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 Florence / Bay State neighborhood in Northampton are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood.
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has
a higher income than 55.3% of the neighborhoods in America.
With 20.9% of the children here below the federal poverty
line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 58.3%
of U.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 Florence / Bay State neighborhood, 57.1% of the working population is employed in
executive, management, and professional 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 19.0% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations
(12.3%), and 11.6% 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 Florence / Bay State neighborhood in Northampton, MA, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (21.6%).
There are also a number of people of English
ancestry (18.0%), and residents who report Polish roots
(10.7%), and some of the residents are also of German
ancestry (9.6%), along with some Puerto Rican ancestry residents
(7.4%), among others.
The Neighbors: Languages
The most common language spoken in the Florence / Bay State
neighborhood is English, spoken by 83.6% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (8.8%).