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Sims, NC

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Overview


Sims is a tiny town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 335 people and just one neighborhood, Sims is the 538th largest community in North Carolina. Much of the housing stock in Sims was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Sims economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Sims, where the median household income is $61,042.00.

Occupations and Workforce

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Sims is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Sims is a town of construction workers and builders, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Sims who work in sales jobs (13.19%), healthcare (10.99%), and management occupations (10.99%).

Also of interest is that Sims has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Setting & Lifestyle

Sims 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, Sims’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

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

Demographics

The education level of Sims citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 23.28% of adults in Sims have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Sims in 2022 was $26,512, which is lower middle income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $106,048 for a family of four. However, Sims contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Sims is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Sims home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Sims residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Sims also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 22.66% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Sims include Irish, German, English, Scots-Irish, and Scandinavian.

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

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

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Modes of Transportation

While most Americans do drive to work alone each day, the neighborhood stands out by having 94.5% of commuters doing so, which is a higher proportion of people driving alone to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.3% of all American neighborhoods.

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 Sims are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 50.2% of the neighborhoods in America. With 25.3% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 76.0% 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, 35.4% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 34.8% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (15.2%), and 14.5% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 83.2% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (16.8%).

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 neighborhood in Sims, NC, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (11.2%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (9.7%), and residents who report Irish roots (7.3%), and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (2.4%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (2.2%), 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 (33.8% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (94.5%) 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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