Shinnston is a very small city located in the state of West Virginia. With a population of 2,104 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Shinnston is the 86th largest community in West Virginia.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Shinnston is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Shinnston is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Shinnston who work in office and administrative support (12.40%), sales jobs (10.08%), and healthcare (9.16%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.71% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
The education level of Shinnston citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 17.73% of adults 25 and older in Shinnston have a college degree.
The per capita income in Shinnston in 2018 was $27,054, which is upper middle income relative to West Virginia, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $108,216 for a family of four. However, Shinnston contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Shinnston home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Shinnston residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Shinnston include German, English, Irish, Italian, and French.
The most common language spoken in Shinnston is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.