The Neighbors: Income
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 Cottage Grove neighborhood in Bloomfield are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood.
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has
a higher income than 67.4% of the neighborhoods in America.
In addition, 8.7% 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 65.7%
of America's neighborhoods.
The Neighbors: Occupations
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 Cottage Grove neighborhood, 33.9% 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 24.1% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants
(21.9%), and 20.1% 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 Cottage Grove neighborhood in Bloomfield, CT, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Jamaican (22.8%).
There are also a number of people of Puerto Rican
ancestry (4.2%) , and residents who report Italian roots
(2.9%) , and some of the residents are also of Sub-Saharan African
ancestry (1.7%) , along with some African ancestry residents
(1.7%), among others
In addition, 31.6% of the residents of this neighborhood were
born in another country.
The Neighbors: Languages
The most common language spoken in the Cottage Grove
neighborhood is English, spoken by 93.0% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (4.9%).