Lewisburg, WV

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Population

3,923

0.608% decline

Poverty Rate

18.3%


Median Age

44.7


Median Household Income

$39,448

20.6% decline

Number of Employees

1,541

3.15% growth

Median Property Value

$215,400

2.04% growth

About

In 2017, Lewisburg, WV had a population of 3.92k people with a median age of 44.7 and a median household income of $39,448. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Lewisburg, WV declined from 3,947 to 3,923, a -0.608% decrease and its median household income declined from $49,712 to $39,448, a -20.6% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lewisburg, WV are White (Non-Hispanic) (80.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (9.05%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (4.79%), White (Hispanic) (4.41%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.63%). N/A% of the people in Lewisburg, WV speak a non-English language, and 96.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Lewisburg, WV are West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (182 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Lewisburg, WV is $215,400, and the homeownership rate is 58.1%. Most people in Lewisburg, WV commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20 minutes. The average car ownership in Lewisburg, WV is 2 cars per household.

About the photo: Autumn sunrise scenery from the Bear Rocks area of the Dolly Sods Wilderness near Davis, West Virginia (USA). HDR composite from multiple exposures.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Lewisburg, WV employs 1.54k people. The largest industries in Lewisburg, WV are Retail Trade (257 people), Educational Services (252 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (188 people), and the highest paying industries are Manufacturing ($93,839), Public Administration ($81,425), and Retail Trade ($49,694).

Median household income in Lewisburg, WV is $39,448. Males in Lewisburg, WV have an average income that is 1.4 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,552. The income inequality in Lewisburg, WV (measured using the Gini index) is 0.444, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$39,448

2017 value

± $14,818

-20.6%

1 Year Growth

± 59.3%

Households in Lewisburg, WV have a median annual income of $39,448, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $49,712 in 2016, which represents a -20.6% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$55,526

Average Male Salary

± $2,063

$39,552

Average Female Salary

± $1,541

In 2017, full-time male employees in West Virginia made 1.4 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $63,277 ± $23,510

  2. American Indian

    $44,513 ± $30,224

  3. White

    $42,144 ± $1,238

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of West Virginia workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.42 times more than American Indian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lewisburg, WV is from West Virginia.

0.444

2017 Wage GINI

0.444

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in West Virginia was 0.444 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.108% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for West Virginia was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in West Virginia in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in West Virginia across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9504

  2. Census Tract 9506

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lewisburg, WV was Census Tract 9504 with a value of $45,986, followed by Census Tract 9506 and N/A, with respective values of $45,015 and N/A.

The following map shows all of the places in Lewisburg, WV colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

18.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lewisburg, WV (719 out of 3.92k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 65 - 74.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    519 ± 190

  2. Two Or More

    119 ± 84

  3. Black

    81 ± 87

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lewisburg, WV is White, followed by Two Or More and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

1.54k

2017 Value

± 313

3.15%

1 Year growth

± 28%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lewisburg, WV grew at a rate of 3.15%, from 1.49k employees to 1.54k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lewisburg, WV, are Management Occupations (238 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (159 people), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (140 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lewisburg, WV.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Lewisburg, WV, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (238 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (159 people), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (140 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Lewisburg, WV has an unusually high number of residents working as Legal Occupations (6.65 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (3.36 times), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (2.28 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Lewisburg, WV, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($140,265), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($134,000), and Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($132,688).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.54k

2017 Value

± 313

3.15%

1 Year growth

± 28%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lewisburg, WV grew at a rate of 3.15%, from 1.49k employees to 1.54k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lewisburg, WV, are Retail Trade (257 people), Educational Services (252 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (188 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lewisburg, WV, though some of these residents may live in Lewisburg, WV and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Lewisburg, WV, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (257 people), Educational Services (252 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (188 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Lewisburg, WV has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (3.24 times higher than expected), Public Administration (2.43 times), and Educational Services (1.76 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Lewisburg, WV, by median earnings, are Manufacturing ($93,839), Public Administration ($81,425), and Retail Trade ($49,694).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from West Virginia to other states, or from other states to West Virginia.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $19.6B

  2. $7.19B

  3. $6.22B

In 2015, the top outbound West Virginia product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $19.6B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($7.19B) and Coal ($6.22B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound West Virginia products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$72.2B

2020 Value

$86.9B

Projected 2045 Value

20.4% growth

In 2020, total outbound West Virginia trade was $72.2B. This is expected to increase 20.4% to $86.9B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound West Virginia trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from West Virginia to other states, or from other states to West Virginia.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $11B

  2. $7.36B

  3. $7.22B

In 2015, the top outbound West Virginia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Pennsylvania with $11B, followed by Ohio with $7.36B and Virginia and $7.22B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that West Virginia shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

98.5% of the population of Lewisburg, WV has health coverage, with 46.6% on employee plans, 13.2% on Medicaid, 21.2% on Medicare, 14.4% on non-group plans, and 3.14% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Lewisburg, WV was $9,462 in 2014. This is a 5.5% increase from the previous year ($8,969).

