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Glendale, SC

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Overview


Glendale is a tiny town located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 244 people and just one neighborhood, Glendale is the 262nd largest community in South Carolina. Much of the housing stock in Glendale was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.

Occupations and Workforce

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Glendale is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 43.56% of the Glendale workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Glendale is a town of service providers, construction workers and builders, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Glendale who work in personal care services (11.66%), management occupations (10.43%), and law enforcement and fire fighting (9.82%).

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.82% 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.

Setting & Lifestyle

Overall, Glendale’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.

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!) Glendale 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. Glendale has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Glendale than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Glendale may be for you.

Glendale 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

The percentage of adults in Glendale with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 13.38% of adults in Glendale have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Glendale in 2018 was $27,309, which is middle income relative to South Carolina, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $109,236 for a family of four. However, Glendale contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Glendale is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Glendale home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Glendale residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in Glendale include German, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, and English.

The most common language spoken in Glendale is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Miao/Hmong.

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

People

If you are planning to retire in South Carolina, this neighborhood should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, may be considered a retiree's dream neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and metrics, it's peaceful and quiet, has above average safety from crime compared to other neighborhoods in South Carolina, while also offering a diverse range of housing options. This, along with the vibrant mix of very educated seniors and other age groups who choose to live here, makes the neighborhood more retiree-friendly than 98.5% of neighborhoods in SC. If a South Carolina retirement is in your future, this neighborhood should be one of the places you visit.

Car Ownership

We Americans love our cars. Not only are they a necessity for most Americans due to the shape of our neighborhoods and the distances between where we live, work, shop, and go to school, but we also fancy them. As a result, most households in America have one, two, or three cars. But NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis shows that the neighborhood has a highly unusual pattern of car ownership. Residents of this neighborhood must really love automobiles. NeighborhoodScout's Analysis reveals that 34.8% of the households here have four, five, or more cars. That is more cars per household than in 96.0% of the neighborhoods in the nation.

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 Glendale are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 80.6% of U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, 9.8% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 51.2% of America'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, 31.7% 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 29.0% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (27.0%), and 11.4% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 95.5% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (3.2%).

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 Glendale, SC, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (21.6%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (20.8%), and residents who report English roots (20.1%), and some of the residents are also of Scottish ancestry (4.8%), along with some Dutch ancestry residents (2.5%), among others.

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 neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (44.0% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (83.7%) 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 (7.5%) . 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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