As for businesses a new burger placed opened in the area and has been very

As for businesses a new burger placed opened in the

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local artist to reflect the “trendiness” of the city. As for businesses a new burger placed opened in the area and has been very popular. There are multiple coffee shops, and trendy boutiques for shopping local. Employment What places for employment are there is this area? Name the businesses and industries in this area . In this area there is a lot of 4
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Opportunities retail, and food service positions. There are three hospitals in the community all located with in 7 miles of each other. These hospital employ hundreds of staff. There any many factories the produce aviation parts, but the biggest employer in the are is Chrysler automotive plant that is in the neighboring city. Transportation How to people get from one place to another? Is public transportation available? How timely is it? Personal autos? Bikes? Walking ? This area most people drive personal cars. There are buses that run, but they mostly run around the downtown area and we are not in that area. They do have cabs, but these small operations and each have only a limited number at a given time. The big trend growing in transportation is with Uber and Lyft. These ride sharing services have become very popular and make it much easier for people to get around town. Time to get across town can vary on the time of day. During rush hour times it can take 20-30 minutes to get across town. Off times it takes about half of that. There are an over abundance of street lights in the city which creates slower traffic patterns. People Make sure you address fully what you observed and NOTE if something was not found within your community area. ● Race and Ethnicity What is the majority racial group represented? What is the majority ethnic group represented? Describe the distribution of gender, approximate ages, single families, multiple families, generational families ? The majority of people noted in my observation were Caucasian. This area is predominately Caucasian. The west side of town is mainly African American, and when you go east, it is mainly Hispanic. During the observation I noticed mainly middle aged and young families and singles. There were a few older citizens. Most were between the ages of 18-40 for adults and various ages of children. Most were single families consisting of mom, dad, and children. Of the older adults, they were groups of men and women together, no older husband wife couples noticed. I did not see any Asian or middle eastern ethnicities during the observation. Rockford has had an major increase in Hispanic population with in the last 10 years. 5
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This area though is majority Caucasian. Cultural Characteristics What cultural similarities or differences do you observe? Languages spoken? Clothing? Ethnic eating places? Culturally- based celebrations? Signs in languages other than English ?
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