Mouth of Wilson is a very small town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 1,800 people and just one neighborhood, Mouth of Wilson is the 231st largest community in Virginia.
Unlike some towns, Mouth of Wilson isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Mouth of Wilson are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Mouth of Wilson is a town of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mouth of Wilson who work in healthcare (14.76%), the sciences (11.79%), and sales jobs (6.82%).
And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Mouth of Wilson has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.
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, Mouth of Wilson is worth considering.
In Mouth of Wilson, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 34.61 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
Being a small town, Mouth of Wilson does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The percentage of adults in Mouth of Wilson who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 17.94% of the adults in Mouth of Wilson have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Mouth of Wilson in 2018 was $29,914, which is middle income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $119,656 for a family of four. However, Mouth of Wilson contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Mouth of Wilson home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Mouth of Wilson residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Mouth of Wilson include English, German, European, Scots-Irish, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Mouth of Wilson is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.
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.
Uncrowded roads, rural America and space to be the individual you are. If you like these characteristics, this neighborhood may fit you. With just 16 residents per square mile, is less crowded than 95.7% of all U.S. neighborhoods. One of the notable things about is that it is one of the quietest neighborhoods in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and quantitative rating of quietness. When you are here, you will find it to be very quiet. If quiet and peaceful are your cup of tea, you may have found a great place for you.
In addition, vacant homes and apartments are a significant characteristic of this neighborhood. In fact, with 43.3% of the residential real estate vacant, the neighborhood claims the distinction of having a higher vacancy rate than 97.8% of the neighborhoods in America. This can either be because much of the property is seasonally occupied, like in many vacation areas, or that much of the real estate is more permanently abandoned.
The neighborhood has a greater proportion of government workers living in it than 96.6% of the neighborhoods in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. This is a unique feature of this neighborhood, and one that shapes its character.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Scots-Irish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 4.0% of this neighborhood's residents have Scots-Irish ancestry.
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 Mouth of Wilson are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 80.4% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 30.9% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 81.4% 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, 40.9% 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 24.7% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (20.1%), and 14.5% in government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 97.7% of households. Some people also speak Italian (2.7%).
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 Mouth of Wilson, VA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (14.8%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (9.2%), and residents who report Scots-Irish roots (4.0%), and some of the residents are also of Scottish ancestry (3.0%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (2.7%), among others.
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 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (46.7% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.
Here most residents (82.4%) 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 (7.3%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.