Demographic Differences

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Based on gathered information through the census data surrounding New York City, Hunt’s Point Ave, and Hunter College there is a plethora of differences. The differences stem from economy, community, and education. However, there is a similarity when it comes to population. In terms of economy the split arises from cost of living to median salary in each separate community. Hunter College and Hunt’s Point Avenue are almost complete opposites in every way. Hunt’s Point Ave is the location I chose as my comparison with Hunter College and New York City because it was a part of my first project. I noticed while completing the census data new ways that we look at our neighborhoods. We look at the specific types of people from class to race and…show more content…
One of the most significant disparities is the subject on race and diversity within the communities. First, the population surrounding Hunter College is 3,282 and for Hunt’s Point Ave it is 6,265. The number of African Americans in Hunter College is 43 which is 1.3 percent of its population. However, in Hunt’s Point Ave the number is substantially greater at 1,791 which stand at 28.6 percent of its population. One of the needed improvements in both communities is progression in the field of diversity. In comparison to New York City, which has 2,067,708 citizens and is 24.8 percent of its population, Hunter College needs to reach closer to the percent of New York City. Diversity makes New York City feel like New York City. The same path follows with Hispanics in both communities. Hispanics in Hunt’s Point Ave are the majority at 71.6 percent of its population while the area of Hunter College is 5.3 percent of its population. Minorities in Hunter College are less prominent due to the economic status of its location. For New York City, Hispanics are 28.8% of the city. Not all of New York City prides itself on its commercial success thus the percentage is higher for Hispanics in New York City. New York City is often referred to as mixed pot due to the people, the way it should be. The majority of people in the Hunter College area are predominately white at 92.4 percent. On the other hand,…show more content…
I had an idea of what the median income was going to be for my neighborhood and Hunter College. I did not expect to have such a separation as the census data shows. The median household income of Hunt’s Point Ave is similar to New York City’s median household income. Hunt’s Point Ave’s median income is $30,483 while New York City’s is $52,737. Hunt’s Point Ave’s median income is too close to the poverty line which means most people in the town either are not in the labor force or cannot find good paying jobs. On the other end Hunter College is very affluent where the average median household income is $142,156. An interesting data point I saw was in age. Most people living in Hunt’s Point Ave are from 18 to 34 years old at 33 percent of its population while in Hunter College it is only 19.2 percent. Hunter College is a place where people are financially stable and have worked towards their wealth and success as shown also through education meaning people living there are slightly older. The per capita income in Hunter College is $126,589 and Hunt’s Point Ave is immensely lower at $11,698. The per capita income dictates where people lie financially individually and what is affordable. As previously stated race and income are correlated in both communities. The household income for Hispanics in Hunt’s Point Ave is $29,145 and in Hunter College it is $77,361. The difference is due to better jobs

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