Hampshire County, WV

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2019 Population
23,309
0.231% 1-year decline
US Senator
Joe Manchin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Shelley Moore Capito
Republican Party
2019 Median Age
47.2
1.51% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
17.8%
11.5% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$47,857
19.3% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$153,100
6.54% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
9,327
3.39% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, Hampshire County, WV had a population of 23.3k people with a median age of 47.2 and a median household income of $47,857. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Hampshire County, WV declined from 23,363 to 23,309, a −0.231% decrease and its median household income grew from $40,099 to $47,857, a 19.3% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Hampshire County, WV are White (Non-Hispanic) (95.7%), White (Hispanic) (1.35%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.05%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.446%). 0% of the households in Hampshire County, WV speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

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

In 2019, the median property value in Hampshire County, WV was $153,100, and the homeownership rate was 76.3%. Most people in Hampshire County, WV drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 37.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Hampshire County, WV was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Hampshire County, WV is home to a population of 23.3k people, from which 99.7% are citizens. As of 2019, 0.965% of Hampshire County, WV residents were born outside of the country (225 people).

In 2019, there were 71.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (22.3k people) in Hampshire County, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 314 White (Hispanic) and 245 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Hampshire County, WV
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    22.3k ± 7
  2. White (Hispanic)
    314 ± 29
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    245 ± 183
1.46%
Hispanic Population
340 people

In 2019, there were 71.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (22.3k people) in Hampshire County, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 314 White (Hispanic) and 245 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.46% of the people in Hampshire County, WV are hispanic (340 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.965%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
225 people
0.813%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
190 people

As of 2019, 0.965% of Hampshire County, WV residents (225 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Hampshire County, WV was 0.813%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

47
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.5
39
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 36

In 2019, the median age of all people in Hampshire County, WV was 47.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 47, were generally older than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Hampshire County, WV are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all Hampshire County, WV residents was 47.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. India
    2,758 ± 1,288 people
  2. China
    2,286 ± 1,173 people
  3. Philippines
    1,841 ± 1,053 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of West Virginia was India, the natal country of 2,758 West Virginia residents, followed by China with 2,286 and Philippines with 1,841.

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Citizenship

99.7%
2019 Citizenship
99.7%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 99.7% of Hampshire County, WV residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Hampshire County, WV was 99.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,023 ± 189
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    298 ± 171
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    265 ± 136

Hampshire County, WV has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.43 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in West Virginia, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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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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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in West Virginia. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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

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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

Median household income in Hampshire County, WV is $47,857. In 2019, the tract with the highest median household income in Hampshire County, WV was Census Tract 9682 with a value of $61,028, followed by Census Tract 9685 and Census Tract 9686, with respective values of $52,857 and $47,755.

Males in West Virginia have an average income that is 1.39 times higher than the average income of females, which is $41,998. 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 Hampshire County, WV employs 9.33k people. The largest industries in Hampshire County, WV are Manufacturing (1,330 people), Retail Trade (1,290 people), and Construction (1,215 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($76,528), Information ($64,107), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($63,506).

Wages

Median Household Income

$47,857
2019 value
± $3,856
19.3%
1 Year Growth
± 9.81%

Households in Hampshire County, WV have a median annual income of $47,857, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $40,099 in 2018, which represents a 19.3% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$58,509
Average Male Salary in West Virginia
± $2,250
$41,998
Average Female Salary in West Virginia
± $1,679

In 2019, full-time male employees in West Virginia made 1.39 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
    $72,270 ± $26,400
  2. White
    $44,511 ± $1,331
  3. American Indian
    $43,076 ± $33,626

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of West Virginia workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.62 times more than White 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 Hampshire County, WV is from West Virginia.
0.444
2019 Wage GINI in West Virginia
0.445
2018 Wage GINI in West Virginia

In 2019, the income inequality in West Virginia was 0.444 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0761% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more 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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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9682
  2. Census Tract 9685
  3. Census Tract 9686

In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Hampshire County, WV was Census Tract 9682 with a value of $61,028, followed by Census Tract 9685 and Census Tract 9686, with respective values of $52,857 and $47,755.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 55 - 64
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

17.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Hampshire County, WV (4.04k out of 22.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Males 18 - 24.

