Demographics & Economics

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Starting with the same population groups shown in Table 2, Table 4 shows a breakdown by ancestry.  With this filter, the comparison between the study area and the City as a whole is largely consistent.  Compared to the study area, there are slightly more people in the City with Irish and Italian heritage.  However, Irish and Italian are the top two ancestries in the study area as well.  That said, less than 30% of the population claims these ancestries.  In Table 4, people with Asian ancestry are categorized as either “other” or “unclassified”.  Although both the study area and the City have a high percentage of Caucasians overall, Table 4 in combination with Table 3 indicate that there is a high degree of ancestral diversity, with no one ancestral group having a dominating majority.  Although the study area may have had a strong ethnic identity in the past, current data indicates that

Source: Claritas, Inc., 2006 Estimates.  ¼-mile pop. = 1,223; 1-mile pop. = 17,971

characteristic is largely lost.  Consequently, an ethnic‑neutral neighborhood identity may hold more appeal with current residents of the Mount Ida neighborhood.  Such neutral topics can center on natural features, historical architecture and historical industrial technology.

 

 

 

 

 

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