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Estelline - Castlewood, SD

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Overview


Estelline - Castlewood is a very small town located in the state of South Dakota. With a population of 2,883 people and just one neighborhood, Estelline - Castlewood is the 50th largest community in South Dakota.

Occupations and Workforce

Unlike some towns, Estelline - Castlewood isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Estelline - Castlewood are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Estelline - Castlewood is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Estelline - Castlewood who work in management occupations (15.87%), office and administrative support (9.44%), and sales jobs (8.62%).

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.28% 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.

Setting & Lifestyle

Because of many things, Estelline - Castlewood is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Estelline - Castlewood 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, Estelline - Castlewood has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Estelline - Castlewood’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

As is often the case in a small town, Estelline - Castlewood doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

Demographics

The citizens of Estelline - Castlewood are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 23.18% of adults in Estelline - Castlewood having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Estelline - Castlewood in 2022 was $33,880, which is middle income relative to South Dakota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $135,520 for a family of four. However, Estelline - Castlewood contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Estelline - Castlewood home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Estelline - Castlewood residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Estelline - Castlewood include German, Norwegian, Dutch, Irish, and English.

The most common language spoken in Estelline - Castlewood is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

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.

Real Estate

Unpopulated, and rural, the neighborhood is one of the least crowded neighborhoods in all of America. If you like open space, no traffic, and lots of room, this neighborhood may be just what you are looking for. According to NeighborhoodScout's leading research, this neighborhood is less densely populated than 96.0% of the neighborhoods in America.

In addition, vacant homes and apartments are a significant characteristic of this neighborhood. In fact, with 30.7% of the residential real estate vacant, the neighborhood claims the distinction of having a higher vacancy rate than 95.0% 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.

Occupations

Each year, fewer and fewer Americans make their living as farmers, foresters, or fishers. But the neighborhood truly stands out among U.S. neighborhoods. According to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, this neighborhood has a greater proportion of farmers, foresters, or fishers than 95.4% of all American neighborhoods. This is truly a unique cultural characteristic of this neighborhood.

People

The neighborhood is a great option for families, as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's research on this neighborhood. The combination of top public schools, low crime rates, and owner-occupied single family homes, make this neighborhood among the top 7.9% of family-friendly neighborhoods in the state of South Dakota. Many other families also live here, making it easy to socialize and develop a sense of community. In addition, families here highly value education, as is reflected by the strength of the local schools.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more Dutch and Norwegian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 12.1% of this neighborhood's residents have Dutch ancestry and 17.8% have Norwegian ancestry.

The Neighbors

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 neighborhood in Estelline - Castlewood are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 57.4% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 6.6% 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 59.7% of America's neighborhoods.

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 neighborhood, 37.6% 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 28.3% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (18.3%), and 12.0% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 94.5% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (4.4%).

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 neighborhood in Estelline - Castlewood, SD, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (34.5%). There are also a number of people of Norwegian ancestry (17.8%), and residents who report Dutch roots (12.1%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (6.6%), along with some English ancestry residents (6.3%), among others.

Getting to Work

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 (44.0% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (75.3%) 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 (12.8%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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