Hoffman is a tiny town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 415 people and just one neighborhood, Hoffman is the 502nd largest community in North Carolina.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Hoffman is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Hoffman is a town of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hoffman who work in healthcare suport services (14.52%), food service (11.29%), and office and administrative support (10.08%).
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Hoffman has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Hoffman has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Hoffman than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Hoffman may be for you.
One downside of living in Hoffman is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Hoffman, the average commute to work is 32.76 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
Hoffman is a very car-oriented town. 98.39% of residents commute to work in a private automobile rather than by other means, such as public transit, bicycling, or walking. This is because Hoffman is a small town , and most people who live here have to drive out of town for work, and the town population is not large nor dense enough to support an extensive public transportation system. Hoffman has a lot of rural roads, and houses can be far apart. Many residents drive out of town for regular shopping trips as well.
Being a small town, Hoffman does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The population of Hoffman has one of the lowest overall levels of education in the country: only 4.96% of people over 25 hold a college degree. The national average for all municipalities is 21.84%.
The per capita income in Hoffman in 2018 was $24,405, which is lower middle income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $97,620 for a family of four. However, Hoffman contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Hoffman also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 32.95% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Hoffman is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Hoffman home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Hoffman residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Hoffman include English, Irish, Scottish, Scots-Irish, and German.
The most common language spoken in Hoffman is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.
The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.
An interesting characteristic about the neighborhood is that there are more incarcerated people living here than 99.0% of neighborhoods in the U.S. The United States has the highest rate of incarceration in the world, currently with 1 out of every 100 adults in the country are incarcerated as a punishment for crimes committed. The extremely high incarceration rate of this neighborhood could mean that a prison, juvenile detention facility or other correctional facility occupies a large proportion of the neighborhood, or contains a large portion of the neighborhood's population.
With 3.0% of employed workers living in the neighborhood active in the military, this neighborhood has the distinction of having a higher proportion of people in the military than 97.8% of American neighborhoods. This is a major shaper of the neighborhood's culture and character.
The real estate in this neighborhood consists of more mobile homes than 95.3% of all neighborhoods in America, with 31.2% of the occupied housing here being classified as mobile homes. So if you are looking for a mobile home, or you like the look and feel of mobile home parks, this neighborhood might have the setting you desire.
In addition, uncrowded roads, rural America and space to be the individual you are. If you like these characteristics, this neighborhood may fit you. With just 34 residents per square mile, is less crowded than 92.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
In the neighborhood, walking to work is a real option for many. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research reveals walking to and from work is the chosen way to commute for 10.9% of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than we found in 95.3% of American neighborhoods. Get ready to put on your walking shoes if you move here!
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Scots-Irish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 4.2% of this neighborhood's residents have Scots-Irish ancestry.
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 Hoffman are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 63.0% of U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, 3.2% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 71.3% of America's neighborhoods.
The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.
In the neighborhood, 33.5% 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 29.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (24.2%), and 12.8% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 89.4% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (8.9%).
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 Hoffman, NC, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (7.6%). There are also a number of people of Mexican ancestry (7.4%), and residents who report Irish roots (4.7%), and some of the residents are also of Scots-Irish ancestry (4.2%), along with some German ancestry residents (2.6%), 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 under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (34.5% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (70.1%) 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 (12.8%) and 10.9% of residents also hop out the door and walk to work 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.