Kopperston is a tiny town located in the state of West Virginia. With a population of 569 people and just one neighborhood, Kopperston is the 189th largest community in West Virginia. Kopperston has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns.
When you are in Kopperston, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 100.00% of Kopperston’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Kopperston is a town of transportation and shipping workers, production and manufacturing workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Kopperston who work in office and administrative support (0.00%), sales jobs (0.00%), and personal care services (0.00%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 17.24% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
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, Kopperston has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Kopperston a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
One downside of living in Kopperston is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Kopperston, the average commute to work is 35.31 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
Being a small town, Kopperston does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
Kopperston ranks among the bottom of the nation in terms of college education compared to other cities and towns: only 0.00% of people over 25 have a college degree.
The per capita income in Kopperston in 2018 was $37,052, which is wealthy relative to West Virginia, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $148,208 for a family of four. However, Kopperston contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Kopperston also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 63.44% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Kopperston is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Kopperston home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Kopperston residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Kopperston include English, Irish, German, Polish, and Yugoslavian.
The most common language spoken in Kopperston is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.
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 Kopperston, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
More people work in manufacturing and as laborers here in the neighborhood than in 99.5% of the neighborhoods in America. Despite the loss of manufacturing jobs across the nation, this neighborhood remains a place where, compared to other parts of the country, you will find many laborers and manufacturers.
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.
In addition, the real estate in this neighborhood consists of more mobile homes than 96.2% of all neighborhoods in America, with 33.8% of the occupied housing here being classified as mobile homes. So if you are looking for a mobile home, or you like the look and feel of mobile home parks, this neighborhood might have the setting you desire.
The neighborhood is unique for having just 6.3% of adults here having earned a bachelor's degree. This is a lower rate of college graduates than NeighborhoodScout found in 95.6% of America's neighborhoods.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more English ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 39.2% of this neighborhood's residents have English ancestry.
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 neighborhood in Kopperston are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 74.5% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 28.7% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 79.1% 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, 54.1% 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 19.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (16.9%), and 9.8% in clerical, assistant, and tech support 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 Kopperston, WV, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (39.2%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (7.2%), and residents who report German roots (2.3%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (1.4%), along with some Puerto Rican ancestry residents (1.1%), 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 45 minutes and one hour commuting one-way to work (34.4% of working residents), longer and tougher than most commutes in America.
Here most residents (83.4%) 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 (9.2%) and 5.1% 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.