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Mount Nebo, WV

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Overview


Mount Nebo is a very small town located in the state of West Virginia. With a population of 3,197 people and just one neighborhood, Mount Nebo is the 64th largest community in West Virginia.

Occupations and Workforce

Unlike some towns, Mount Nebo isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Mount Nebo are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Mount Nebo is a town of service providers, professionals, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mount Nebo who work in food service (13.01%), healthcare (10.20%), and office and administrative support (8.68%).

Setting & Lifestyle

Residents will find that the town 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, Mount Nebo is worth considering.

One downside of living in Mount Nebo, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 36.17 minutes every day commuting to work.

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

Demographics

The education level of Mount Nebo citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 17.22% of adults 25 and older in Mount Nebo have a college degree.

The per capita income in Mount Nebo in 2018 was $23,583, 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 $94,332 for a family of four. However, Mount Nebo contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Mount Nebo home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Mount Nebo residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in Mount Nebo include English, Irish, German, Scots-Irish, and Italian.

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

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.

People

Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the neighborhood has some of the lowest rates of children living in poverty of any neighborhood in the United States. In a nation where approximately 1 in 4 children are living in poverty, the community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.

In addition, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, is among the best neighborhoods for families in West Virginia. In fact, this neighborhood is more family-friendly than 95.8% of neighborhoods in the entire state of West Virginia. Its combination of top public schools, low crime rates, and owner-occupied single family homes gives this area the look and feel of a "Leave It to Beaver" episode. Many other families also live here, making it easy to socialize and develop a strong sense of community. In addition, the high number of college-educated parents influences the academic success of the local schools. Overall, you will find all of the amenities a family needs to thrive in the neighborhood.

Length of Commute

Whether walking, biking, riding, or driving, the length of one's commute is an important factor for one's quality of life. The neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's analysis. Long commutes can be brutal. They take time, money, and energy, leaving less of you for yourself and your family. The residents of the neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having, on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America. 17.3% of commuters here travel more than one hour just one-way to work. That is more than two hours per day. This percentage with two-hour + round-trip commutes is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.1% of all neighborhoods in America.

Real Estate

Vacant homes and apartments are a significant characteristic of this neighborhood. In fact, with 32.9% of the residential real estate vacant, the neighborhood claims the distinction of having a higher vacancy rate than 95.8% of the neighborhoods in America. This can either be because much of the property is seasonally occupied, like in many vacation areas, or that much of the real estate is more permanently abandoned.

In addition, 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 38 people per square mile living here, this neighborhood is less crowded than 91.2% of America.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more Scots-Irish and British ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 5.2% of this neighborhood's residents have Scots-Irish ancestry and 3.0% have British 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 Mount Nebo are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 70.4% of U.S. neighborhoods. 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.

The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

In the neighborhood, 31.1% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 29.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (23.3%), and 16.4% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 100.0% of households.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

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 Mount Nebo, WV, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (13.3%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (10.9%), and residents who report German roots (8.9%), and some of the residents are also of Scots-Irish ancestry (5.2%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (3.5%), among others.

Getting to Work

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 (43.3% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans. However, there is also a significant group of residents (17.3%) who commute over an hour in each direction.

Here most residents (80.4%) 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 (17.7%) . 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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