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Yawkey, WV

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Overview


Yawkey is a very small town located in the state of West Virginia. With a population of 2,807 people and just one neighborhood, Yawkey is the 81st largest community in West Virginia.

Occupations and Workforce

Unlike some towns, Yawkey isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Yawkey are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Yawkey is a town of service providers, construction workers and builders, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Yawkey who work in maintenance occupations (15.59%), food service (14.27%), and community and social services (7.27%).

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 10.44% 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.

Setting & Lifestyle

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!) Yawkey 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. Yawkey has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Yawkey than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Yawkey may be for you.

One downside of living in Yawkey is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Yawkey, the average commute to work is 38.72 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

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

Demographics

The population of Yawkey has a very low overall level of education: only 9.93% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.

The per capita income in Yawkey in 2018 was $23,951, 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 $95,804 for a family of four. However, Yawkey contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Yawkey is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. 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 Dutch.

The most common language spoken in Yawkey is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

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 Yawkey, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Real Estate

The real estate in this neighborhood consists of more mobile homes than 98.2% of all neighborhoods in America, with 42.9% 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.

Occupations

There are more people living in the neighborhood employed as sales and service workers (58.8%) than almost any neighborhood in the country. From fast-food service workers to major sales accounts, sales and service workers make up the largest proportion of our national employment picture. But despite that size and importance nationally, this neighborhood still stands out as unique due to the dominance of people living here who work in such occupations.

Migration / Stability

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 95.3% 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.

The Neighbors

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 71.2% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 52.1% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 94.7% 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, 41.2% 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 manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 32.0% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (15.3%), and 11.5% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 99.9% of households.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

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 Yawkey, WV, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (11.5%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (10.0%), and residents who report Italian roots (3.4%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (3.0%).

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (40.1% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.

Here most residents (87.5%) 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.


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