Sunset is a very small town located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 1,466 people and just one neighborhood, Sunset is the 165th largest community in South Carolina. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Sunset, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Sunset, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Sunset’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Sunset does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $113,289.00.
Sunset home prices are not only among the most expensive in South Carolina, but Sunset real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Unlike some towns, Sunset isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Sunset are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Sunset is a town of sales and office workers, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Sunset who work in sales jobs (23.56%), management occupations (16.31%), and healthcare (8.73%).
Also of interest is that Sunset has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 25.70% 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.
Another notable thing is that Sunset is a major vacation destination. Much of the town’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Sunset’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
Because of many things, Sunset is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Sunset a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Sunset has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Sunset’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
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!) Sunset 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. Sunset has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Sunset than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Sunset may be for you.
As is often the case in a small town, Sunset doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Sunset, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Sunset is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 53.19% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Sunset in 2018 was $63,302, which is wealthy relative to South Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $253,208 for a family of four. However, Sunset contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Sunset home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Sunset residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Sunset include English, German, Irish, Scottish, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Sunset is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and German/Yiddish.
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.
Astoundingly, NeighborhoodScout's research reveals that this single neighborhood has a higher concentration of married couples living here than 98.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods. Whether they have school-aged children or not, married couples are the rule in the neighborhood. If you are a married couple, you may find many people here with a similar lifestyle, and perhaps common interests. But if you are single, you might not find many other singles here.
In addition, a majority of the adults in the neighborhood are wealthy and educated executives. They own stately homes that tend to maintain high real estate appreciation rates. Their upper-level careers keep them busy, but allow them to live comfortably. If you're an executive and want to keep similar company, consider settling in this neighborhood, rated as an executive lifestyle "best choice" neighborhood for South Carolina by NeighborhoodScout's analysis, which rated it as better for executive lifestyles than 96.9% of the neighborhoods in South Carolina. In addition to being an excellent choice for highly educated executives, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for active retirees and families with school-aged children.
Owner-occupied real estate dominates the neighborhood. In fact, according to NeighborhoodScout research, the percentage of residential real estate occupied by its owner is higher here than in 98.8% of neighborhoods in America. Vacant homes and apartments are a significant characteristic of this neighborhood. In fact, with 46.4% of the residential real estate vacant, the neighborhood claims the distinction of having a higher vacancy rate than 98.2% of the neighborhoods in America. This can either be because much of the property is seasonally occupied, like in many vacation areas, or that much of the real estate is more permanently abandoned.
In addition, one of the notable things about is that it is one of the quietest neighborhoods in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and quantitative rating of quietness. When you are here, you will find it to be very quiet. If quiet and peaceful are your cup of tea, you may have found a great place for you.
Furthermore, one way that the neighborhood really stands out, is that it has more large 4, 5, or additional bedroom homes and real estate than 96.5% of the neighborhoods in America. When you walk or drive around this neighborhood, you'll instantly notice the size of the homes here which definitely makes a strong visual statement.
In the neighborhood, many people's commute means walking from the bedroom to the home office. NeighborhoodScout's analysis found that 25.7% of residents worked from home. This may not seem like a large number, but Scout's research shows that this is a higher percentage of people working from home than 96.9% of the neighborhoods in America. Often people who work from home are engaged in the creative or technological economy, such as is found in areas around Boston, and in Silicon Valley. Other times, people may be engaged in other businesses like trading stocks from home, or running a small beauty salon.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Scottish and English ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 13.5% of this neighborhood's residents have Scottish ancestry and 33.7% have English ancestry.
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 Sunset are wealthy, making it among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 87.1% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 7.4% 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 58.0% of America'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, 40.7% 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 29.3% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (26.2%), and 4.8% in government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 100.0% of households. Some people also speak Italian (2.6%).
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 neighborhood in Sunset, SC, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (33.7%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (22.3%), and residents who report Irish roots (21.5%), and some of the residents are also of Scottish ancestry (13.5%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (6.0%), 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 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (45.0% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (70.5%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.