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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Glenwood / Maplewood median real estate price is $158,428, which is less expensive than 83.6% of North Carolina neighborhoods and 84.4% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Glenwood / Maplewood is currently $1,215, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 87.3% of North Carolina neighborhoods.

Glenwood / Maplewood is a rural neighborhood (based on population density) located in Rockingham, North Carolina.

Glenwood / Maplewood real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) apartment complexes/high-rise apartments and single-family homes. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the Glenwood / Maplewood 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.

Glenwood / Maplewood has a 12.0% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 69.3% 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

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 Rockingham, the Glenwood / Maplewood neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Occupations

NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research identifies the Glenwood / Maplewood 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 48.9% of its working residents employed in such fields, which is a higher proportion than 98.6% of American neighborhoods.

Furthermore, the Glenwood / Maplewood neighborhood stands out nationally for having a greater proportion of its residents active in the military than 96.2% of other U.S. neighborhoods. If you come here, you will notice military people active in their jobs, going to and from work, and in plain clothes out and about the neighborhood.

Modes of Transportation

Our research shows that more people carpool to work here in the Glenwood / Maplewood (26.2%) than in 97.7% of the neighborhoods in America.

People

One of the unique characteristics of the Glenwood / Maplewood neighborhood revealed by analysis is that the per capita income of residents here is lower than that found in 96.3% of the neighborhoods in America. Also of note, 61.6% of the children in this area live in poverty; an extraordinarily high percentage compared to other neighborhoods in the nation. In a nation where approximately one in four children grows up in poverty, this neighborhood stands out for the depth of the problem manifested here.

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 Glenwood / Maplewood neighborhood in Rockingham are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 96.3% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 61.6% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 97.2% 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 Glenwood / Maplewood neighborhood, 48.9% 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 23.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (16.1%), and 11.6% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the Glenwood / Maplewood neighborhood is English, spoken by 100.0% of households.

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 Glenwood / Maplewood neighborhood in Rockingham, NC, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (5.3%). There are also a number of people of Mexican ancestry (5.2%), and residents who report English roots (2.8%), and some of the residents are also of Scottish ancestry (1.4%), along with some German ancestry residents (1.2%), among others.

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 Glenwood / Maplewood neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (35.4% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (72.9%) 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 (26.2%) . 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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