Shanks is an unincorporated community in Hampshire County in the U.S. state of West Virginia.
Shanks is great for living the single lifestyle; many of the neighbors are unmarried which makes it a great place to meet like-minded people. You will find that there are more women living in this place than men; the population imbalance is quite noticeable. Shanks has a lower average income than much of the surrounding area.
The large lots of land attached to quite a few homes in Shanks make it an ideal place for anyone wanting a rural lifestyle.