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Population
45,192
0.75% decline
Median Age
43.4
Median Household Income
$37,846
4.28% growth
Poverty Rate
19.1%
Number of Employees
16,362
3.32% growth
Median Property Value
$81,300
5.45% growth

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Economy

The economy of Fayette County, WV employs 16,362 people. The economy of Fayette County, WV is specialized in Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; Management of Companies & Enterprises; and Public Admin., which employ respectively 11.56; 1.64; and 1.44 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Fayette County, WV are Healthcare & Social Assistance (2,805), Retail trade (2,320), and Educational Services (1,676), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($64,320), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($62,936), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($48,935).

Median household income in Fayette County, WV is $37,846. Males in Fayette County, WV have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $36,875. The income inequality of Fayette County, WV (measured using the Gini index) is 0.444 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 Fayette County, WV. In Fayette County, WV the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 51 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,845. McDowell County, WV has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in West Virginia.

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Diversity

Fayette County, WV is home to a population of 45,192 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Fayette County, WV is composed of 41,804 White residents (92.5%), 2,304 Black residents (5.1%), 458 Hispanic residents (1.01%), 380 Two+ residents (0.84%), and 129 Native residents (0.29%). The most common foreign languages in Fayette County, WV are Spanish (689 speakers), French (129 speakers), and German (92 speakers), but compared to other places, Fayette County, WV has a relative high number of Other Native North American (33 speakers), French (129 speakers), and German (92 speakers).

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Education

In 2015 universities in Fayette County, WV awarded 180 degrees. The student population of Fayette County, WV is skewed away from females, with 108 male students and 72 female students. Most students in Fayette County, WV are White (145 and 80.6%), followed by Black or African American (6 and 3.33%), Two or more races (4 and 2.22%), and Hispanic or Latino (4 and 2.22%). The largest universities in Fayette County, WV by number of graduates are West Virginia University Institute of Technology (152 and 84.4%), Fayette Institute of Technology (28 and 15.6%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Fayette County, WV are General Studies (29 and 16.1%), General Civil Engineering (13 and 7.22%), and Electrical & Electronics Engineering (10 and 5.56%). The median tuition costs in Fayette County, WV are N/A for private four year colleges, and $6,648 and $16,728 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 Fayette County, WV is $81,300, which is 0.4 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $77,100 to $81,300, a 5.45% increase. The homeownership rate of Fayette County, WV is 77.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Fayette County, WV have an average commute time of 27.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Fayette County, WV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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