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Gerrardstown, WV

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Overview


Gerrardstown is a very small town located in the state of West Virginia. With a population of 4,516 people and just one neighborhood, Gerrardstown is the 42nd largest community in West Virginia.

Gerrardstown real estate is some of the most expensive in West Virginia, although Gerrardstown house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Occupations and Workforce

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Gerrardstown is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Gerrardstown is a town of managers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Gerrardstown who work in management occupations (15.00%), sales jobs (14.20%), and business and financial occupations (9.12%).

Also of interest is that Gerrardstown has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Of important note, Gerrardstown is also a town of artists. Gerrardstown has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Gerrardstown’s character.

Setting & Lifestyle

Because of many things, Gerrardstown is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Gerrardstown really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Gerrardstown perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Gerrardstown has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Gerrardstown has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Gerrardstown than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Gerrardstown may be for you.

One downside of living in Gerrardstown is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Gerrardstown, the average commute to work is 30.91 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

Gerrardstown 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

The citizens of Gerrardstown are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 38.94% of adults in Gerrardstown have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Gerrardstown in 2018 was $36,084, which is wealthy relative to West Virginia, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $144,336 for a family of four. However, Gerrardstown contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Gerrardstown home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Gerrardstown residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Gerrardstown include Irish, German, English, Scottish, and Scots-Irish.

The most common language spoken in Gerrardstown is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

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.

People

Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the neighborhood has some of the lowest rates of children living in poverty of any neighborhood in the United States. In a nation where approximately 1 in 4 children are living in poverty, the community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.

In addition, a majority of the adults in the neighborhood are wealthy and educated executives. They own stately homes that tend to maintain high real estate appreciation rates. Their upper-level careers keep them busy, but allow them to live comfortably. If you're an executive and want to keep similar company, consider settling in this neighborhood, rated as an executive lifestyle "best choice" neighborhood for West Virginia by NeighborhoodScout's analysis, which rated it as better for executive lifestyles than 99.1% of the neighborhoods in West Virginia. In addition to being an excellent choice for highly educated executives, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for families with school-aged children and active retirees.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more Scots-Irish and Scottish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 6.0% of this neighborhood's residents have Scots-Irish ancestry and 6.6% have Scottish ancestry.

is also pretty special linguistically. 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 Gerrardstown are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 68.8% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 0.0% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 100.0% of America'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, 45.6% 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 22.1% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (20.2%), and 9.9% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 100.0% of households. Some people also speak Italian (5.9%).

Ethnicity / Ancestry

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 Gerrardstown, WV, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (24.6%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (19.4%), and residents who report English roots (9.0%), and some of the residents are also of Scottish ancestry (6.6%), along with some Scots-Irish ancestry residents (6.0%), among others.

Getting to Work

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 (47.3% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (88.7%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. 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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