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0.21% decline
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1.52% decline
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0.05% growth
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1.06% growth

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The economy of Cabell County, WV employs 40,124 people. The economy of Cabell County, WV is specialized in Healthcare & Social Assistance; Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; and Retail trade, which employ respectively 1.73; 1.38; and 1.27 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Cabell County, WV are Healthcare & Social Assistance (9,585), Retail trade (5,887), and Educational Services (4,442), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($67,000), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($58,056), and Transportation & Warehousing ($44,037).

Median household income in Cabell County, WV is $37,760. Males in Cabell County, WV have an average income that is 1.52 times higher than the average income of females, which is $35,310. The income inequality of Cabell County, WV (measured using the Gini index) is 0.434 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Cabell County, WV. In Cabell 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 149 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,651. McDowell County, WV has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in West Virginia.


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Cabell County, WV is home to a population of 96,623 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Cabell County, WV is composed of 87,187 White residents (90.2%), 4,749 Black residents (4.91%), 1,977 Two+ residents (2.05%), 1,312 Hispanic residents (1.36%), and 1,220 Asian residents (1.26%). The most common foreign languages in Cabell County, WV are Spanish (835 speakers), Arabic (383 speakers), and Chinese (216 speakers), but compared to other places, Cabell County, WV has a relative high number of Japanese (199 speakers), Arabic (383 speakers), and Thai (51 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Cabell County, WV awarded 4,047 degrees. The student population of Cabell County, WV is skewed towards females, with 1,789 male students and 2,258 female students. Most students in Cabell County, WV are White (3,437 and 84.9%), followed by Black or African American (223 and 5.51%), Unknown (114 and 2.82%), and Two or more races (53 and 1.31%). The largest universities in Cabell County, WV by number of graduates are Marshall University (2,828 and 69.9%), Mountwest Community and Technical College (946 and 23.4%), and Huntington Junior College (148 and 3.66%). The most popular majors in Cabell County, WV are General Studies (194 and 4.79%), General Business Administration & Management (132 and 3.26%), and Registered Nursing (108 and 2.67%). The median tuition costs in Cabell County, WV are N/A for private four year colleges, and $6,032 and $15,260 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 Cabell County, WV is $114,000, which is 0.56 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $112,800 to $114,000, a 1.06% increase. The homeownership rate of Cabell County, WV is 60.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Cabell County, WV have an average commute time of 20.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Cabell County, WV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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