Wingo is a tiny city located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 573 people and just one neighborhood, Wingo is the 319th largest community in Kentucky.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Wingo is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 45.13% of the Wingo workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Wingo is a city of sales and office workers, transportation and shipping workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Wingo who work in sales jobs (14.80%), food service (9.03%), and office and administrative support (7.58%).
Wingo’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.
Wingo is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The citizens of Wingo have a very low rate of college education: just 9.22% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.
The per capita income in Wingo in 2018 was $21,900, which is middle income relative to Kentucky, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $87,600 for a family of four. However, Wingo contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Wingo home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Wingo residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Wingo include English, Irish, German, Scottish, and Welsh.
The most common language spoken in Wingo is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Italian.
Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Wingo, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
It used to be that most Americans lived on the farm, or otherwise made their living from the land, the forests, or the sea. With global trade and an economy increasingly based on providing services to one another, fewer people farm, fish or harvest timber now than at any time in American history. But according to NeighborhoodScout's leading analysis, the neighborhood stands apart from most American neighborhood due to the proportion of its residents still working in these fields. With 4.4% of the workforce so employed, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of such workers than 96.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Furthermore, neighborhoodScout's exclusive research identifies the neighborhood as having one of the highest concentrations of people employed in manufacturing or as laborers of any neighborhood in America. In fact, despite the loss of manufacturing jobs nationally, this neighborhood has 42.3% of its working residents employed in such fields, which is a higher proportion than 95.6% of American neighborhoods.
While most Americans do drive to work alone each day, the neighborhood stands out by having 90.5% of commuters doing so, which is a higher proportion of people driving alone to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 95.8% of all American neighborhoods.
Most American households own a car or other vehicle. Many own two cars or perhaps three. In the United States, it is useful to have an automobile not only for commuting, but also for shopping and getting to other services one needs. But NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed that households in the neighborhood have a highly unusual car ownership. Residents of this neighborhood must really love automobiles. NeighborhoodScout's Analysis reveals that 33.3% of the households here have four, five, or more cars. That is more cars per household than in 95.2% of the neighborhoods in the nation.
This neighborhood has wide open spaces, few people, and lots of space to stretch out. If you like locations that fit that description, you may like this neighborhood. Based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, with only 36 people per square mile living here, this neighborhood is less crowded than 91.5% of America.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more English ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 22.1% of this neighborhood's residents have English ancestry.
The freedom of moving to new places versus the comfort of home. How much and how often people move not only can create diverse and worldly neighborhoods, but simultaneously it can produce a loss of intimacy with one's surroundings and a lack of connectedness to one's neighbors. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research has identified this neighborhood as unique with regard to the transience of its populace. More residents of the neighborhood live here today that also were living in this same neighborhood five years ago than is found in 96.2% of U.S. neighborhoods. This neighborhood is really made up of people who know each other, don't move often, and have lived here in this very neighborhood for quite a while.
How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Wingo are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 72.7% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 33.1% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 83.4% of U.S. neighborhoods.
What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.
In the neighborhood, 42.3% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 22.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (18.2%), and 12.7% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 96.9% of households.
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.
In the neighborhood in Wingo, KY, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (22.1%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (12.0%), and residents who report Irish roots (9.5%), and some of the residents are also of French ancestry (2.6%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (1.3%), among others.
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (42.6% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (90.5%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.