East Lynn is a very small town located in the state of West Virginia. With a population of 2,411 people and just one neighborhood, East Lynn is the 91st largest community in West Virginia.
Unlike some towns, East Lynn isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in East Lynn are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, East Lynn is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in East Lynn who work in teaching (23.99%), maintenance occupations (15.94%), and sales jobs (14.19%).
Of important note, East Lynn is also a town of artists. East Lynn has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape East Lynn’s character.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 10.93% 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.
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, East Lynn is worth considering.
One downside of living in East Lynn, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.62 minutes every day commuting to work.
The citizens of East Lynn have a very low rate of college education: just 7.39% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.
The per capita income in East Lynn in 2018 was $19,886, 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 $79,544 for a family of four. However, East Lynn contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call East Lynn home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of East Lynn residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in East Lynn include English, Irish, German, French Canadian, and French.
The most common language spoken in East Lynn is English. Other important languages spoken here include African languages and Arabic.
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.
Regardless of the means by which residents commute, this neighborhood has a length of commute that is notable. 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. 11.5% 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 96.7% of all neighborhoods in America.
The real estate in this neighborhood consists of more mobile homes than 96.1% of all neighborhoods in America, with 33.6% 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.
In addition, unpopulated, and rural, the neighborhood is one of the least crowded neighborhoods in all of America. If you like open space, no traffic, and lots of room, this neighborhood may be just what you are looking for. According to NeighborhoodScout's leading research, this neighborhood is less densely populated than 94.2% of the neighborhoods in America.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more English ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 42.2% of this neighborhood's residents have English 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 East Lynn are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 91.4% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 39.4% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 88.2% 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, 35.4% 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 32.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (22.2%), and 10.2% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 100.0% of households.
Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.
In the neighborhood in East Lynn, WV, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (42.2%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (4.9%), and residents who report German roots (4.0%).
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 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (29.7% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods. However, there is also a significant group of residents (11.5%) who commute over an hour in each direction.
Here most residents (78.0%) 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 (8.9%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.