Barbour County, WV

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Population

16,790

0.604% decline

Median Age

40.9


Median Household Income

$37,516

2.13% growth

Poverty Rate

22.5%


Number of Employees

6,421

2.24% decline

Median Property Value

$101,200

1.61% growth

About

In 2017, Barbour County, WV had a population of 16.8k people with a median age of 40.9 and a median household income of $37,516. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Barbour County, WV declined from 16,892 to 16,790, a -0.604% decrease and its median household income grew from $36,733 to $37,516, a 2.13% increase.

The population of Barbour County, WV is 95.7% White Alone, 1.36% Two or More Races, and 0.917% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Barbour County, WV speak a non-English language, and 99.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Barbour County, WV are Alderson Broaddus University (215 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Barbour County, WV is $101,200, and the homeownership rate is 71.6%. Most people in Barbour County, WV commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 28.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Barbour County, 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.

Economy

The economy of Barbour County, WV employs 6.42k people. The largest industries in Barbour County, WV are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,261 people), Retail Trade (779 people), and Educational Services (546 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($63,047), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($62,443), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($60,273).

Median household income in Barbour County, WV is $37,516. Males in Barbour County, 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 Barbour County, WV (measured using the Gini index) is 0.444, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$37,516

2017 value

± $2,726

2.13%

1 Year Growth

± 8.78%

Households in Barbour County, WV have a median annual income of $37,516, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $36,733 in 2016, which represents a 2.13% 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 Barbour County, 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 9655

  2. Census Tract 9657

  3. Census Tract 9658

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Barbour County, WV was Census Tract 9655 with a value of $45,388, followed by Census Tract 9657 and Census Tract 9658, with respective values of $42,945 and $35,897.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

22.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Barbour County, WV (3.62k out of 16.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

    3,359 ± 364

  2. Two Or More

    148 ± 101

  3. Asian

    83 ± 113

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

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

6.42k

2017 Value

± 520

-2.24%

1 Year decline

± 11.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Barbour County, WV declined at a rate of -2.24%, from 6.57k employees to 6.42k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Barbour County, WV, are Sales & Related Occupations (775 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (744 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (641 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Barbour County, WV.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Barbour County, WV, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (775 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (744 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (641 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Barbour County, WV has an unusually high number of residents working as Healthcare Support Occupations (2.05 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.01 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.86 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Barbour County, WV, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($67,287), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($66,707), and Management Occupations ($60,223).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

6.42k

2017 Value

± 520

-2.24%

1 Year decline

± 11.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Barbour County, WV declined at a rate of -2.24%, from 6.57k employees to 6.42k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Barbour County, WV, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,261 people), Retail Trade (779 people), and Educational Services (546 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Barbour County, WV, though some of these residents may live in Barbour County, 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 Barbour County, WV, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,261 people), Retail Trade (779 people), and Educational Services (546 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Barbour County, WV has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (9.94 times higher than expected), Utilities (3.63 times), and Public Administration (1.48 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Barbour County, WV, by median earnings, are Transportation & Warehousing ($63,047), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($62,443), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($60,273).

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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. $17.4B

  2. $7.3B

  3. $6.62B

In 2015, the top outbound West Virginia product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $17.4B, followed by Coal ($7.3B) and Pharmaceuticals ($6.62B).

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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$68B

2015 Value

$86.9B

Projected 2045 Value

27.7% growth

In 2015, total outbound West Virginia trade was $68B. This is expected to increase 27.7% 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. $10.5B

  2. $6.95B

  3. $6.94B

In 2015, the top outbound West Virginia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Pennsylvania with $10.5B, followed by Ohio with $6.95B and Virginia and $6.94B.

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

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Health

91.9% of the population of Barbour County, WV has health coverage, with 38.5% on employee plans, 27.3% on Medicaid, 13% on Medicare, 10.3% on non-group plans, and 2.86% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Barbour County, WV see 2386 patients per year on average, which represents a 28.8% decrease from the previous year (3353 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4208 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1403 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

2,386 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Barbour County, WV see an average of 2,386 patients per year. This represents a 28.8% decrease from the previous year (3,353 patients).

