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Gallipolis Ferry, WV

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Overview


Gallipolis Ferry is a tiny town located in the state of West Virginia. With a population of 735 people and just one neighborhood, Gallipolis Ferry is the 172nd largest community in West Virginia.

Occupations and Workforce

Gallipolis Ferry is a blue-collar town, with 82.56% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Gallipolis Ferry is a town of production and manufacturing workers, transportation and shipping workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Gallipolis Ferry who work in architecture and engineering (9.30%), office and administrative support (8.14%), and sales jobs (0.00%).

Setting & Lifestyle

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, Gallipolis Ferry has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Gallipolis Ferry a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

Gallipolis Ferry is a small town, and as is often the case with smaller towns, the population isn't large or dense enough to support much in the way of a public transportation system. In fact, there are many rural roads around Gallipolis Ferry, which makes walking or biking to and from work a bit difficult. This makes for a very car-oriented town: 100.00% of residents commute to work by private automobile, and people often drive out of town for work, shopping, and other activities.

Gallipolis Ferry is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

Demographics

In terms of college education, Gallipolis Ferry ranks among the least educated cities in the nation, as only 0.00% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Gallipolis Ferry in 2022 was $17,931, which is low income relative to West Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $71,724 for a family of four. However, Gallipolis Ferry contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Gallipolis Ferry also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 56.13% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Gallipolis Ferry is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Gallipolis Ferry home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Gallipolis Ferry residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in Gallipolis Ferry include German, Irish, Scots-Irish, English, and Dutch.

The most common language spoken in Gallipolis Ferry is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and African languages.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

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Occupations

More people work in manufacturing and as laborers here in the neighborhood than in 99.0% of the neighborhoods in America. Despite the loss of manufacturing jobs across the nation, this neighborhood remains a place where, compared to other parts of the country, you will find many laborers and manufacturers.

People

NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research revealed that 99.0% of the adult residents in the neighborhood do not have a 4-year college degree, which is a lower rate of college graduated adults than found in 98.8% of the neighborhoods in America.

Real Estate

The real estate in this neighborhood consists of more mobile homes than 95.3% of all neighborhoods in America, with 30.9% 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 90.1% of the neighborhoods in America.

Diversity

Significantly, 0.8% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Greek at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 95.8% of the neighborhoods in America.

The Neighbors

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 Gallipolis Ferry are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 84.0% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 21.8% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 71.4% 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 neighborhood, 50.5% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer 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 19.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (15.0%), and 15.0% in executive, management, and professional occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 100.0% of households.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

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 Gallipolis Ferry, WV, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (7.1%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (4.2%), and residents who report Irish roots (3.5%), and some of the residents are also of Scots-Irish ancestry (2.5%), along with some Asian ancestry residents (1.4%), among others.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (35.3% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (80.4%) 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 (13.2%) . 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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