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 Lake Dr SE / Plymouth Ave SE neighborhood in East Grand Rapids 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 93.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
In addition, 2.9% 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 84.0%
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 Lake Dr SE / Plymouth Ave SE neighborhood, 65.2% 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 23.1% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations
(9.2%), and 2.7% in government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions.
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 Lake Dr SE / Plymouth Ave SE neighborhood in East Grand Rapids, MI, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (22.5%).
There are also a number of people of Dutch
ancestry (20.2%), and residents who report English roots
(19.1%), and some of the residents are also of Irish
ancestry (17.0%), along with some Polish ancestry residents
(11.4%), among others.
The Neighbors: Languages
The most common language spoken in the Lake Dr SE / Plymouth Ave SE
neighborhood is English, spoken by 95.6% of households.