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 Freedom Plains neighborhood in Poughkeepsie are wealthy, making it among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in America.
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has
a higher income than 90.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
In addition, 5.4% 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 74.7%
of America's neighborhoods.
The Neighbors: Occupations
The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you
are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have
shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations
shape the culture of a place.
In the Freedom Plains neighborhood, 43.1% of the working population is employed in
executive, management, and professional occupations.
The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is
sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 24.6% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations
(17.7%), and 14.6% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry
Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves,
Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily
from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods
home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more
unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households
– and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live
in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents
or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.
In the Freedom Plains neighborhood in Poughkeepsie, NY, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (23.7%).
There are also a number of people of Italian
ancestry (16.0%) , and residents who report German roots
(7.8%) , and some of the residents are also of Polish
ancestry (4.4%) , along with some Asian ancestry residents
(4.2%), among others
The Neighbors: Languages
The most common language spoken in the Freedom Plains
neighborhood is English, spoken by 91.6% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (3.1%).