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Hometown, WV

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Overview


Hometown is a tiny town located in the state of West Virginia. With a population of 556 people and just one neighborhood, Hometown is the 192nd largest community in West Virginia.

Occupations and Workforce

When you are in Hometown, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 49.00% of Hometown’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Hometown is a town of sales and office workers, construction workers and builders, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hometown who work in office and administrative support (25.00%), personal care services (16.00%), and sales jobs (10.00%).

Setting & Lifestyle

Overall, Hometown’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.

The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Hometown has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Hometown a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

One downside of living in Hometown is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Hometown, the average commute to work is 33.35 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

Hometown is very much a car-oriented town. This is because the population of Hometown isn't large enough or dense enough to support an extensive public transit system. It has a lot of rural roads, and the distance between houses can be quite large, which together tends to discourage walking and bicycling to work. 100.00% of residents commute to work in their own car (and the drive is typically to a job out of town). People also tend to drive out of town for other services as well, such as shopping, doctors appointments, and more.

Being a small town, Hometown does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

Demographics

The citizens of Hometown have a very low rate of college education: just 9.60% 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 Hometown in 2022 was $24,370, which is lower middle income relative to West Virginia, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $97,480 for a family of four. However, Hometown contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Hometown home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Hometown residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in Hometown include German, Scots-Irish, Irish, Yugoslavian, and Other West Indian.

The most common language spoken in Hometown is English. Other important languages spoken here include African languages and Arabic.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.

People

According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, is among the best neighborhoods for families in West Virginia. In fact, this neighborhood is more family-friendly than 97.3% of neighborhoods in the entire state of West Virginia. Its combination of top public schools, low crime rates, and owner-occupied single family homes gives this area the look and feel of a "Leave It to Beaver" episode. Many other families also live here, making it easy to socialize and develop a strong sense of community. In addition, the high number of college-educated parents influences the academic success of the local schools. Overall, you will find all of the amenities a family needs to thrive in the neighborhood.

In addition, neighborhoodScout's exclusive research revealed that 92.9% of the adult residents in the neighborhood do not have a 4-year college degree, which is a lower rate of college graduated adults than found in 95.1% of the neighborhoods in America.

Modes of Transportation

While most Americans do drive to work alone each day, the neighborhood stands out by having 89.8% of commuters doing so, which is a higher proportion of people driving alone to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 96.1% of all American neighborhoods.

Diversity

Significantly, 0.8% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Greek at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 95.9% of the neighborhoods in America.

The Neighbors

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 Hometown are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 80.1% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 18.7% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 66.7% 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 neighborhood, 36.8% 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 27.3% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (21.4%), and 14.5% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 99.6% of households.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

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 Hometown, WV, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (11.5%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (8.4%), and residents who report English roots (7.1%), and some of the residents are also of Swedish ancestry (2.8%), along with some Scots-Irish ancestry residents (2.8%), 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 neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (40.7% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.

Here most residents (89.8%) 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.


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