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Karla Davila Professor Eric Murillo Sociology 1301 26 September 2019 Applied Sociology: Exercise #1 The community in which one resides in is a clear reflection, and gives a general idea, of what type of opportunities there are within the area. It’s also a way of knowing the general social status and what is expected from living there. The median age, median household income, graduating percentage, poverty rate, and amount of diversity all play a part with shaping a neighborhood and making it what it is. For instance, my neighborhood, zip code 79934, has a total population of 25,846. Collectively, the median age is 29.5 and this indicates that a majority are either within their young adult stage, or the number of children combined with the number of middle-aged adults and older are about equal. The median income of a household is about 68,000 and this is neither a low nor high income as it is within the range of the middle class in Texas. I myself, am below the median age and somewhat around the general income, however, my household holds a family of four and the same can be applied with my direct neighbors. Just from this general income however, it can be inferred that the neighborhood is most likely better taken care of than it would be in lower income houses. Places such as the streets, sidewalks, houses, parks, and schools would generally have little to none vandalism, potholes, and trash. By analyzing my neighborhood, it can be proven that it is, in fact, true because the park and school in my neighborhood are well taken care of and even being renovated every so often.
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As a whole, the graduating percentage of high school and higher is an impressive 91.8%.
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