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.
Elkview is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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.
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, Elkview has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Elkview a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
In Elkview, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Elkview is a relatively small town. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Elkview rank slightly lower than the national average. 16.06% of adults 25 and older in Elkview have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
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.