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1.33% growth
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Median Household Income
3.46% growth
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1.73% growth
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0.8% growth

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The economy of Berkeley County, WV employs 50,807 people. The economy of Berkeley County, WV is specialized in Public Admin.; Information; and Utilities, which employ respectively 2.08; 1.32; and 1.29 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Berkeley County, WV are Healthcare & Social Assistance (7,162), Retail trade (6,340), and Public Admin. (5,003), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($66,966), Utilities ($53,728), and Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($47,625).

Median household income in Berkeley County, WV is $57,148. Males in Berkeley County, WV have an average income that is 1.48 times higher than the average income of females, which is $41,164. The income inequality of Berkeley County, WV (measured using the Gini index) is 0.427 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Berkeley County, WV. In Berkeley County, WV the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 45 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,638. McDowell County, WV has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in West Virginia.


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Berkeley County, WV is home to a population of 110,173 people, from which 98.4% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Berkeley County, WV is composed of 93,712 White residents (85.1%), 7,853 Black residents (7.13%), 4,285 Hispanic residents (3.89%), 2,756 Two+ residents (2.5%), and 1,130 Asian residents (1.03%). The most common foreign languages in Berkeley County, WV are Spanish (2,572 speakers), German (338 speakers), and Vietnamese (288 speakers), but compared to other places, Berkeley County, WV has a relative high number of Serbo-Croatian (257 speakers), Thai (89 speakers), and Hungarian (44 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Berkeley County, WV awarded 1,217 degrees. The student population of Berkeley County, WV is skewed towards females, with 448 male students and 769 female students. Most students in Berkeley County, WV are White (954 and 78.4%), followed by Black or African American (165 and 13.6%), Hispanic or Latino (44 and 3.62%), and Asian (23 and 1.89%). The largest universities in Berkeley County, WV by number of graduates are Blue Ridge Community and Technical College (943 and 77.5%), James Rumsey Technical Institute (123 and 10.1%), and International Beauty School 4 (79 and 6.49%). The most popular majors in Berkeley County, WV are Liberal Arts & Sciences (255 and 21%), Medical Assistant (74 and 6.08%), and Business, Office Automation, Technology, & Data Entry (38 and 3.12%). The median tuition costs in Berkeley County, 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.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Berkeley County, WV is $163,800, which is 0.8 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $162,500 to $163,800, a 0.8% increase. The homeownership rate of Berkeley County, WV is 73.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Berkeley County, WV have an average commute time of 30 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Berkeley County, WV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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