Charles Town, WV

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2020 Population
5,985
0.707% 1-year growth
US Senator
Joe Manchin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Shelley Moore Capito
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
39
1.83% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
11.3%
10.9% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$77,552
3.4% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$265,900
4.03% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
2,990
5.24% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Charles Town, WV had a population of 5.99k people with a median age of 39 and a median household income of $77,552. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Charles Town, WV grew from 5,943 to 5,985, a 0.707% increase and its median household income declined from $80,278 to $77,552, a −3.4% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Charles Town, WV are White (Non-Hispanic) (69.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (11.3%), White (Hispanic) (6.85%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.29%), and Other (Non-Hispanic) (2.77%).

None of the households in Charles Town, WV reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.6% of the residents in Charles Town, WV are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Charles Town, WV are American Public University System (12,273 degrees awarded in 2020) and Catholic Distance University (40 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Charles Town, WV was $265,900, and the homeownership rate was 66.2%. Most people in Charles Town, WV drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 38.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Charles Town, WV was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Charles Town, WV is home to a population of 5.99k people, from which 97.6% are citizens. As of 2020, 7.69% of Charles Town, WV residents were born outside of the country (460 people).

In 2020, there were 6.09 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.14k people) in Charles Town, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 679 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 410 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Charles Town, WV
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    4.14k ± 373
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    679 ± 202
  3. White (Hispanic)
    410 ± 179
10.8%
Hispanic Population
649 people

In 2020, there were 6.09 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.14k people) in Charles Town, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 679 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 410 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

10.8% of the people in Charles Town, WV are hispanic (649 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

7.69%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
460 people
7%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
416 people

As of 2020, 7.69% of Charles Town, WV residents (460 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Charles Town, WV was 7%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

38
Median Native-Born Age
± 2.6
44
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 5.8

In 2020, the median age of all people in Charles Town, WV was 39. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Charles Town, WV are getting getting older. In 2019, the average age of all Charles Town, WV residents was 38.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. India
    2,485 ± 1,223 people
  2. Philippines
    2,301 ± 1,177 people
  3. China
    2,228 ± 1,158 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of West Virginia was India, the natal country of 2,485 West Virginia residents, followed by Philippines with 2,301 and China with 2,228.

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Citizenship

97.6%
2020 Citizenship
97%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 97.6% of Charles Town, WV residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Charles Town, WV was 97%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    208 ± 73
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    190 ± 128
  3. Vietnam
    98 ± 60

Charles Town, WV has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.09 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in West Virginia, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in West Virginia. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in West Virginia.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of West Virginia across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Economy

Median household income in Charles Town, WV is $77,552. In 2020, the place with the highest median household income in Charles Town, WV was Census Tract 9725.01 with a value of $109,141, followed by Census Tract 9725.03 and Census Tract 9725.06, with respective values of $72,287 and $65,303.

Males in West Virginia have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,089. The income inequality in West Virginia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.441, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Charles Town, WV employs 2.99k people. The largest industries in Charles Town, WV are Retail Trade (424 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (381 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (373 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($105,515), Construction ($95,068), and Wholesale Trade ($90,781).

Wages

Median Household Income

$77,552
2020 value
± $11,141
−3.4%
1 Year Growth
± 18.2%

Households in Charles Town, WV have a median annual income of $77,552, which is more than the median annual income of $64,994 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $80,278 in 2019, which represents a −3.4% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

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$59,317
Average Male Salary in West Virginia
± $2,250
$43,089
Average Female Salary in West Virginia
± $1,699

In 2020, full-time male employees in West Virginia made 1.38 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the sex-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in West Virginia 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 in West Virginia
  1. Asian
    $68,837 ± $25,490
  2. White
    $45,451 ± $1,344
  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    $42,271 ± $5,747

In 2020 the highest paid race/ethnicity of West Virginia workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.51 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in West Virginia.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Charles Town, WV is from West Virginia.
0.441
2020 Wage GINI in West Virginia
0.444
2019 Wage GINI in West Virginia

In 2020, the income inequality in West Virginia was 0.441 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.729% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for West Virginia was lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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 9725.01
  2. Census Tract 9725.03
  3. Census Tract 9725.06

In 2020, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Charles Town, WV was Census Tract 9725.01 with a value of $109,141, followed by Census Tract 9725.03 and Census Tract 9725.06, with respective values of $72,287 and $65,303.

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

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Females 45 - 54
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Charles Town, WV (654 out of 5.81k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 45 - 54, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Males 6 - 11.

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
    374 ± 139
  2. Other
    166 ± 119
  3. Black
    82 ± 101

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Charles Town, WV is White, followed by Other 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

2.99k
2020 Value
± 348
5.24%
1 Year growth
± 15.2%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Charles Town, WV grew at a rate of 5.24%, from 2.84k employees to 2.99k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Charles Town, WV, are Management Occupations (468 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (348 people), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (300 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Charles Town, WV.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Charles Town, WV, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (468 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (348 people), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (300 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Charles Town, WV has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.8 times higher than expected), Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (2.77 times), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1.82 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Charles Town, WV, by median earnings, are Construction & Extraction Occupations ($142,635), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($107,850), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($103,636).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.99k
2020 Value
± 348
5.24%
1 Year growth
± 15.2%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Charles Town, WV grew at a rate of 5.24%, from 2.84k employees to 2.99k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Charles Town, WV, are Retail Trade (424 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (381 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (373 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Charles Town, WV, though some of these residents may live in Charles Town, 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 Charles Town, WV, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (424 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (381 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (373 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Charles Town, WV has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (3.56 times higher than expected), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (3.27 times), and Public Administration (2.39 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Charles Town, WV, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($105,515), Construction ($95,068), and Wholesale Trade ($90,781).

