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Castalia, NC

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Overview


Castalia is a tiny town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 267 people and just one neighborhood, Castalia is the 545th largest community in North Carolina.

Occupations and Workforce

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Castalia is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 35.25% of the Castalia workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Castalia is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Castalia who work in sales jobs (15.57%), office and administrative support (12.30%), and food service (8.20%).

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.26% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Setting & Lifestyle

Overall, Castalia’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.

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, Castalia has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Castalia a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

Castalia 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

The rate of college-level education in Castalia is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 12.00% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.

The per capita income in Castalia in 2018 was $22,130, which is lower middle income relative to North Carolina, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $88,520 for a family of four.

Castalia is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Castalia home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Castalia residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Castalia include English, European, Irish, Yugoslavian, and Other West Indian.

The most common language spoken in Castalia is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.

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 Castalia, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Real Estate

The neighborhood stands out for having the majority of its residential real estate made up of mobile homes. In fact, 55.3% of the occupied real estate here are mobile homes, which is a greater proportion than is found in 99.3% 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.

Modes of Transportation

In the neighborhood, carpooling is still a popular way to get to and from work. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that 23.6% of commuters carpool here, which is more than in 96.4% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

People

Single parenting is hard. But you don't have to tell the neighborhood about it; they already know. 18.8% of this neighborhood's households are run by single mothers, which is a higher concentration than NeighborhoodScout found in 96.1% 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.

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 Castalia are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 83.6% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 29.5% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 79.9% 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, 34.1% of the working population is employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 27.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (21.4%), and 14.1% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 97.0% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (2.5%).

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 Castalia, NC, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (6.0%). There are also a number of people of Mexican ancestry (2.1%), and residents who report Irish roots (1.8%), and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (1.6%), along with some Native American ancestry residents (1.6%), among others.

Getting to Work

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 (61.4% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (65.9%) 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 (23.6%) . 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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