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Real Estate Prices & Overview

West Huntington median real estate price is $83,351, which is less expensive than 87.2% of West Virginia neighborhoods and 95.7% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in West Huntington is currently $953, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 91.5% of West Virginia neighborhoods.

West Huntington is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Huntington, West Virginia.

West Huntington real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) single-family homes and small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the West Huntington neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built before 1940.

West Huntington has a 14.2% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 76.2% of American neighborhoods). Most vacant housing here is vacant year round. This could either signal that there is a weak demand for real estate in the neighborhood or that large amount of new housing has been built and not yet occupied. Either way, if you live here, you may find many of the homes or apartments are 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 Huntington, the West Huntington neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

People

Divorcees may find friendship and understanding in this neighborhood, as 20.9% of its residents are divorced. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis found that this divorce rate is higher than in 96.6% of the neighborhoods in America.

Modes of Transportation

Our research shows that more people carpool to work here in the West Huntington (23.9%) than in 96.4% of the neighborhoods in America.

Occupations

From major sales accounts to fast-food workers, sales and service employees are often the backbone of the local economy. In the West Huntington neighborhood, they truly stand out. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis identifies this neighborhood as having a higher percentage of sales and service workers than 95.9% of all American neighborhoods.

Diversity

Did you know that the West Huntington neighborhood has more Hungarian and Scottish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 4.9% of this neighborhood's residents have Hungarian ancestry and 8.0% have Scottish ancestry.

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 West Huntington neighborhood in Huntington are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 94.6% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 16.6% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 63.1% 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 West Huntington neighborhood, 39.1% of the working population is employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 27.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (18.8%), and 14.6% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the West Huntington neighborhood is English, spoken by 98.6% of households.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

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 West Huntington neighborhood in Huntington, WV, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (21.7%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (18.0%), and residents who report Irish roots (9.7%), and some of the residents are also of Scottish ancestry (8.0%), along with some Hungarian ancestry residents (4.9%), among others.

Getting to Work

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 West Huntington neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (53.9% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (59.6%) 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 (23.9%) and 8.8% of residents also hop out the door and walk to work for their daily commute. 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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