West Milton is a very small village located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 4,721 people and just one neighborhood, West Milton is the 285th largest community in Ohio.
West Milton is a blue-collar town, with 42.35% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, West Milton is a village of sales and office workers, production and manufacturing workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in West Milton who work in office and administrative support (12.74%), sales jobs (9.41%), and food service (6.54%).
Also of interest is that West Milton has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.48% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.
Being a small village, West Milton does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The citizens of West Milton are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 13.33% of adults in West Milton have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in West Milton in 2018 was $26,427, which is lower middle income relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $105,708 for a family of four. However, West Milton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call West Milton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of West Milton residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in West Milton include German, English, Irish, Scottish, and French.
The most common language spoken in West Milton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.
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 41.9% of its working residents employed in such fields, which is a higher proportion than 95.3% of American neighborhoods.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Hungarian and Scottish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.3% of this neighborhood's residents have Hungarian ancestry and 6.4% have Scottish ancestry.
Some neighborhoods have more internal cohesiveness than others. While other neighborhoods feel like a collection of strangers who just happen to live near each other. Sometimes this comes down to not only the personalities of the people in a place, but how long people have been together in that neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research has revealed some interesting things about the rootedness of people in the neighborhood. More residents of the neighborhood live here today that also were living in this same neighborhood five years ago than is found in 95.6% 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.
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 West Milton are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 74.2% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 13.8% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 56.9% of U.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, 41.9% 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 21.7% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (18.3%), and 18.2% in executive, management, and professional occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 99.7% of households. Some people also speak Italian (3.5%).
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 West Milton, OH, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (31.9%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (8.1%), and residents who report Irish roots (7.2%), and some of the residents are also of Scottish ancestry (6.4%), along with some French ancestry residents (5.3%), 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 (42.1% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (85.3%) 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 (6.1%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.