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Wellston, OH

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Overview


Wellston is a somewhat small city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 5,440 people and just one neighborhood, Wellston is the 256th largest community in Ohio.

Occupations and Workforce

Wellston is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Wellston is a city of service providers, professionals, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Wellston who work in management occupations (13.42%), food service (12.65%), and healthcare (12.04%).

Setting & Lifestyle

Residents will find that the city 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, Wellston is worth considering.

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

Demographics

The percentage of people in Wellston with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 10.54% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Wellston in 2018 was $22,521, which is low income relative to Ohio, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $90,084 for a family of four. However, Wellston contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

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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 Wellston are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 82.0% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 44.5% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 91.2% 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, 34.2% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 33.0% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (23.6%), and 9.2% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 99.0% of households.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

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 Wellston, OH, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (10.2%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (7.7%), and residents who report Irish roots (7.6%), and some of the residents are also of Scottish ancestry (2.0%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (1.2%), among others.

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 (36.1% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (75.2%) 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 (18.7%) . 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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