Drew is a very small city located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 1,780 people and just one neighborhood, Drew is the 135th largest community in Mississippi.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Drew is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Drew is a city of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Drew who work in teaching (13.60%), food service (11.13%), and maintenance occupations (10.99%).
Overall, Drew’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.
The rate of college-level education in Drew is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 11.70% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.
The per capita income in Drew in 2018 was $11,881, which is low income relative to Mississippi and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $47,524 for a family of four. Drew also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 50.84% of its population below the federal poverty line.
The people who call Drew home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Drew residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Drew include English, Irish, German, Italian, and Swedish.
The most common language spoken in Drew is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Italian.
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.
An interesting characteristic about the neighborhood is that there are more incarcerated people living here than 99.6% 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, the neighborhood stands out for having an average per capita income lower than 97.8% of the neighborhoods in the United States. Also of note, 70.7% 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.
Also, the neighborhood is unique for having just 6.3% of adults here having earned a bachelor's degree. This is a lower rate of college graduates than NeighborhoodScout found in 95.7% of America's neighborhoods.
The neighborhood has a greater proportion of government workers living in it than 97.2% of the neighborhoods in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. This is a unique feature of this neighborhood, and one that shapes its character.
Unpopulated, and rural, the neighborhood is one of the least crowded neighborhoods in all of America. If you like open space, no traffic, and lots of room, this neighborhood may be just what you are looking for. According to NeighborhoodScout's leading research, this neighborhood is less densely populated than 91.8% of the neighborhoods in America.
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 neighborhood in Drew are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 97.8% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 70.7% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 98.6% 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 neighborhood, 32.4% of the working population is employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 26.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (21.0%), and 18.9% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 99.9% of households.
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 neighborhood in Drew, MS, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (5.8%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (4.7%).
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 neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (43.2% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (82.1%) 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 (9.6%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.