Whitesville is a tiny town located in the state of West Virginia. With a population of 351 people and just one neighborhood, Whitesville is the 224th largest community in West Virginia.
Unlike some towns, Whitesville isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Whitesville are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Whitesville is a town of service providers, managers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Whitesville who work in maintenance occupations (31.76%), management occupations (20.00%), and law enforcement and fire fighting (12.94%).
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!) Whitesville 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. Whitesville has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Whitesville than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Whitesville may be for you.
One downside of living in Whitesville, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 37.68 minutes every day commuting to work.
As is often the case in a small town, Whitesville doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
Whitesville ranks among the bottom of the nation in terms of college education compared to other cities and towns: only 1.35% of people over 25 have a college degree.
The per capita income in Whitesville in 2018 was $19,372, 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 $77,488 for a family of four. However, Whitesville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Whitesville also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 32.47% of its population below the federal poverty line.
The people who call Whitesville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Whitesville residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in Whitesville include Dutch, English, Yugoslavian, Other West Indian, and West Indian.
The most common language spoken in Whitesville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Greek.
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 Whitesville, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Vacant homes and apartments are a significant characteristic of this neighborhood. In fact, with 39.5% of the residential real estate vacant, the neighborhood claims the distinction of having a higher vacancy rate than 97.2% of the neighborhoods in America. This can either be because much of the property is seasonally occupied, like in many vacation areas, or that much of the real estate is more permanently abandoned.
In addition, 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 91.8% of the neighborhoods in America.
Do you like to be surrounded by people from all over the country or world, with different perspectives and life experiences? Or do you instead prefer to be in a neighborhood where most residents have lived there for a long time, creating a sense of cohesiveness? NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this neighborhood stands out among American neighborhoods for the uniqueness of the mobility of its residents. More residents of the neighborhood live here today that also were living in this same neighborhood five years ago than is found in 98.5% of U.S. neighborhoods. This neighborhood is really made up of people who know each other, don't move often, and have lived here in this very neighborhood for quite a while.
Significantly, 0.9% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Greek at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 96.3% of the neighborhoods in America.
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 Whitesville are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 66.6% of U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, 3.4% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 70.5% of America's neighborhoods.
A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.
In the neighborhood, 31.0% 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 executive, management, and professional occupations, with 29.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (22.0%), and 17.8% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 100.0% 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 Whitesville, WV, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (5.9%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (3.5%), and residents who report English roots (3.1%).
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 under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (31.1% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (84.2%) 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 (9.9%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.