The Neighbors: Income
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 Oak Forest neighborhood in Little Rock are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America.
NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower
than 94.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.
With 66.3% of the children here below the federal poverty
line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 97.2%
of U.S. neighborhoods.
The Neighbors: Occupations
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 Oak Forest neighborhood, 28.9% of the working population is employed in
sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants.
The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is
clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations, with 25.3% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations
(24.8%), and 20.9% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.
The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry
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 Oak Forest neighborhood in Little Rock, AR, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as African (10.0%).
There are also a number of people of Sub-Saharan African
ancestry (10.0%), and residents who report Irish roots
(4.3%), and some of the residents are also of German
ancestry (3.0%), along with some English ancestry residents
(2.2%), among others.
The Neighbors: Languages
The most common language spoken in the Oak Forest
neighborhood is English, spoken by 98.3% of households.