Living In An Urban Community

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Urban Community and Lifestyle
Urban communities are well developed areas where there is a large density of people living. Often an urban area is the region around a city and primarily consists of commercial buildings, houses, motorways, bridges, and railroads. According to the United States Census Bureau in 2010 there was 249,253,271 people living in urban areas, which is eighty-one percent of the U.S. population (2010 Census Urban and Rural Classification and Urban Area Criteria, n.d.). To gain a better understanding of urban living, I have interviewed three individuals who are currently living in metropolitan communities. With their perception, I concluded that there are three similar themes: crime, poverty, and homelessness.
Interviewees Backgrounds
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She was born in Maplewood, New Jersey to a middle class family with a father working as an account executive and a mother who was a homemaker. Once leaving home and making her way up the rank to working as a municipal bond trader for Hanauer Stein & Company, Ms. Jacobus has met a vast majority of people through different social classes and backgrounds. As a single woman, Ms. Jacobus describes living in an urban area as fast pace, exciting, and entertaining while being expensive. Ms. Jacobus states that she loves that there is a diversity of people, plenty of different activities, assorted cuisine, and a close commute to New York City. “I love being so close to everything and there are always somewhere to go and something to see” (Lori Jacobus, personal communities, September 4,

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