Martha / Melissa median real estate price is $158,250, which is more expensive than 51.2% of the neighborhoods in West Virginia and 19.0% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.
The average rental price in Martha / Melissa is currently $1,526, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 85.5% of the neighborhoods in West Virginia.
Martha / Melissa is a rural neighborhood (based on population density) located in Barboursville, West Virginia.
Martha / Melissa real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and mobile homes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Martha / Melissa neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.
In Martha / Melissa, the current vacancy rate is 3.2%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 80.4% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Martha / Melissa is very tight compared to the demand for property here.
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.
From major sales accounts to fast-food workers, sales and service employees are often the backbone of the local economy. In the Martha / Melissa neighborhood, they truly stand out. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis identifies this neighborhood as having a higher percentage of sales and service workers than 98.3% of all American neighborhoods.
Did you know that the Martha / Melissa neighborhood has more Welsh and Lebanese ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.2% of this neighborhood's residents have Welsh ancestry and 1.5% have Lebanese ancestry.
Martha / Melissa is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.7% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Persian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 96.3% of the neighborhoods in America.
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 Martha / Melissa neighborhood in Barboursville are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 72.7% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 26.1% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 76.2% of U.S. neighborhoods.
A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.
In the Martha / Melissa neighborhood, 44.9% of the working population is employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 31.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (13.8%), and 9.8% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the Martha / Melissa neighborhood is English, spoken by 98.3% of households. Some people also speak Italian (3.3%).
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.
In the Martha / Melissa neighborhood in Barboursville, WV, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (11.7%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (9.5%), and residents who report English roots (6.5%), and some of the residents are also of Welsh ancestry (3.2%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (2.4%), 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 Martha / Melissa neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (53.6% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (77.4%) 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.