Teachey is a tiny town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 450 people and just one neighborhood, Teachey is the 495th largest community in North Carolina. Much of the housing stock in Teachey was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Teachey economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Teachey, where the median household income is $46,359.00.
Teachey is a blue-collar town, with 35.33% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Teachey is a town of professionals, construction workers and builders, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Teachey who work in management occupations (11.96%), healthcare (9.24%), and business and financial occupations (8.70%).
Of important note, Teachey is also a town of artists. Teachey has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Teachey’s character.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 13.81% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
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!) Teachey 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. Teachey has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Teachey than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Teachey may be for you.
Teachey is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
In Teachey, just 10.07% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Teachey in 2018 was $15,122, which is low income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $60,488 for a family of four. Teachey also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 31.91% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Teachey is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Teachey home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Teachey residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Teachey also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 32.18% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Teachey include Italian, German, English, Irish, and Norwegian.
The most common language spoken in Teachey is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.
The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.
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 97.9% of all American neighborhoods. This is truly a unique cultural characteristic of this neighborhood.
Of note, 57.7% 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.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Cuban and Native American ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 4.9% of this neighborhood's residents have Cuban ancestry and 2.6% have Native American ancestry.
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 neighborhood in Teachey are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 74.1% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 57.7% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 96.2% 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, 44.3% 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 20.7% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (17.9%), and 10.4% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 79.6% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (18.8%).
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 Teachey, NC, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (9.9%). There are also a number of people of Cuban ancestry (4.9%), and residents who report German roots (4.6%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (4.1%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (3.4%), 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 (52.6% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (89.5%) 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 (7.9%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.