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 Watts neighborhood in Los Angeles are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America.
NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower
than 87.5% of U.S. neighborhoods.
With 53.7% of the children here below the federal poverty
line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 92.5%
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 Watts neighborhood, 31.7% 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
manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 31.7% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations
(22.0%), and 11.1% in executive, management, and professional occupations.
The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry
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 Watts neighborhood in Los Angeles, CA, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (66.4%).
There are also a number of people of African
ancestry (5.5%), and residents who report Sub-Saharan African roots
(5.5%). In addition, 33.6% of the residents of this neighborhood were
born in another country.
The Neighbors: Languages
The most common language spoken in the Watts
neighborhood is Spanish, spoken by 66.2% of households. Some people also speak English (32.0%).