Nitro, WV

Nitro profile

Living in Nitro

Nitro is a somewhat small city located in the state of West Virginia. With a population of 6,624 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Nitro is the 21st largest community in West Virginia.

Nitro is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.43% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Nitro is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Nitro who work in office and administrative support (15.24%), healthcare (14.20%), and law enforcement and fire fighting (12.48%).

In terms of college education, the citizens of Nitro rank slightly lower than the national average. 16.02% of adults 25 and older in Nitro have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Nitro in 2018 was $28,114, which is upper middle income relative to West Virginia, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $112,456 for a family of four. However, Nitro contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Nitro home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Nitro residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Nitro include English, German, Italian, Irish, and European.

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