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 Oak Hill St / Center St neighborhood in Old Town are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America.
NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower
than 94.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.
With 46.2% of the children here below the federal poverty
line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 88.0%
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 Oak Hill St / Center St neighborhood, 32.9% 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 32.4% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions
(25.4%), and 18.8% in clerical, assistant, and tech support 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 Oak Hill St / Center St neighborhood in Old Town, ME, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Native American (68.3%).
There are also a number of people of French
ancestry (6.0%), and residents who report English roots
(4.6%), and some of the residents are also of Mexican
ancestry (3.5%), along with some Puerto Rican ancestry residents
(3.0%), among others.
The Neighbors: Languages
The most common language spoken in the Oak Hill St / Center St
neighborhood is English, spoken by 87.3% of households. Some people also speak Native American languages (9.2%).