Gilmer County, WV

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Population
8,205
1.2% 1-year decline
US Senator
Joe Manchin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Shelley Moore Capito
Republican Party
Median Age
39.7

Poverty Rate
18.9%

Median Household Income
$35,810
3.67% 1-year decline
Median Property Value
$91,300
0.328% 1-year decline
Number of Employees
2,659
5.27% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Gilmer County, WV had a population of 8.21k people with a median age of 39.7 and a median household income of $35,810. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Gilmer County, WV declined from 8,305 to 8,205, a -1.2% decrease and its median household income declined from $37,175 to $35,810, a -3.67% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Gilmer County, WV are White (Non-Hispanic) (81%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (11%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.66%), White (Hispanic) (1.79%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.62%). NaNk% of the people in Gilmer County, WV speak a non-English language, and 97.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Gilmer County, WV are Glenville State College (187 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Gilmer County, WV is $91,300, and the homeownership rate is 72.7%. Most people in Gilmer County, WV commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Gilmer County, WV is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in West Virginia (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Community Mobility

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Gilmer County, WV went to Donald J. Trump with 74.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (21.4%), followed by Other (4.01%). The most partisan county was Grant County, WV with 87.7% 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 Gilmer County, WV
74.6% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in West Virginia
  1. 87.7% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 83.6% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 83.6% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in West Virginia was Grant County, WV with 87.7% 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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Diversity

Gilmer County, WV is home to a population of 8.21k people, from which 97.2% are citizens. As of 2018, 3.3% of Gilmer County, WV residents were born outside of the country (271 people).

In 2018, there were 7.38 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.65k people) in Gilmer County, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 900 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 218 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Gilmer County, WV
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    6.65k ± 19
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    900 ± 126
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    218 ± 143
4%
Hispanic Population
328 people

In 2018, there were 7.38 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.65k people) in Gilmer County, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 900 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 218 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4% of the people in Gilmer County, WV are hispanic (328 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.3%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
271 people
2.66%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
221 people

As of 2018, 3.3% of Gilmer County, WV residents (271 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Gilmer County, WV was 2.66%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

39
Median Native-Born Age
± 1.1
43
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 7.1

In 2018, the median age of all people in Gilmer County, WV was 39.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Gilmer County, WV are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Gilmer County, WV residents was 38.

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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

97.2%
2018 Citizenship
97.7%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 97.2% of Gilmer County, WV residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Gilmer County, WV was 97.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    205 ± 73
  2. Korea
    66 ± 43
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    47 ± 31

Gilmer County, WV has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.11 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Gilmer County, WV is $35,810. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Gilmer County, WV was Census Tract 9677 with a value of $36,992, followed by Census Tract 9678 and N/A, with respective values of $31,218 and N/A.

Males in West Virginia have an average income that is 1.4 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,552. The income inequality in West Virginia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.444, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Gilmer County, WV employs 2.66k people. The largest industries in Gilmer County, WV are Educational Services (472 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (389 people), and Retail Trade (356 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($98,750), Utilities ($70,625), and Construction ($66,165).

Wages

Median Household Income

$35,810
2018 value
± $5,509
-3.67%
1 Year Growth
± 23.5%

Households in Gilmer County, WV have a median annual income of $35,810, 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 $37,175 in 2017, which represents a -3.67% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$55,526
Average Male Salary in West Virginia
± $2,063
$39,552
Average Female Salary in West Virginia
± $1,541

In 2017, full-time male employees in West Virginia made 1.4 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-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
    $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 in West Virginia.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Gilmer County, WV is from West Virginia.
0.444
2017 Wage GINI in West Virginia
0.444
2016 Wage GINI in West Virginia

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 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.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9677
  2. Census Tract 9678
  3. N/A

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Gilmer County, WV was Census Tract 9677 with a value of $36,992, followed by Census Tract 9678 and N/A, with respective values of $31,218 and N/A.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Gilmer County, WV colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

18.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Gilmer County, WV (1.25k out of 6.6k 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 Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

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
    1,107 ± 169
  2. Black
    111 ± 105
  3. Two Or More
    28 ± 86

