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 Meadowbrook Forest neighborhood in Norfolk are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood.
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has
a higher income than 51.5% of the neighborhoods in America.
With 28.4% of the children here below the federal poverty
line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 69.9%
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 Meadowbrook Forest neighborhood, 37.2% 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 26.1% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations
(20.6%), and 15.0% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
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 Meadowbrook Forest neighborhood in Norfolk, VA, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (11.4%).
There are also a number of people of Irish
ancestry (10.9%), and residents who report Sub-Saharan African roots
(10.9%), and some of the residents are also of African
ancestry (9.3%), along with some Asian ancestry residents
(7.9%), among others.
The Neighbors: Languages
The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are
tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are
at home with their families.
The most common language spoken in the Meadowbrook Forest
neighborhood is English, spoken by 90.5% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Tagalog (the first language of the Philippine region) and Spanish.