Alum Creek is a very small town located in the state of West Virginia. With a population of 1,595 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Alum Creek is the 122nd largest community in West Virginia.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Alum Creek is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Alum Creek is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Alum Creek who work in sales jobs (20.26%), office and administrative support (15.58%), and teaching (14.59%).
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, Alum Creek is worth considering.
One downside of living in Alum Creek, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.65 minutes every day commuting to work.
Alum Creek 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.
In terms of college education, Alum Creek is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 17.79% of adults 25 and older in Alum Creek have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Alum Creek in 2018 was $29,764, which is wealthy relative to West Virginia, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $119,056 for a family of four.
The people who call Alum Creek home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Alum Creek residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in Alum Creek include Irish, English, German, European, and Danish.
The most common language spoken in Alum Creek is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and African languages.