The People of Atlantic Beach, NY
Downscale, striving singles.
Struggling urban singles that are on a tight budget, making minimum wage and working in service jobs. Most have a high school education or lower and most rent.
Foreign-born individuals who live in city.
Born outside the U.S., they have moved to the U.S. and live in the city. Wide age range. Some have a high school or college education, and they work in a variety of occupations.
Middle-class, suburban individuals who speak a foreign language.
Age ranges from 30s to 60s. Some own their homes. Education varies from high school to college, with some earning graduate school degrees.
Unmarried With Children
Urban single parents.
These single parents are making ends meet with moderate income. Some went on to college, while others finished high school or lower. Most work in service, management, or professional occupations.
Bringing Up Baby
Younger urban couples just starting families.
Mixed educational status with some having a high school education and some college. Income from the low- to high-end.