(City-Data., 2015)What ethnicity or race is most common?According to the city data statistics it is predominately Caucasian. What is the general appearance of those you observed? Do they appear healthy? Do you notice any obvious disabilities, such as those with walkers or wheelchairs, or those with mental or emotional disabilities? Where do they live?From my observations they all appear healthy. I did not notice anyone with a walker, wheelchair or cane. No one appeared to be with mental or emotional disabilities at this time. I do not know where they live. Do you notice residents who are well nourished or malnourished, thin or obese, vigorous or frail, unkempt or scantily dressed, or well dressed and clean?All appeared nourished. One of the adult males sitting on a picnic table by the playground was slightly obese but was able to ambulate and function on the playground with his children and did not appear to be struggling. All appeared to be dressed appropriately but it was hard to tell as they were all wearing coats. The joggers were wearing workout clothes and tennis shoes. Do you notice tourists or visitors to the community?I did not observe anyone who appeared to be visiting at this time. Do you observe any people who appear to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol?I did not observe anyone who
When a neighborhood is gentrified it will not only change the image of it, but also the services available there (Al-Kodmany 2011, 62-63). In other words, gentrification does not only have an impact on the physical aspect of the land, but also the resources that lie there. During the 90s, the Near West Side neighborhood located near Loop, an up-scale neighborhood, sought drastic changes within the area. The changes in racial demographics in the Near West Side indicated that the health risks that affected minorities dropped in the past decade (1992-2002) (Al-Kodmany 2011,
How has the suburb Harvey and the residential area of Englewood changed over the course of years? Both neighborhoods and residents have faced much adversity and are struggling in many fields such as unemployment, police brutality, gun violence, schools closing, drugs, and high crime rate. Amidst one of the worst economic times in history, residents are being laid off, which interns lead to a domino effect for many. The differences (similarities) between Harvey and the residential area of Englewood are pronounced, and they deserve rigorous scrutiny.
For those only weakly committed to city living, particularly middle-class people who have serious difficulty with social diversity and who have clear housing alternatives, the "problem-free" suburbs become tempting. After an incident such as a car break-in or a bicycle theft, a "last straw" can make them leave. (249)
For example, many cities that are rich in culture, diversity, and vitality are beacons for white people interested in the “upcoming scene.” This brings more and more whites who displace and marginalize the original residents through increasing prices. Cities such as New York, Boston, and San Francisco all have neighborhoods that originally had mostly poor, uneducated African Americans, and now are swelling with young, educated whites that have greatly increased the price of living. In Boston, Charlestown, Jamaica Plains, and Beacon Hill have all experienced intense characteristics of gentrification from the 1970s up until the present, showcasing an increase in the population with at least a bachelor’s degree, as well as a large increase in new and renovated buildings. In New York, the most famous example of gentrification is in Harlem, has undergone a process of gentrification after becoming known as the national, and even international symbol for black culture with a vibrancy that is not seen in the suburbs. Finally, in San Francisco, in the bay area, there has been a massive influx of affluent companies that have completely devastated the middle class due to a high rise in wealthy, educated, employees. These employees have taken residence up in the bay area, causing the entirety of the already previously gentrified neighborhood to skyrocket to unobtainable prices, even for the
As the city 's center becomes older and less desirable, the value goes down. This then attracts people who want to be centrally located, and now in the 21st century people tend to believe that the suburbs have less “character” and that most cities are considered to be “edgy” and “urban”, which is another reason as to why young, wealthy, white workers want to be located in the inner-city. Our pop culture is heavily influenced by black culture, so young people want to live where it’s hip, as well as reasonable.
