Mineralwells is a very small town located in the state of West Virginia. With a population of 1,805 people and just one neighborhood, Mineralwells is the 115th largest community in West Virginia.
Mineralwells real estate is some of the most expensive in West Virginia, although Mineralwells house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some towns, Mineralwells isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Mineralwells are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Mineralwells is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Mineralwells who work in teaching (14.42%), office and administrative support (13.48%), and healthcare (8.27%).
A relatively large number of people in Mineralwells telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.45% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.
Because of many things, Mineralwells is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Mineralwells really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Mineralwells perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
Being a small town, Mineralwells does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The overall education level of Mineralwells is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 27.61% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Mineralwells in 2018 was $32,845, 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 $131,380 for a family of four. However, Mineralwells contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Mineralwells home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Mineralwells residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Mineralwells include Irish, German, English, Scots-Irish, and Czech.
The most common language spoken in Mineralwells is English. Other important languages spoken here include African languages and Arabic.
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.
In a nation where 1 out of every 4 children lives in poverty, the neighborhood stands out as being ranked among the lowest 0.0% of neighborhoods affected by this global issue.
In addition, if you are an executive or professional seeking a neighborhood affording an executive lifestyle, or just wanting to find where other executives live in the area, the neighborhood should be on your list. It has an enviable mix of spacious homes, relatively stable real estate values, and residents that include a number of wealthy executives, managers, and professionals. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis places it as one of the top 10.6% executive lifestyle neighborhoods in the state of West Virginia.
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 Mineralwells are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 59.2% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 0.0% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 100.0% of America'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, 39.8% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional 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 25.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (22.1%), and 12.5% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 95.5% of households. Some people also speak Polish (4.5%).
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 Mineralwells, WV, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (16.7%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (14.5%), and residents who report English roots (8.4%), and some of the residents are also of Mexican ancestry (3.4%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (1.2%), 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 (56.6% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (88.2%) 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 (7.0%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.