Nitro, WV

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Living in Nitro

Nitro is a somewhat small city located in the state of West Virginia. With a population of 6,462 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Nitro is the 20th largest community in West Virginia.

Unlike some cities, Nitro isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Nitro are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Nitro is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Nitro who work in office and administrative support (16.28%), healthcare (13.74%), and sales jobs (11.79%).

In terms of college education, Nitro is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 20.91% of adults 25 and older in Nitro have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Nitro in 2010 was $29,481, 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 $117,924 for a family of four. However, Nitro contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Nitro home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Nitro residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Nitro include English, German, Irish, Italian, and European.

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