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Buies Creek, NC

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Overview


Buies Creek is a very small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 3,253 people and just one neighborhood, Buies Creek is the 241st largest community in North Carolina. Much of the housing stock in Buies Creek was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Buies Creek economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Buies Creek, where the median household income is $42,208.00.

Occupations and Workforce

Buies Creek is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Buies Creek is a town of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Buies Creek who work in food service (13.98%), personal care services (11.84%), and healthcare (11.20%).

Of important note, Buies Creek is also a town of artists. Buies Creek has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Buies Creek’s character.

Setting & Lifestyle

For a small town, there is also a high proportion of single, often educated, people living in Buies Creek. This is not typical for smaller communities in America, and adds a feeling of vibrancy to Buies Creek.

Buies 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.

Demographics

If knowledge is power, Buies Creek is a pretty powerful place. 63.57% of the adults in Buies Creek have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Buies Creek in 2018 was $18,595, which is low income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $74,380 for a family of four. However, Buies Creek contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Buies Creek also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 44.07% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Buies Creek is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Buies Creek home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Buies Creek residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Buies Creek include German, English, Scottish, Polish, and Irish.

The most common language spoken in Buies Creek is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

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.

People

NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that the neighborhood has a greater concentration of residents currently enrolled in college than 98.8% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. With 35.0% of the population here attending college, this is very much a college-focused neighborhood.

Modes of Transportation

More people in choose to walk to work each day (13.4%) than almost any neighborhood in America. If you are attracted to the idea of being able to walk to work, this neighborhood could be a good choice.

Migration / Stability

Do you like to be surrounded by people from all over the country or world, with different perspectives and life experiences? Or do you instead prefer to be in a neighborhood where most residents have lived there for a long time, creating a sense of cohesiveness? NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this neighborhood stands out among American neighborhoods for the uniqueness of the mobility of its residents. In the neighborhood, a greater proportion of the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is found in 96.8% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood, more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more Scottish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 5.2% of this neighborhood's residents have Scottish ancestry.

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 neighborhood in Buies Creek are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 78.9% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 12.2% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 54.3% 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 neighborhood, 38.5% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 32.8% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (21.4%), and 7.0% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 91.4% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (6.3%).

Ethnicity / Ancestry

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 Buies Creek, NC, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (10.7%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (8.4%), and residents who report Irish roots (7.2%), and some of the residents are also of Scottish ancestry (5.2%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (5.0%), 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 neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (40.7% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (75.9%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also hop out the door and walk to work to get to work (13.4%) and 7.3% of residents also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors for their daily commute. 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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