Moundsville, WV

Moundsville profile

Living in Moundsville

Moundsville is a somewhat small city located in the state of West Virginia. With a population of 8,252 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Moundsville is the 15th largest community in West Virginia. Moundsville has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.

Unlike some cities, Moundsville isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Moundsville are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Moundsville is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Moundsville who work in sales jobs (15.84%), maintenance occupations (8.11%), and food service (6.93%).

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

Moundsville is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The rate of college-level education in Moundsville is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 11.12% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.

The per capita income in Moundsville in 2018 was $21,769, 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 $87,076 for a family of four. However, Moundsville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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