Elkins, WV

Census Place

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2022 Population
6,935
0.645% 1-year decline
US Senator
Joe Manchin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Shelley Moore Capito
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
38.7
1.57% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
17.1%
10.6% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$39,875
8.04% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$131,100
12.8% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
3,028
3.81% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Elkins, WV had a population of 6.94k people with a median age of 38.7 and a median household income of $39,875. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Elkins, WV declined from 6,980 to 6,935, a −0.645% decrease and its median household income grew from $36,909 to $39,875, a 8.04% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Elkins, WV are White (Non-Hispanic) (90.6%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.55%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.96%), Other (Hispanic) (0.822%), and White (Hispanic) (0.75%).

None of the households in Elkins, 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.

99.7% of the residents in Elkins, WV are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Elkins, WV are Davis & Elkins College (151 degrees awarded in 2022) and Randolph Technical Center (16 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Elkins, WV was $131,100, and the homeownership rate was 58.8%.

Most people in Elkins, WV drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 12.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Elkins, WV was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Elkins, WV is home to a population of 6.94k people, from which 99.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.3% of Elkins, WV residents were born outside of the country (90 people).

In 2022, there were 25.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.28k people) in Elkins, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 246 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 205 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.7%
2022 Citizenship
99.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.7% of Elkins, WV residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Elkins, WV was 99.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Elkins, WV
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    6.28k ± 206
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    246 ± 135
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    205 ± 146
2.34%
Hispanic Population
162 people

In 2022, there were 25.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.28k people) in Elkins, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 246 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 205 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.34% of the people in Elkins, WV are hispanic (162 people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    2,064 ± 1,115 people
  2. Germany
    1,923 ± 1,076 people
  3. China
    1,815 ± 1,045 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of West Virginia was Mexico, the natal country of 2,064 West Virginia residents, followed by Germany with 1,923 and China with 1,815.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.3%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
90 people
1.95%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
136 people

As of 2022, 1.3% of Elkins, WV residents (90 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Elkins, WV was 1.95%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (1990s)
    126 ± 77
  2. Vietnam
    89 ± 55
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    40 ± 44

Elkins, WV has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (1990s), 1.42 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Elkins, WV employs 3.03k people. The largest industries in Elkins, WV are Health Care & Social Assistance (455 people), Educational Services (356 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (288 people), and the highest paying industries are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($103,445), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($90,034), and Transportation & Warehousing ($47,021).

Males in West Virginia have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,743. The income inequality in West Virginia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.449, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

3.03k
2022 Value
± 430
3.81%
1 Year growth
± 19.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Elkins, WV grew at a rate of 3.81%, from 2.92k employees to 3.03k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Elkins, WV, are Management Occupations (443 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (397 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (331 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Elkins, WV.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

3.03k
2022 Value
± 430
3.81%
1 Year growth
± 19.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Elkins, WV grew at a rate of 3.81%, from 2.92k employees to 3.03k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Elkins, WV, are Health Care & Social Assistance (455 people), Educational Services (356 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (288 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Elkins, WV, though some of these residents may live in Elkins, WV and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$34,223
Median earning men ± $11,590
$24,859
Median earning women ± $4,036

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($91,284), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($69,205), and Public Administration ($50,329).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($43,068), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($29,122), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($26,786).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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0.583%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 690k people employed in West Virginia. This represents a 0.583% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 15%.

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

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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%).

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 2 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

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.

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US Representatives from West Virginia

West Virginia is currently represented by 2 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 2022, universities in Elkins, WV awarded 167 degrees. The student population of Elkins, WV in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 266 male students and 393 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Elkins, WV are White (86 and 54.4%), followed by Unknown (61 and 38.6%), Black or African American (4 and 2.53%), and Hispanic or Latino (3 and 1.9%).

The largest universities in Elkins, WV by number of degrees awarded are Davis & Elkins College (151 and 90.4%) and Randolph Technical Center (16 and 9.58%).

The most popular majors in Elkins, WV are Registered Nursing (33 and 19.8%), Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (16 and 9.58%), and General Business Administration & Management (16 and 9.58%).

The median tuition cost in Elkins, WV for private four year colleges is $29,880.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Elkins, WV, the percentage of applicants admitted was 75.3%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 25%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 659 (40.4% men and 59.6% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 659 students enrolled in Elkins, WV, 40.4% men and 59.6% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 302 records, of which 68.5% were women and 31.5% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 15 degrees awarded
  2. 13 degrees awarded
  3. 12 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Elkins, WV was Registered Nursing with 15 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 151 degrees awarded
  2. 16 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Davis & Elkins College with 151 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 53 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Elkins, WV, which is 0.465 times less than the 114 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 86 degrees mean that there were 1.41 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 61 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($29,880) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($800) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,380) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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Measure

In 2022, 0.661% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.559% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (549k), Some college (279k), and Secondary Education (210k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Elkins, WV was $131,100 in 2022, which is 0.465 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $116,200 to $131,100, a 12.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Elkins, WV is 58.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Elkins, WV have an average commute time of 12.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Elkins, WV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Elkins, WV is $39,875. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Elkins, WV was Census Tract 9662 with a value of $49,156, followed by Census Tract 9660 and Census Tract 9661, with respective values of $47,695 and $35,863.

Property

$131,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$13,935
$1,623
Median Property Taxes
±$277

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Rent vs Own

58.8%
Homeownership
2022
58.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 58.8% of the housing units in Elkins, WV were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 58.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9662
  2. Census Tract 9660
  3. Census Tract 9661

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Elkins, WV was Census Tract 9662 with a value of $49,156, followed by Census Tract 9660 and Census Tract 9661, with respective values of $47,695 and $35,863.

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Household Income

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$39,875
Median Household Income
± $7,206
2.76k
Number of Households
± 358

In 2022, the median household income of the 2.76k households in Elkins, WV grew to $39,875 from the previous year's value of $36,909.

The following chart displays the households in Elkins, 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 < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Elkins, WV is from West Virginia.
0.449
2022 Wage GINI in West Virginia
0.447
2021 Wage GINI in West Virginia

In 2022, the income inequality in West Virginia was 0.449 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.523% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less 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.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (75.2%)
  2. Carpooled (8.65%)
  3. Walked (8.22%)

In 2022, 75.2% of workers in Elkins, WV drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.65%) and those who walked to work (8.22%).

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Commute Time

12.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Elkins, WV have a shorter commute time (12.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.83% of the workforce in Elkins, WV have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

17.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Elkins, WV (1.11k out of 6.49k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females < 5.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Elkins, WV is White, followed by Two Or More 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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Health

93.3% of the population of Elkins, WV has health coverage, with 43.4% on employee plans, 26.3% on Medicaid, 10.8% on Medicare, 9.6% on non-group plans, and 3.23% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Randolph County, WV see 1435 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.52% increase from the previous year (1373 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2184 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 811 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,435 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Randolph County, WV

Primary care physicians in Randolph County, WV see an average of 1,435 patients per year. This represents a 4.52% increase from the previous year (1,373 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20.6% under 18 years, 25.2% between 18 and 34 years, 37% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.5% were men and 52.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.7%
Uninsured
43.4%
Employer Coverage
26.3%
Medicaid
10.8%
Medicare
9.6%
Non-Group
3.23%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Elkins, WV declined by 10.2% from 7.46% to 6.7%.

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