South Hero - Grand Isle is a very small town located in the state of Vermont. With a population of 3,826 people and just one neighborhood, South Hero - Grand Isle is the 55th largest community in Vermont.
South Hero - Grand Isle home prices are not only among the most expensive in Vermont, but South Hero - Grand Isle real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Unlike some towns, South Hero - Grand Isle isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in South Hero - Grand Isle are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, South Hero - Grand Isle is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in South Hero - Grand Isle who work in management occupations (14.67%), sales jobs (10.08%), and office and administrative support (9.76%).
Also of interest is that South Hero - Grand Isle has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 17.12% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.
Because of many things, South Hero - Grand Isle is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, South Hero - Grand Isle really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is South Hero - Grand Isle perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
In South Hero - Grand Isle, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.86 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
Being a small town, South Hero - Grand Isle does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in South Hero - Grand Isle. 50.48% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in South Hero - Grand Isle in 2018 was $48,389, which is wealthy relative to Vermont and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $193,556 for a family of four.
The people who call South Hero - Grand Isle home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of South Hero - Grand Isle residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in South Hero - Grand Isle include English, French, Irish, German, and French Canadian.
The most common language spoken in South Hero - Grand Isle is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.
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 Hero - Grand Isle, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Vacant homes and apartments are a significant characteristic of this neighborhood. In fact, with 34.4% of the residential real estate vacant, the neighborhood claims the distinction of having a higher vacancy rate than 95.9% 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.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more French Canadian and French ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 9.9% of this neighborhood's residents have French Canadian ancestry and 16.6% have French ancestry.
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 Hero - Grand Isle are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 81.3% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 2.7% 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 73.0% of America'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 neighborhood, 49.1% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional 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 21.3% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (14.4%), and 14.3% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 97.2% of households.
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 Hero - Grand Isle, VT, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (18.3%). There are also a number of people of French ancestry (16.6%), and residents who report Irish roots (13.4%), and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (12.7%), along with some French Canadian ancestry residents (9.9%), among others.
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 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (49.5% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.
Here most residents (76.0%) 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 (5.6%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.