Henlawson is a tiny town located in the state of West Virginia. With a population of 353 people and just one neighborhood, Henlawson is the 226th largest community in West Virginia. Much of the housing stock in Henlawson was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.
Henlawson is a blue-collar town, with 0.00% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Henlawson is a town of sales and office workers, transportation and shipping workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Henlawson who work in office and administrative support (0.00%), sales jobs (0.00%), and personal care services (0.00%).
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!) Henlawson 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. Henlawson has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Henlawson than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Henlawson may be for you.
One of the benefits of Henlawson is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 0.00 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
Being a small town, Henlawson does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
Henlawson ranks among the bottom of the nation in terms of college education compared to other cities and towns: only 0.00% of people over 25 have a college degree.
The per capita income in Henlawson in 2018 was $7,143, which is low income relative to West Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $28,572 for a family of four. Henlawson also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 100.00% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Henlawson is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Henlawson home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Henlawson residents report their race to be Asian, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Henlawson include Yugoslavian, Other West Indian, West Indian, U.S. Virgin Islander, and Trinidadian and Tobagonian.
In addition, Henlawson has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (52.10%).
The most common language spoken in Henlawson is Japanese. Other important languages spoken here include English 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 Henlawson, 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 28.9% of its workforce, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of government workers than 99.8% of U.S. neighborhoods.
One of the notable things about is that it is one of the quietest neighborhoods in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and quantitative rating of quietness. When you are here, you will find it to be very quiet. If quiet and peaceful are your cup of tea, you may have found a great place for you.
Whether walking, biking, riding, or driving, the length of one's commute is an important factor for one's quality of life. The neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's analysis. Long commutes can be brutal. They take time, money, and energy, leaving less of you for yourself and your family. The residents of the neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having, on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America. 11.0% of commuters here travel more than one hour just one-way to work. That is more than two hours per day. This percentage with two-hour + round-trip commutes is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in 96.3% of all neighborhoods in America.
While most Americans do drive to work alone each day, the neighborhood stands out by having 90.0% of commuters doing so, which is a higher proportion of people driving alone to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 95.2% of all American neighborhoods.
Do you like to be surrounded by people from all over the country or world, with different perspectives and life experiences? Or do you instead prefer to be in a neighborhood where most residents have lived there for a long time, creating a sense of cohesiveness? NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this neighborhood stands out among American neighborhoods for the uniqueness of the mobility of its residents. More residents of the neighborhood live here today that also were living in this same neighborhood five years ago than is found in 98.7% of U.S. neighborhoods. This neighborhood is really made up of people who know each other, don't move often, and have lived here in this very neighborhood for quite a while.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Welsh and Dutch ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.2% of this neighborhood's residents have Welsh ancestry and 5.3% have Dutch ancestry.
is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 3.6% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Japanese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.5% 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 Henlawson are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 89.2% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 30.1% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 80.5% 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, 30.8% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations, with 29.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions (28.9%), and 21.6% in executive, management, and professional occupations.
The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 96.3% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Japanese.
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 Henlawson, WV, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (11.3%). There are also a number of people of Scottish ancestry (5.5%), and residents who report Dutch roots (5.3%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (5.1%), along with some Asian ancestry residents (3.6%), among others.
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 (48.0% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans. However, there is also a significant group of residents (11.0%) who commute over an hour in each direction.
Here most residents (90.0%) 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 (7.7%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.