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 $77,107, which is less expensive than 80.9% of South Carolina neighborhoods and 80.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Mount Gallagher / Ekom is currently $1,698, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 94.7% of the neighborhoods in South Carolina.

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 31.2%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 94.7% of all U.S. neighborhoods. A relatively large percentage of housing here is seasonally occupied (17.0%). 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, 51.5% 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.

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, 4.8% of this neighborhood's residents have Scots-Irish ancestry.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

While most Americans do drive to work alone each day, the Mount Gallagher / Ekom neighborhood stands out by having 94.6% of commuters doing so, which is a higher proportion of people driving alone to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 97.3% of all American neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Car Ownership

Most American households own a car or other vehicle. Many own two cars or perhaps three. In the United States, it is useful to have an automobile not only for commuting, but also for shopping and getting to other services one needs. But NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed that households in the Mount Gallagher / Ekom neighborhood have a highly unusual car ownership. Residents of this neighborhood must really love automobiles. NeighborhoodScout's Analysis reveals that 27.5% of the households here have four, five, or more cars. That is more cars per household than in 97.0% of the neighborhoods in the nation.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research identifies the Mount Gallagher / Ekom neighborhood as having one of the highest concentrations of people employed in manufacturing or as laborers of any neighborhood in America. In fact, despite the loss of manufacturing jobs nationally, this neighborhood has 39.1% of its working residents employed in such fields, which is a higher proportion than 95.1% of American 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 87.6% 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 74.2% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 17.8% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 52.6% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

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 Mount Gallagher / Ekom neighborhood, 39.1% 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 28.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (19.4%), and 12.5% 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 (18.0%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (14.2%), and residents who report German roots (14.1%), and some of the residents are also of Polish ancestry (6.0%), along with some Scots-Irish ancestry residents (4.8%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Mount Gallagher / Ekom neighborhood is English, spoken by 100.0% 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 (32.5% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (94.6%) 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

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 4 Condition Alerts found.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Mount Gallagher / Ekom 0.101011101001110
Waterloo 0.101011101001110
South Carolina 5.04
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Waterloo 0.101011101001110
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Waterloo 0.101011101001110
South Carolina 35

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 9 Condition Alerts found.

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This neighborhood is served by 2 districts:

LAURENS 55


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

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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.

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

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