Lucama is a very small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 1,029 people and just one neighborhood, Lucama is the 399th largest community in North Carolina.
When you are in Lucama, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 49.30% of Lucama’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Lucama is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Lucama who work in sales jobs (16.78%), farm management occupations (11.89%), and office and administrative support (11.19%).
In addition, many people in Lucama have jobs in agriculture, more so than in most other communities in America. As a result, you will see quite a number of farms around town.
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, Lucama has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Lucama a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
As is often the case in a small town, Lucama doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
In terms of college education, Lucama ranks among the least educated cities in the nation, as only 4.93% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Lucama in 2018 was $16,196, which is low income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $64,784 for a family of four. Lucama also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 39.81% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Lucama is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Lucama home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lucama residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Lucama also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 22.78% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lucama include English, Irish, German, Israeli, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Lucama is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.
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 Lucama, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
The real estate in this neighborhood consists of more mobile homes than 98.3% of all neighborhoods in America, with 43.5% 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.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Canadian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.4% of this neighborhood's residents have Canadian ancestry.
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 Lucama are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 84.0% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 34.0% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 84.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.
What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.
In the neighborhood, 36.1% 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 24.0% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (21.9%), and 14.9% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 86.5% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (13.1%).
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 Lucama, NC, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (10.4%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (7.1%), and residents who report Irish roots (6.5%), and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (6.1%), along with some South American ancestry residents (3.2%), 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 between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (45.3% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (76.5%) 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 (13.6%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.