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 Griffing Park neighborhood in Port Arthur are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood.
NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower
than 74.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.
With 41.5% of the children here below the federal poverty
line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 85.0%
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 shear diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits
your lifestyle and aspirations.
In the Griffing Park neighborhood, 31.4% 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
executive, management, and professional occupations, with 27.3% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations
(21.9%), and 19.5% in clerical, assistant, and tech support 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 Griffing Park neighborhood in Port Arthur, TX, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (28.1%).
There are also a number of people of French
ancestry (8.3%) , and residents who report English roots
(7.1%) , and some of the residents are also of German
ancestry (4.9%) , along with some Asian ancestry residents
(2.6%), among others
In addition, 13.5% of the residents of this neighborhood were
born in another country.
The Neighbors: Languages
The most common language spoken in the Griffing Park
neighborhood is English, spoken by 69.8% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (28.5%).