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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Median real estate price in the Town Center of Benson is $224,408, which is less expensive than 67.3% of North Carolina neighborhoods and 72.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Benson Town Center is currently $1,768, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 48.7% of North Carolina neighborhoods.

Benson Town Center is a rural neighborhood (based on population density) located in Benson, North Carolina.

Real estate in the Town Center of Benson, NC 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 Town Center neighborhood are newer, built in 2000 or more recently. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

Benson Town Center has a 9.7% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 60.3% 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

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Benson, the Town Center neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

People

Of note, 60.5% 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.

The Neighbors

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 Town Center neighborhood in Benson are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 40.4% of the neighborhoods in America. With 60.5% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 97.0% of U.S. neighborhoods.

A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

In the Benson Town Center neighborhood, 40.8% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 23.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (20.7%), and 15.0% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the Benson Town Center neighborhood is English, spoken by 86.0% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (14.0%).

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 Town Center neighborhood in Benson, NC, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (16.9%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (9.9%), and residents who report Irish roots (8.4%), and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (2.5%), along with some Scottish ancestry residents (1.4%), among others.

Getting to Work

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 Benson Town Center neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (31.3% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (78.7%) 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 (9.1%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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