Calhoun County, WV

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Population

7,450

0.428% decline

Median Age

47.9


Median Household Income

$36,279

7.88% decline

Poverty Rate

17.1%


Number of Employees

2,284

10.4% decline

Median Property Value

$79,900

0.125% decline

About

In 2017, Calhoun County, WV had a population of 7.45k people with a median age of 47.9 and a median household income of $36,279. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Calhoun County, WV declined from 7,482 to 7,450, a -0.428% decrease and its median household income declined from $39,384 to $36,279, a -7.88% decrease.

The population of Calhoun County, WV is 97.3% White Alone, 1.26% Two or More Races, and 1.26% Hispanic or Latino. 1.83% of the people in Calhoun County, WV speak a non-English language, and 99.4% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Calhoun County, WV is $79,900, and the homeownership rate is 83.9%. Most people in Calhoun County, WV commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 32.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Calhoun County, WV is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Calhoun County, WV employs 2.28k people. The largest industries in Calhoun County, WV are Health Care & Social Assistance (441 people), Retail Trade (318 people), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (286 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($65,741), Transportation & Warehousing ($56,625), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($55,000).

Median household income in Calhoun County, WV is $36,279. Males in Calhoun 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 Calhoun County, WV (measured using the Gini index) is 0.444, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$36,279

2017 value

± $5,907

-7.88%

1 Year Growth

± 22.7%

Households in Calhoun County, WV have a median annual income of $36,279, 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 $39,384 in 2016, which represents a -7.88% 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 Calhoun County, WV made 1.4 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Calhoun County, WV by number of full-time 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 Calhoun County, WV 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 Calhoun 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 9626

  2. Census Tract 9627

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Calhoun County, WV was Census Tract 9626 with a value of $38,571, followed by Census Tract 9627 and N/A, with respective values of $34,063 and N/A.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 45 - 54

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

17.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Calhoun County, WV (1.26k out of 7.34k 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 Males 45 - 54, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 25 - 34.

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

    1,234 ± 217

  2. Hispanic

    20 ± 78

  3. Two Or More

    19 ± 75

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

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

2.28k

2017 Value

± 313

-104%

1 Year decline

± 20.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Calhoun County, WV declined at a rate of -104%, from 2.55k employees to 2.28k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Calhoun County, WV, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (329 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (243 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (234 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Calhoun County, WV.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Calhoun County, WV, by number of employees, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (329 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (243 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (234 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Calhoun County, WV has an unusually high number of residents working as Legal Occupations (3 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.89 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (2.53 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Calhoun County, WV, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($85,600), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($64,063), and Construction & Extraction Occupations ($57,375).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.28k

2017 Value

± 313

-104%

1 Year decline

± 20.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Calhoun County, WV declined at a rate of -104%, from 2.55k employees to 2.28k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Calhoun County, WV, are Health Care & Social Assistance (441 people), Retail Trade (318 people), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (286 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Calhoun County, WV, though some of these residents may live in Calhoun 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 Calhoun County, WV, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (441 people), Retail Trade (318 people), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (286 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Calhoun County, WV has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (23.2 times higher than expected), Transportation & Warehousing (1.7 times), and Construction (1.43 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Calhoun County, WV, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($65,741), Transportation & Warehousing ($56,625), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($55,000).

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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 with $7.3B and Pharmaceuticals and $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

90.3% of the population of Calhoun County, WV has health coverage, with 34.5% on employee plans, 29.8% on Medicaid, 15.3% on Medicare, 10.2% on non-group plans, and 0.539% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Calhoun County, WV see 2490 patients per year on average, which represents a 32.6% increase from the previous year (1878 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2445 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 3668 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

2,490 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Calhoun County, WV see an average of 2,490 patients per year. This represents a 32.6% increase from the previous year (1,878 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Calhoun 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%).

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

9.71%

Uninsured

34.5%

Employer Coverage

29.8%

Medicaid

15.3%

Medicare

10.2%

Non-Group

0.539%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Calhoun County, WV declined by 30.1% from 13.9% to 9.71%.

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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

Calhoun County, WV is home to a population of 7.45k people, from which 99.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.819% of Calhoun County, WV residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Calhoun County, WV is composed of 7.25k White Alone residents (97.3%), 94 Two or More Races residents (1.26%), 94 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.26%), 10 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.134%), 2 Black or African American Alone residents (0.0268%), 0 Asian Alone residents (0%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Calhoun County, WV are Spanish or Spanish Creole (74 speakers), German (55 speakers), and Chinese (3 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

48

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.7

72

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Calhoun County, WV was 47.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 48, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 72. But people in Calhoun County, WV are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Calhoun County, WV residents was 48.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.819%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

0.815%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 0.819% of Calhoun County, WV residents 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 Calhoun County, WV was 0.815%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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 Calhoun County, WV was Mexico, the natal country of 2,603 Calhoun County, WV residents, followed by India with 2,547 and China with 2,428.

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Citizenship

99.4%

2017 Citizenship

99.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.4% of Calhoun County, WV residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Calhoun County, WV was 99.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    7.25k ± 16

  2. Two or More Races

    94 ± 39.2

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    94 ± 50.3

In 2017, there were 77.1 times more White Alone residents (7.25k people) in Calhoun County, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 94 Two or More Races and 94 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    74 speakers (1.02%)

  2. German

    55 speakers (0.757%)

  3. Chinese

    3 speakers (0.0413%)

1.83% of Calhoun County, WV citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Calhoun County, WV was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 1.02% of the overall population of Calhoun County, WV are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.757% speak German and 0.0413% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    242 ± 84

  2. Korea

    48 ± 39

  3. World War II

    33 ± 38

Calhoun County, WV has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 5.04 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Calhoun County, WV was $79,900 in 2017, which is 0.367 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $80,000 to $79,900, a 0.125% decrease. The homeownership rate in Calhoun County, WV is 83.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Calhoun County, WV have an average commute time of 32.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Calhoun 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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$36,279

Median Household Income

± $5,907

2.81k

Number of Households

± 307

In 2017, the median household income of the 2.81k households in Calhoun County, WV declined from $36,279 from the previous year's value of $39,384.

The following chart displays the households in Calhoun 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$79,900

2017 Median

± $10,155

$80,000

2016 Median

± $10,856

In 2017, the median property value in Calhoun County, WV declined from to $79,900 from the previous year's value of $80,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Calhoun 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 Calhoun 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 Calhoun County, WV distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Calhoun County, WV the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

83.9%

2017 Homeownership

82.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 83.9% of the housing units in Calhoun County, WV were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 82.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Calhoun 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 Calhoun County, WV distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Calhoun County, WV have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

32.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Calhoun County, WV have a longer commute time (32.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 9.1% of the workforce in Calhoun County, WV have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.2%

  2. Carpooled

    12.1%

  3. Walked

    2.17%

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

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