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 McCalla / Rice neighborhood in Bessemer are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood.
NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower
than 61.3% of U.S. neighborhoods.
With 31.5% of the children here below the federal poverty
line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 74.0%
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 sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits
your lifestyle and aspirations.
In the McCalla / Rice neighborhood, 36.5% 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 28.6% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations
(21.1%), and 13.9% in manufacturing and laborer 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 McCalla / Rice neighborhood in Bessemer, AL, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Sub-Saharan African (7.9%).
There are also a number of people of Irish
ancestry (4.0%), and residents who report English roots
(3.5%), and some of the residents are also of Italian
ancestry (2.5%), along with some African ancestry residents
(2.3%), among others.
The Neighbors: Languages
The most common language spoken in the McCalla / Rice
neighborhood is English, spoken by 97.4% of households.