Biscoe - Star is a very small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 4,433 people and just one neighborhood, Biscoe - Star is the 187th largest community in North Carolina.
Biscoe - Star is a blue-collar town, with 49.50% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Biscoe - Star is a town of production and manufacturing workers, service providers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Biscoe - Star who work in food service (8.49%), office and administrative support (5.93%), and healthcare (5.60%).
Biscoe - Star is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Biscoe - Star rank slightly lower than the national average. 15.92% of adults 25 and older in Biscoe - Star have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Biscoe - Star in 2018 was $18,487, which is low income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $73,948 for a family of four. However, Biscoe - Star contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Biscoe - Star is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Biscoe - Star 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 Biscoe - Star, accounting for 42.73% of the town’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Biscoe - Star residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Biscoe - Star include English, Dutch, German, Irish, and Scottish.
In addition, Biscoe - Star has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (17.91%).
The most common language spoken in Biscoe - Star is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Serbo-Croatian.
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.
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research identifies the neighborhood as having one of the highest concentrations of people employed in manufacturing or as laborers of any neighborhood in America. In fact, despite the loss of manufacturing jobs nationally, this neighborhood has 49.0% of its working residents employed in such fields, which is a higher proportion than 98.6% of American neighborhoods.
Single parenting is hard. But you don't have to tell the neighborhood about it; they already know. 17.8% of this neighborhood's households are run by single mothers, which is a higher concentration than NeighborhoodScout found in 95.4% 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.
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 Biscoe - Star are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 83.7% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 34.8% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 84.8% 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, 49.0% 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 21.7% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (20.1%), and 8.8% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 54.8% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (44.6%).
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 Biscoe - Star, NC, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (35.5%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (8.3%), and residents who report Puerto Rican roots (3.3%), and some of the residents are also of Dutch ancestry (2.0%), along with some German ancestry residents (1.5%), among others. In addition, 17.9% 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 (39.0% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (80.3%) 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 (17.4%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.