City Center – Roanoke, Texas
Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Roanoke, the City Center neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and it’s way of life that are worth highlighting.
In a nation where approximately 1 in 4 children is living in poverty, the Roanoke City Center community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.
In addition, the types of households in a neighborhood can tell a lot about the character and lifestyle of those living here. NeighborhoodScout’s exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood, above nearly every neighborhood in America, has a greater percentage of its residents living alone: 50.0%.
This is a higher percentage living alone than we found in 95.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods. Often residents who live alone are new arrivals to an area who are single, and often senior citizens who have lost a spouse.
There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood’s residents: the average and the extreme. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people – particularly children – who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income.
Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than others with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the City Center neighborhood in Roanoke are upper-middle income, making it an above-average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout’s exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 69.0% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 0.0% 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 100.0% of America’s neighborhoods.
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 City Center neighborhood in Roanoke, TX, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (20.0%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (15.0%), and residents who report Asian roots (13.6%), and some of the residents are also of Mexican ancestry (10.7%), along with some English ancestry residents (7.4%), among others. In addition, 23.6% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.