Columbus, MS (Forreston / Whitebury)




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About Columbus, MS (Forreston / Whitebury)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Forreston / Whitebury median real estate price is $110,276, which is more expensive than 59.8% of the neighborhoods in Mississippi and 23.8% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Forreston / Whitebury is currently $957, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 44.7% of Mississippi neighborhoods.

Forreston / Whitebury is a rural neighborhood (based on population density) located in Columbus, Mississippi.

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

Forreston / Whitebury has a 15.7% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 76.6% 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: Diversity

Did you know that the Forreston / Whitebury neighborhood has more Lebanese ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.3% of this neighborhood's residents have Lebanese ancestry.


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 Forreston / Whitebury neighborhood in Columbus are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 80.0% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 35.8% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 79.1% 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 Forreston / Whitebury neighborhood, 33.8% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 30.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (23.2%), and 12.8% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

The Neighbors: 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 Forreston / Whitebury neighborhood in Columbus, MS, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (7.2%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (5.8%), and residents who report Sub-Saharan African roots (4.7%), and some of the residents are also of African ancestry (4.7%), along with some German ancestry residents (3.4%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Forreston / Whitebury neighborhood is English, spoken by 98.2% of households.

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 Forreston / Whitebury neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (46.4% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (89.1%) 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 (9.1%) . 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

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Home Values, Rents: Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), National Agriculture Statistics Service (U.S. Department of Agriculture).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

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AGE OF Columbus, MS (Forreston / Whitebury) HOMES

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

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Neighborhood Crime Data

 

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Violent Crime

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Forreston / Whitebury 0.101011101001110
Columbus 0.101011101001110
Mississippi 2.76

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

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Neighborhood Property Crime

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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Forreston / Whitebury 0.101011101001110
Columbus 0.101011101001110
Mississippi 28.34

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Crimes Per Square Mile

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Forreston / Whitebury 0.101011101001110
Columbus 0.101011101001110
Mississippi 21

Neighborhood Public School Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2015 – 2016 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more

65 Vital Statistics. 8 Condition Alerts found.

School Rating Information

 

School Quality

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Neighborhood Educational Environment

Adults In Neighborhood With College Degree Or Higher
Children In The Neighborhood Living In Poverty

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District Quality Compared to Mississippi

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Better than of MS school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Better than of US school districts.

Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

Discipline District State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
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 MS Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Golden Triangle Early College School
8731 South Frontage Road
Mayhew, MS, 39753
09-09
Lowndes County Alternative School
1380 Motley Road
Columbus, MS, 39701
PK-12
West Lowndes Elementary School
1000 Gilmer Wilburn Road
Columbus, MS, 39701
PK-06
New Hope Middle School
462 Center Road
Columbus, MS, 39702
06-08
New Hope High School
3419 New Hope Road
Columbus, MS, 39702
09-12
Caledonia Middle School
105 Confederate Drive
Caledonia, MS, 39740
06-08
New Hope Elementary School
199 Enlow Road
Columbus, MS, 39702
PK-05
West Lowndes High School
644 South Frontage Road
Columbus, MS, 39701
07-12
Caledonia Elementary School
99 Confederate Drive
Caledonia, MS, 39740
PK-05
Caledonia High School
111 Confederate Drive
Caledonia, MS, 39740
09-12

School District Enrollment By Group

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Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED
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COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL SCHOOL DIST


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District Quality Compared to Mississippi

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Better than of MS school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of US school districts.

Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

Discipline District State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
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 MS Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Columbus Middle School
175 Highway 373
Columbus, MS, 39705
06-08
Cmsd Alternative School
924 20th Street North
Columbus, MS, 39701
KG-12
Mckellar Vocational Center School
810 N Browder Street
Columbus, MS, 39702
09-12
Sale Elementary School
520 Warpath Road
Columbus, MS, 39702
PK-05
Franklin Academy School
501 N Third Avenue
Columbus, MS, 39701
PK-05
Fairview Elementary School
225 Airline Road
Columbus, MS, 39702
PK-05
Cook Elementary School
2217 N Seventh Street
Columbus, MS, 39705
PK-05
Columbus High School
215 Hemlock Street
Columbus, MS, 39702
09-12
Stokes Beard Elementary School
311 Martin Luther King Dr.
Columbus, MS, 39701
PK-05

School District Enrollment By Group

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White (non-hispanic)
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Hispanic
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ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED
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