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 Bentsen Colonia / South Texas College neighborhood in McAllen are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood.
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has
a higher income than 54.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
With 25.1% of the children here below the federal poverty
line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 65.1%
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 Bentsen Colonia / South Texas College neighborhood, 37.7% of the working population is employed in
executive, management, and professional 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 33.5% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations
(18.3%), and 11.0% in government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions.
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 Bentsen Colonia / South Texas College neighborhood in McAllen, TX, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (77.9%).
There are also a number of people of German
ancestry (5.6%), and residents who report Irish roots
(3.7%), and some of the residents are also of Italian
ancestry (3.5%), along with some Spanish ancestry residents
(2.7%), among others. In addition, 28.8% of the residents of this neighborhood were
born in another country.
The Neighbors: Languages
The most common language spoken in the Bentsen Colonia / South Texas College
neighborhood is Spanish, spoken by 76.1% of households. Some people also speak English (22.3%).