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Rupert, WV

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Overview


Rupert is a tiny town located in the state of West Virginia. With a population of 857 people and just one neighborhood, Rupert is the 161st largest community in West Virginia.

Occupations and Workforce

Unlike some towns, Rupert isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Rupert are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Rupert is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Rupert who work in food service (27.66%), sales jobs (26.38%), and healthcare suport services (7.66%).

Setting & Lifestyle

The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Rupert has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Rupert a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

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

Demographics

Rupert ranks among the bottom of the nation in terms of college education compared to other cities and towns: only 5.63% of people over 25 have a college degree.

The per capita income in Rupert in 2018 was $15,013, which is low income relative to West Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $60,052 for a family of four. Rupert also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 38.76% of its population below the federal poverty line.

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

The most common language spoken in Rupert is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

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.

People

The neighborhood stands out for having an average per capita income lower than 97.1% of the neighborhoods in the United States. The neighborhood also has a greater percentage of children living in poverty (66.9%) than found in 98.1% of all U.S. neighborhoods. Children living in poverty is one of the challenges facing America, and the world, and in this neighborhood in particular, the problem can be considered acute.

In addition, astoundingly, the neighborhood has one of the highest concentrations of divorcees living here than of any neighborhood, a higher concentration than NeighborhoodScout found in 97.5% of U.S. neighborhoods. This may be because people living here divorce more often than others, or that divorced people move here after they become divorced. If you are divorced, you will be in good company in this particular Rupert neighborhood.

Also, the neighborhood is unique for having just 6.3% of adults here having earned a bachelor's degree. This is a lower rate of college graduates than NeighborhoodScout found in 95.7% of America's neighborhoods.

Real Estate

Unpopulated, and rural, the neighborhood is one of the least crowded neighborhoods in all of America. If you like open space, no traffic, and lots of room, this neighborhood may be just what you are looking for. According to NeighborhoodScout's leading research, this neighborhood is less densely populated than 96.8% of the neighborhoods in America.

Occupations

Each year, fewer and fewer Americans make their living as farmers, foresters, or fishers. But the neighborhood truly stands out among U.S. neighborhoods. According to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, this neighborhood has a greater proportion of farmers, foresters, or fishers than 96.4% of all American neighborhoods. This is truly a unique cultural characteristic of this neighborhood.

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 Rupert are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 97.1% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 66.9% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 98.1% 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, 38.0% of the working population is employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 23.4% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (23.0%), and 11.0% in executive, management, and professional occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 96.9% of households. Some people also speak Italian (3.4%).

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 Rupert, WV, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (10.9%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (10.2%), and residents who report English roots (2.7%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (2.3%), along with some Dutch ancestry residents (1.3%), 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 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (44.3% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.

Here most residents (85.8%) 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 (12.9%) . 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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