Kistler is a tiny town located in the state of West Virginia. With a population of 420 people and just one neighborhood, Kistler is the 211th largest community in West Virginia.
Kistler is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Kistler is a town of sales and office workers, transportation and shipping workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Kistler who work in office and administrative support (46.81%), sales jobs (27.66%), and teaching (8.51%).
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Kistler is worth considering.
One of the benefits of Kistler is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.07 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.
Kistler 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 Kistler, 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.
As is often the case in a small town, Kistler doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The citizens of Kistler are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 13.37% of adults in Kistler have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Kistler in 2018 was $24,825, which is middle income relative to West Virginia, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $99,300 for a family of four. However, Kistler contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Kistler also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 33.94% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Kistler is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Kistler home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Kistler residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Kistler include African, English, Irish, Yugoslavian, and Other West Indian.
The most common language spoken in Kistler is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Pacific Island 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 Kistler, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Our research reveals that 93.2% of commuters who live in the neighborhood get to work each day by driving alone in their automobiles, which is a higher proportion than 98.4% of U.S. neighborhoods.
There are more people living in the neighborhood employed as sales and service workers (60.9%) than almost any neighborhood in the country. From fast-food service workers to major sales accounts, sales and service workers make up the largest proportion of our national employment picture. But despite that size and importance nationally, this neighborhood still stands out as unique due to the dominance of people living here who work in such occupations.
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 90.1% of the neighborhoods in America.
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 Kistler are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 93.3% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 48.1% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 92.9% 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, 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 clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations, with 24.3% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (19.8%), and 16.8% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 100.0% of households.
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 Kistler, WV, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (7.1%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (4.9%), and residents who report English roots (4.0%), and some of the residents are also of Mexican ancestry (1.7%), along with some Scottish ancestry residents (1.4%), among others.
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 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (40.2% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (93.2%) 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.