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Laurel Hill, NC

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Overview


Laurel Hill is a very small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 1,121 people and just one neighborhood, Laurel Hill is the 392nd largest community in North Carolina.

Occupations and Workforce

Laurel Hill is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 96.51% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Laurel Hill is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Laurel Hill who work in sales jobs (37.99%), maintenance occupations (20.52%), and office and administrative support (19.21%).

Setting & Lifestyle

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

Laurel Hill 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 citizens of Laurel Hill have a very low rate of college education: just 7.34% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.

The per capita income in Laurel Hill in 2018 was $13,985, which is low income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $55,940 for a family of four. Laurel Hill also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 35.67% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Laurel Hill is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Laurel Hill home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Laurel Hill residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Laurel Hill include European, Scottish, French, French Canadian, and Portuguese.

The most common language spoken in Laurel Hill 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 Laurel Hill, 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, 60.6% 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

NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research revealed that 94.9% of the adult residents in the neighborhood do not have a 4-year college degree, which is a lower rate of college graduated adults than found in 97.1% of the neighborhoods in America.

Occupations

NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research identifies the neighborhood as having one of the highest concentrations of people employed in manufacturing or as laborers of any neighborhood in America. In fact, despite the loss of manufacturing jobs nationally, this neighborhood has 41.8% of its working residents employed in such fields, which is a higher proportion than 95.2% of American neighborhoods.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more Native American ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 15.0% of this neighborhood's residents have Native American ancestry.

Migration / Stability

Some neighborhoods have more internal cohesiveness than others. While other neighborhoods feel like a collection of strangers who just happen to live near each other. Sometimes this comes down to not only the personalities of the people in a place, but how long people have been together in that neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research has revealed some interesting things about the rootedness of people in the neighborhood. More residents of the neighborhood live here today that also were living in this same neighborhood five years ago than is found in 95.1% of U.S. neighborhoods. This neighborhood is really made up of people who know each other, don't move often, and have lived here in this very neighborhood for quite a while.

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 neighborhood in Laurel Hill are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 88.3% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 24.6% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 75.1% 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 neighborhood, 41.8% 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 24.8% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (23.0%), and 10.4% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 98.9% of households. Some people also speak Italian (2.0%).

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 neighborhood in Laurel Hill, NC, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Native American (15.0%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (3.9%), and residents who report German roots (2.2%).

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 neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (46.4% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (79.2%) 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 (18.5%) . 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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