Oakland median real estate price is $206,059, which is more expensive than 43.2% of the neighborhoods in South Carolina and 29.2% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.
The average rental price in Oakland is currently $2,401, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 82.8% of the neighborhoods in South Carolina.
Oakland is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Sumter, South Carolina.
Oakland real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and townhomes. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the Oakland neighborhood are newer, built in 2000 or more recently. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.
Home and apartment vacancy rates are 8.4% in Oakland. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower than 47.6% of the neighborhoods in the nation, approximately near the middle range for vacancies.
The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.
The Oakland neighborhood stands out nationally for having a greater proportion of its residents active in the military than 99.5% of other U.S. neighborhoods. If you come here, you will notice military people active in their jobs, going to and from work, and in plain clothes out and about the neighborhood.
Furthermore, the Oakland neighborhood has a greater proportion of government workers living in it than 96.1% of the neighborhoods in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. This is a unique feature of this neighborhood, and one that shapes its character.
Whether walking, biking, riding, or driving, the length of one's commute is an important factor for one's quality of life. The Oakland neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's analysis. Residents of the Oakland neighborhood have the pleasure of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in America. 64.4% of the residents have a commute time from home to work (one way) of less than fifteen minutes. This is a higher proportion of residents enjoying a short trip to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 97.3% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting means more time for other things in life.
If you like the look and ambience of new homes and newly built neighborhoods, you will love the Oakland neighborhood. A whopping 72.2% of the homes and other residential real estate here were built after 1999, which is a higher proportion of new homes then you will find in 96.5% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. Everything here just feels new.
In the Oakland neighborhood, walking to work is a real option for many. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research reveals walking to and from work is the chosen way to commute for 12.3% of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than we found in 96.0% of American neighborhoods. Get ready to put on your walking shoes if you move here!
Did you know that the Oakland neighborhood has more Scottish and Belgian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 6.0% of this neighborhood's residents have Scottish ancestry and 0.6% have Belgian ancestry.
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 Oakland neighborhood in Sumter are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 60.2% of U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, 10.3% 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 50.7% 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 Oakland neighborhood, 27.7% of the working population is employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 26.4% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (23.1%), and 22.8% in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants.
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 Oakland neighborhood is English, spoken by 91.9% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.
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 Oakland neighborhood in Sumter, SC, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (14.9%). There are also a number of people of Polish ancestry (7.9%), and residents who report English roots (6.5%), and some of the residents are also of Scottish ancestry (6.0%), along with some Irish ancestry residents (5.8%), 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 Oakland neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (64.4% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (74.1%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also hop out the door and walk to work to get to work (12.3%) and 7.3% of residents also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.