Demographics & Economics

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Table 14 is consistent with the Table 13.  Although the percentage of professional and related occupations are about equal in the two areas, the study area has a lower number of management, business, finance workers (6.35% compared to 10.02% for the City) as well as a lower number of sales and office workers (19.55% compared to 27.65% for the City), which accounts for the lower overall number of white collar workers.  Conversely, the study area has a higher number of production and transportation jobs, which accounts for the higher ratio of blue collar workers despite a near parity in the percentage of construction workers.

Housing Statistics

Table 15 shows that the majority of housing stock in both the study area and City-wide pre-date 1940.  Although the City may have a wider range of historic structures in terms of age, use, and style, from a statistical perspective, the proportion of older houses is comparatively higher in the study area.  With only a few exceptions (most notably the Polytech Apartment complex, which is not included in the Claritas database), housing construction in the Upper Congress Street and Mt. Ida neighborhoods came to a virtual standstill after approximately 1979.  Construction City-wide also experienced a dramatic reduction after 1979, but at least a token amount continued.

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