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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Scotland median real estate price is $122,078, which is less expensive than 91.0% of Georgia neighborhoods and 91.4% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Scotland is currently $1,007, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 97.6% of Georgia neighborhoods.

Scotland is a remote neighborhood (based on population density) located in McRae-Helena, Georgia.

Scotland 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 occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Scotland neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Scotland. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 46.4%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 98.4% 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.

Occupations

Each year, fewer and fewer Americans make their living as farmers, foresters, or fishers. But the Scotland neighborhood truly stands out among U.S. neighborhoods. According to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, this neighborhood has a greater proportion of farmers, foresters, or fishers than 99.6% of all American neighborhoods. This is truly a unique cultural characteristic of this neighborhood.

People

An interesting characteristic about the Scotland neighborhood is that there are more incarcerated people living here than 99.4% 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.

In addition, one of the unique characteristics of the Scotland neighborhood revealed by analysis is that the per capita income of residents here is lower than that found in 96.8% of the neighborhoods in America. Also of note, 67.5% 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.

Modes of Transportation

Our research reveals that 94.0% of commuters who live in the Scotland neighborhood get to work each day by driving alone in their automobiles, which is a higher proportion than 99.2% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Real Estate

Vacant homes and apartments are a significant characteristic of this neighborhood. In fact, with 46.4% of the residential real estate vacant, the Scotland neighborhood claims the distinction of having a higher vacancy rate than 98.4% of the neighborhoods in America. This can either be because much of the property is seasonally occupied, like in many vacation areas, or that much of the real estate is more permanently abandoned.

Diversity

Did you know that the Scotland neighborhood has more Scots-Irish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 18.7% of this neighborhood's residents have Scots-Irish 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 Scotland neighborhood in McRae-Helena are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 96.8% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 67.5% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 98.2% 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 Scotland neighborhood, 35.1% 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 24.8% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in farming, forestry, or commercial fishing (17.6%), and 16.2% in executive, management, and professional occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the Scotland neighborhood is English, spoken by 84.7% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (14.6%).

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 Scotland neighborhood in McRae-Helena, GA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (25.1%). There are also a number of people of Scots-Irish ancestry (18.7%), and residents who report English roots (4.9%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (1.4%), along with some South American ancestry residents (1.1%), among others. In addition, 15.7% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

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 Scotland neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (38.5% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (94.0%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. 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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