Hopwood is a very small town located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 2,062 people and just one neighborhood, Hopwood is the 634th largest community in Pennsylvania.
Hopwood is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Hopwood is a town of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hopwood who work in teaching (14.75%), management occupations (12.97%), and personal care services (10.88%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.79% 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.
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, Hopwood is worth considering.
One of the benefits of Hopwood is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.70 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
In terms of college education, Hopwood is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 26.23% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Hopwood in 2018 was $36,620, which is upper middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $146,480 for a family of four. However, Hopwood contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Hopwood home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Hopwood residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Hopwood include Italian, English, Irish, German, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Hopwood is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Pacific Island languages.
Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Hopwood, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Slovak and Croatian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 6.2% of this neighborhood's residents have Slovak ancestry and 1.7% have Croatian ancestry.
is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 18.0% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Italian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.5% 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 Hopwood are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 80.2% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 17.4% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 63.7% of U.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, 36.4% 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 25.1% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (21.0%), and 17.4% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 94.5% of households. Some people also speak Italian (18.0%).
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 Hopwood, PA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (17.2%). There are also a number of people of Italian ancestry (16.4%), and residents who report German roots (14.8%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (9.6%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (8.4%), 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 under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (42.0% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (84.5%) 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 (7.8%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.