Eskdale is a tiny town located in the state of West Virginia. With a population of 130 people and just one neighborhood, Eskdale is the 269th largest community in West Virginia. Eskdale has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns.
Eskdale is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 100.00% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Eskdale is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Eskdale who work in healthcare suport services (51.61%), office and administrative support (48.39%), and sales jobs (0.00%).
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, Eskdale has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Eskdale a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
As is often the case in a small town, Eskdale doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The population of Eskdale has one of the lowest overall levels of education in the country: only 0.00% of people over 25 hold a college degree. The national average for all municipalities is 21.84%.
The per capita income in Eskdale in 2018 was $15,926, which is low income relative to West Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $63,704 for a family of four. Eskdale also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 30.82% of its population below the federal poverty line.
The people who call Eskdale home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Eskdale residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in Eskdale include Irish, Yugoslavian, Other West Indian, West Indian, and U.S. Virgin Islander.
The most common language spoken in Eskdale is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.
When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more West Indian and Irish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 0.2% of this neighborhood's residents have West Indian ancestry and 27.9% have Irish ancestry.
is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 8.6% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Italian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 97.2% of the neighborhoods in America.
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 neighborhood in Eskdale are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 80.8% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 30.4% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 80.9% 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, 31.5% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 25.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (23.1%), and 20.0% in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 99.0% of households. Some people also speak Italian (8.6%).
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.
In the neighborhood in Eskdale, WV, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (27.9%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (19.4%), and residents who report English roots (9.9%), and some of the residents are also of French ancestry (1.9%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (1.6%), 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 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (59.6% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (88.0%) 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 (8.5%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.