Geraldine is a tiny town located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 910 people and just one neighborhood, Geraldine is the 306th largest community in Alabama.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Geraldine is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Geraldine is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Geraldine who work in business and financial occupations (15.04%), architecture and engineering (14.10%), and healthcare (9.21%).
Geraldine is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The education level of Geraldine citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.22% of adults in Geraldine have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Geraldine in 2018 was $34,688, which is wealthy relative to Alabama, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $138,752 for a family of four. However, Geraldine contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Geraldine home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Geraldine residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Geraldine include English, Irish, German, Eastern European, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Geraldine is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Greek.
Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Geraldine, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
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 neighborhood in Geraldine are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 76.9% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 29.8% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 80.2% of U.S. neighborhoods.
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 neighborhood, 33.7% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 29.3% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (26.2%), and 9.6% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 97.6% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (2.4%).
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 neighborhood in Geraldine, AL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (9.7%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (6.5%), and residents who report German roots (4.2%), and some of the residents are also of Mexican ancestry (2.3%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (2.1%), among others.
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (33.0% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (83.6%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (10.6%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.