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South Fulton, TN

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Overview


South Fulton is a very small city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 2,199 people and just one neighborhood, South Fulton is the 209th largest community in Tennessee.

Occupations and Workforce

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, South Fulton is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, South Fulton is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in South Fulton who work in sales jobs (12.38%), teaching (11.53%), and office and administrative support (10.19%).

And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that South Fulton has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.

Setting & Lifestyle

South Fulton is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

Demographics

The percentage of adults in South Fulton who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 20.57% of the adults in South Fulton have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in South Fulton in 2018 was $22,085, which is lower middle income relative to Tennessee, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $88,340 for a family of four. However, South Fulton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

South Fulton is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call South Fulton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of South Fulton residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. South Fulton also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.56% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in South Fulton include English, Irish, German, Polish, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in South Fulton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.

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 South Fulton, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more Cuban ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.3% of this neighborhood's residents have Cuban 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 South Fulton are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 73.2% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 17.1% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 63.2% of U.S. neighborhoods.

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 neighborhood, 31.7% 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 29.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (27.1%), and 11.3% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 99.0% of households.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the neighborhood in South Fulton, TN, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (10.2%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (4.6%), and residents who report Cuban roots (3.3%), and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (3.2%), along with some Scots-Irish ancestry residents (2.3%), 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 (50.8% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (83.5%) 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 (12.6%) . 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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