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-0.71% decline
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Median Household Income
5.36% growth
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-5.45% decline
Median Property Value
5.78% growth

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The economy of Gilmer County, WV employs 2,791 people. The economy of Gilmer County, WV is specialized in Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; Educational Services; and Utilities, which employ respectively 12.86; 2.3; and 2.1 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Gilmer County, WV are Educational Services (601), Healthcare & Social Assistance (316), and Accommodation & Food Service (300), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($80,380), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($61,071), and Transportation & Warehousing ($35,302).

Median household income in Gilmer County, WV is $37,536. Males in Gilmer County, WV have an average income that is 1.65 times higher than the average income of females, which is $32,911. The income inequality of Gilmer County, WV (measured using the Gini index) is 0.423 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 Gilmer County, WV. In Gilmer 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 46 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,503. McDowell County, WV has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in West Virginia.


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Gilmer County, WV is home to a population of 8,644 people, from which 97% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Gilmer County, WV is composed of 6,883 White residents (79.6%), 925 Black residents (10.7%), 437 Two+ residents (5.06%), 335 Hispanic residents (3.88%), and 36 Native residents (0.42%). The most common foreign languages in Gilmer County, WV are Spanish (344 speakers), French (56 speakers), and Tagalog (22 speakers), but compared to other places, Gilmer County, WV has a relative high number of Scandinavian (8 speakers), French (56 speakers), and Other (3 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Gilmer County, WV awarded 192 degrees. The student population of Gilmer County, WV is skewed away from females, with 110 male students and 82 female students. Most students in Gilmer County, WV are White (168 and 87.5%), followed by Black or African American (17 and 8.85%), Two or more races (3 and 1.56%), and Unknown (3 and 1.56%). The largest universities in Gilmer County, WV by number of graduates are Glenville State College (192 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Gilmer County, WV are General Business Administration & Management (23 and 12%), Other Natural Resource Management & Policy (22 and 11.5%), and Other Social Sciences (17 and 8.85%). The median tuition costs in Gilmer County, WV are N/A for private four year colleges, and $5,280 and $12,480 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 Gilmer County, WV is $78,700, which is 0.4 times smaller than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value increased from $74,400 to $78,700, a 5.78% increase. The homeownership rate of Gilmer County, WV is 77.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Gilmer County, WV have an average commute time of 28.8 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.


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