Moundsville, WV

Moundsville profile

Living in Moundsville

Moundsville is a somewhat small city located in the state of West Virginia. With a population of 8,252 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Moundsville is the 15th largest community in West Virginia. Moundsville has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Moundsville is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Moundsville is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Moundsville who work in sales jobs (15.84%), maintenance occupations (8.11%), and food service (6.93%).

Residents will find that the city 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, Moundsville is worth considering.

As is often the case in a small city, Moundsville doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The rate of college-level education in Moundsville is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 11.12% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.

The per capita income in Moundsville in 2018 was $21,769, 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 $87,076 for a family of four. However, Moundsville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Moundsville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Moundsville residents report their race to be White, followed by Native Hawaiian. Important ancestries of people in Moundsville include German, Irish, English, Polish, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Moundsville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Italian.