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 South Bridgewater neighborhood in Bridgewater are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America.
NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower
than 100.0% of U.S. neighborhoods.
In addition, 0.0% 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 99.9%
of America'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 South Bridgewater neighborhood, 0.0% of the working population is employed 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 South Bridgewater neighborhood in Bridgewater, MA, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (18.5%).
There are also a number of people of French
ancestry (15.9%), and residents who report Italian roots
(14.3%), and some of the residents are also of Puerto Rican
ancestry (12.9%), along with some English ancestry residents
(9.8%), among others.
The Neighbors: Languages
The most common language spoken in the South Bridgewater
neighborhood is English, spoken by 73.5% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (20.5%).