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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Cooper / Mingo median real estate price is $114,018, which is less expensive than 94.7% of North Carolina neighborhoods and 92.8% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Cooper / Mingo is currently $1,154, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 91.4% of North Carolina neighborhoods.

Cooper / Mingo is a remote neighborhood (based on population density) located in Dunn, North Carolina.

Cooper / Mingo real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) mobile homes and single-family homes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Cooper / Mingo neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 2000 and the present.

Cooper / Mingo has a 9.8% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 60.6% 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 Dunn, the Cooper / Mingo neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Real Estate

The Cooper / Mingo neighborhood stands out for having the majority of its residential real estate made up of mobile homes. In fact, 60.4% of the occupied real estate here are mobile homes, which is a greater proportion than is found in 99.6% 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.

People

Of note, 79.8% 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.

Modes of Transportation

While most Americans do drive to work alone each day, the Cooper / Mingo neighborhood stands out by having 92.6% of commuters doing so, which is a higher proportion of people driving alone to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 98.5% of all American neighborhoods.

Occupations

Each year, fewer and fewer Americans make their living as farmers, foresters, or fishers. But the Cooper / Mingo neighborhood truly stands out among U.S. neighborhoods. According to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, this neighborhood has a greater proportion of farmers, foresters, or fishers than 96.5% of all American neighborhoods. This is truly a unique cultural characteristic of this neighborhood.

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 Cooper / Mingo neighborhood in Dunn are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 91.6% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 79.8% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 99.3% 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 Cooper / Mingo neighborhood, 40.9% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer 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 30.1% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (21.4%), and 4.6% in farming, forestry, or commercial fishing.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the Cooper / Mingo neighborhood is English, spoken by 64.7% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (34.8%).

Ethnicity / Ancestry

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 Cooper / Mingo neighborhood in Dunn, NC, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (23.9%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (2.6%), and residents who report English roots (1.1%). In addition, 19.7% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

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 Cooper / Mingo neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (32.4% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.

Here most residents (92.6%) 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 (5.5%) . 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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