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
    3,763 ± 444
  2. Black
    145 ± 172
  3. Two Or More
    115 ± 159

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Hampshire 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

9.33k
2019 Value
± 724
3.39%
1 Year growth
± 10.8%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Hampshire County, WV grew at a rate of 3.39%, from 9.02k employees to 9.33k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Hampshire County, WV, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (947 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (889 people), and Production Occupations (876 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Hampshire County, WV.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Hampshire County, WV, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (947 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (889 people), and Production Occupations (876 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Hampshire County, WV has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.77 times higher than expected), Transportation Occupations (1.99 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.89 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Hampshire County, WV, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($74,464), Management Occupations ($62,902), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($57,857).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

9.33k
2019 Value
± 724
3.39%
1 Year growth
± 10.8%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Hampshire County, WV grew at a rate of 3.39%, from 9.02k employees to 9.33k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Hampshire County, WV, are Manufacturing (1,330 people), Retail Trade (1,290 people), and Construction (1,215 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Hampshire County, WV, though some of these residents may live in Hampshire 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 Hampshire County, WV, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,330 people), Retail Trade (1,290 people), and Construction (1,215 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Hampshire County, WV has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.88 times higher than expected), Construction (2 times), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1.8 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Hampshire County, WV, by median earnings, are Utilities ($76,528), Information ($64,107), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($63,506).

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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. $10.5B
  3. $6.55B

In 2018, the top outbound West Virginia product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $17.4B, followed by Coal ($10.5B) and Pharmaceuticals ($6.55B).

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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$75B
2018 Value in West Virginia
$110B
Projected 2045 Value in West Virginia
46.5% growth

In 2018, total outbound West Virginia trade was $75B. This is expected to increase 46.5% to $110B 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. $12.1B
  2. $10.1B
  3. $7.75B

In 2018, the top outbound West Virginia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Pennsylvania with $12.1B, followed by Virginia with $10.1B and Ohio and $7.75B.

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

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Hampshire County, WV went to Donald J. Trump with 77.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (18.4%), followed by Other (3.9%). 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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Showing data up to the 2016 election. Updated election results are currently being processed, and will be released in the coming months.
Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Hampshire County, WV
77.7% 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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Hampshire County, WV was $153,100 in 2019, which is 0.637 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $143,700 to $153,100, a 6.54% increase. The homeownership rate in Hampshire County, WV is 76.3%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Hampshire County, WV have an average commute time of 37.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Hampshire County, WV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$153,100
2019 Median
± $7,709
$143,700
2018 Median
± $9,500

In 2019, the median property value in Hampshire County, WV grew to to $153,100 from the previous year's value of $143,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Hampshire 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 Hampshire County, WV the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k 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.
$47,857
Median Household Income
± $3,856
9.29k
Number of Households
± 702

In 2019, the median household income of the 9.29k households in Hampshire County, WV grew to $47,857 from the previous year's value of $40,099.

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

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Rent vs Own

76.3%
2019 Homeownership
69.9%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 76.3% of the housing units in Hampshire County, WV were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 69.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Hampshire County, WV compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

37.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Hampshire County, WV have a longer commute time (37.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 9.79% of the workforce in Hampshire County, WV have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (83.5%)
  2. Carpooled (11.1%)
  3. Worked At Home (2.47%)

In 2019, 83.5% of workers in Hampshire County, WV drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.1%) and those who worked at home (2.47%).

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

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Health

91.1% of the population of Hampshire County, WV has health coverage, with 36.2% on employee plans, 22.4% on Medicaid, 19.2% on Medicare, 9.34% on non-group plans, and 3.91% 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 Hampshire County, WV see 3335 patients per year on average, which represents a 14.7% decrease from the previous year (3912 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2897 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1448 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Mingo County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (22.1%). Additionally, McDowell County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (44.9%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

3,335 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Hampshire County, WV

Primary care physicians in Hampshire County, WV see an average of 3,335 patients per year. This represents a 14.7% decrease from the previous year (3,912 patients).

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

8.93%
Uninsured
36.2%
Employer Coverage
22.4%
Medicaid
19.2%
Medicare
9.34%
Non-Group
3.91%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Hampshire County, WV grew by 0.0578% from 8.93% to 8.93%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Hampshire 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. 22.1% prevalence
  2. 20.9% prevalence
  3. 20.9% prevalence

Mingo County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in West Virginia, at 22.1%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in West Virginia by county over multiple years.

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