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 Town Center neighborhood in Somerville 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.
In addition, 14.2% 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 54.8%
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 Somerville Town Center neighborhood, 33.9% 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 32.2% 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 10.2% 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 Town Center neighborhood in Somerville, AL, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (13.6%).
There are also a number of people of German
ancestry (10.1%), and residents who report English roots
(7.7%), and some of the residents are also of Scottish
ancestry (3.2%), along with some Scots-Irish ancestry residents
(1.9%), among others.
The Neighbors: Languages
The most common language spoken in the Somerville Town Center
neighborhood is English, spoken by 99.2% of households.