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 Laurel Park / Chatmoss neighborhood in Martinsville are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood.
NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower
than 72.4% of U.S. neighborhoods.
With 19.1% of the children here below the federal poverty
line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 55.0%
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 Laurel Park / Chatmoss neighborhood, 33.1% of the working population is employed in
manufacturing and laborer occupations.
The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is
executive, management, and professional occupations, with 28.8% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants
(26.0%), and 12.1% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry
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 Laurel Park / Chatmoss neighborhood in Martinsville, VA, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (9.2%).
There are also a number of people of Irish
ancestry (4.9%), and residents who report Mexican roots
(4.3%), and some of the residents are also of German
ancestry (3.8%), along with some Scottish ancestry residents
(1.8%), among others.
The Neighbors: Languages
The most common language spoken in the Laurel Park / Chatmoss
neighborhood is English, spoken by 94.2% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (5.3%).