Wilkesville is a tiny village located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 113 people and just one neighborhood, Wilkesville is the 811th largest community in Ohio.
When you are in Wilkesville, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 43.21% of Wilkesville’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Wilkesville is a village of transportation and shipping workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Wilkesville who work in management occupations (18.52%), teaching (12.35%), and food service (11.11%).
Also of interest is that Wilkesville has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
The overall crime rate in Wilkesville is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.
It is a fairly quiet village 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!) Wilkesville 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. Wilkesville has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Wilkesville than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Wilkesville may be for you.
One downside of living in Wilkesville, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 38.23 minutes every day commuting to work.
As is often the case in a small village, Wilkesville doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
In terms of college education, Wilkesville is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 20.69% of adults 25 and older in Wilkesville have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Wilkesville in 2018 was $27,132, which is middle income relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $108,528 for a family of four. However, Wilkesville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Wilkesville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Wilkesville residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in Wilkesville include German, Irish, English, French, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Wilkesville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Italian.
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.
The real estate in this neighborhood consists of more mobile homes than 97.9% of all neighborhoods in America, with 41.1% 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.
In addition, this neighborhood has wide open spaces, few people, and lots of space to stretch out. If you like locations that fit that description, you may like this neighborhood. Based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, with only 20 people per square mile living here, this neighborhood is less crowded than 94.8% of America. One of the notable things about is that it is one of the quietest neighborhoods in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and quantitative rating of quietness. When you are here, you will find it to be very quiet. If quiet and peaceful are your cup of tea, you may have found a great place for you.
Whether walking, biking, riding, or driving, the length of one's commute is an important factor for one's quality of life. The neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's analysis. Long commutes can be brutal. They take time, money, and energy, leaving less of you for yourself and your family. The residents of the neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having, on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America. 11.7% of commuters here travel more than one hour just one-way to work. That is more than two hours per day. This percentage with two-hour + round-trip commutes is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in 96.9% of all neighborhoods in America.
More people work in manufacturing and as laborers here in the neighborhood than in 95.3% of the neighborhoods in America. Despite the loss of manufacturing jobs across the nation, this neighborhood remains a place where, compared to other parts of the country, you will find many laborers and manufacturers.
If you're planning where to retire, the neighborhood in Wilkesville is a great option to consider. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive retirement dream area analysis, it's peaceful and quiet, has above average safety ratings compared to other neighborhoods in OH, offers a wide range of housing options, and has already attracted an enviable mix of college educated seniors. This neighborhood ranks as better for retirement living than 87.0% of the neighborhoods in Ohio. If you are considering retiring to Ohio, this is a good neighborhood to look at.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Portuguese ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.1% of this neighborhood's residents have Portuguese ancestry.
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 Wilkesville are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 73.5% of U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, 1.6% 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 76.9% of America'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, 42.0% 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 38.4% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (15.0%), and 4.6% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 99.0% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.
Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.
In the neighborhood in Wilkesville, OH, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (14.7%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (10.5%), and residents who report English roots (10.1%), and some of the residents are also of Mexican ancestry (4.4%), along with some Scots-Irish ancestry residents (3.0%), among others.
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 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (25.7% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods. However, there is also a significant group of residents (11.7%) who commute over an hour in each direction.
Here most residents (81.2%) 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 (7.6%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.