Lesage, a small town in West Virginia, has a population of slightly more than 1,000. Middle-aged professionals will fit right in, as they make up an above-average portion of the community, while young adults are less well-represented. Overall, the town's residents, at an average age of just over 48, are notably older than most cities in West Virginia. Only 29% of residents rent in Lesage, as the majority own their homes. Renting remains an affordable option, though, as the town boasts a relatively low average rent of $619 per month. Over the course of a year, renters in Lesage will save around $1,100 compared to the state average.
Lesage residents have an average commute of about 24 minutes, faster than nearly 80% of cities in the state. Driving a car or truck is the prevailing means of commuting to work, chosen by 38% of workers, while public transit is not widely used. A small percentage of residents commute to work on foot.
Compared to the national average, Lesage has a large percentage of residents older than 25 who have earned a high school degree or GED (33%). In addition, 6% possess a Bachelor's degree and 5% have a Master's or Doctoral degree. Many Lesage residents work in one of three industries: manufacturing, healthcare, and retail. Together, these industries make up 21% of the town's labor force. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many residents work in transportation, which ranks as the top career path in the town. With an average annual income of about $49K, Lesage workers earn less than their peers elsewhere in West Virginia. Lesage's average income also falls below the national average of $73,345.
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