Buras, LA (Town Center)




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About Buras, LA (Town Center)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Median real estate price in the Town Center of Buras is $58,424, which is less expensive than 92.5% of Louisiana neighborhoods and 92.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Buras Town Center is currently , based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis.

Buras Town Center is a rural neighborhood (based on population density) located in Buras, Louisiana.

Real estate in the Town Center of Buras, LA is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) mobile homes and single-family homes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Town Center neighborhood are newer, built in 2000 or more recently. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

Buras Town Center has a 13.9% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 70.6% of American neighborhoods). Most vacant housing here is vacant year round. This could either signal that there is a weak demand for real estate in the neighborhood or that large amount of new housing has been built and not yet occupied. Either way, if you live here, you may find many of the homes or apartments are empty.

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.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

The Buras Town Center neighborhood stands out for having the majority of its residential real estate made up of mobile homes. In fact, 60.0% of the occupied real estate here are mobile homes, which is a greater proportion than is found in 99.7% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. If you like mobile homes, this might be a great neighborhood in which to look for real estate.

In addition, homes built from 2000 through today make up a higher proportion of the Buras Town Center neighborhood's real estate landscape than 98.3% of the neighborhoods in America. When you are driving around this neighborhood, you'll notice right away that it is one of the newest built of any, with the smell of fresh paint, and the look of young landscaping nearly everywhere you look. In fact, 69.3% of the residential real estate here is classified as newer.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Buras Town Center neighborhood has more Brazilian and Yugoslav ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 4.2% of this neighborhood's residents have Brazilian ancestry and 1.3% have Yugoslav ancestry.

Buras Town Center is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 4.6% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Mon-Khmer, which is the dominant language of Cambodia, at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.8% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

It used to be that most Americans lived on the farm, or otherwise made their living from the land, the forests, or the sea. With global trade and an economy increasingly based on providing services to one another, fewer people farm, fish or harvest timber now than at any time in American history. But according to NeighborhoodScout's leading analysis, the Buras Town Center neighborhood stands apart from most American neighborhood due to the proportion of its residents still working in these fields. With 11.0% of the workforce so employed, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of such workers than 99.0% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: People

One of the most interesting things about the Buras Town Center neighborhood is that it has a greater concentration of residents who live alone than most all neighborhoods in America. With 51.2% of the households here made up of people living alone, NeighborhoodScout's research reveals that this is a larger proportion of people living alone than in 97.4% of the neighborhoods in America.

In addition, buras Town Center is ranked among the top 9.4% of neighborhoods for first-time home buyers to consider in the state of Louisiana according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Homes here are priced below median housing values in the state, yet maintain moderate appreciation rates compared to other communities. Buying into the Buras Town Center neighborhood is not only an accessible option but an investment opportunity for many first-time home buyers.


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 Town Center neighborhood in Buras are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 42.9% of the neighborhoods in America. With 24.4% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 64.0% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

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 Buras Town Center neighborhood, 32.3% 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 executive, management, and professional occupations (20.3%), and 11.6% 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 Town Center neighborhood in Buras, LA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Asian (8.9%). There are also a number of people of French ancestry (8.6%), and residents who report Brazilian roots (4.2%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (3.6%), along with some German ancestry residents (2.7%), among others.

The Neighbors: 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 Buras Town Center neighborhood is English, spoken by 88.0% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Mon-Khmer (the dominant language of Cambodia) and Vietnamese.

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 Buras Town Center neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (43.5% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (82.9%) 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 (12.1%) . 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

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 4 Condition Alerts found.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Buras 0.101011101001110
Louisiana 5.40
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Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 12 Condition Alerts found.

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Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

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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 LA Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Belle Chasse Primary School
539 F. Edward Hebert Blvd.
Belle Chasse, LA, 70037
PK-04
Belle Chasse High School
8346 Highway 23
Belle Chasse, LA, 70037
08-12
Belle Chasse Middle School
13476 Highway 23
Belle Chasse, LA, 70037
04-08
Phoenix High School
13073 Highway 15
Braithwaite, LA, 70040
PK-12
South Plaquemines Elementary School
315 Civic Drive
Port Sulphur, LA, 70083
PK-06
South Plaquemines High School
34121 Highway 23
Buras, LA, 70041
07-12
Boothville Venice Elementary School
#1 Oiler Drive
Boothville, LA, 70038
PK-06

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