Montgomery - Powellton is a very small town located in the state of West Virginia. With a population of 3,127 people and just one neighborhood, Montgomery - Powellton is the 67th largest community in West Virginia.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Montgomery - Powellton is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Montgomery - Powellton is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Montgomery - Powellton who work in office and administrative support (14.31%), sales jobs (12.03%), and food service (10.97%).
The rate of college-level education in Montgomery - Powellton is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 11.55% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.
The per capita income in Montgomery - Powellton in 2018 was $18,573, which is lower middle income relative to West Virginia, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $74,292 for a family of four. However, Montgomery - Powellton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Montgomery - Powellton also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 37.24% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Montgomery - Powellton is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Montgomery - Powellton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Montgomery - Powellton residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Montgomery - Powellton include English, Irish, German, Italian, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Montgomery - Powellton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.
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.
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.
This neighborhood has wide open spaces, few people, and lots of space to stretch out. If you like locations that fit that description, you may like this neighborhood. Based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, with only 44 people per square mile living here, this neighborhood is less crowded than 90.2% of America.
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 Montgomery - Powellton are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 94.4% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 42.8% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 90.3% 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, 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 23.8% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (22.5%), and 14.7% in executive, management, and professional occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 97.1% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (2.1%).
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 Montgomery - Powellton, WV, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (14.8%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (12.2%), and residents who report German roots (8.8%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (4.4%), along with some Scots-Irish ancestry residents (2.6%), 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 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (29.2% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (85.0%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also hop out the door and walk to work to get to work (8.8%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.