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 N Dirksen Pky / Mayden neighborhood in Springfield are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood.
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has
a higher income than 68.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
With 18.3% of the children here below the federal poverty
line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 53.4%
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 N Dirksen Pky / Mayden neighborhood, 38.6% 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 24.6% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions
(22.0%), and 19.7% 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 N Dirksen Pky / Mayden neighborhood in Springfield, IL, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (23.7%).
There are also a number of people of Irish
ancestry (16.5%), and residents who report Italian roots
(15.5%), and some of the residents are also of Polish
ancestry (5.8%), along with some English ancestry residents
(4.6%), among others.
The Neighbors: Languages
The most common language spoken in the N Dirksen Pky / Mayden
neighborhood is English, spoken by 93.8% of households. Some people also speak Italian (2.1%).