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 Simonsdale / Portsmouth Heights neighborhood in Portsmouth are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood.
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has
a higher income than 49.3% of the neighborhoods in America.
In addition, 8.1% of the children seventeen and under
living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which
is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 69.2%
of America's neighborhoods.
The Neighbors: Occupations
A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel
rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if
most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is
the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits
your lifestyle and aspirations.
In the Simonsdale / Portsmouth Heights 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 30.0% 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 11.4% 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 Simonsdale / Portsmouth Heights neighborhood in Portsmouth, VA, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (10.8%).
There are also a number of people of English
ancestry (10.4%), and residents who report German roots
(7.2%), and some of the residents are also of Welsh
ancestry (3.1%), along with some Swedish ancestry residents
(2.4%), among others.
The Neighbors: Languages
The most common language spoken in the Simonsdale / Portsmouth Heights
neighborhood is English, spoken by 96.8% of households.