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Leon, WV

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Overview


Leon is a tiny town located in the state of West Virginia. With a population of 133 people and just one neighborhood, Leon is the 266th largest community in West Virginia.

Occupations and Workforce

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Leon is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 45.74% of the Leon workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Leon is a town of service providers, production and manufacturing workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Leon who work in food service (18.09%), legal occupations (14.89%), and personal care services (10.64%).

Setting & Lifestyle

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

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Leon has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Leon has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Leon than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Leon may be for you.

In Leon, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 35.00 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

Leon is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

Demographics

The population of Leon has one of the lowest overall levels of education in the country: only 5.61% of people over 25 hold a college degree. The national average for all municipalities is 21.84%.

The per capita income in Leon in 2022 was $11,224, which is low income relative to West Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $44,896 for a family of four. Leon also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 33.23% of its population below the federal poverty line.

The people who call Leon home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Leon residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in Leon include French Canadian, German, English, Irish, and British.

The most common language spoken in Leon is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and West Germanic languages.

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.

Occupations

More people work in manufacturing and as laborers here in the neighborhood than in 97.8% 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.

Real Estate

The real estate in this neighborhood consists of more mobile homes than 96.1% of all neighborhoods in America, with 33.0% 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.

In addition, uncrowded roads, rural America and space to be the individual you are. If you like these characteristics, this neighborhood may fit you. With just 29 residents per square mile, is less crowded than 92.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more French Canadian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.4% of this neighborhood's residents have French Canadian 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 neighborhood in Leon are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 77.9% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 23.2% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 73.2% 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 neighborhood, 46.5% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 18.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (17.3%), and 17.3% in executive, management, and professional occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 98.9% 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 neighborhood in Leon, WV, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (5.7%). There are also a number of people of French ancestry (3.7%), and residents who report French Canadian roots (3.4%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (3.0%), along with some Irish ancestry residents (2.4%), 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 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (49.6% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (85.9%) 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 (10.7%) . 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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