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 Whitson / Richlands neighborhood in Bakersville are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood.
NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower
than 75.0% of U.S. neighborhoods.
In addition, 5.6% 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 75.9%
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 Whitson / Richlands neighborhood, 29.9% of the working population is employed in
manufacturing and laborer occupations.
The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is
executive, management, and professional occupations, with 29.2% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations
(19.9%), and 14.6% in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants.
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 Whitson / Richlands neighborhood in Bakersville, NC, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (14.0%).
There are also a number of people of German
ancestry (11.6%), and residents who report Irish roots
(10.0%), and some of the residents are also of Scots-Irish
ancestry (5.7%), along with some Swedish ancestry residents
(4.3%), among others.
The Neighbors: Languages
The most common language spoken in the Whitson / Richlands
neighborhood is English, spoken by 97.7% of households.