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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Jackson Heights / Parrott Fork median real estate price is $157,524, which is less expensive than 82.2% of North Carolina neighborhoods and 83.1% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Jackson Heights / Parrott Fork is currently $1,312, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 89.2% of North Carolina neighborhoods.

Jackson Heights / Parrott Fork is a rural neighborhood (based on population density) located in Kinston, North Carolina.

Jackson Heights / Parrott Fork 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 owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Jackson Heights / Parrott Fork 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.

Jackson Heights / Parrott Fork has a 16.1% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 79.3% 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

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.

Real Estate

The real estate in this neighborhood consists of more mobile homes than 95.9% of all neighborhoods in America, with 32.9% 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.

Occupations

More people work in manufacturing and as laborers here in the Jackson Heights / Parrott Fork neighborhood than in 95.6% of the neighborhoods in America. Despite the loss of manufacturing jobs across the nation, this neighborhood remains a place where, compared to other parts of the country, you will find many laborers and manufacturers.

Modes of Transportation

While most Americans do drive to work alone each day, the Jackson Heights / Parrott Fork neighborhood stands out by having 90.0% of commuters doing so, which is a higher proportion of people driving alone to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 95.1% of all American neighborhoods.

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 Jackson Heights / Parrott Fork neighborhood in Kinston are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 81.1% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 42.5% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 90.1% 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 Jackson Heights / Parrott Fork neighborhood, 42.3% 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 27.7% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (21.2%), and 8.8% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the Jackson Heights / Parrott Fork neighborhood is English, spoken by 87.7% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (12.3%).

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 Jackson Heights / Parrott Fork neighborhood in Kinston, NC, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (10.9%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (8.7%), and residents who report Sub-Saharan African roots (1.9%), and some of the residents are also of African ancestry (1.9%).

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 Jackson Heights / Parrott Fork neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (42.9% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (90.0%) 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 (7.4%) . 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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