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

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

2.66k
2018 Value
± 304
5.27%
1 Year growth
± 15.3%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Gilmer County, WV grew at a rate of 5.27%, from 2.53k employees to 2.66k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Gilmer County, WV, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (392 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (215 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (204 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Gilmer County, WV.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Gilmer County, WV, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (392 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (215 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (204 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Gilmer County, WV has an unusually high number of residents working as Health Technologists & Technicians (3 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.72 times), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.66 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Gilmer County, WV, by median earnings, are Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($75,625), Construction & Extraction Occupations ($70,096), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($64,875).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.66k
2018 Value
± 304
5.27%
1 Year growth
± 15.3%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Gilmer County, WV grew at a rate of 5.27%, from 2.53k employees to 2.66k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Gilmer County, WV, are Educational Services (472 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (389 people), and Retail Trade (356 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Gilmer County, WV, though some of these residents may live in Gilmer 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 Gilmer County, WV, by number of employees, are Educational Services (472 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (389 people), and Retail Trade (356 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Gilmer County, WV has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (15.6 times higher than expected), Utilities (2.32 times), and Educational Services (1.92 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Gilmer County, WV, by median earnings, are Wholesale Trade ($98,750), Utilities ($70,625), and Construction ($66,165).

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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. $17.4B
  2. $7.3B
  3. $6.62B

In 2015, the top outbound West Virginia product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $17.4B, followed by Coal ($7.3B) and Pharmaceuticals ($6.62B).

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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$68B
2015 Value in West Virginia
$86.9B
Projected 2045 Value in West Virginia
27.7% growth

In 2015, total outbound West Virginia trade was $68B. This is expected to increase 27.7% 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. $10.5B
  2. $6.95B
  3. $6.94B

In 2015, the top outbound West Virginia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Pennsylvania with $10.5B, followed by Ohio with $6.95B and Virginia and $6.94B.

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

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Education

In 2017, universities in Gilmer County, WV awarded 187 degrees. The student population of Gilmer County, WV is skewed towards men, with 942 male students and 713 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Gilmer County, WV are White (154 and 82.4%), followed by Unknown (16 and 8.56%), Black or African American (13 and 6.95%), and Hispanic or Latino (2 and 1.07%).

The largest universities in Gilmer County, WV by number of degrees awarded are Glenville State College (187 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Gilmer County, WV are Criminalistics & Criminal Science (34 and 18.2%), General Business Administration & Management (25 and 13.4%), and Other Natural Resource Management & Policy (21 and 11.2%).

The median tuition costs in Gilmer County, WV are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $5,590 and $13,150 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 34 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 25 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 21 degree-majorss awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Gilmer County, WV was Criminalistics & Criminal Science with 34 degree-majorss awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
187 degrees awarded
$5,590
Median In-State Public
$N/A
Median Private

In 2017, the Gilmer County, WV institution with the largest number of graduating students was Glenville State College with 187 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

91
Degrees Awarded to Men
96
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 91 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Gilmer County, WV, which is 0.948 times less than the 96 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    154 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    16 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    13 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Gilmer County, WV were to White students. These 154 degrees mean that there were 9.63 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 16 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Gilmer County, WV was $91,300 in 2018, which is 0.397 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $91,600 to $91,300, a 0.328% decrease. The homeownership rate in Gilmer County, WV is 72.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Gilmer County, WV have an average commute time of 24.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Gilmer County, WV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$91,300
2018 Median
± $7,398
$91,600
2017 Median
± $15,627

In 2018, the median property value in Gilmer County, WV declined from to $91,300 from the previous year's value of $91,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Gilmer 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 Gilmer County, WV the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$35,810
Median Household Income
± $5,509
2.67k
Number of Households
± 265

In 2018, the median household income of the 2.67k households in Gilmer County, WV declined from $35,810 from the previous year's value of $37,175.

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

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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

72.7%
2018 Homeownership
74.3%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 72.7% of the housing units in Gilmer County, WV were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 74.3%.

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

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Commute Time

24.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Gilmer County, WV have a shorter commute time (24.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 2.88% of the workforce in Gilmer County, WV have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    80.1%
  2. Worked At Home
    7.15%
  3. Carpooled
    4.44%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Gilmer County, WV was Drove Alone (80.1%), followed by those who Worked At Home (7.15%) and those who Carpooled (4.44%).

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

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Health

91.1% of the population of Gilmer County, WV has health coverage, with 44.4% on employee plans, 22% on Medicaid, 14.2% on Medicare, 8.22% on non-group plans, and 2.39% 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 Gilmer County, WV see 2130 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.11% decrease from the previous year (2154 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 8249 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 8249 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

2,130 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Gilmer County, WV

Primary care physicians in Gilmer County, WV see an average of 2,130 patients per year. This represents a 1.11% decrease from the previous year (2,154 patients).

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

8.9%
Uninsured
44.4%
Employer Coverage
22%
Medicaid
14.2%
Medicare
8.22%
Non-Group
2.39%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Gilmer County, WV declined by 18.8% from 11% to 8.9%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Gilmer 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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