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Prichard, WV

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Overview


Prichard is a tiny town located in the state of West Virginia. With a population of 461 people and just one neighborhood, Prichard is the 204th largest community in West Virginia.

Occupations and Workforce

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Prichard is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 48.63% of the Prichard workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Prichard is a town of transportation and shipping workers, managers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Prichard who work in management occupations (19.18%), food service (13.01%), and healthcare (11.64%).

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, Prichard is worth considering.

In Prichard, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 37.55 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

Prichard 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 Prichard 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. Prichard has a lot of rural roads, and houses can be far apart. Many residents drive out of town for regular shopping trips as well.

Being a small town, Prichard does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

Demographics

In terms of college education, the citizens of Prichard rank slightly lower than the national average. 15.00% of adults 25 and older in Prichard have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Prichard in 2018 was $24,606, which is middle income relative to West Virginia, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $98,424 for a family of four.

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

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

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.

Car Ownership

We Americans love our cars. Not only are they a necessity for most Americans due to the shape of our neighborhoods and the distances between where we live, work, shop, and go to school, but we also fancy them. As a result, most households in America have one, two, or three cars. But NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis shows that the neighborhood has a highly unusual pattern of car ownership. Residents of this neighborhood must really love automobiles. NeighborhoodScout's Analysis reveals that 47.1% of the households here have four, five, or more cars. That is more cars per household than in 99.4% of the neighborhoods in the nation.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more Arab ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.6% of this neighborhood's residents have Arab 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 Prichard are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 60.2% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 31.2% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 81.6% 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 neighborhood, 37.0% 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 32.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (17.6%), and 12.9% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 96.2% of households. Some people also speak Italian (2.5%).

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 Prichard, WV, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (17.9%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (5.7%), and residents who report German roots (3.7%), and some of the residents are also of Arab ancestry (3.6%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (3.3%), 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 (34.9% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (85.0%) 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 (7.8%) . 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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