Rainelle is a very small town located in the state of West Virginia. With a population of 1,191 people and just one neighborhood, Rainelle is the 145th largest community in West Virginia.
Rainelle is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Rainelle is a town of sales and office workers, managers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Rainelle who work in office and administrative support (21.91%), business and financial occupations (15.21%), and sales jobs (11.86%).
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, Rainelle is worth considering.
In Rainelle, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.83 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
Rainelle is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The citizens of Rainelle are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 14.43% of adults in Rainelle have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Rainelle in 2018 was $21,409, 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 $85,636 for a family of four. However, Rainelle contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Rainelle home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Rainelle residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in Rainelle include English, Irish, German, Scots-Irish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Rainelle is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.
The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.
This neighborhood has wide open spaces, few people, and lots of space to stretch out. If you like locations that fit that description, you may like this neighborhood. Based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, with only 40 people per square mile living here, this neighborhood is less crowded than 90.8% of America.
There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Rainelle are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 84.5% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 43.4% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 90.6% 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, 38.8% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 23.1% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (20.9%), and 16.7% in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 97.7% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (2.3%).
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 Rainelle, WV, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (13.8%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (6.9%), and residents who report German roots (6.3%), and some of the residents are also of Mexican ancestry (4.4%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (2.0%), 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 neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (25.8% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.
Here most residents (89.3%) 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 (7.6%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.