Gerrardstown is a very small town located in the state of West Virginia. With a population of 4,381 people and just one neighborhood, Gerrardstown is the 42nd largest community in West Virginia.
Gerrardstown real estate is some of the most expensive in West Virginia, although Gerrardstown house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Gerrardstown is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Gerrardstown is a town of managers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Gerrardstown who work in management occupations (15.00%), sales jobs (14.20%), and business and financial occupations (9.12%).
Also of interest is that Gerrardstown has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Of important note, Gerrardstown is also a town of artists. Gerrardstown has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Gerrardstown’s character.
Because of many things, Gerrardstown is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Gerrardstown a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Gerrardstown has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Gerrardstown’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
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!) Gerrardstown 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. Gerrardstown has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Gerrardstown than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Gerrardstown may be for you.
One downside of living in Gerrardstown, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.91 minutes every day commuting to work.
Being a small town, Gerrardstown does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The education level of Gerrardstown citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 38.94% of adults in Gerrardstown have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Gerrardstown in 2018 was $36,084, which is wealthy relative to West Virginia, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $144,336 for a family of four. However, Gerrardstown contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Gerrardstown home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Gerrardstown residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Gerrardstown include Irish, German, English, Scottish, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Gerrardstown is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.
The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.
Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the neighborhood has some of the lowest rates of children living in poverty of any neighborhood in the United States. In a nation where approximately 1 in 4 children are living in poverty, the community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.
In addition, a majority of the adults in the neighborhood are wealthy and educated executives. They own stately homes that tend to maintain high real estate appreciation rates. Their upper-level careers keep them busy, but allow them to live comfortably. If you're an executive and want to keep similar company, consider settling in this neighborhood, rated as an executive lifestyle "best choice" neighborhood for West Virginia by NeighborhoodScout's analysis, which rated it as better for executive lifestyles than 99.1% of the neighborhoods in West Virginia. In addition to being an excellent choice for highly educated executives, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for families with school-aged children and active retirees.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Scots-Irish and Scottish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 6.0% of this neighborhood's residents have Scots-Irish ancestry and 6.6% have Scottish ancestry.
is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.8% 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 95.8% of the neighborhoods in America.
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 Gerrardstown are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 68.8% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 0.0% 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 100.0% of America'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, 45.6% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional 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 22.1% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (20.2%), and 9.9% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 100.0% of households. Some people also speak Italian (5.9%).
Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.
In the neighborhood in Gerrardstown, WV, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (24.6%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (19.4%), and residents who report English roots (9.0%), and some of the residents are also of Scottish ancestry (6.6%), along with some Scots-Irish ancestry residents (6.0%), among others.
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 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (47.3% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (88.7%) 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.