Yawkey is a very small town located in the state of West Virginia. With a population of 2,839 people and just one neighborhood, Yawkey is the 81st largest community in West Virginia.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Yawkey is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 44.10% of the Yawkey workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Yawkey is a town of service providers, construction workers and builders, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Yawkey who work in community and social services (11.92%), food service (10.90%), and maintenance occupations (6.03%).
A relatively large number of people in Yawkey telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.61% 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.
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Yawkey is worth considering.
In Yawkey, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 41.56 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
Yawkey is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The rate of college-level education in Yawkey is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 11.09% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.
The per capita income in Yawkey in 2018 was $26,146, 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 $104,584 for a family of four. However, Yawkey contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Yawkey home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Yawkey residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Yawkey include Irish, German, Italian, English, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Yawkey is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and African languages.
When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
One of the notable things about is that it is one of the quietest neighborhoods in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and quantitative rating of quietness. When you are here, you will find it to be very quiet. If quiet and peaceful are your cup of tea, you may have found a great place for you.
In addition, the real estate in this neighborhood consists of more mobile homes than 95.7% of all neighborhoods in America, with 32.3% 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.
More people work in manufacturing and as laborers here in the neighborhood than in 95.3% of the neighborhoods in America. Despite the loss of manufacturing jobs across the nation, this neighborhood remains a place where, compared to other parts of the country, you will find many laborers and manufacturers.
There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Yawkey are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 71.9% of U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, 4.5% 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 66.7% of America'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, 41.9% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 24.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (21.9%), and 9.4% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 100.0% of households.
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 Yawkey, WV, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (8.6%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (7.7%), and residents who report Italian roots (3.9%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (2.0%), along with some Scots-Irish ancestry residents (1.9%), 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 45 minutes and one hour commuting one-way to work (46.4% of working residents), longer and tougher than most commutes in America.
Here most residents (88.0%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.