Waterloo, SC (Mount Gallagher / Ekom)




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About Waterloo, SC (Mount Gallagher / Ekom)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Mount Gallagher / Ekom median real estate price is $72,898, which is less expensive than 85.4% of South Carolina neighborhoods and 85.4% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Mount Gallagher / Ekom is currently $957, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 49.6% of South Carolina neighborhoods.

Mount Gallagher / Ekom is a rural neighborhood (based on population density) located in Waterloo, South Carolina.

Mount Gallagher / Ekom real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) mobile homes and single-family homes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Mount Gallagher / Ekom 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 Mount Gallagher / Ekom. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 33.0%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 95.4% of all U.S. neighborhoods. A relatively large percentage of housing here is seasonally occupied (17.1%). This can occur in vacation areas, and occasionally it is also found in neighborhoods that are primarily filled with college students, as some apartments could be vacant when school is not in session. If you live here year round, 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 Waterloo, the Mount Gallagher / Ekom neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

The Mount Gallagher / Ekom neighborhood stands out for having the majority of its residential real estate made up of mobile homes. In fact, 51.1% of the occupied real estate here are mobile homes, which is a greater proportion than is found in 99.3% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. If you like mobile homes, this might be a great neighborhood in which to look for real estate.

In addition, vacant homes and apartments are a significant characteristic of this neighborhood. In fact, with 33.0% of the residential real estate vacant, the Mount Gallagher / Ekom neighborhood claims the distinction of having a higher vacancy rate than 95.4% 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.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Mount Gallagher / Ekom neighborhood has more Scots-Irish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 5.2% of this neighborhood's residents have Scots-Irish ancestry.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

Our research reveals that 93.6% of commuters who live in the Mount Gallagher / Ekom neighborhood get to work each day by driving alone in their automobiles, which is a higher proportion than 95.4% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: People

With a nice mix of college students, safety from crime, and decent walkability, the Mount Gallagher / Ekom neighborhood rates highly as a college student friendly place to live, and one that college students and their parents may want to consider. NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that it rates more highly for a good place for college students to live than 87.1% of the neighborhoods in SC. This often also means that the area has certain amenities and services geared towards college students, from undergraduates to graduate students.


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 Mount Gallagher / Ekom neighborhood in Waterloo are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 83.8% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 33.2% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 76.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the Mount Gallagher / Ekom neighborhood, 36.8% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 23.1% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (22.9%), and 17.2% in clerical, assistant, and tech support 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 Mount Gallagher / Ekom neighborhood in Waterloo, SC, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (17.4%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (15.7%), and residents who report German roots (14.6%), and some of the residents are also of Scots-Irish ancestry (5.2%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (4.6%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Mount Gallagher / Ekom neighborhood is English, spoken by 99.7% of households.

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 Mount Gallagher / Ekom neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (31.5% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (93.6%) 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.

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. 5 Condition Alerts found.

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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

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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. 4 Condition Alerts found.

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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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Mount Gallagher / Ekom 0.101011101001110
Waterloo 0.101011101001110
South Carolina 5.04

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Mount Gallagher / Ekom 0.101011101001110
Waterloo 0.101011101001110
South Carolina 32.93

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Crimes Per Square Mile

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Mount Gallagher / Ekom 0.101011101001110
Waterloo 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. 5 Condition Alerts found.

School Rating Information

 

School Quality

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Adults In Neighborhood With College Degree Or Higher
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This neighborhood is served by 2 districts:

LAURENS 55


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District Quality Compared to South Carolina

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District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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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

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

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ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED
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GREENWOOD 51


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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)

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
Ware Shoals High School
56 South Greenwood Avenue
Ware Shoals, SC, 29692
09-12
Ware Shoals Primary School
15269 Indian Mound Road
Ware Shoals, SC, 29692
PK-04
Ware Shoals Elementary Middle School
45 West Main Street
Ware Shoals, SC, 29692
05-08

School District Enrollment By Group

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ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED
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