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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Skowhegan South median real estate price is $220,553, which is less expensive than 80.2% of Maine neighborhoods and 73.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Skowhegan South is currently $1,453, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 60.9% of Maine neighborhoods.

Skowhegan South is a rural neighborhood (based on population density) located in Skowhegan, Maine.

Skowhegan South 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 Skowhegan South neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

In Skowhegan South, the current vacancy rate is 2.8%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 81.6% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Skowhegan South is very tight compared to the demand for property here.

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.

Diversity

Did you know that the Skowhegan South neighborhood has more English and French Canadian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 30.9% of this neighborhood's residents have English ancestry and 8.6% have French Canadian ancestry.

Skowhegan South is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.8% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Native American languages at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 96.8% of the neighborhoods in America.

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 Skowhegan South neighborhood in Skowhegan are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 44.1% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 3.2% 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 70.9% of America's neighborhoods.

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 Skowhegan South neighborhood, 46.4% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations, with 21.0% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (19.3%), and 13.3% in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the Skowhegan South neighborhood is English, spoken by 95.1% of households. Some people also speak Italian (5.7%).

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 Skowhegan South neighborhood in Skowhegan, ME, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (30.9%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (17.7%), and residents who report French roots (9.3%), and some of the residents are also of French Canadian ancestry (8.6%), along with some German ancestry residents (8.4%), 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 Skowhegan South neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (44.8% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (68.8%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also hop out the door and walk to work to get to work (9.0%) and 7.0% of residents also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors for their daily commute. 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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