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 Chilton St / Westfield Ave neighborhood in Elizabeth are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood.
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has
a higher income than 44.0% of the neighborhoods in America.
With 32.2% of the children here below the federal poverty
line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 74.9%
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 Chilton St / Westfield Ave neighborhood, 33.1% of the working population is employed in
manufacturing and laborer 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 executive, management, and professional occupations
(19.4%), and 15.1% in clerical, assistant, and tech support 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 Chilton St / Westfield Ave neighborhood in Elizabeth, NJ, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as South American (44.5%).
There are also a number of people of Puerto Rican
ancestry (9.5%), and residents who report Haitia roots
(5.3%), and some of the residents are also of Portuguese
ancestry (4.2%), along with some Italian ancestry residents
(3.2%), among others. In addition, 52.7% 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 Chilton St / Westfield Ave
neighborhood is Spanish, spoken by 65.6% of households. Other important languages spoken here include English and Portuguese.