Gettysburg is a tiny village located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 463 people and just one neighborhood, Gettysburg is the 681st largest community in Ohio. Gettysburg has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.
When you are in Gettysburg, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 49.05% of Gettysburg’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Gettysburg is a village of production and manufacturing workers, sales and office workers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Gettysburg who work in office and administrative support (19.52%), management occupations (5.71%), and healthcare (4.29%).
Gettysburg is a small village, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The rate of college-level education in Gettysburg is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 11.21% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.
The per capita income in Gettysburg in 2018 was $18,220, which is low income relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $72,880 for a family of four. However, Gettysburg contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Gettysburg home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Gettysburg residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in Gettysburg include German, English, Irish, Scottish, and Norwegian.
The most common language spoken in Gettysburg is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.
When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
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 47.2% of its working residents employed in such fields, which is a higher proportion than 98.1% of American neighborhoods.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Canadian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.1% of this neighborhood's residents have Canadian ancestry.
There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Gettysburg are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 43.1% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 7.5% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 57.7% of America's neighborhoods.
A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.
In the neighborhood, 47.2% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 28.1% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (17.4%), and 6.3% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 98.3% 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 Gettysburg, OH, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (24.8%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (9.6%), and residents who report English roots (5.9%), and some of the residents are also of French ancestry (3.1%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (1.7%), among others.
Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (39.8% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (80.0%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (10.0%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.