Impact / Buck Creek Area median real estate price is $290,269, which is more expensive than 56.9% of the neighborhoods in Texas and 44.5% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.
The average rental price in Impact / Buck Creek Area is currently $1,873, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 51.5% of Texas neighborhoods.
Impact / Buck Creek Area is a rural neighborhood (based on population density) located in Abilene, Texas.
Impact / Buck Creek Area real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Impact / Buck Creek Area neighborhood are newer, built in 2000 or more recently. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.
Impact / Buck Creek Area has a 10.7% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 62.8% of American neighborhoods). Most vacant housing here is vacant year round. This could either signal that there is a weak demand for real estate in the neighborhood or that large amount of new housing has been built and not yet occupied. Either way, if you live here, you may find many of the homes or apartments are empty.
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 Abilene, the Impact / Buck Creek Area neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Did you know that the Impact / Buck Creek Area neighborhood has more Scots-Irish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.4% of this neighborhood's residents have Scots-Irish ancestry.
Impact / Buck Creek Area is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 3.2% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak French at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 95.6% of the neighborhoods in America.
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 Impact / Buck Creek Area neighborhood in Abilene are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 71.6% of the neighborhoods in America. With 33.3% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 83.5% of U.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 Impact / Buck Creek Area neighborhood, 31.6% 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 28.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (21.2%), and 18.5% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the Impact / Buck Creek Area neighborhood is English, spoken by 83.3% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, Italian and French.
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 Impact / Buck Creek Area neighborhood in Abilene, TX, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (14.8%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (14.3%), and residents who report English roots (11.4%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (9.3%), along with some Sub-Saharan African ancestry residents (5.2%), among others.
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 Impact / Buck Creek Area neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (43.9% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (85.7%) 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 (9.5%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.