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 Iranistan Ave / Fairfield Ave neighborhood in Bridgeport 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 52.0% of the children here below the federal poverty
line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 91.6%
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 Iranistan Ave / Fairfield Ave neighborhood, 39.1% 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 24.0% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations
(21.7%), and 15.2% in executive, management, and professional 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 Iranistan Ave / Fairfield Ave neighborhood in Bridgeport, CT, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Puerto Rican (25.8%).
There are also a number of people of Mexican
ancestry (10.0%), and residents who report Jamaican roots
(8.9%), and some of the residents are also of South American
ancestry (4.8%), along with some Haitia ancestry residents
(4.4%), among others. In addition, 32.9% of the residents of this neighborhood were
born in another country.
The Neighbors: Languages
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 Iranistan Ave / Fairfield Ave
neighborhood is English, spoken by 43.5% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and South Asian languages.