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Lucama, NC

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Overview


Lucama is a very small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 1,038 people and just one neighborhood, Lucama is the 399th largest community in North Carolina.

Occupations and Workforce

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Lucama is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 53.66% of the Lucama workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Lucama is a town of production and manufacturing workers, sales and office workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Lucama who work in sales jobs (12.53%), farm management occupations (10.87%), and teaching (10.40%).

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.

Setting & Lifestyle

Being a small town, Lucama does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

Demographics

In Lucama, just 10.15% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Lucama in 2018 was $18,643, which is low income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $74,572 for a family of four. However, Lucama contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Lucama also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 32.59% 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 Black or African-American, followed by White. Lucama also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.15% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lucama include English, Irish, Portuguese, German, and European.

The most common language spoken in Lucama is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.

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 98.2% of all neighborhoods in America, with 42.8% 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.

Diversity

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, 1.8% of this neighborhood's residents have Canadian ancestry.

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 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 69.7% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 27.8% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 78.9% 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 neighborhood, 32.9% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 27.3% 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 15.8% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 90.6% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (9.1%).

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 neighborhood in Lucama, NC, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (8.8%). There are also a number of people of Mexican ancestry (5.6%), and residents who report Irish roots (5.6%), and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (4.6%), along with some South American ancestry residents (2.6%), 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 neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (44.7% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (74.7%) 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 (10.5%) . 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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