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Arnoldsburg, WV

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Overview


Arnoldsburg is a very small town located in the state of West Virginia. With a population of 3,137 people and just one neighborhood, Arnoldsburg is the 65th largest community in West Virginia.

Occupations and Workforce

When you are in Arnoldsburg, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 54.82% of Arnoldsburg’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Arnoldsburg is a town of construction workers and builders, transportation and shipping workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Arnoldsburg who work in teaching (8.82%), office and administrative support (7.18%), and healthcare (4.35%).

Setting & Lifestyle

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, Arnoldsburg has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Arnoldsburg a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

One downside of living in Arnoldsburg, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.50 minutes every day commuting to work.

Being a small town, Arnoldsburg does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

Demographics

The population of Arnoldsburg has a very low overall level of education: only 6.66% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.

The per capita income in Arnoldsburg in 2018 was $21,329, which is lower middle income relative to West Virginia, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $85,316 for a family of four. However, Arnoldsburg contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Arnoldsburg also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 35.41% of its population below the federal poverty line.

The people who call Arnoldsburg home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Arnoldsburg residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in Arnoldsburg include Irish, English, German, French, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Arnoldsburg is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and German/Yiddish.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

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.

Occupations

More people work in manufacturing and as laborers here in the neighborhood than in 99.5% of the neighborhoods in America. Despite the loss of manufacturing jobs across the nation, this neighborhood remains a place where, compared to other parts of the country, you will find many laborers and manufacturers.

Length of Commute

Whether walking, biking, riding, or driving, the length of one's commute is an important factor for one's quality of life. The neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's analysis. Long commutes can be brutal. They take time, money, and energy, leaving less of you for yourself and your family. The residents of the neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having, on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America. 15.7% of commuters here travel more than one hour just one-way to work. That is more than two hours per day. This percentage with two-hour + round-trip commutes is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in 98.8% of all neighborhoods in America.

People

Of note, 67.7% of the children in this area live in poverty; an extraordinarily high percentage compared to other neighborhoods in the nation. In a nation where approximately one in four children grows up in poverty, this neighborhood stands out for the depth of the problem manifested here.

In addition, neighborhoodScout's exclusive research revealed that 93.3% of the adult residents in the neighborhood do not have a 4-year college degree, which is a lower rate of college graduated adults than found in 95.2% of the neighborhoods in America.

Real Estate

This neighborhood has wide open spaces, few people, and lots of space to stretch out. If you like locations that fit that description, you may like this neighborhood. Based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, with only 20 people per square mile living here, this neighborhood is less crowded than 94.7% of 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, the real estate in this neighborhood consists of more mobile homes than 95.5% of all neighborhoods in America, with 31.7% of the occupied housing here being classified as mobile homes. So if you are looking for a mobile home, or you like the look and feel of mobile home parks, this neighborhood might have the setting you desire.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more French ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 7.1% of this neighborhood's residents have French ancestry.

The Neighbors

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 Arnoldsburg are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 91.5% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 67.7% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 98.2% 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, 54.8% 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 24.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (10.1%), and 10.1% in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 98.6% of households. Some people also speak Italian (4.1%).

Ethnicity / Ancestry

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 Arnoldsburg, WV, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (17.1%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (10.1%), and residents who report German roots (9.8%), and some of the residents are also of French ancestry (7.1%), along with some Scottish ancestry residents (4.7%), among others.

Getting to Work

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 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (30.3% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans. However, there is also a significant group of residents (15.7%) who commute over an hour in each direction.

Here most residents (84.2%) 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 (13.2%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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