Comfort is a tiny town located in the state of West Virginia. With a population of 320 people and just one neighborhood, Comfort is the 231st largest community in West Virginia.
Comfort is a blue-collar town, with 100.00% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Comfort is a town of transportation and shipping workers, construction workers and builders, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Comfort who work in office and administrative support (0.00%), sales jobs (0.00%), and personal care services (0.00%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 19.51% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
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, Comfort has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Comfort a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
One downside of living in Comfort, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 52.50 minutes every day commuting to work.
Being a small town, Comfort does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The population of Comfort has a very low overall level of education: only 9.38% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.
The per capita income in Comfort in 2018 was $31,472, which is wealthy relative to West Virginia, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $125,888 for a family of four. However, Comfort contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Comfort home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Comfort residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in Comfort include Yugoslavian, Other West Indian, West Indian, U.S. Virgin Islander, and Trinidadian and Tobagonian.
The most common language spoken in Comfort is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Greek.
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.
More people work in manufacturing and as laborers here in the neighborhood than in 96.9% 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.
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 32 people per square mile living here, this neighborhood is less crowded than 92.4% of America.
If you're looking for a great spot to raise a family, then look no further than the neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's analysis found that the combination of good quality public schools, above-average safety from crime, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family homes, help make this neighborhood among the top 14.8% of family-friendly neighborhoods across the state of West Virginia. In addition, there are a high proportion of other families with school-aged children living here, making it easy for parents and their children to socialize and develop a sense of community support. In addition, families here highly value education, as is reflected by the strength of the local schools, in part due to the educational attainment of the parents here, who vote in support of the public schools.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more British ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 6.1% of this neighborhood's residents have British ancestry.
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 Comfort are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 82.5% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 25.0% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 74.7% 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, 44.4% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 23.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (17.1%), and 12.7% in executive, management, and professional occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 98.3% of households. Some people also speak Italian (2.1%).
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 Comfort, WV, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (10.8%). There are also a number of people of British ancestry (6.1%), and residents who report German roots (5.3%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (5.1%), along with some Mexican ancestry residents (3.2%), 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 neighborhood spend between 45 minutes and one hour commuting one-way to work (28.5% of working residents), longer and tougher than most commutes in America.
Here most residents (77.0%) 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.