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 Underwood Ave / Westwood St neighborhood in Hayward are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood.
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has
a higher income than 68.8% of the neighborhoods in America.
With 18.7% of the children here below the federal poverty
line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 54.2%
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 Underwood Ave / Westwood St neighborhood, 40.5% 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 32.0% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations
(18.6%), and 8.9% 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 Underwood Ave / Westwood St neighborhood in Hayward, CA, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (37.1%).
There are also a number of people of Asian
ancestry (16.1%), and residents who report Portuguese roots
(4.2%), and some of the residents are also of German
ancestry (3.0%), along with some Dominican ancestry residents
(2.7%), among others. In addition, 48.0% 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 Underwood Ave / Westwood St
neighborhood is Spanish, spoken by 46.2% of households. Other important languages spoken here include English, Vietnamese, South Asian languages and Hindi (which is the official language of India).