Metcalfe is a tiny town located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 798 people and just one neighborhood, Metcalfe is the 189th largest community in Mississippi.
When you are in Metcalfe, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 42.60% of Metcalfe’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Metcalfe is a town of sales and office workers, transportation and shipping workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Metcalfe who work in sales jobs (34.74%), teaching (8.16%), and healthcare suport services (5.74%).
The education level of Metcalfe citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 21.11% of adults in Metcalfe have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Metcalfe in 2018 was $21,352, which is middle income relative to Mississippi, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $85,408 for a family of four. However, Metcalfe contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Metcalfe home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Metcalfe residents report their race to be Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Metcalfe include African, Yugoslavian, Other West Indian, West Indian, and U.S. Virgin Islander.
The most common language spoken in Metcalfe is English. Other important languages spoken here include African languages and Arabic.
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.
Uncrowded roads, rural America and space to be the individual you are. If you like these characteristics, this neighborhood may fit you. With just 18 residents per square mile, is less crowded than 95.1% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
With a nice mix of college students, safety from crime, and decent walkability, the neighborhood rates highly as a college student friendly place to live, and one that college students and their parents may want to consider. NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that it rates more highly for a good place for college students to live than 86.1% of the neighborhoods in MS. This often also means that the area has certain amenities and services geared towards college students, from undergraduates to graduate students.
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 Metcalfe are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 87.8% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 47.5% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 92.7% 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, 32.9% 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 manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 30.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (26.3%), and 9.9% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
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 neighborhood is English, spoken by 95.4% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.
Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.
In the neighborhood in Metcalfe, MS, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (4.7%). There are also a number of people of Mexican ancestry (4.4%), and residents who report Sub-Saharan African roots (2.4%), and some of the residents are also of African ancestry (2.4%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (1.8%), among others.
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 between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (51.9% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (85.7%) 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 (11.5%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.