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 Lester neighborhood in Athens are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood.
NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower
than 60.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.
In addition, 6.2% 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 74.4%
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 Lester neighborhood, 29.5% of the working population is employed in
executive, management, and professional occupations.
The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is
manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 25.5% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants
(23.4%), and 15.1% 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 Lester neighborhood in Athens, AL, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (13.7%).
There are also a number of people of English
ancestry (8.5%), and residents who report German roots
(7.7%), and some of the residents are also of Scottish
ancestry (2.5%), along with some Portuguese ancestry residents
(1.1%), among others.
The Neighbors: Languages
The most common language spoken in the Lester
neighborhood is English, spoken by 99.8% of households.