The Neighbors: Income
There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a
neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood
may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand
the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the
federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with
a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than
another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the
conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the Mundale neighborhood in Westfield are wealthy, making it among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in America.
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has
a higher income than 86.4% of the neighborhoods in America.
With 31.5% of the children here below the federal poverty
line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 74.1%
of U.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 Mundale neighborhood, 44.5% 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 22.5% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations
(17.6%), and 15.4% in manufacturing and laborer 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 Mundale neighborhood in Westfield, MA, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (23.5%).
There are also a number of people of Polish
ancestry (17.0%), and residents who report Italian roots
(16.2%), and some of the residents are also of English
ancestry (9.1%), along with some French ancestry residents
(8.9%), among others.
The Neighbors: Languages
The most common language spoken in the Mundale
neighborhood is English, spoken by 94.3% of households.