Doddridge County, WV

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Population

8,570

2.48% growth

Median Age

44.5


Median Household Income

$44,437

12.8% growth

Poverty Rate

14.9%


Number of Employees

2,843

4.99% growth

Median Property Value

$105,900

10.7% growth

About

In 2017, Doddridge County, WV had a population of 8.57k people with a median age of 44.5 and a median household income of $44,437. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Doddridge County, WV grew from 8,363 to 8,570, a 2.48% increase and its median household income grew from $39,381 to $44,437, a 12.8% increase.

The population of Doddridge County, WV is 95.7% White Alone, 2.08% Two or More Races, and 1.38% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Doddridge County, WV speak a non-English language, and 99.6% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Doddridge County, WV is $105,900, and the homeownership rate is 84%. Most people in Doddridge County, WV commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 30.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Doddridge County, WV is 2 cars per household.

About the photo: Autumn sunrise scenery from the Bear Rocks area of the Dolly Sods Wilderness near Davis, West Virginia (USA). HDR composite from multiple exposures.

Economy

The economy of Doddridge County, WV employs 2.84k people. The largest industries in Doddridge County, WV are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (382 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (343 people), and Retail Trade (338 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($57,660), Utilities ($56,491), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($55,548).

Median household income in Doddridge County, WV is $44,437. Males in Doddridge 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 Doddridge County, WV (measured using the Gini index) is 0.444, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$44,437

2017 value

± $6,711

12.8%

1 Year Growth

± 15.1%

Households in Doddridge County, WV have a median annual income of $44,437, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $39,381 in 2016, which represents a 12.8% 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 West Virginia made 1.4 times more than female 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 West Virginia 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 Doddridge 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 9650

  2. Census Tract 9651

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Doddridge County, WV was Census Tract 9650 with a value of $46,328, followed by Census Tract 9651 and N/A, with respective values of $42,157 and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Doddridge County, WV (1.18k out of 7.91k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 55 - 64.

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

    1,120 ± 224

  2. Two Or More

    40 ± 92

  3. Native American

    8 ± 81

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

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

2.84k

2017 Value

± 389

4.99%

1 Year growth

± 17.9%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Doddridge County, WV grew at a rate of 4.99%, from 2.71k employees to 2.84k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Doddridge County, WV, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (415 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (413 people), and Management Occupations (271 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Doddridge County, WV.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Doddridge County, WV, by number of employees, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (415 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (413 people), and Management Occupations (271 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Doddridge County, WV has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (3.71 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.93 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (2.24 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Doddridge County, WV, by median earnings, are Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($54,044), Material Moving Occupations ($52,708), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations ($52,125).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.84k

2017 Value

± 389

4.99%

1 Year growth

± 17.9%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Doddridge County, WV grew at a rate of 4.99%, from 2.71k employees to 2.84k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Doddridge County, WV, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (382 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (343 people), and Retail Trade (338 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Doddridge County, WV, though some of these residents may live in Doddridge 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 Doddridge County, WV, by number of employees, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (382 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (343 people), and Retail Trade (338 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Doddridge County, WV has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (24.9 times higher than expected), Utilities (5.43 times), and Public Administration (2.24 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Doddridge County, WV, by median earnings, are Wholesale Trade ($57,660), Utilities ($56,491), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($55,548).

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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. $19.6B

  2. $7.19B

  3. $6.22B

In 2015, the top outbound West Virginia product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $19.6B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($7.19B) and Coal ($6.22B).

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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$72.2B

2020 Value

$86.9B

Projected 2045 Value

20.4% growth

In 2020, total outbound West Virginia trade was $72.2B. This is expected to increase 20.4% 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. $11B

  2. $7.36B

  3. $7.22B

In 2015, the top outbound West Virginia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Pennsylvania with $11B, followed by Ohio with $7.36B and Virginia and $7.22B.

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

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Health

93.2% of the population of Doddridge County, WV has health coverage, with 39.9% on employee plans, 19.3% on Medicaid, 18.2% on Medicare, 13.4% on non-group plans, and 2.39% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Doddridge County, WV see 4088 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.57% decrease from the previous year (4196 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 0 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 8413 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

4,088 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Doddridge County, WV see an average of 4,088 patients per year. This represents a 2.57% decrease from the previous year (4,196 patients).

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

6.78%

Uninsured

39.9%

Employer Coverage

19.3%

Medicaid

18.2%

Medicare

13.4%

Non-Group

2.39%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Doddridge County, WV declined by 48% from 13% to 6.78%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Doddridge County, 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. 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

Doddridge County, WV is home to a population of 8.57k people, from which 99.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.747% of Doddridge County, WV residents were born outside of the country (64 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Doddridge County, WV is composed of 8.2k White Alone residents (95.7%), 178 Two or More Races residents (2.08%), 118 Black or African American Alone residents (1.38%), 37 Hispanic or Latino residents (0.432%), 29 Asian Alone residents (0.338%), 8 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0933%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

45

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.9

43

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 15.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Doddridge County, WV was 44.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 45, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Doddridge County, WV are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Doddridge County, WV residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.747%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

64 people

0.801%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

67 people

As of 2017, 0.747% of Doddridge County, WV residents (64 people) 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 Doddridge County, WV was 0.801%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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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 West Virginia was Mexico, the natal country of 2,603 West Virginia residents, followed by India with 2,547 and China with 2,428.

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Citizenship

99.6%

2017 Citizenship

99.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.6% of Doddridge County, WV residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Doddridge County, WV was 99.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    8.2k ± 16

  2. Two or More Races

    178 ± 60.4

  3. Black or African American Alone

    118 ± 46

In 2017, there were 46.1 times more White Alone residents (8.2k people) in Doddridge County, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 178 Two or More Races and 118 Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Doddridge County, WV as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    334 ± 100

  2. Korea

    127 ± 46

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    34 ± 27

Doddridge County, WV has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.63 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Doddridge County, WV was $105,900 in 2017, which is 0.461 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $95,700 to $105,900, a 10.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Doddridge County, WV is 84%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Doddridge County, WV have an average commute time of 30.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Doddridge County, WV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$105,900

2017 Median

± $10,423

$95,700

2016 Median

± $8,147

In 2017, the median property value in Doddridge County, WV grew to to $105,900 from the previous year's value of $95,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Doddridge 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 Doddridge County, WV the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

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$44,437

Median Household Income

± $6,711

2.66k

Number of Households

± 278

In 2017, the median household income of the 2.66k households in Doddridge County, WV grew to $44,437 from the previous year's value of $39,381.

The following chart displays the households in Doddridge 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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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

84%

2017 Homeownership

85.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 84% of the housing units in Doddridge County, WV were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 85.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Doddridge County, WV compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

30.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Doddridge County, WV have a longer commute time (30.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.14% of the workforce in Doddridge County, WV have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    77.2%

  2. Carpooled

    14.6%

  3. Other

    3.87%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Doddridge County, WV was Drove Alone (77.2%), followed by those who Carpooled (14.6%) and those who Other (3.87%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Doddridge County, WV distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Doddridge County, WV have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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