Elkview, WV
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Elkview is a very small town located in the state of West Virginia. With a population of 1,218 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Elkview is the 139th largest community in West Virginia.

Elkview real estate is some of the most expensive in West Virginia, although Elkview 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, Elkview is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Elkview is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Elkview who work in healthcare suport services (24.12%), office and administrative support (10.95%), and management occupations (10.58%).

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 10.20% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

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!) Elkview 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. Elkview has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Elkview than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Elkview may be for you.

In terms of college education, Elkview ranks among the least educated cities in the nation, as only 5.47% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Elkview in 2018 was $22,993, which is middle income relative to West Virginia, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $91,972 for a family of four. However, Elkview contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Elkview home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Elkview residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Elkview include Irish, Italian, German, British, and Scottish.

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


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