Spring Hope is a very small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 1,323 people and just one neighborhood, Spring Hope is the 371st largest community in North Carolina.
Spring Hope is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Spring Hope is a town of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Spring Hope who work in sales jobs (13.76%), food service (10.40%), and computer science and math (9.60%).
Also of interest is that Spring Hope has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
In Spring Hope, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.52 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
Being a small town, Spring Hope does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The population of Spring Hope has a very low overall level of education: only 9.51% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.
The per capita income in Spring Hope in 2018 was $21,889, which is lower middle income relative to North Carolina, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $87,556 for a family of four. However, Spring Hope contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Spring Hope is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Spring Hope home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Spring Hope residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Spring Hope include English, Irish, German, European, and Hungarian.
The most common language spoken in Spring Hope is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.
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.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Eastern European ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.1% of this neighborhood's residents have Eastern European ancestry.
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 Spring Hope are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 82.7% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 15.0% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 59.2% 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, 30.4% 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 28.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (23.9%), and 16.5% 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 89.5% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.
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 Spring Hope, NC, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (7.4%). There are also a number of people of Mexican ancestry (5.3%), and residents who report Irish roots (3.3%), and some of the residents are also of South American ancestry (3.2%), along with some Sub-Saharan African ancestry residents (2.8%), among others.
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 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (28.1% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.
Here most residents (77.3%) 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 (16.2%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.