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 Rock Creek Forest / Forest Glen Park neighborhood in Silver Spring 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 90.1% of the neighborhoods in America.
In addition, 6.2% 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 74.4%
of America'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 Rock Creek Forest / Forest Glen Park neighborhood, 62.2% 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 21.8% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions
(9.4%), and 8.2% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.
The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry
Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves,
Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily
from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods
home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more
unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households
– and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live
in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents
or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.
In the Rock Creek Forest / Forest Glen Park neighborhood in Silver Spring, MD, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Asian (8.6%).
There are also a number of people of Sub-Saharan African
ancestry (8.0%), and residents who report German roots
(7.8%), and some of the residents are also of English
ancestry (7.2%), along with some Irish ancestry residents
(5.8%), among others. In addition, 32.5% 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 Rock Creek Forest / Forest Glen Park
neighborhood is English, spoken by 54.5% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, African languages, French and South Asian languages.