Shenandoah is a very small town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 2,485 people and just one neighborhood, Shenandoah is the 202nd largest community in Virginia.
Shenandoah is a blue-collar town, with 37.06% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Shenandoah is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Shenandoah who work in sales jobs (10.28%), office and administrative support (8.36%), and healthcare suport services (6.66%).
One downside of living in Shenandoah is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Shenandoah, the average commute to work is 34.75 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
The population of Shenandoah has a very low overall level of education: only 8.46% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.
The per capita income in Shenandoah in 2018 was $21,584, which is low income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $86,336 for a family of four. However, Shenandoah contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Shenandoah is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Shenandoah home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Shenandoah residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Shenandoah include German, Irish, English, Scottish, and British.
The most common language spoken in Shenandoah is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.
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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 Shenandoah are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 40.1% of the neighborhoods in America. With 30.0% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 80.4% 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, 40.5% 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 22.4% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (22.3%), and 14.8% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 95.3% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (4.7%).
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 Shenandoah, VA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (15.0%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (8.4%), and residents who report English roots (5.2%), and some of the residents are also of Mexican ancestry (4.1%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (3.3%), 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 between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (34.0% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.
Here most residents (81.3%) 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 (15.7%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.