhood is rated by NeighborhoodScout as among the top 9.6% of retiree-friendly neighborhoods in Georgia, 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 Georgia.


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 Rock Branch / Ruckersville neighborhood in Elberton are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 77.9% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 49.8% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 90.3% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

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 Rock Branch / Ruckersville neighborhood, 32.2% 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 22.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (21.9%), and 21.7% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the Rock Branch / Ruckersville neighborhood in Elberton, GA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (5.2%). There are also a number of people of Mexican ancestry (4.6%), and residents who report Irish roots (4.5%), and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (3.4%), along with some Scottish ancestry residents (1.5%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Rock Branch / Ruckersville neighborhood is English, spoken by 95.6% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (4.4%).

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 Rock Branch / Ruckersville neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (50.8% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (84.1%) 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 (13.7%) . 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

44 Vital Statistics. 2 Condition Alerts found.

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 2 Condition Alerts found.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Rock Branch / Ruckersville 0.101011101001110
Elberton 0.101011101001110
Georgia 3.78
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Rock Branch / Ruckersville 0.101011101001110
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Georgia 30.22
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Rock Branch / Ruckersville 0.101011101001110
Elberton 0.101011101001110
Georgia 30

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 4 Condition Alerts found.

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ELBERT COUNTY


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Better than of GA school districts.

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Better than of US school districts.

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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 GA Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Elberton Education Center
600 Abernathy Cir
Elberton, GA, 30635
09-11
Elbert County High School
600 Abernathy Cir
Elberton, GA, 30635
09-12
Paul J. Blackwell Learning Center
373 Campbell St
Elberton, GA, 30635
PK-PK
Elbert County Elementary School
1150 Athens Tech Rd
Elberton, GA, 30635
02-04
Elbert County Primary School
1019 Falling Creek Dr
Elberton, GA, 30635
KG-01
Elbert County Middle School
1108 Athens Tech Rd
Elberton, GA, 30635
05-08

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