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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Hewett median real estate price is $151,796, which is more expensive than 32.8% of the neighborhoods in West Virginia and 13.9% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Hewett is currently $1,209, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 60.0% of West Virginia neighborhoods.

Hewett is a remote neighborhood (based on population density) located in Danville, West Virginia.

Hewett 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 Hewett neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 2000 and the present.

Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Hewett. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 18.4%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 84.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, most vacant housing here is vacant year round. This can sometimes be the case in neighborhoods dominated by new construction that is not yet occupied. But often neighborhoods with vacancy rates this high are places that can be plagued by a protracted vacancy problem. If you live here, you may find that a number of buildings in your neighborhood are actually empty.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Danville, the Hewett neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Occupations

With 6.1% of employed workers living in the Hewett neighborhood active in the military, this neighborhood has the distinction of having a higher proportion of people in the military than 99.0% of American neighborhoods. This is a major shaper of the neighborhood's culture and character.

Real Estate

The real estate in this neighborhood consists of more mobile homes than 96.4% of all neighborhoods in America, with 34.1% 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.

People

There is an especially high percentage of incarcerated people (0.9%) living in the Hewett neighborhood.

The Neighbors

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the Hewett neighborhood in Danville are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 63.0% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 17.2% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 64.2% 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 Hewett neighborhood, 33.5% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional 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 31.7% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (24.5%), and 10.3% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the Hewett neighborhood is English, spoken by 100.0% of households. Some people also speak Italian (2.6%).

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 Hewett neighborhood in Danville, WV, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (12.1%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (3.0%), and residents who report German roots (2.4%), and some of the residents are also of Scottish ancestry (1.2%).

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 Hewett neighborhood spend between 45 minutes and one hour commuting one-way to work (29.2% of working residents), longer and tougher than most commutes in America.

Here most residents (87.6%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. 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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