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 Austinville neighborhood in Decatur are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America.
NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower
than 91.2% of U.S. neighborhoods.
With 41.0% of the children here below the federal poverty
line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 83.9%
of U.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 Austinville neighborhood, 38.4% of the working population is employed in
manufacturing and laborer 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 32.4% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations
(15.9%), and 13.2% 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 Austinville neighborhood in Decatur, AL, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (24.7%).
There are also a number of people of Irish
ancestry (8.4%), and residents who report German roots
(5.6%), and some of the residents are also of English
ancestry (4.4%), along with some Asian ancestry residents
(3.0%), among others. In addition, 20.3% of the residents of this neighborhood were
born in another country.
The Neighbors: Languages
The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are
tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are
at home with their families.
The most common language spoken in the Austinville
neighborhood is English, spoken by 69.4% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, South Asian languages and Hindi (which is the official language of India).