Waverly is a tiny town located in the state of West Virginia. With a population of 369 people and just one neighborhood, Waverly is the 221st largest community in West Virginia.
Waverly real estate is some of the most expensive in West Virginia, although Waverly house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Waverly is a blue-collar town, with 37.37% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Waverly is a town of construction workers and builders, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Waverly who work in office and administrative support (16.32%), teaching (15.53%), and business and financial occupations (13.42%).
A relatively large number of people in Waverly telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.90% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.
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!) Waverly 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. Waverly has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Waverly than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Waverly may be for you.
As is often the case in a small town, Waverly doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The education level of Waverly citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 23.72% of adults in Waverly have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Waverly in 2018 was $26,395, which is upper middle income relative to West Virginia, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $105,580 for a family of four. However, Waverly contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Waverly home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Waverly residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Waverly include German, Irish, English, Scandinavian, and Yugoslavian.
The most common language spoken in Waverly is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Italian.
Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Waverly, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
If you're looking for a great spot to raise a family, then look no further than the neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's analysis found that the combination of good quality public schools, above-average safety from crime, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family homes, help make this neighborhood among the top 10.1% of family-friendly neighborhoods across the state of West Virginia. In addition, there are a high proportion of other families with school-aged children living here, making it easy for parents and their children to socialize and develop a sense of community support. In addition, families here highly value education, as is reflected by the strength of the local schools, in part due to the educational attainment of the parents here, who vote in support of the public schools. In addition to being an excellent choice for families with school-aged children, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for highly educated executives.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Belgian and Scots-Irish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.6% of this neighborhood's residents have Belgian ancestry and 5.3% have Scots-Irish ancestry.
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 Waverly are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 54.7% of the neighborhoods in America. With 13.7% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 56.6% 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, 42.2% 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 30.7% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (16.5%), and 10.7% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 99.1% of households.
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.
In the neighborhood in Waverly, WV, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (18.4%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (13.3%), and residents who report English roots (11.6%), and some of the residents are also of Dutch ancestry (6.1%), along with some Scots-Irish ancestry residents (5.3%), among others.
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 (60.1% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (81.3%) 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 (14.3%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.