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Wharton, OH

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Overview


Wharton is a tiny village located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 321 people and just one neighborhood, Wharton is the 731st largest community in Ohio. Much of the housing stock in Wharton was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.

Occupations and Workforce

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Wharton is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 68.48% of the Wharton workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Wharton is a village of production and manufacturing workers, construction workers and builders, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Wharton who work in office and administrative support (7.07%), food service (5.43%), and sales jobs (4.35%).

Setting & Lifestyle

Wharton’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.

The village is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Wharton has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Wharton a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

One downside of living in Wharton, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.37 minutes every day commuting to work.

As is often the case in a small village, Wharton doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

Demographics

In terms of college education, the citizens of Wharton rank slightly lower than the national average. 16.46% of adults 25 and older in Wharton have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Wharton in 2022 was $25,571, which is lower middle income relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $102,284 for a family of four. However, Wharton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Wharton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Wharton residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in Wharton include German, English, Irish, Turkish, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Wharton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

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Real Estate

Uncrowded roads, rural America and space to be the individual you are. If you like these characteristics, this neighborhood may fit you. With just 24 residents per square mile, is less crowded than 94.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

People

If you're looking for a great spot to raise a family, then look no further than the neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's analysis found that the combination of good quality public schools, above-average safety from crime, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family homes, help make this neighborhood among the top 10.2% of family-friendly neighborhoods across the state of Ohio. In addition, there are a high proportion of other families with school-aged children living here, making it easy for parents and their children to socialize and develop a sense of community support. In addition, families here highly value education, as is reflected by the strength of the local schools, in part due to the educational attainment of the parents here, who vote in support of the public schools.

The Neighbors

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 Wharton are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 48.4% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 2.0% 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 75.2% of America'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, 36.1% 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 30.3% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (23.3%), and 9.9% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 98.6% of households. Some people also speak Italian (5.2%).

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the neighborhood in Wharton, OH, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (33.2%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (14.1%), and residents who report English roots (10.0%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (6.1%), along with some French ancestry residents (2.1%), among others.

Getting to Work

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 (88.6%) 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 (5.8%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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