Primary care physicians in Lewisburg, WV see 756 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.265% increase from the previous year (754 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1604 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1069 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, McDowell County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (19.7%). Additionally, McDowell County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (44.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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756 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Greenbrier County, WV see an average of 756 patients per year. This represents a 0.265% increase from the previous year (754 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Greenbrier County, WV in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$9,462

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,917

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,557

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,268

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in West Virginia (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.5%, from $8,969 to $9,462.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

1.45%

Uninsured

46.6%

Employer Coverage

13.2%

Medicaid

21.2%

Medicare

14.4%

Non-Group

3.14%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lewisburg, WV declined by 78.3% from 6.69% to 1.45%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Lewisburg, WV changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 19.7% prevalence

  2. 19.1% prevalence

  3. 18.2% prevalence

McDowell County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in West Virginia, at 19.7%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in West Virginia by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Lewisburg, WV is home to a population of 3.92k people, from which 96.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 5.23% of Lewisburg, WV residents were born outside of the country (205 people).

In 2017, there were 8.85 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.14k people) in Lewisburg, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 355 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 188 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

47

Median Native-Born Age

± 5.1

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Lewisburg, WV was 44.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 47, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Lewisburg, WV are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Lewisburg, WV residents was 47.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.23%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

205 people

4.97%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

196 people

As of 2017, 5.23% of Lewisburg, WV residents (205 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lewisburg, WV was 4.97%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    2,603 ± 1,252 people

  2. India

    2,547 ± 1,238 people

  3. China

    2,428 ± 1,209 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of West Virginia was Mexico, the natal country of 2,603 West Virginia residents, followed by India with 2,547 and China with 2,428.

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Citizenship

96.4%

2017 Citizenship

96.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.4% of Lewisburg, WV residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Lewisburg, WV was 96.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lewisburg, WV

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    3.14k ± 267

  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    355 ± 136

  3. Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic)

    188 ± 152

In 2017, there were 8.85 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.14k people) in Lewisburg, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 355 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 188 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Lewisburg, WV as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    160 ± 82

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    66 ± 60

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    52 ± 60

Lewisburg, WV has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.42 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Lewisburg, WV awarded 182 degrees. The student population of Lewisburg, WV is skewed towards women, with 415 male students and 434 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lewisburg, WV are White (141 and 77.5%), followed by Asian (18 and 9.89%), Hispanic or Latino (7 and 3.85%), and Black or African American (6 and 3.3%).

The largest universities in Lewisburg, WV by number of degrees awarded are West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (182 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Lewisburg, WV are Osteopathic Medicine (182 and 100%).

The median tuition costs in Lewisburg, WV are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 182 degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Professional Doctorate recipients in Lewisburg, WV was Osteopathic Medicine with 182 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Professional Doctorate from schools in Lewisburg, WV according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

182 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Lewisburg, WV institution with the largest number of graduating students was West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine with 182 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

98

Degrees Awarded to Men

84

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 98 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Lewisburg, WV, which is 1.17 times more than the 84 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    141 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    18 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    7 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Lewisburg, WV were to White students. These 141 degrees mean that there were 7.83 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 18 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lewisburg, WV was $215,400 in 2017, which is 0.938 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $211,100 to $215,400, a 2.04% increase. The homeownership rate in Lewisburg, WV is 58.1%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Lewisburg, WV have an average commute time of 20 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lewisburg, WV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$215,400

2017 Median

± $20,040

$211,100

2016 Median

± $14,634

In 2017, the median property value in Lewisburg, WV grew to to $215,400 from the previous year's value of $211,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Lewisburg, WV compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lewisburg, WV the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

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$39,448

Median Household Income

± $14,818

2k

Number of Households

± 338

In 2017, the median household income of the 2k households in Lewisburg, WV declined from $39,448 from the previous year's value of $49,712.

The following chart displays the households in Lewisburg, WV distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Lewisburg, WV distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lewisburg, WV the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

58.1%

2017 Homeownership

63.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 58.1% of the housing units in Lewisburg, WV were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 63.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Lewisburg, WV compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

20 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lewisburg, WV have a shorter commute time (20 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 6.72% of the workforce in Lewisburg, WV have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    75%

  2. Carpooled

    9.47%

  3. Walked

    6.94%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Lewisburg, WV was Drove Alone (75%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.47%) and those who Walked (6.94%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Lewisburg, WV distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Lewisburg, WV have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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