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West Hamlin, WV

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Overview


West Hamlin is a tiny town located in the state of West Virginia. With a population of 508 people and just one neighborhood, West Hamlin is the 194th largest community in West Virginia.

Occupations and Workforce

Unlike some towns, West Hamlin isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in West Hamlin are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, West Hamlin is a town of sales and office workers, transportation and shipping workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in West Hamlin who work in sales jobs (18.82%), office and administrative support (13.53%), and healthcare suport services (8.82%).

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, West Hamlin has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes West Hamlin a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

West Hamlin is a very car-oriented town. 99.40% of residents commute to work in a private automobile rather than by other means, such as public transit, bicycling, or walking. This is because West Hamlin 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. West Hamlin has a lot of rural roads, and houses can be far apart. Many residents drive out of town for regular shopping trips as well.

As is often the case in a small town, West Hamlin doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

Demographics

The population of West Hamlin has one of the lowest overall levels of education in the country: only 5.00% of people over 25 hold a college degree. The national average for all municipalities is 21.84%.

The per capita income in West Hamlin in 2018 was $26,607, 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 $106,428 for a family of four. However, West Hamlin contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

The most common language spoken in West Hamlin is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Italian.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

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Real Estate

The real estate in this neighborhood consists of more mobile homes than 99.0% of all neighborhoods in America, with 49.9% of the occupied housing here being classified as mobile homes. So if you are looking for a mobile home, or you like the look and feel of mobile home parks, this neighborhood might have the setting you desire.

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 West Hamlin are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 88.6% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 30.1% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 81.3% 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, 31.4% 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 executive, management, and professional occupations, with 27.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (22.1%), and 19.4% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 99.3% of households. Some people also speak Italian (2.9%).

Ethnicity / Ancestry

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 West Hamlin, WV, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (8.0%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (7.2%), and residents who report Irish roots (4.2%), and some of the residents are also of Scottish ancestry (2.8%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (1.6%), 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 45 minutes and one hour commuting one-way to work (25.5% of working residents), longer and tougher than most commutes in America.

Here most residents (76.4%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also hop out the door and walk to work to get to work (6.6%) and 5.8% of residents also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors for their daily commute. 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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