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Osage, WV

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Overview


Osage is a tiny town located in the state of West Virginia. With a population of 82 people and just one neighborhood, Osage is the fourth largest community in West Virginia. Osage has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.

Osage real estate is some of the most expensive in West Virginia, although Osage house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Occupations and Workforce

Osage is a blue-collar town, with 100.00% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Osage is a town of construction workers and builders, transportation and shipping workers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Osage who work in office and administrative support (0.00%), sales jobs (0.00%), and personal care services (0.00%).

Setting & Lifestyle

Overall, Osage’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Osage has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Osage has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Osage than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Osage may be for you.

Osage is a very car-oriented town. 100.00% of residents commute to work in a private automobile rather than by other means, such as public transit, bicycling, or walking. This is because Osage is a small town , and most people who live here have to drive out of town for work, and the town population is not large nor dense enough to support an extensive public transportation system. Osage has a lot of rural roads, and houses can be far apart. Many residents drive out of town for regular shopping trips as well.

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

Demographics

In terms of college education, Osage ranks among the least educated cities in the nation, as only 0.00% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Osage in 2018 was $8,671, 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 $34,684 for a family of four. Osage also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 35.00% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Osage is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Osage home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Osage residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Osage include Yugoslavian, Other West Indian, West Indian, U.S. Virgin Islander, and Trinidadian and Tobagonian.

The most common language spoken in Osage is English. Other important languages spoken here include Langs. of India and Other Asian languages.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

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Modes of Transportation

Our research reveals that 92.3% of commuters who live in the neighborhood get to work each day by driving alone in their automobiles, which is a higher proportion than 97.7% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more Croatian and Slovak ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.0% of this neighborhood's residents have Croatian ancestry and 2.8% have Slovak ancestry.

is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 7.4% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Italian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 96.3% of the neighborhoods in America.

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 Osage are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 49.6% of the neighborhoods in America. With 17.1% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 63.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the neighborhood, 44.6% 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 23.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (16.3%), and 15.9% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 98.0% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the neighborhood in Osage, WV, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (14.4%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (13.8%), and residents who report English roots (11.3%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (6.4%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (6.2%), among others.

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (46.0% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (92.3%) 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 (6.7%) . 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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