Harrisville is a very small town located in the state of West Virginia. With a population of 1,568 people and just one neighborhood, Harrisville is the 121st largest community in West Virginia.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Harrisville is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Harrisville is a town of sales and office workers, managers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Harrisville who work in office and administrative support (22.16%), sales jobs (13.55%), and business and financial occupations (11.17%).
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Harrisville is worth considering.
Being a small town, Harrisville does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The citizens of Harrisville are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 14.08% of adults in Harrisville have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Harrisville in 2018 was $25,978, which is middle income relative to West Virginia, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $103,912 for a family of four. However, Harrisville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Harrisville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Harrisville residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Harrisville include German, Irish, English, Dutch, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Harrisville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Italian.
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 Harrisville, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
The neighborhood has a greater proportion of government workers living in it than 99.0% of the neighborhoods in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. This is a unique feature of this neighborhood, and one that shapes its character.
This neighborhood has wide open spaces, few people, and lots of space to stretch out. If you like locations that fit that description, you may like this neighborhood. Based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, with only 33 people per square mile living here, this neighborhood is less crowded than 92.2% of America.
If you're nearing retirement age, or in retirement, the is an excellent choice for you to consider for top-quality retirement living. This neighborhood is rated by NeighborhoodScout as among the top 8.6% of retiree-friendly neighborhoods in West Virginia, combining peace and quiet, safety from crime, and offering diverse housing options from which retirees can choose. Maybe it's because of these amenities that a large proportion of the residents here are college educated seniors, mixed with other age groups. For these and other reasons, NeighborhoodScout identifies this neighborhood as a top-notch place to consider if you are thinking of or planning to retire in West Virginia.
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 Harrisville are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 84.2% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 49.2% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 93.4% 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, 33.0% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 25.8% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (24.5%), and 20.7% in government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 97.4% of households. Some people also speak Chinese (2.1%).
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 Harrisville, WV, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (20.1%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (15.6%), and residents who report English roots (8.7%), and some of the residents are also of French ancestry (6.2%), along with some Dutch ancestry residents (2.6%), 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 under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (42.2% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (71.9%) 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 (10.1%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.