Western Governors University
Hammocks Community Park is very established baseball park located in Miami, Florida. The park offers children of many ages to have the opportunity to be part of the all American past time. The park exhibits a great range of diversity, allowing families to collaborate and share experiences. A1. Local Demographics
Members of Hammocks Community Park come from limitless ethnicity backgrounds; from all varieties of Hispanics to Americans to African American. Varieties of languages are spoken at the park which is a result from all the different backgrounds amongst the families.
The ages of the children that attend the park vary from four years old to sixteen years old. The children are split into different age groups to make the competition between the kids reasonable.
Because of the large amount of different families, there are many diverse family situations. For example, there are families that have only one parent; some may have 2 single parents, etc.
Hammocks Community Park is a small example of the large growing demographics in our community of family having nonstandard circumstances.
A1a. Demographics across the United States
As the years pass the demographics in the United States keeps growing rapidly. With the increase in migration, the number of languages that are spoken in the United States is endless. With English being the primary language of the country, many families have different second languages including, to not limiting to, Spanish, French, Italian, Arabic, Portuguese, Korean, Russian, and Chinese. In 1980, 23.1 million people spoke a language other than English at home. By 2010, that number grew to 59.5 million, which is an increase in of 158% (Ryan, 2013, p. 5).
There are endless numbers of generations in the United States. With the ever growing number of generations, the age difference within the United States is
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