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.
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, Alum Creek has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Alum Creek a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
Alum Creek is very much a car-oriented town. This is because the population of Alum Creek isn't large enough or dense enough to support an extensive public transit system. It has a lot of rural roads, and the distance between houses can be quite large, which together tends to discourage walking and bicycling to work. 100.00% of residents commute to work in their own car (and the drive is typically to a job out of town). People also tend to drive out of town for other services as well, such as shopping, doctors appointments, and more.
As is often the case in a small town, Alum Creek doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
In Alum Creek, just 8.05% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.
The per capita income in Alum Creek in 2018 was $32,814, which is wealthy relative to West Virginia, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $131,256 for a family of four. However, Alum Creek contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 English, Irish, German, European, and Danish.
The most common language spoken in Alum Creek is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and African languages.