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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Sandstone / Green Sulphur Springs median real estate price is $132,477, which is more expensive than 38.4% of the neighborhoods in West Virginia and 12.1% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Sandstone / Green Sulphur Springs is currently $1,239, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 54.7% of West Virginia neighborhoods.

Sandstone / Green Sulphur Springs is a rural neighborhood (based on population density) located in Hinton, West Virginia.

Sandstone / Green Sulphur Springs real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and mobile homes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Sandstone / Green Sulphur Springs neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built before 1940.

Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Sandstone / Green Sulphur Springs. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 22.0%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 88.4% of all U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, most vacant housing here is vacant year round. This can sometimes be the case in neighborhoods dominated by new construction that is not yet occupied. But often neighborhoods with vacancy rates this high are places that can be plagued by a protracted vacancy problem. If you live here, you may find that a number of buildings in your neighborhood are actually empty.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

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 Hinton, the Sandstone / Green Sulphur Springs neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Occupations

The Sandstone / Green Sulphur Springs neighborhood has a greater proportion of government workers living in it than 98.7% 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.

Modes of Transportation

In the Sandstone / Green Sulphur Springs neighborhood, walking to work is a real option for many. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research reveals walking to and from work is the chosen way to commute for 12.4% of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than we found in 96.1% of American neighborhoods. Get ready to put on your walking shoes if you move here!

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Unpopulated, and rural, the Sandstone / Green Sulphur Springs 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 93.3% of the neighborhoods in America.

Diversity

Did you know that the Sandstone / Green Sulphur Springs neighborhood has more Scottish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 5.0% of this neighborhood's residents have Scottish ancestry.

The Neighbors

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 Sandstone / Green Sulphur Springs neighborhood in Hinton are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 87.2% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 41.5% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 89.5% of U.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 Sandstone / Green Sulphur Springs neighborhood, 34.5% 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 33.1% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions (19.1%), and 18.6% in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the Sandstone / Green Sulphur Springs neighborhood is English, spoken by 97.1% of households. Some people also speak Polish (2.2%).

Ethnicity / Ancestry

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 Sandstone / Green Sulphur Springs neighborhood in Hinton, WV, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (16.6%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (13.3%), and residents who report German roots (10.5%), and some of the residents are also of Scottish ancestry (5.0%), along with some Dutch ancestry residents (2.9%), 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 Sandstone / Green Sulphur Springs neighborhood spend between 45 minutes and one hour commuting one-way to work (40.2% of working residents), longer and tougher than most commutes in America.

Here most residents (79.3%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also hop out the door and walk to work to get to work (12.4%) . 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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