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Glenwood, GA

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Overview


Glenwood is a tiny city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 831 people and just one neighborhood, Glenwood is the 347th largest community in Georgia.

Occupations and Workforce

When you are in Glenwood, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 76.29% of Glenwood’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Glenwood is a city of transportation and shipping workers, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Glenwood who work in healthcare suport services (7.38%), office and administrative support (5.37%), and law enforcement and fire fighting (4.70%).

Setting & Lifestyle

It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Glenwood has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Glenwood has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Glenwood than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Glenwood may be for you.

One downside of living in Glenwood, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 36.50 minutes every day commuting to work.

Glenwood is very much a car-oriented city. This is because the population of Glenwood isn't large enough or dense enough to support an extensive public transit system. It has a lot of rural roads, and the distance between houses can be quite large, which together tends to discourage walking and bicycling to work. 98.87% of residents commute to work in their own car (and the drive is typically to a job out of town). People also tend to drive out of town for other services as well, such as shopping, doctors appointments, and more.

Being a small city, Glenwood does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

Demographics

In terms of college education, Glenwood ranks among the least educated cities in the nation, as only 5.45% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Glenwood in 2022 was $17,478, which is low income relative to Georgia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $69,912 for a family of four.

Glenwood is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Glenwood home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Glenwood residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Glenwood include German, English, Italian, Yugoslavian, and Other West Indian.

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

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.

Occupations

NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research identifies the neighborhood as having one of the highest concentrations of people employed in manufacturing or as laborers of any neighborhood in America. In fact, despite the loss of manufacturing jobs nationally, this neighborhood has 56.1% of its working residents employed in such fields, which is a higher proportion than 99.7% of American neighborhoods.

Real Estate

Despite all of the residential real estate here in the neighborhood, NeighborhoodScout has discovered that much of it is vacant. In resort or second-home vacation areas, this naturally occurs because homes and apartments are seasonally occupied, and empty for a portion of the year. In non-vacation or resort areas, however, this can be an indicator of property abandonment or a weak real estate market. The vacancy rate here is 45.7%, which is higher than 98.3% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

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 16 residents per square mile, is less crowded than 95.6% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

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 neighborhood. More residents of the neighborhood live here today that also were living in this same neighborhood five years ago than is found in 97.0% 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.

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 Glenwood are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 87.7% of U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, 10.1% 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 50.6% of America'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, 56.1% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 20.7% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (12.6%), and 9.2% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 91.8% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (8.1%).

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 neighborhood in Glenwood, GA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (8.1%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (3.6%), and residents who report Irish roots (1.8%), and some of the residents are also of Welsh ancestry (1.7%), along with some German ancestry residents (1.2%), 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 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (48.8% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.

Here most residents (79.3%) 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 (5.1%) . 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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