When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing
is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look
the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for
a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups.
This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the South Sumter neighborhood has more
Jamaican and African ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 14.4% of
this neighborhood's residents have Jamaican ancestry and 11.5% have African ancestry.
South Sumter is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.3% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Gujarati, which is native to the Indian state of Gujarat, at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 98.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
Our research shows that more people carpool to work here in the
South Sumter (26.1%) than in 98.6% of the
neighborhoods in America.
Also, more people in South Sumter choose to walk to work each day
(13.3%) than almost any neighborhood in America. If you are
attracted to the idea of being able to walk to work, this neighborhood
could be a good choice.
Notable & Unique: People
One of the unique characteristics of the South Sumter
neighborhood revealed by analysis is that the per capita income of
residents here is lower than that found in 97.9% of the neighborhoods
The South Sumter neighborhood also has a greater percentage
of children living in poverty (60.0%) than found in
95.3% of all U.S. neighborhoods. Children living in poverty
is one of the challenges facing America, and the world, and in this
neighborhood in particular, the problem can be considered acute.
In addition, whether by choice, divorce, or unplanned pregnancy, single moms may have
the toughest job in the book. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals
that the South Sumter neighborhood has more single mother
households than 97.5% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.
Often high concentrations of single mother homes can be a strong indicator
of family and social issues such as poverty, high rates of school dropouts,
crime, and other societal problems.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
There are more people living in the South Sumter neighborhood
employed as sales and service workers (57.3%) than almost any neighborhood
in the country. From fast-food service workers to major sales accounts,
sales and service workers make up the largest proportion of our national
employment picture. But despite that size and importance nationally, this
neighborhood still stands out as unique due to the dominance of people
living here who work in such occupations.
Notable & Unique: Length of Commute
Whether walking, biking, riding, or driving, the length of one's commute
is an important factor for one's quality of life. The South Sumter
neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's
Residents of the South Sumter neighborhood have the pleasure
of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in
America. 59.8% 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 95.2% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting
means more time for other things in life.