Laurens, SC (Cold Point / Maddens)




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About Laurens, SC (Cold Point / Maddens)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Cold Point / Maddens median real estate price is $73,264, which is less expensive than 83.9% of South Carolina neighborhoods and 83.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Cold Point / Maddens is currently $736, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 89.0% of South Carolina neighborhoods.

Cold Point / Maddens is a rural neighborhood (based on population density) located in Laurens, South Carolina.

Cold Point / Maddens real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and mobile homes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Cold Point / Maddens neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Cold Point / Maddens. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 17.6%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 81.1% of all U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, most vacant housing here is vacant year round. This can sometimes be the case in neighborhoods dominated by new construction that is not yet occupied. But often neighborhoods with vacancy rates this high are places that can be plagued by a protracted vacancy problem. If you live here, you may find that a number of buildings in your neighborhood are actually empty.

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 Laurens, the Cold Point / Maddens neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: People

Of particular note, 6.4% of the people in the Cold Point / Maddens neighborhood currently reside in a correction facility, held due to punishment for a crime.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

More people work in manufacturing and as laborers here in the Cold Point / Maddens neighborhood than in 97.3% of the neighborhoods in America. Despite the loss of manufacturing jobs across the nation, this neighborhood remains a place where, compared to other parts of the country, you will find many laborers and manufacturers.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

The real estate in this neighborhood consists of more mobile homes than 97.0% of all neighborhoods in America, with 35.9% 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.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

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 Cold Point / Maddens neighborhood in Laurens are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 79.5% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 43.9% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 86.5% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

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 Cold Point / Maddens neighborhood, 42.3% 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 24.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (17.0%), and 16.1% in executive, management, and professional occupations.

The Neighbors: 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 Cold Point / Maddens neighborhood in Laurens, SC, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (12.1%). There are also a number of people of Mexican ancestry (4.6%), and residents who report English roots (4.2%), and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (4.0%), along with some Scots-Irish ancestry residents (2.8%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Cold Point / Maddens neighborhood is English, spoken by 94.6% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (5.2%).

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 Cold Point / Maddens neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (31.1% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (84.9%) 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 (14.9%) . 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

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Home Values, Rents: Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), National Agriculture Statistics Service (U.S. Department of Agriculture).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

44 Vital Statistics. 3 Condition Alerts found.

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AGE OF Laurens, SC (Cold Point / Maddens) HOMES

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more

136 Vital Statistics. 1 Condition Alert found.

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More diverse than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

67 Vital Statistics. 2 Condition Alerts found.

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Violent Crime

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Cold Point / Maddens 0.101011101001110
Laurens 0.101011101001110
South Carolina 5.04

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

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Laurens VIOLENT CRIMES

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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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Cold Point / Maddens 0.101011101001110
Laurens 0.101011101001110
South Carolina 32.93

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Crimes Per Square Mile

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Cold Point / Maddens 0.101011101001110
Laurens 0.101011101001110
South Carolina 35

Neighborhood Public School Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2015 – 2016 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more

65 Vital Statistics. 6 Condition Alerts found.

School Rating Information

 

School Quality

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Better than of U.S. schools.

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Neighborhood Educational Environment

Adults In Neighborhood With College Degree Or Higher
Children In The Neighborhood Living In Poverty

This neighborhood is served by 2 districts:

LAURENS 55


Students Enrolled in This District


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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.

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

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to SC Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Gray Court-Owings Elementary/middle School
9210 Highway 14
Gray Court, SC, 29645
PK-08
Hickory Tavern Elementary/middle School
163 Neely Ferry Road
Gray Court, SC, 29645
PK-08
Laurens Middle School
1035 West Main Street
Laurens, SC, 29360
06-08
Sanders Middle School
609 Green Street
Laurens, SC, 29360
06-08
Laurens Elementary School
301 Henry Street
Laurens, SC, 29360
PK-05
E. B. Morse Elementary School
200 Parkview Drive
Laurens, SC, 29360
PK-05
Ford Elementary School
601 Lucas Avenue
Laurens, SC, 29360
PK-05
Waterloo Elementary School
10457 Highway 221 South
Waterloo, SC, 29384
PK-05
Laurens District 55 High School
5058 Highway 76 West
Laurens, SC, 29360
09-12

School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
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Hispanic
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American Indian Or Native Of Alaska
Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE

Educational Expenditures

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LAURENS 56


Students Enrolled in This District


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District Quality Compared to South Carolina

(10 is best)

Better than of SC school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of US school districts.

Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

Discipline District State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to SC Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Eastside Elementary School
103 Old Colony Road
Clinton, SC, 29325
KG-05
Clinton Middle School
800 North Adair Street
Clinton, SC, 29325
06-08
Clinton High School
18132 Highway 72 East
Clinton, SC, 29325
09-12
Joanna-Woodson Elementary School
510 South Ellis Street
Joanna, SC, 29351
KG-05
Clinton Elementary School
800 Chestnut Street
Clinton, SC, 29325
KG-05
M. S. Bailey Child Development Center School
625 Elizabeth Street
Clinton, SC, 29325
PK-PK

School District Enrollment By Group

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White (non-hispanic)
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Hispanic
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ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE
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