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-4.74% decline
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1.17% growth

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The economy of Clay County, WV employs 2,891 people. The economy of Clay County, WV is specialized in Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; Utilities; and Construction, which employ respectively 14.02; 2.31; and 2.19 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Clay County, WV are Healthcare & Social Assistance (442), Construction (392), and Educational Services (315), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($92,727), Transportation & Warehousing ($54,444), and Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($50,813).

Median household income in Clay County, WV is $31,325. Males in Clay County, WV have an average income that is 1.42 times higher than the average income of females, which is $37,164. The income inequality of Clay County, WV (measured using the Gini index) is 0.428 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 Clay County, WV. In Clay County, WV the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 55-64 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to N/A primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,314. McDowell County, WV has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in West Virginia.


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Clay County, WV is home to a population of 9,141 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Clay County, WV is composed of 8,949 White residents (97.9%), 118 Two+ residents (1.29%), 37 Native residents (0.4%), 20 Hawaiian residents (0.22%), and 13 Hispanic residents (0.14%). The most common foreign languages in Clay County, WV are French (49 speakers), Spanish (18 speakers), and Japanese (7 speakers), but compared to other places, Clay County, WV has a relative high number of French (49 speakers), Japanese (7 speakers), and Other Indo-European (2 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Charleston City PUMA, WV awarded 2,063 degrees. The student population of Charleston City PUMA, WV is skewed towards females, with 826 male students and 1,237 female students. Most students in Charleston City PUMA, WV are White (1,558 and 75.5%), followed by Unknown (194 and 9.4%), Black or African American (191 and 9.3%), and American Indian (27 and 1.31%). The largest universities in Charleston City PUMA, WV by number of graduates are BridgeValley Community & Technical College (574 and 27.8%), University of Charleston (448 and 21.7%), and West Virginia State University (444 and 21.5%). The most popular majors in Charleston City PUMA, WV are General Studies (74 and 3.59%), General Business Administration & Management (64 and 3.1%), and Elementary Education & Teaching (56 and 2.71%). The median tuition costs in Charleston City PUMA, WV are $19,047 for private four year colleges, and $6,662 and $15,572 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 Clay County, WV is $78,000, which is 0.4 times smaller than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value increased from $77,100 to $78,000, a 1.17% increase. The homeownership rate of Clay County, WV is 82.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Clay County, WV have an average commute time of 40.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Clay County, WV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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