Troutdale is a tiny town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 140 people and just one neighborhood, Troutdale is the 406th largest community in Virginia. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Troutdale, 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 Troutdale, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Troutdale’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Troutdale does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $23,056.00.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Troutdale is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Troutdale is a town of service providers, professionals, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Troutdale who work in food service (25.00%), maintenance occupations (23.21%), and healthcare suport services (7.14%).
The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Troutdale has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Troutdale a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
One downside of living in Troutdale is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Troutdale, the average commute to work is 37.69 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
Troutdale is a very car-oriented town. 100.00% of residents commute to work in a private automobile rather than by other means, such as public transit, bicycling, or walking. This is because Troutdale is a small town , and most people who live here have to drive out of town for work, and the town population is not large nor dense enough to support an extensive public transportation system. Troutdale has a lot of rural roads, and houses can be far apart. Many residents drive out of town for regular shopping trips as well.
Troutdale is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The citizens of Troutdale have a very low rate of college education: just 9.68% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.
The per capita income in Troutdale in 2018 was $17,886, which is low income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $71,544 for a family of four. However, Troutdale contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Troutdale also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 31.21% of its population below the federal poverty line.
The people who call Troutdale home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Troutdale residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Troutdale include English, Irish, Hungarian, German, and French.
The most common language spoken in Troutdale is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and African languages.
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.
Unpopulated, and rural, the neighborhood is one of the least crowded neighborhoods in all of America. If you like open space, no traffic, and lots of room, this neighborhood may be just what you are looking for. According to NeighborhoodScout's leading research, this neighborhood is less densely populated than 94.4% of the neighborhoods in America. 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, despite all of the residential real estate here in the neighborhood, NeighborhoodScout has discovered that much of it is vacant. In resort or second-home vacation areas, this naturally occurs because homes and apartments are seasonally occupied, and empty for a portion of the year. In non-vacation or resort areas, however, this can be an indicator of property abandonment or a weak real estate market. The vacancy rate here is 33.8%, which is higher than 95.7% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
If you're planning where to retire, the neighborhood in Troutdale is a great option to consider. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive retirement dream area analysis, it's peaceful and quiet, has above average safety ratings compared to other neighborhoods in VA, offers a wide range of housing options, and has already attracted an enviable mix of college educated seniors. This neighborhood ranks as better for retirement living than 88.1% of the neighborhoods in Virginia. If you are considering retiring to Virginia, this is a good neighborhood to look at.
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 Troutdale are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 88.6% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 19.5% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 67.1% 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, 34.8% 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 30.4% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (24.8%), and 9.9% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 94.1% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (5.4%).
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 Troutdale, VA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (13.7%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (5.4%), and residents who report German roots (4.1%), and some of the residents are also of Scots-Irish ancestry (2.1%), along with some Mexican ancestry residents (2.0%), 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 under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (36.9% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (81.2%) 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 (11.0%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.