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South Cairo, NY

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Overview


South Cairo is a tiny town located in the state of New York. With a population of 590 people and just one neighborhood, South Cairo is the 851st largest community in New York.

Occupations and Workforce

South Cairo is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, South Cairo is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in South Cairo who work in sales jobs (55.45%), maintenance occupations (14.10%), and office and administrative support (3.21%).

A relatively large number of people in South Cairo telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 14.52% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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

Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, South Cairo is worth considering.

One of the benefits of South Cairo is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 13.47 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

South Cairo 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.

Demographics

South Cairo ranks among the bottom of the nation in terms of college education compared to other cities and towns: only 3.61% of people over 25 have a college degree.

The per capita income in South Cairo in 2018 was $29,907, which is lower middle income relative to New York, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $119,628 for a family of four.

The people who call South Cairo home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of South Cairo residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in South Cairo include African, Swedish, German, Scottish, and English.

The most common language spoken in South Cairo is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and African languages.

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 South Cairo, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

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One of the notable things about is that it is one of the quietest neighborhoods in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and quantitative rating of quietness. When you are here, you will find it to be very quiet. If quiet and peaceful are your cup of tea, you may have found a great place for you.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more Italian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 18.1% of this neighborhood's residents have Italian ancestry.

is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 10.2% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Italian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.0% of the neighborhoods in America.

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 neighborhood in South Cairo are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 57.3% of the neighborhoods in America. With 15.6% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 60.4% 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, 37.3% 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 35.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (18.3%), and 9.2% in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants.

Languages

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 88.1% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Italian, Spanish and Polish.

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 South Cairo, NY, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Italian (18.1%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (13.0%), and residents who report German roots (11.7%), and some of the residents are also of Mexican ancestry (5.6%), along with some English ancestry residents (5.5%), 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 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (29.1% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.

Here most residents (64.4%) 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 (17.8%) . 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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