Communities have many similar features no matter there location. The objective of this contrast and comparison is to review city demographics, community events, industry, crime, and social responsibility. The unique culture, how the community members interact, and each member’s point of view on social responsibility are the important factors to consider when evaluating community dynamics. Communities are more than merely location, they consist of individuals “contributing to the common body of knowledge that supports the creation of a shared community” (Boylan, 2009, p. 25). Communities are the place people show their commitment to social responsibility through work, volunteerism, and monetary contribution.
The communities of Middletown, Utica, Oklahoma City, City of Kelsey, and Danville share similarities such as an ethnically diverse population and recreational community events. According to City-Data, Caucasians make up the majority of these cities’ population (City-Data.com, 2011). Oklahoma City’s population is three times the population of Middletown, Utica, and Danville. The communities encourage involvement by hosting festivals, parades, marathons, and recreational activities. The City of Kelsey has an annual Balloon festival, craft shows, and golf tournaments. Middletown holds a parade in honor of St. Sebastian and Utica residents support the Boilermaker marathon, the largest 15-kilometer road race in the U.S. Oklahoma City is known for its beautiful Botanical Gardens, the Annual Horse show, and rodeo events. Danville hosts the annual Ballou Park festival and outdoor concerts at the amphitheater overlooking the Dan River.
Middletown, Utica, Oklahoma City, and Danville differ in worship centers, industries, and criminal activity as well. Middletown’s Sicilian members gather and...