Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice
is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one
might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether
shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Houston,
the Airline Dr / Goodson Dr neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: People
The Airline Dr / Goodson Dr neighborhood is unique for having just
1.4% of adults here having earned a bachelor's degree.
This is a lower rate of college graduates than NeighborhoodScout found
in 98.9% of America's neighborhoods.
In addition, whether by choice, divorce, or unplanned pregnancy, single moms may have
the toughest job in the book. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals
that the Airline Dr / Goodson Dr neighborhood has more single mother
households than 98.3% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.
Often high concentrations of single mother homes can be a strong indicator
of family and social issues such as poverty, high rates of school dropouts,
crime, and other societal problems.
Also, the Airline Dr / Goodson Dr neighborhood has a greater percentage
of children living in poverty (63.2%) than found in
96.3% of all U.S. neighborhoods. Children living in poverty
is one of the challenges facing America, and the world, and in this
neighborhood in particular, the problem can be considered acute.
Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability
Do you like to be surrounded by people from all over the country or world,
with different perspectives and life experiences? Or do you instead prefer
to be in a neighborhood where most residents have lived there for a long
time, creating a sense of cohesiveness? NeighborhoodScout's analysis
reveals that this neighborhood stands out among American neighborhoods
for the uniqueness of the mobility of its residents.
In the Airline Dr / Goodson Dr neighborhood, a greater proportion of
the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is
found in 96.1% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood,
more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.
What is also interesting to note, is that the Airline Dr / Goodson Dr
neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country
(51.1%) than are found in 97.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Airline Dr / Goodson Dr neighborhood has more
Mexican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 70.8% of
this neighborhood's residents have Mexican ancestry.
Airline Dr / Goodson Dr is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 86.1% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Spanish at home. This is a higher percentage than 99.1% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research identifies the Airline Dr / Goodson Dr
neighborhood as having one of the highest concentrations of people employed
in manufacturing or as laborers of any neighborhood in America. In fact,
despite the loss of manufacturing jobs nationally, this neighborhood has
41.6% of its working residents employed in such fields, which is a
higher proportion than 96.9% of American neighborhoods.
Furthermore, there are more people living in the Airline Dr / Goodson Dr neighborhood
employed as sales and service workers (56.0%) than almost any neighborhood
in the country. From fast-food service workers to major sales accounts,
sales and service workers make up the largest proportion of our national
employment picture. But despite that size and importance nationally, this
neighborhood still stands out as unique due to the dominance of people
living here who work in such occupations.