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: People
Single parenting is hard. But you don't have to tell the
N State St / Sheppard Rd neighborhood about it; they already know. 30.9%
of this neighborhood's households are run by single mothers, which is a
higher concentration than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.6%
of American neighborhoods. Further NeighborhoodScout research showed strong
statistical correlations among high rates of children living in single
parent households, and neighborhood crime, particularly violent crime,
neighborhood poverty, and, importantly, the percentage of low weight births
and rates of infant mortality.
In addition, the N State St / Sheppard Rd neighborhood stands out for having an
average per capita income lower than 96.5% of the neighborhoods
in the United States.
Also of note, 65.0% 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 N State St / Sheppard Rd neighborhood stands out within Mississippi
for its college student friendly environment. NeighborhoodScout's analysis
reveals that this neighborhood is home to a number of college students,
is relatively walkable, and above average in safety. In combination, this
makes it stand out for a good place for college students to consider.
Because a number of college students live here, this neighborhood may
be close to a college campus and offer certain amenities nearby geared
towards the student body. While it's not an environment for everyone,
ambitious scholars can enjoy seasonal excitement between semesters and
school breaks, and parents can rest easy knowing that the area has an
above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the
neighborhood is rated among the top 9%
of college-friendly places to live in MS.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the N State St / Sheppard Rd neighborhood has more
Haitian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 40.5% of
this neighborhood's residents have Haitian ancestry.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
The government often provides some of the more stable jobs in the economy.
From local, to state, to federal government workers, the government can
also be a major employer. What NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed, is
that the N State St / Sheppard Rd neighborhood in particular stands out
when compared nationally for the proportion of its working residents who
are employed by the government. At 12.8% of its workforce, this
neighborhood has a greater concentration of government workers than
95.3% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Furthermore, there are more people living in the N State St / Sheppard Rd neighborhood
employed as sales and service workers (58.2%) than almost any neighborhood
in the country. From fast-food service workers to major sales accounts,
sales and service workers make up the largest proportion of our national
employment picture. But despite that size and importance nationally, this
neighborhood still stands out as unique due to the dominance of people
living here who work in such occupations.