Morven is a tiny town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 327 people and just one neighborhood, Morven is the 524th largest community in North Carolina.
When you are in Morven, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 53.19% of Morven’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Morven is a town of transportation and shipping workers, production and manufacturing workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Morven who work in food service (10.64%), community and social services (10.64%), and sales jobs (9.57%).
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Morven has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Morven has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Morven than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Morven may be for you.
In Morven, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.35 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
As is often the case in a small town, Morven doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The percentage of adults in Morven with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 14.69% of adults in Morven have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Morven in 2018 was $18,977, which is low income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $75,908 for a family of four.
Morven is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Morven home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Morven residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Morven include African, Irish, English, Yugoslavian, and Other West Indian.
The most common language spoken in Morven is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.
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.
The real estate in this neighborhood consists of more mobile homes than 95.1% of all neighborhoods in America, with 30.5% 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.
In addition, unpopulated, and rural, the neighborhood is one of the least crowded neighborhoods in all of America. If you like open space, no traffic, and lots of room, this neighborhood may be just what you are looking for. According to NeighborhoodScout's leading research, this neighborhood is less densely populated than 94.4% of the neighborhoods in America.
Each year, fewer and fewer Americans make their living as farmers, foresters, or fishers. But the neighborhood truly stands out among U.S. neighborhoods. According to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, this neighborhood has a greater proportion of farmers, foresters, or fishers than 95.0% of all American neighborhoods. This is truly a unique cultural characteristic of this neighborhood.
Significantly, 4.5% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Korean at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.6% of the neighborhoods in America.
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 Morven are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 77.1% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 18.9% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 66.0% 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, 36.2% of the working population is employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 32.0% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (20.5%), and 7.7% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
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 neighborhood is English, spoken by 84.8% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Korean.
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.
In the neighborhood in Morven, NC, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (8.3%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (6.5%), and residents who report Irish roots (4.4%), and some of the residents are also of Asian ancestry (3.4%), along with some Scottish ancestry residents (3.0%), 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 under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (30.1% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (71.7%) 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 (20.6%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.