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 Sims neighborhood in Columbia are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood.
NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower
than 69.9% of U.S. neighborhoods.
In addition, 6.9% 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 72.4%
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 Sims neighborhood, 34.1% 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 29.9% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations
(18.1%), and 18.0% in clerical, assistant, and tech support 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 Sims neighborhood in Columbia, SC, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Sub-Saharan African (6.9%).
There are also a number of people of African
ancestry (6.9%), and residents who report German roots
(6.8%), and some of the residents are also of English
ancestry (3.8%), along with some Mexican ancestry residents
(3.6%), among others.
The Neighbors: Languages
The most common language spoken in the Sims
neighborhood is English, spoken by 86.6% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (9.9%).