Amity is a very small city located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 1,760 people and just one neighborhood, Amity is the 163rd largest community in Oregon.
Amity is a blue-collar town, with 41.10% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Amity is a city of service providers, production and manufacturing workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Amity who work in management occupations (11.24%), food service (9.84%), and healthcare suport services (9.02%).
Also of interest is that Amity has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One downside of living in Amity, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.96 minutes every day commuting to work.
The percentage of people in Amity with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 11.01% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Amity in 2018 was $27,966, which is middle income relative to Oregon and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $111,864 for a family of four. However, Amity contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Amity is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Amity home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Amity residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Amity include German, English, Irish, European, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Amity is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.
The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.
We Americans love our cars. Not only are they a necessity for most Americans due to the shape of our neighborhoods and the distances between where we live, work, shop, and go to school, but we also fancy them. As a result, most households in America have one, two, or three cars. But NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis shows that the neighborhood has a highly unusual pattern of car ownership. Residents of this neighborhood must really love automobiles. NeighborhoodScout's Analysis reveals that 35.0% of the households here have four, five, or more cars. That is more cars per household than in 96.2% of the neighborhoods in the nation.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Czechoslovakian and Dutch ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.8% of this neighborhood's residents have Czechoslovakian ancestry and 5.2% have Dutch ancestry.
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 neighborhood in Amity are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 72.1% of the neighborhoods in America. With 25.0% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 74.8% of U.S. neighborhoods.
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 neighborhood, 37.4% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 33.7% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (15.3%), and 10.7% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 93.3% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (5.6%).
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.
In the neighborhood in Amity, OR, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (26.7%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (15.0%), and residents who report Irish roots (12.4%), and some of the residents are also of Norwegian ancestry (7.7%), along with some Mexican ancestry residents (7.5%), among others.
Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 45 minutes and one hour commuting one-way to work (33.7% of working residents), longer and tougher than most commutes in America.
Here most residents (88.2%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.