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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Bethel / East Gilead median real estate price is $265,472, which is more expensive than 58.1% of the neighborhoods in Michigan and 36.0% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Bethel / East Gilead is currently $1,667, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 62.3% of the neighborhoods in Michigan.

Bethel / East Gilead is a remote neighborhood (based on population density) located in Coldwater, Michigan.

Bethel / East Gilead 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 owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Bethel / East Gilead neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Bethel / East Gilead. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 32.3%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 95.6% of all U.S. neighborhoods. A relatively large percentage of housing here is seasonally occupied (23.3%). This can occur in vacation areas, and occasionally it is also found in neighborhoods that are primarily filled with college students, as some apartments could be vacant when school is not in session. If you live here year round, you may find that a number of buildings in your neighborhood are actually empty.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Coldwater, the Bethel / East Gilead neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Real Estate

Despite all of the residential real estate here in the Bethel / East Gilead 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 32.3%, which is higher than 95.6% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

In addition, this neighborhood has wide open spaces, few people, and lots of space to stretch out. If you like locations that fit that description, you may like this neighborhood. Based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, with only 42 people per square mile living here, this neighborhood is less crowded than 90.5% of America.

Diversity

Did you know that the Bethel / East Gilead neighborhood has more Swiss and Welsh ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 8.2% of this neighborhood's residents have Swiss ancestry and 3.4% have Welsh ancestry.

Bethel / East Gilead is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 3.7% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak German/Yiddish at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.6% of the neighborhoods in America.

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 Bethel / East Gilead neighborhood in Coldwater are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 44.2% of the neighborhoods in America. With 15.2% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 60.5% 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 Bethel / East Gilead neighborhood, 35.3% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 31.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (21.2%), and 9.2% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

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 Bethel / East Gilead neighborhood is English, spoken by 93.1% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Polish, German/Yiddish and Spanish.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.

In the Bethel / East Gilead neighborhood in Coldwater, MI, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (24.6%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (15.2%), and residents who report Irish roots (11.4%), and some of the residents are also of Swiss ancestry (8.2%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (6.8%), 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 Bethel / East Gilead neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (52.8% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (78.1%) 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 (14.1%) . 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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