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Willow Wood, OH

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Overview


Willow Wood is a very small town located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 3,082 people and just one neighborhood, Willow Wood is the 371st largest community in Ohio.

Occupations and Workforce

Willow Wood is a blue-collar town, with 40.31% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Willow Wood is a town of transportation and shipping workers, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Willow Wood who work in office and administrative support (11.57%), healthcare (9.49%), and healthcare suport services (8.97%).

Setting & Lifestyle

The town 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, Willow Wood has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Willow Wood a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

One downside of living in Willow Wood, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 35.03 minutes every day commuting to work.

Being a small town, Willow Wood does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

Demographics

The population of Willow Wood has one of the lowest overall levels of education in the country: only 5.30% of people over 25 hold a college degree. The national average for all municipalities is 21.84%.

The per capita income in Willow Wood in 2022 was $22,086, which is low income relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $88,344 for a family of four.

The people who call Willow Wood home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Willow Wood residents report their race to be White, followed by Native Hawaiian. Important ancestries of people in Willow Wood include English, Irish, Scots-Irish, German, and European.

The most common language spoken in Willow Wood is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.

Real Estate

The real estate in this neighborhood consists of more mobile homes than 97.3% of all neighborhoods in America, with 38.0% of the occupied housing here being classified as mobile homes. So if you are looking for a mobile home, or you like the look and feel of mobile home parks, this neighborhood might have the setting you desire.

In addition, 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 39 people per square mile living here, this neighborhood is less crowded than 91.1% of America.

People

The neighborhood is unique for having just 5.3% of adults here having earned a bachelor's degree. This is a lower rate of college graduates than NeighborhoodScout found in 96.9% of America's neighborhoods.

Modes of Transportation

While most Americans do drive to work alone each day, the neighborhood stands out by having 89.9% of commuters doing so, which is a higher proportion of people driving alone to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 96.2% of all American neighborhoods.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more English and Scots-Irish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 21.3% of this neighborhood's residents have English ancestry and 3.0% have Scots-Irish ancestry.

The Neighbors

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 Willow Wood are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 85.2% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 10.5% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 50.3% 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, 40.3% 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 21.1% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (20.5%), and 18.1% in executive, management, and professional occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 99.7% of households.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

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 Willow Wood, OH, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (21.3%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (6.9%), and residents who report Scots-Irish roots (3.0%), and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (3.0%), along with some Scottish ancestry residents (1.6%), 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 (39.9% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (89.9%) 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 (10.1%) . 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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