Capon Bridge is a tiny town located in the state of West Virginia. With a population of 425 people and just one neighborhood, Capon Bridge is the 211th largest community in West Virginia. Capon Bridge has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Capon Bridge, where the median household income is $57,917.00.
Capon Bridge real estate is some of the most expensive in West Virginia, although Capon Bridge house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
When you are in Capon Bridge, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 50.23% of Capon Bridge’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Capon Bridge is a town of construction workers and builders, transportation and shipping workers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Capon Bridge who work in office and administrative support (11.52%), sales jobs (8.29%), and management occupations (6.91%).
Also of interest is that Capon Bridge has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Capon Bridge’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.
The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Capon Bridge has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Capon Bridge a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
In Capon Bridge, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 35.45 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
The population of Capon Bridge has a very low overall level of education: only 8.11% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.
The per capita income in Capon Bridge in 2018 was $19,077, which is lower middle income relative to West Virginia, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $76,308 for a family of four. However, Capon Bridge contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Capon Bridge home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Capon Bridge residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in Capon Bridge include German, Irish, Scots-Irish, English, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Capon Bridge is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and German/Yiddish.
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.
More people work in manufacturing and as laborers here in the neighborhood than in 97.9% 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.
While most Americans do drive to work alone each day, the neighborhood stands out by having 91.6% of commuters doing so, which is a higher proportion of people driving alone to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 97.1% of all American neighborhoods.
Despite all of the residential real estate here in the neighborhood, NeighborhoodScout has discovered that much of it is vacant. In resort or second-home vacation areas, this naturally occurs because homes and apartments are seasonally occupied, and empty for a portion of the year. In non-vacation or resort areas, however, this can be an indicator of property abandonment or a weak real estate market. The vacancy rate here is 33.6%, which is higher than 95.6% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
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 28 people per square mile living here, this neighborhood is less crowded than 93.1% of America.
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 Capon Bridge are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 52.1% of the neighborhoods in America. With 36.6% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 86.2% 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, 46.6% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer 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 17.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (17.2%), and 16.5% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 98.6% of households. Some people also speak Italian (3.2%).
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 Capon Bridge, WV, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (16.4%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (14.6%), and residents who report Irish roots (12.1%), and some of the residents are also of French ancestry (4.0%), along with some Scottish ancestry residents (3.5%), 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 (48.5% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.
Here most residents (91.6%) 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.