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Emerson, GA

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Overview


Emerson is a very small city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 1,449 people and just one neighborhood, Emerson is the 294th largest community in Georgia. Emerson has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Emerson, where the median household income is $63,750.00.

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

Occupations and Workforce

Emerson is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Emerson is a city of sales and office workers, managers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Emerson who work in management occupations (14.93%), office and administrative support (11.83%), and sales jobs (10.79%).

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.97% 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

Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Emerson is worth considering.

One downside of living in Emerson, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.17 minutes every day commuting to work.

Demographics

The percentage of people in Emerson who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 28.77% of adults in Emerson have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Emerson in 2018 was $36,769, which is wealthy relative to Georgia, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $147,076 for a family of four. However, Emerson contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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

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.

People

Astoundingly, the neighborhood has one of the highest concentrations of divorcees living here than of any neighborhood, a higher concentration than NeighborhoodScout found in 98.7% of U.S. neighborhoods. This may be because people living here divorce more often than others, or that divorced people move here after they become divorced. If you are divorced, you will be in good company in this particular Emerson neighborhood.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more Belgian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 0.6% of this neighborhood's residents have Belgian ancestry.

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 Emerson are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 78.4% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 11.7% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 52.3% 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, 36.3% 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 34.1% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (14.8%), and 14.7% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 97.6% of households.

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 Emerson, GA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (13.0%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (8.6%), and residents who report German roots (5.1%), and some of the residents are also of Scottish ancestry (1.7%), along with some Russian ancestry residents (1.6%), 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 between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (62.7% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (83.0%) 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 (7.7%) . 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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