Albertson is a very small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 2,789 people and just one neighborhood, Albertson is the 258th largest community in North Carolina.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Albertson is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 57.47% of the Albertson workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Albertson is a town of transportation and shipping workers, production and manufacturing workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Albertson who work in farm management occupations (8.19%), management occupations (7.81%), and sales jobs (6.49%).
Another important characteristic of Albertson is that a lot of people work in agricultural jobs, especially compared to most other communities in America, and there are quite a number of farms in town.
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Albertson is worth considering.
One downside of living in Albertson is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Albertson, the average commute to work is 32.29 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
As is often the case in a small town, Albertson doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The population of Albertson has one of the lowest overall levels of education in the country: only 5.94% of people over 25 hold a college degree. The national average for all municipalities is 21.84%.
The per capita income in Albertson in 2018 was $22,517, which is lower middle income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $90,068 for a family of four. However, Albertson contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Albertson is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Albertson home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Albertson, accounting for 49.43% of the town’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Albertson residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Albertson include German, English, Scots-Irish, European, and Irish.
Albertson also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 32.97%.
The most common language spoken in Albertson is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French Creole.
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.
The neighborhood stands out for having the majority of its residential real estate made up of mobile homes. In fact, 56.7% of the occupied real estate here are mobile homes, which is a greater proportion than is found in 99.4% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. If you like mobile homes, this might be a great neighborhood in which to look for real estate.
Our research shows that more people carpool to work here in the (31.2%) than in 99.1% of the neighborhoods in America.
More people work in manufacturing and as laborers here in the neighborhood than in 98.7% of the neighborhoods in America. Despite the loss of manufacturing jobs across the nation, this neighborhood remains a place where, compared to other parts of the country, you will find many laborers and manufacturers.
Furthermore, each year, fewer and fewer Americans make their living as farmers, foresters, or fishers. But the neighborhood truly stands out among U.S. neighborhoods. According to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, this neighborhood has a greater proportion of farmers, foresters, or fishers than 98.5% of all American neighborhoods. This is truly a unique cultural characteristic of this neighborhood.
The neighborhood is unique for having just 5.9% of adults here having earned a bachelor's degree. This is a lower rate of college graduates than NeighborhoodScout found in 96.1% of America's neighborhoods.
There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Albertson are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 66.5% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 38.6% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 87.7% 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, 49.3% 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 19.8% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (15.7%), and 8.2% in farming, forestry, or commercial fishing.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 54.1% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (44.4%).
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 Albertson, NC, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (33.8%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (6.7%), and residents who report English roots (5.1%), and some of the residents are also of Scots-Irish ancestry (2.8%), along with some Irish ancestry residents (1.6%), among others. In addition, 33.0% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.
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 (34.9% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (63.3%) 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 (31.2%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.