Minden median real estate price is $112,065, which is less expensive than 72.9% of West Virginia neighborhoods and 91.3% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
The average rental price in Minden is currently $1,371, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 71.3% of the neighborhoods in West Virginia.
Minden is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Oak Hill, West Virginia.
Minden real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and mobile homes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Minden neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.
Minden has a 14.4% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 75.1% of American neighborhoods). Most vacant housing here is vacant year round. This could either signal that there is a weak demand for real estate in the neighborhood or that large amount of new housing has been built and not yet occupied. Either way, if you live here, you may find many of the homes or apartments are empty.
Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Oak Hill, the Minden neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Our research shows that more people carpool to work here in the Minden (23.7%) than in 96.5% of the neighborhoods in America.
Did you know that the Minden neighborhood has more Scots-Irish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 4.6% of this neighborhood's residents have Scots-Irish ancestry.
Minden is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.2% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Greek at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 97.7% of the neighborhoods in America.
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 Minden neighborhood in Oak Hill are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 80.5% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 34.6% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 84.7% of U.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 Minden neighborhood, 37.7% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 36.7% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (19.3%), and 8.0% in government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions.
The most common language spoken in the Minden neighborhood is English, spoken by 99.9% of households. Some people also speak Italian (3.0%).
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.
In the Minden neighborhood in Oak Hill, WV, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (18.3%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (11.4%), and residents who report German roots (10.9%), and some of the residents are also of Scots-Irish ancestry (4.6%), along with some Scottish ancestry residents (1.6%), 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 Minden neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (38.4% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (73.4%) 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 (23.7%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.