Saltville is a very small town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 1,791 people and just one neighborhood, Saltville is the 228th largest community in Virginia.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Saltville is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 43.29% of the Saltville workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Saltville is a town of service providers, transportation and shipping workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Saltville who work in food service (18.75%), office and administrative support (10.42%), and healthcare suport services (5.44%).
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Saltville has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Saltville has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Saltville than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Saltville may be for you.
Being a small town, Saltville does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The population of Saltville has a very low overall level of education: only 9.62% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.
The per capita income in Saltville in 2018 was $18,761, which is low income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $75,044 for a family of four. However, Saltville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Saltville also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 31.53% of its population below the federal poverty line.
The people who call Saltville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Saltville residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Saltville include English, Irish, German, Swiss, and British.
The most common language spoken in Saltville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.
When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Canadian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.4% of this neighborhood's residents have Canadian ancestry.
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 Saltville are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 83.2% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 28.1% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 78.5% 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, 37.2% 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 33.1% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (19.6%), and 10.1% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 97.7% of households.
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 Saltville, VA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (9.6%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (7.1%), and residents who report German roots (7.0%), and some of the residents are also of Scots-Irish ancestry (1.8%), along with some Canadian ancestry residents (1.4%), 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 (36.7% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.
Here most residents (88.1%) 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 (8.7%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.