Gaffney, SC (Cherokee Ave / Railroad Ave)




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About Gaffney, SC (Cherokee Ave / Railroad Ave)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Cherokee Ave / Railroad Ave median real estate price is $59,995, which is less expensive than 89.8% of South Carolina neighborhoods and 89.8% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Cherokee Ave / Railroad Ave is currently $547, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 92.3% of South Carolina neighborhoods.

Cherokee Ave / Railroad Ave is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Gaffney, South Carolina.

Cherokee Ave / Railroad Ave real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Cherokee Ave / Railroad Ave neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

Cherokee Ave / Railroad Ave has a 17.2% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 79.9% of American neighborhoods). Most vacant housing here is vacant year round. This could either signal that there is a weak demand for real estate in the neighborhood or that large amount of new housing has been built and not yet occupied. Either way, if you live here, you may find many of the homes or apartments are empty.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

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.

Notable & Unique: Length of Commute

Regardless of the means by which residents commute, this neighborhood has a length of commute that is notable. Residents of the Cherokee Ave / Railroad Ave neighborhood have the pleasure of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in America. 68.1% of the residents have a commute time from home to work (one way) of less than fifteen minutes. This is a higher proportion of residents enjoying a short trip to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 97.9% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting means more time for other things in life.

Notable & Unique: People

One of the unique characteristics of the Cherokee Ave / Railroad Ave neighborhood revealed by analysis is that the per capita income of residents here is lower than that found in 96.7% of the neighborhoods in America. Also of note, 59.6% 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.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research identifies the Cherokee Ave / Railroad Ave neighborhood as having one of the highest concentrations of people employed in manufacturing or as laborers of any neighborhood in America. In fact, despite the loss of manufacturing jobs nationally, this neighborhood has 39.8% of its working residents employed in such fields, which is a higher proportion than 95.7% of American neighborhoods.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

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 Cherokee Ave / Railroad Ave neighborhood in Gaffney are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 96.7% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 59.6% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 95.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

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 Cherokee Ave / Railroad Ave neighborhood, 39.8% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 32.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (19.8%), and 8.2% in executive, management, and professional occupations.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

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 Cherokee Ave / Railroad Ave neighborhood in Gaffney, SC, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (2.9%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (2.4%), and residents who report Mexican roots (2.3%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (1.1%), along with some Scottish ancestry residents (1.1%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Cherokee Ave / Railroad Ave neighborhood is English, spoken by 96.4% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (2.9%).

Getting to Work

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 Cherokee Ave / Railroad Ave neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (68.1% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (78.9%) 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 (12.8%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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More diverse than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 4 Condition Alerts found.

Neighborhood Crime Data

 
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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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Cherokee Ave / Railroad Ave 0.101011101001110
Gaffney 0.101011101001110
South Carolina 5.04
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Neighborhood Property Crime

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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Cherokee Ave / Railroad Ave 0.101011101001110
Gaffney 0.101011101001110
South Carolina 32.93
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Crimes Per Square Mile

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Cherokee Ave / Railroad Ave 0.101011101001110
Gaffney 0.101011101001110
South Carolina 35

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 3 Condition Alerts found.

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Better than of U.S. schools.

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District Quality Compared to South Carolina

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Better than of SC school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Better than of US school districts.

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Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

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