Beverly is one of the most integrated areas in hype-segregated Chicago. Like that of Hyde Park or Rodgers Park, except Beverly obtains this diversity without the presence of a university. As well, “Beverly has retained its reputation as one of Chicago’s most stable middle-class residential districts” (Skerrett 2005). Black families during the 1950s and 60s started moving south as there was the historical “white flight”, leaving these communities mainly black. Beverly, however, was the expectation, as many black families did not come immediately here (Moore 2014). Demographically today, Beverly is 57% white, 35% black, and 5.6% Hispanic, making it the 15th largest white community in the city of Chicago, with most of these individuals are of
Youth who are placed in large metropolitan areas are significantly less likely to be in the moderate (26% less likely) or high (24% less likely) service groups compared to youth in smaller metropolitan areas. In contrast to large metropolitan areas, those in large fringe areas are not significantly different from the smaller metropolitan
Chicago has seventy-seven communities within the city. Roseland is the fourth-ninth community of the Chicago area. I lived in the Roseland community my entire life; born and raised. I have seen different things within the community but I never took a second to think about the history and circumstances of the community that I grew up in. Roseland is one of Chicago’s high crimed neighborhoods. This research assignment will help me and others’ understand the circumstances of the Roseland community by providing full details of its history, economic issues, demographic background, education attainment levels, and further more.
When looking at how Rochester, MN compares the others city in the state of Minnesota, I chose to compare Rochester, MN to one city with a smaller population and one city that is more than twice its size. When comparing Rochester that the smaller city of Duluth, MN. Duluth has higher percentage of the white alone race at 90.38% and for the American Indian and Alaska native of 2.47% and two or more races of 3.05%. However, Duluth had a lower percentage of Black or African American at 2.30% along with, Asian alone at 1.5%. When looking at the ethnicity and the gender populations of both Rochester, MN and Duluth, MN, they both are very close to the same with the ethnicity is around 94% and the male population both are at 48% and the female population
For the purpose of this paper, the community being analyzed will involve the population that lives within the boundaries of the Nutley, New Jersey. Nutley, a township within Essex County, New Jersey, is home to a dense population of individuals within its small borders. It meets the criteria of a community due to the fact that the individuals share some mutual characteristics (Kirst-Ashman, 2011). Nutley is a residential neighborhood that consists of 11,301 households. Nutley, New Jersey is also a geographical community, where individuals share the common variable of location (Kirst-Ashman, 2011). Subsequently, Nutley contains one high school, one middle school, and five elementary schools (Nutley, New Jersey, 2016). Within the 3.428 square miles that Nutley is comprised of, there are 10 public parks where residents are welcomed to play soccer, basketball, lacrosse, and baseball among other sports.
The first neighborhood Hartigan describes in his study is Briggs. The demographic and population size of Briggs changed over time since 1930 from 24,000 residents that were 99 percent white to less than 3,000 residents that are over 50 percent white, 30 percent black, and 10 percent Hispanic (Hartigan 1999). Hartigan explains that the reduction of white residents was known as the “white flight” that occurred as the neighborhood changed overtime. Despite the drop in white residents, they still comprise the majority, which contrasts the demographics of Detroit as a whole (83 percent black, 11 percent white, 7 percent Hispanic/Latino, and
Iowa is viewed by many as lacking diversity in many areas, such as culture, careers, and even income. However, when one takes the time to look closer, there are many socioeconomic differences, even within the span of a few miles. To highlight this, I have selected Cobblestone Estates in DeWitt, as well as Broadway Street in Charlotte. These two neighborhoods are within a fifteen-minute drive, yet they are vastly different in many ways. Cobblestone Estates is a brand new suburb in DeWitt. Broadway Street, on the other hand, is an old neighborhood that’s been in existence since the town’s founding in the mid 1800s.By studying the locations, home values, and physical appearance of these neighborhoods, we are able to draw conclusions about their socioeconomic statuses.
The neighborhood that I have picked for the fieldwork project is Uptown. It is north of Chicago; 6 miles away from the Loop, according to Encyclopedia of Chicago. Based on the map, Uptown’s boundaries are Foster Avenue (north), Lake Michigan (east), Montrose and Irving Park (south), and Ravenswood and Clark (west). The cross streets for the south side of Uptown are from Ravenswood to Clark, then Clark St. to Lake Michigan; from the west side, Foster to Montrose, then Montrose to Irving Park. North of Uptown is Edgewater, to the west of it is Lincoln Square, then to the south is Lake View (City of Chicago). As of 2010, Uptown’s total population is 56,362 (2010 United States Census).
The study examined data from the Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods (PHDCN). They created 847 census tracts to create 343 neighborhood clusters. The