Bethune is a tiny town located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 315 people and just one neighborhood, Bethune is the 250th largest community in South Carolina.
Bethune is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.25% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Bethune is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Bethune who work in sales jobs (22.13%), office and administrative support (15.57%), and healthcare suport services (10.66%).
One downside of living in Bethune, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 35.63 minutes every day commuting to work.
As is often the case in a small town, Bethune doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The citizens of Bethune are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 23.30% of adults in Bethune having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Bethune in 2018 was $18,672, which is low income relative to South Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $74,688 for a family of four. However, Bethune contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Bethune also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 41.48% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Bethune is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Bethune home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bethune residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Bethune include German, English, Irish, Italian, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Bethune is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and West Germanic languages.
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 Bethune, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
The real estate in this neighborhood consists of more mobile homes than 97.8% of all neighborhoods in America, with 41.0% of the occupied housing here being classified as mobile homes. So if you are looking for a mobile home, or you like the look and feel of mobile home parks, this neighborhood might have the setting you desire.
In addition, this neighborhood has wide open spaces, few people, and lots of space to stretch out. If you like locations that fit that description, you may like this neighborhood. Based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, with only 25 people per square mile living here, this neighborhood is less crowded than 93.6% of America.
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 Bethune are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 75.5% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 30.8% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 81.2% 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, 40.8% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations, with 23.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (19.5%), and 15.5% in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 97.7% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (2.3%).
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 Bethune, SC, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (9.1%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (6.6%), and residents who report English roots (5.8%), and some of the residents are also of Sub-Saharan African ancestry (4.3%), along with some African ancestry residents (4.3%), 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 between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (36.0% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.
Here most residents (69.0%) 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 (19.0%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.