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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. $8.42B
  2. $6.05B
  3. $5.79B

In 2020, the top outbound West Virginia product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $8.42B, followed by Coal ($6.05B) and Plastics/rubber ($5.79B).

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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$65.6B
2020 Value in West Virginia
$114B
Projected 2050 Value in West Virginia
74.3% growth

In 2020, total outbound West Virginia trade was $65.6B. This is expected to increase 74.3% to $114B by 2050.

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. $9.85B
  2. $5.83B
  3. $3.98B

In 2020, the top outbound West Virginia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Ohio with $9.85B, followed by Pennsylvania with $5.83B and Virginia and $3.98B.

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

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in West Virginia went to Donald J. Trump with 68.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (29.7%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.34%). The most partisan county was Grant County, WV with 88.4% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito are the senators currently representing the state of West Virginia. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

West Virginia is currently represented by 3 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for West Virginia
68.6% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in West Virginia
  1. 88.4% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 85.6% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 85.3% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in West Virginia was Grant County, WV with 88.4% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in West Virginia colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from West Virginia

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Joe Manchin
Senator from West Virginia1
Assumed office on November 15, 2010
Elected to the seat to succeed Carte Goodwin, who had been appointed to the seat following the death of Robert Byrd.
Shelley Moore Capito
Senator from West Virginia2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito are the senators currently representing West Virginia.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in West Virginia over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from West Virginia

West Virginia is currently represented by 3 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for West Virginia have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2020, universities in Charles Town, WV awarded 12,313 degrees. The student population of Charles Town, WV is skewed towards men, with 31,804 male students and 18,423 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Charles Town, WV are White (7,018 and 57.5%), followed by Black or African American (1,932 and 15.8%), Hispanic or Latino (1,433 and 11.7%), and Unknown (876 and 7.18%).

The largest universities in Charles Town, WV by number of degrees awarded are American Public University System (12,273 and 99.7%) and Catholic Distance University (40 and 0.325%).

The most popular majors in Charles Town, WV are General Business Administration & Management (2,389 and 19.4%), General Studies (1,441 and 11.7%), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (633 and 5.14%).

The median tuition cost in Charles Town, WV for private four year colleges is $7,320.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 447 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 378 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 1,273 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Charles Town, WV was Criminal Justice - Safety Studies with 447 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 12,273 degrees awarded
  2. 40 degrees awarded
$7,320
Median Private

In 2020, the Charles Town, WV institution with the largest number of graduating students was American Public University System with 12,273 degrees awarded.

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Student Sex for Common Institutions

7,913
Degrees Awarded to Men
4,400
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2020, 7,913 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Charles Town, WV, which is 1.8 times more than the 4,400 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the sex disparity between the institutions in Charles Town, WV by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    7,018 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    1,932 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    1,433 degrees awarded

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Charles Town, WV was White students. These 7,018 degrees mean that there were 3.63 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 1,932 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Charles Town, WV was $265,900 in 2020, which is 1.16 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $255,600 to $265,900, a 4.03% increase. The homeownership rate in Charles Town, WV is 66.2%, which is higher than the national average of 64.4%. People in Charles Town, WV have an average commute time of 38.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Charles Town, WV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$265,900
2020 Median
± $18,215
$255,600
2019 Median
± $22,538

In 2020, the median property value in Charles Town, WV grew to to $265,900 from the previous year's value of $255,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Charles Town, 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 Charles Town, WV the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Household Income

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$77,552
Median Household Income
± $11,141
2.16k
Number of Households
± 291

In 2020, the median household income of the 2.16k households in Charles Town, WV declined from $77,552 from the previous year's value of $80,278.

The following chart displays the households in Charles Town, 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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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

66.2%
2020 Homeownership
67.4%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 66.2% of the housing units in Charles Town, WV were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 67.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.4%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Charles Town, WV compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

38.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Charles Town, WV have a longer commute time (38.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 6.59% of the workforce in Charles Town, WV have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (79.2%)
  2. Carpooled (11.8%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.75%)

In 2020, 79.2% of workers in Charles Town, WV drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.8%) and those who worked at home (5.75%).

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 Charles Town, WV distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Charles Town, WV have 2 cars, followed by false.

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Health

94.9% of the population of Charles Town, WV has health coverage, with 54.9% on employee plans, 14.9% on Medicaid, 8.58% on Medicare, 14.1% on non-group plans, and 2.4% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Jefferson County, WV see 1894 patients per year on average, which represents a 11% increase from the previous year (1707 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3008 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1121 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Mingo County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (22.1%). Additionally, McDowell County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (44.9%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,894 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Jefferson County, WV

Primary care physicians in Jefferson County, WV see an average of 1,894 patients per year. This represents a 11% increase from the previous year (1,707 patients).

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

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$9,462
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in West Virginia
$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

5.11%
Uninsured
54.9%
Employer Coverage
14.9%
Medicaid
8.58%
Medicare
14.1%
Non-Group
2.4%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Charles Town, WV grew by 113% from 2.4% to 5.11%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Charles Town, 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. 22.1% prevalence
  2. 20.9% prevalence
  3. 20.9% prevalence

Mingo County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in West Virginia, at 22.1%.

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

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