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 Riverside neighborhood in Paterson are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood.
NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower
than 69.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.
With 37.3% of the children here below the federal poverty
line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 80.5%
of U.S. neighborhoods.
The Neighbors: Occupations
The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you
are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have
shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations
shape the culture of a place.
In the Riverside neighborhood, 38.5% 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 30.6% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations
(19.5%), and 11.5% in executive, management, and professional 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 Riverside neighborhood in Paterson, NJ, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Dominican (33.2%).
There are also a number of people of South American
ancestry (13.2%), and residents who report Puerto Rican roots
(11.1%), and some of the residents are also of Mexican
ancestry (8.4%), along with some Jamaican ancestry residents
(5.6%), among others. In addition, 44.6% of the residents of this neighborhood were
born in another country.
The Neighbors: Languages
The most common language spoken in the Riverside
neighborhood is Spanish, spoken by 77.1% of households. Some people also speak English (20.4%).