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

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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%).

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Access and Quality

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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

8.07%

Uninsured

38.5%

Employer Coverage

27.3%

Medicaid

13%

Medicare

10.3%

Non-Group

2.86%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Barbour County, WV declined by 21.9% from 10.3% to 8.07%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Barbour County, 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

Barbour County, WV is home to a population of 16.8k people, from which 99.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.524% of Barbour County, WV residents were born outside of the country (88 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Barbour County, WV is composed of 16.1k White Alone residents (95.7%), 228 Two or More Races residents (1.36%), 154 Black or African American Alone residents (0.917%), 149 Hispanic or Latino residents (0.887%), 114 Asian Alone residents (0.679%), 63 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.375%), 6 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0357%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Barbour County, WV are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.9

55

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 30.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Barbour County, WV was 40.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 55. But people in Barbour County, WV are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Barbour County, WV residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.524%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

88 people

0.284%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

48 people

As of 2017, 0.524% of Barbour County, WV residents (88 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 Barbour County, WV was 0.284%, 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

99.8%

2017 Citizenship

99.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.8% of Barbour County, WV residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Barbour County, WV was 99.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    16.1k ± 9

  2. Two or More Races

    228 ± 109

  3. Black or African American Alone

    154 ± 69

In 2017, there were 70.5 times more White Alone residents (16.1k people) in Barbour County, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 228 Two or More Races and 154 Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Barbour County, WV as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Barbour County, WV citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Barbour County, WV was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Barbour County, WV are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    536 ± 137

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    139 ± 63

  3. Korea

    82 ± 48

Barbour County, WV has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.86 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Barbour County, WV awarded 215 degrees. The student population of Barbour County, WV is skewed towards men, with 559 male students and 493 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Barbour County, WV are White (176 and 83.8%), followed by Black or African American (15 and 7.14%), Hispanic or Latino (10 and 4.76%), and Asian (5 and 2.38%).

The largest universities in Barbour County, WV by number of degrees awarded are Alderson Broaddus University (215 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Barbour County, WV are Physician Assistant (34 and 15.8%), Registered Nursing (24 and 11.2%), and General Biological Sciences (21 and 9.77%).

The median tuition costs in Barbour County, WV are $25,140 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. 15 degrees awarded

  2. 24 degrees awarded

  3. 21 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Barbour County, WV was General Business Administration & Management with 15 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Barbour County, WV according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

215 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$25,140

Median Private

In 2016, the Barbour County, WV institution with the largest number of graduating students was Alderson Broaddus University with 215 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

91

Degrees Awarded to Men

124

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 91 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Barbour County, WV, which is 0.734 times less than the 124 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

    176 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    15 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    10 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Barbour County, WV were to White students. These 176 degrees mean that there were 11.7 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 15 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Barbour County, WV was $101,200 in 2017, which is 0.465 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $99,600 to $101,200, a 1.61% increase. The homeownership rate in Barbour County, WV is 71.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Barbour County, WV have an average commute time of 28.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Barbour County, WV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$37,516

Median Household Income

± $2,726

6.29k

Number of Households

± 465

In 2017, the median household income of the 6.29k households in Barbour County, WV grew to $37,516 from the previous year's value of $36,733.

The following chart displays the households in Barbour County, 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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Housing

Property Value

$101,200

2017 Median

± $8,910

$99,600

2016 Median

± $7,649

In 2017, the median property value in Barbour County, WV grew to to $101,200 from the previous year's value of $99,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Barbour County, 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 Barbour County, WV the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

71.6%

2017 Homeownership

71.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 71.6% of the housing units in Barbour County, WV were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 71.2%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Barbour County, WV distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Barbour County, WV have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

28.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Barbour County, WV have a longer commute time (28.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.61% of the workforce in Barbour County, WV have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    78.3%

  2. Carpooled

    11.9%

  3. Walked

    4.45%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Barbour County, WV was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Walked.

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