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Sherrills Ford, NC

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Overview


Sherrills Ford is a very small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 3,751 people and just one neighborhood, Sherrills Ford is the 221st largest community in North Carolina.

Sherrills Ford home prices are not only among the most expensive in North Carolina, but Sherrills Ford real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Occupations and Workforce

Unlike some towns, Sherrills Ford isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Sherrills Ford are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Sherrills Ford is a town of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Sherrills Ford who work in management occupations (26.49%), sales jobs (10.27%), and healthcare (8.47%).

And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Sherrills Ford has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 17.58% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Setting & Lifestyle

Sherrills Ford is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Sherrills Ford’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

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!) Sherrills Ford 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. Sherrills Ford has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Sherrills Ford than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Sherrills Ford may be for you.

One downside of living in Sherrills Ford is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Sherrills Ford, the average commute to work is 34.44 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

As is often the case in a small town, Sherrills Ford doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

Demographics

The education level of Sherrills Ford citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 39.52% of adults in Sherrills Ford have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Sherrills Ford in 2018 was $51,264, which is wealthy relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $205,056 for a family of four. However, Sherrills Ford contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Sherrills Ford home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Sherrills Ford residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Sherrills Ford include German, English, Irish, European, and Polish.

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

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

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People

If you're nearing retirement age, or in retirement, the is an excellent choice for you to consider for top-quality retirement living. This neighborhood is rated by NeighborhoodScout as among the top 5.5% of retiree-friendly neighborhoods in North Carolina, combining peace and quiet, safety from crime, and offering diverse housing options from which retirees can choose. Maybe it's because of these amenities that a large proportion of the residents here are college educated seniors, mixed with other age groups. For these and other reasons, NeighborhoodScout identifies this neighborhood as a top-notch place to consider if you are thinking of or planning to retire in North Carolina. In addition to being an excellent choice for active retirees, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for highly educated executives.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more Welsh ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.2% of this neighborhood's residents have Welsh ancestry.

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 Sherrills Ford are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 74.2% of the neighborhoods in America. With 14.0% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 57.2% 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 neighborhood, 53.8% 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 20.3% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (20.1%), and 5.8% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 98.3% of households. Some people also speak Italian (5.4%).

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 Sherrills Ford, NC, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (19.4%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (13.2%), and residents who report Irish roots (11.3%), and some of the residents are also of Polish ancestry (4.9%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (4.2%), 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 neighborhood spend between 45 minutes and one hour commuting one-way to work (32.9% of working residents), longer and tougher than most commutes in America.

Here most residents (80.6%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. 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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