Minford is a tiny town located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 641 people and just one neighborhood, Minford is the 641st largest community in Ohio.
Minford is a blue-collar town, with 42.42% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Minford is a town of service providers, production and manufacturing workers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Minford who work in maintenance occupations (26.26%), personal care services (12.12%), and office and administrative support (10.10%).
A relatively large number of people in Minford telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 26.26% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Overall, Minford’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Minford is worth considering.
Being a small town, Minford does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
Minford ranks among the bottom of the nation in terms of college education compared to other cities and towns: only 1.33% of people over 25 have a college degree.
The per capita income in Minford in 2018 was $26,690, which is middle income relative to Ohio, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $106,760 for a family of four. However, Minford contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Minford home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Minford residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in Minford include Irish, German, English, Yugoslavian, and Other West Indian.
The most common language spoken in Minford is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and African languages.
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.
Significantly, 0.7% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Greek at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 95.1% of the neighborhoods in America.
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 Minford are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 53.6% of the neighborhoods in America. With 26.4% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 76.5% of U.S. neighborhoods.
The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.
In the neighborhood, 44.4% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional 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 20.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (18.1%), and 15.5% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 99.4% of households. Some people also speak Italian (3.0%).
Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.
In the neighborhood in Minford, OH, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (13.9%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (7.5%), and residents who report English roots (6.2%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (3.8%), along with some British 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 (45.9% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (80.9%) 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 (12.5%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.