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West Point, UT

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Overview


West Point is a somewhat small city located in the state of Utah. With a population of 11,892 people and just one neighborhood, West Point is the 61st largest community in Utah. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in West Point, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to West Point, and putting down their money on brand new construction. West Point’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. West Point does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $103,975.00.

Occupations and Workforce

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, West Point is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, West Point is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in West Point who work in office and administrative support (13.92%), management occupations (8.86%), and teaching (7.55%).

Also of interest is that West Point 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: 7.43% 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.

Setting & Lifestyle

Because of many things, West Point is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, West Point really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is West Point perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

Demographics

The overall education level of West Point is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 28.03% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in West Point in 2018 was $35,489, which is upper middle income relative to Utah and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $141,956 for a family of four. However, West Point contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

West Point is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call West Point home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of West Point residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in West Point include English, German, Scottish, Irish, and Danish.

The most common language spoken in West Point is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

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 West Point, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Real Estate

With a real estate vacancy rate of only 0.0%, the neighborhood has a lower vacancy rate than 100.0% of U.S. neighborhoods, a very elite group. Such a low vacancy rate may indicate very strong real estate demand in the neighborhood combined with some impediments to increasing supply, such as zoning or existing density of development, among other potential reasons.

In addition, one way that the neighborhood really stands out, is that it has more large 4, 5, or additional bedroom homes and real estate than 96.6% of the neighborhoods in America. When you walk or drive around this neighborhood, you'll instantly notice the size of the homes here which definitely makes a strong visual statement.

Car Ownership

American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or three. But households in the neighborhood buck this trend. Residents of this neighborhood must really love automobiles. NeighborhoodScout's Analysis reveals that 50.7% of the households here have four, five, or more cars. That is more cars per household than in 99.7% of the neighborhoods in the nation.

People

The neighborhood stands out within Utah for its college student friendly environment. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this neighborhood is home to a number of college students, is relatively walkable, and above average in safety. In combination, this makes it stand out for a good place for college students to consider. Because a number of college students live here, this neighborhood may be close to a college campus and offer certain amenities nearby geared towards the student body. While it's not an environment for everyone, ambitious scholars can enjoy seasonal excitement between semesters and school breaks, and parents can rest easy knowing that the area has an above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the top 8.5% of college-friendly places to live in UT.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more English and Scottish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 33.6% of this neighborhood's residents have English ancestry and 9.5% have Scottish ancestry.

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 West Point are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 83.0% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 6.6% 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 60.3% 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, 36.4% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 26.1% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (19.2%), and 17.3% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 94.4% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (3.0%).

Ethnicity / Ancestry

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 West Point, UT, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (33.6%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (10.3%), and residents who report Scottish roots (9.5%), and some of the residents are also of Danish ancestry (5.5%), along with some German ancestry residents (5.1%), among others.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (41.5% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (74.8%) 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 (13.4%) . 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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