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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Tar Landing median real estate price is $276,594, which is more expensive than 47.5% of the neighborhoods in North Carolina and 39.8% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Tar Landing is currently $1,979, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 41.7% of North Carolina neighborhoods.

Tar Landing is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Jacksonville, North Carolina. This is a coastal neighborhood (i.e., is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet).

Tar Landing real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and mobile homes. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Tar Landing 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.

Tar Landing has a 12.3% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 68.9% 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

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.

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Tar Landing is a neighborhood that is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet. Many times, such places have amenities that bring locals and visitors to the waterfront for recreational activities or to check out the scenery. In some densely populated areas that are less financially well-off, the neighborhood waterfront can be relatively industrial and less open to recreation. In addition to being coastal, Tar Landing is a very nautical neighborhood, meaning that it is somewhat historic, walkable, densely populated and on the water. This gives the neighborhood a very nautical feel, with some seaside and shipping feel, which some may really enjoy the sights and sounds of.

Occupations

With 4.6% of employed workers living in the Tar Landing neighborhood active in the military, this neighborhood has the distinction of having a higher proportion of people in the military than 98.6% of American neighborhoods. This is a major shaper of the neighborhood's culture and character.

Furthermore, the government often provides some of the more stable jobs in the economy. From local, to state, to federal government workers, the government can also be a major employer. What NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed, is that the Tar Landing neighborhood in particular stands out when compared nationally for the proportion of its working residents who are employed by the government. At 16.4% of its workforce, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of government workers than 97.8% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Diversity

Did you know that the Tar Landing neighborhood has more British ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 4.2% of this neighborhood's residents have British ancestry.

The Neighbors

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 Tar Landing neighborhood in Jacksonville are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 64.3% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 33.4% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 83.6% of U.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 Tar Landing neighborhood, 44.0% 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 25.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (17.3%), and 16.4% in government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions.

Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the Tar Landing neighborhood is English, spoken by 95.6% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.

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 Tar Landing neighborhood in Jacksonville, NC, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (18.6%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (10.7%), and residents who report Mexican roots (7.3%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (7.1%), along with some British ancestry residents (4.2%), 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 Tar Landing neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (45.6% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (83.4%) 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 (7.5%) . 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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