Hamlin is a very small town located in the state of West Virginia. With a population of 1,019 people and just one neighborhood, Hamlin is the 154th largest community in West Virginia.
Hamlin is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 87.03% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Hamlin is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Hamlin who work in office and administrative support (23.55%), healthcare (12.97%), and maintenance occupations (12.18%).
As is often the case in a small town, Hamlin doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The citizens of Hamlin have a very low rate of college education: just 8.98% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.
The per capita income in Hamlin in 2018 was $16,448, which is low income relative to West Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $65,792 for a family of four.
The people who call Hamlin home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Hamlin residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Hamlin include German, Irish, English, Polish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Hamlin is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.
Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Hamlin, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
The government often provides some of the more stable jobs in the economy. From local, to state, to federal government workers, the government can also be a major employer. What NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed, is that the neighborhood in particular stands out when compared nationally for the proportion of its working residents who are employed by the government. At 14.2% of its workforce, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of government workers than 96.4% of U.S. neighborhoods.
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 Hamlin are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 86.9% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 35.6% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 85.4% of U.S. neighborhoods.
What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.
In the neighborhood, 34.0% of the working population is employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 24.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (24.4%), and 17.2% in executive, management, and professional occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 98.4% of households.
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 Hamlin, WV, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (5.2%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (4.5%), and residents who report Irish roots (4.1%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (3.8%), along with some Mexican ancestry residents (2.0%), 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 under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (48.3% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (83.9%) 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.