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.

Nitro is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 87.45% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Nitro is a city of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Nitro who work in healthcare (15.60%), office and administrative support (15.56%), and food service (10.47%).

The education level of Nitro citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 21.03% of adults in Nitro have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Nitro in 2010 was $30,572, 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 $122,288 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 Scottish.

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