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Belleville, WV

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Overview


Belleville is a very small town located in the state of West Virginia. With a population of 3,024 people and just one neighborhood, Belleville is the 72nd largest community in West Virginia.

Belleville real estate is some of the most expensive in West Virginia, although Belleville house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Occupations and Workforce

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Belleville is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 43.75% of the Belleville workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Belleville is a town of transportation and shipping workers, managers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Belleville who work in office and administrative support (12.88%), business and financial occupations (11.76%), and healthcare (8.02%).

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.27% 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

Because of many things, Belleville is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Belleville really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Belleville perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

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

One downside of living in Belleville, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.70 minutes every day commuting to work.

Being a small town, Belleville does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

Demographics

In terms of college education, Belleville is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 20.81% of adults 25 and older in Belleville have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Belleville in 2018 was $35,002, which is wealthy relative to West Virginia, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $140,008 for a family of four. However, Belleville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

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.

People

According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, is among the best neighborhoods for families in West Virginia. In fact, this neighborhood is more family-friendly than 96.7% of neighborhoods in the entire state of West Virginia. Its combination of top public schools, low crime rates, and owner-occupied single family homes gives this area the look and feel of a "Leave It to Beaver" episode. Many other families also live here, making it easy to socialize and develop a strong sense of community. In addition, the high number of college-educated parents influences the academic success of the local schools. Overall, you will find all of the amenities a family needs to thrive in the neighborhood.

Occupations

NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research identifies the neighborhood as having one of the highest concentrations of people employed in manufacturing or as laborers of any neighborhood in America. In fact, despite the loss of manufacturing jobs nationally, this neighborhood has 43.7% of its working residents employed in such fields, which is a higher proportion than 96.5% of American neighborhoods.

Real Estate

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 91.9% of the neighborhoods in America.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more Welsh ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 4.4% of this neighborhood's residents have Welsh ancestry.

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 Belleville are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 51.4% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 10.1% 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 50.4% 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, 43.7% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 33.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (12.9%), and 11.8% in government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 98.7% 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 Belleville, WV, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (23.6%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (9.9%), and residents who report English roots (8.3%), and some of the residents are also of Welsh ancestry (4.4%).

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 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (44.3% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (84.3%) 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 (8.4%) . 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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