Hico is a tiny town located in the state of West Virginia. With a population of 239 people and just one neighborhood, Hico is the 243rd largest community in West Virginia.
When you are in Hico, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 56.44% of Hico’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Hico is a town of construction workers and builders, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Hico who work in personal care services (23.76%), healthcare (11.88%), and community and social services (7.92%).
Because of many things, Hico is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Hico a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Hico has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Hico’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
One downside of living in Hico is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Hico, the average commute to work is 37.80 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
Hico 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 Hico, 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.
Hico 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.
The education level of Hico citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.33% of adults in Hico have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Hico in 2018 was $15,482, which is low income relative to West Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $61,928 for a family of four. However, Hico contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Hico home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Hico residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in Hico include English, Yugoslavian, Other West Indian, West Indian, and U.S. Virgin Islander.
The most common language spoken in Hico is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and African languages.
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 Hico, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
In a nation where 1 out of every 4 children lives in poverty, the neighborhood stands out as being ranked among the lowest 0.0% of neighborhoods affected by this global issue.
In addition, if you're looking for a great spot to raise a family, then look no further than the neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's analysis found that the combination of good quality public schools, above-average safety from crime, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family homes, help make this neighborhood among the top 10.4% of family-friendly neighborhoods across the state of West Virginia. In addition, there are a high proportion of other families with school-aged children living here, making it easy for parents and their children to socialize and develop a sense of community support. In addition, families here highly value education, as is reflected by the strength of the local schools, in part due to the educational attainment of the parents here, who vote in support of the public schools.
Our research reveals that 95.0% of commuters who live in the neighborhood get to work each day by driving alone in their automobiles, which is a higher proportion than 99.2% of U.S. neighborhoods.
The neighborhood has a greater proportion of government workers living in it than 96.0% 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.
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 94.3% of the neighborhoods in America. 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.
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 Hico are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 75.3% of U.S. neighborhoods. 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, 31.9% 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 30.3% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (27.8%), and 13.8% in government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 99.0% of households. Some people also speak Italian (2.5%).
Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.
In the neighborhood in Hico, WV, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (18.5%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (17.3%), and residents who report Irish roots (13.5%), and some of the residents are also of Swedish ancestry (1.5%), along with some Dutch ancestry residents (1.2%), 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 (32.0% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (95.0%) 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.