Grant County, WV

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Population

11,673

0.824% decline

Poverty Rate

12.7%


Median Age

46.3


Median Household Income

$40,093

3.59% growth

Number of Employees

4,823

0.884% decline

Median Property Value

$144,600

10.6% growth

About

In 2017, Grant County, WV had a population of 11.7k people with a median age of 46.3 and a median household income of $40,093. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Grant County, WV declined from 11,770 to 11,673, a -0.824% decrease and its median household income grew from $38,703 to $40,093, a 3.59% increase.

The population of Grant County, WV is 96.8% White Alone, 1.61% Black or African American Alone, and 0.968% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Grant County, WV speak a non-English language, and 100% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Grant County, WV is $144,600, and the homeownership rate is 79.7%. Most people in Grant County, WV commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 26.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Grant 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.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of West Virginia across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Economy

The economy of Grant County, WV employs 4.82k people. The largest industries in Grant County, WV are Manufacturing (881 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (706 people), and Construction (597 people), and the highest paying industries are Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation ($120,956), Utilities ($70,833), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($64,750).

Median household income in Grant County, WV is $40,093. Males in Grant 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 Grant County, WV (measured using the Gini index) is 0.444, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$40,093

2017 value

± $3,382

3.59%

1 Year Growth

± 10.6%

Households in Grant County, WV have a median annual income of $40,093, 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 $38,703 in 2016, which represents a 3.59% 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 Grant 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.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9695

  2. Census Tract 9694

  3. Census Tract 9696

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Grant County, WV was Census Tract 9695 with a value of $57,827, followed by Census Tract 9694 and Census Tract 9696, with respective values of $39,514 and $31,274.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 75+

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

12.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Grant County, WV (1.46k out of 11.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 75+, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Males 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

    1,415 ± 238

  2. Black

    49 ± 106

  3. Hispanic

    6 ± 91

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Grant County, WV is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

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

4.82k

2017 Value

± 428

-0.884%

1 Year decline

± 13%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Grant County, WV declined at a rate of -0.884%, from 4.87k employees to 4.82k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Grant County, WV, are Production Occupations (634 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (560 people), and Management Occupations (372 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Grant County, WV.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Grant County, WV, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (634 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (560 people), and Management Occupations (372 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Grant County, WV has an unusually high number of residents working as Material Moving Occupations (2.43 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (2.27 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (2.15 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Grant County, WV, by median earnings, are Management Occupations ($48,000), Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($47,188), and Construction & Extraction Occupations ($45,208).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

4.82k

2017 Value

± 428

-0.884%

1 Year decline

± 13%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Grant County, WV declined at a rate of -0.884%, from 4.87k employees to 4.82k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Grant County, WV, are Manufacturing (881 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (706 people), and Construction (597 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Grant County, WV, though some of these residents may live in Grant 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 Grant County, WV, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (881 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (706 people), and Construction (597 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Grant County, WV has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (3.42 times higher than expected), Construction (1.98 times), and Utilities (1.83 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Grant County, WV, by median earnings, are Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation ($120,956), Utilities ($70,833), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($64,750).

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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

92.7% of the population of Grant County, WV has health coverage, with 44.9% on employee plans, 20% on Medicaid, 17.5% on Medicare, 9.58% on non-group plans, and 0.726% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Grant County, WV see 1681 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.659% increase from the previous year (1670 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2346 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1304 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

1,681 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Grant County, WV see an average of 1,681 patients per year. This represents a 0.659% increase from the previous year (1,670 patients).

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

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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 

$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

7.26%

Uninsured

44.9%

Employer Coverage

20%

Medicaid

17.5%

Medicare

9.58%

Non-Group

0.726%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Grant County, WV grew by 12% from 6.48% to 7.26%.

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

Grant County, WV is home to a population of 11.7k people, from which 100% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.137% of Grant County, WV residents were born outside of the country (16 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Grant County, WV is composed of 11.3k White Alone residents (96.8%), 188 Black or African American Alone residents (1.61%), 113 Hispanic or Latino residents (0.968%), 68 Two or More Races residents (0.583%), 0 Asian Alone residents (0%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

46

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

69

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 6.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Grant County, WV was 46.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 46, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 69. But people in Grant County, WV are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Grant County, WV residents was 46.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.137%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

16 people

0.0595%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

7 people

As of 2017, 0.137% of Grant County, WV residents (16 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 Grant County, WV was 0.0595%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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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

100%

2017 Citizenship

100%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 100% of Grant County, WV residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Grant County, WV was 100%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been maintaining.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    11.3k ± 18

  2. Black or African American Alone

    188 ± 80

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    113 ± 88.8

In 2017, there were 60.1 times more White Alone residents (11.3k people) in Grant County, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 188 Black or African American Alone and 113 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    355 ± 98

  2. Korea

    74 ± 48

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    53 ± 35

Grant County, WV has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.8 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Grant County, WV was $144,600 in 2017, which is 0.63 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $130,700 to $144,600, a 10.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Grant County, WV is 79.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Grant County, WV have an average commute time of 26.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Grant County, WV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$144,600

2017 Median

± $13,400

$130,700

2016 Median

± $12,074

In 2017, the median property value in Grant County, WV grew to to $144,600 from the previous year's value of $130,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Grant 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 Grant County, WV the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Household Income

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$40,093

Median Household Income

± $3,382

4.37k

Number of Households

± 363

In 2017, the median household income of the 4.37k households in Grant County, WV grew to $40,093 from the previous year's value of $38,703.

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

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Rent vs Own

79.7%

2017 Homeownership

79%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 79.7% of the housing units in Grant County, WV were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 79%.

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

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Commute Time

26.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Grant County, WV have a longer commute time (26.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 5.41% of the workforce in Grant County, WV have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.3%

  2. Carpooled

    9.86%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.74%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Grant County, WV was Drove Alone (82.3%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.86%) and those who Worked At Home (3.74%).

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

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