Black Creek is a tiny town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 685 people and just one neighborhood, Black Creek is the 447th largest community in North Carolina.
When you are in Black Creek, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 40.58% of Black Creek’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Black Creek is a town of sales and office workers, transportation and shipping workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Black Creek who work in office and administrative support (17.04%), sales jobs (7.85%), and business and financial occupations (7.85%).
The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Black Creek has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Black Creek a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
One downside of living in Black Creek, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.39 minutes every day commuting to work.
Black Creek 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 Black Creek, just 6.35% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.
The per capita income in Black Creek in 2018 was $24,224, which is lower middle income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $96,896 for a family of four. However, Black Creek contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Black Creek is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Black Creek home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Black Creek residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Black Creek include English, Scottish, Irish, Italian, and German.
The most common language spoken in Black Creek is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.
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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 Black Creek are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 74.4% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 11.4% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 51.7% 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, 30.9% 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 26.0% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (23.2%), and 19.8% in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 95.7% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (3.7%).
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 Black Creek, NC, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (9.4%). There are also a number of people of Mexican ancestry (4.5%), and residents who report Irish roots (4.3%), and some of the residents are also of Polish ancestry (4.0%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (3.7%), among others.
Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (45.9% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (83.1%) 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 (12.1%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.