Elkview is a very small town located in the state of West Virginia. With a population of 1,218 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Elkview is the 139th largest community in West Virginia.
Elkview real estate is some of the most expensive in West Virginia, although Elkview house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Elkview is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Elkview is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Elkview who work in office and administrative support (20.29%), management occupations (10.46%), and personal care services (10.30%).
Also of interest is that Elkview has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Of important note, Elkview is also a town of artists. Elkview has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Elkview’s character.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 15.30% 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, Elkview is worth considering.
Despite being a small town, Elkview has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.
The citizens of Elkview are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 16.06% of adults in Elkview have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Elkview in 2010 was $22,180, which is upper middle income relative to West Virginia, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $88,720 for a family of four. However, Elkview contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Elkview home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Elkview residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Elkview include Irish, German, Italian, English, and British.
The most common language spoken in Elkview is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and African languages.