Hampshire County, WV

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Population

23,412

0.183% decline

Median Age

45.4


Median Household Income

$36,575

13.7% growth

Poverty Rate

16.9%


Number of Employees

9,270

3.43% growth

Median Property Value

$136,700

8.84% growth

About

In 2017, Hampshire County, WV had a population of 23.4k people with a median age of 45.4 and a median household income of $36,575. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Hampshire County, WV declined from 23,455 to 23,412, a -0.183% decrease and its median household income grew from $32,177 to $36,575, a 13.7% increase.

The population of Hampshire County, WV is 95.9% White Alone, 1.33% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.1% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Hampshire County, WV speak a non-English language, and 99.7% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Hampshire County, WV is $136,700, and the homeownership rate is 64.5%. Most people in Hampshire County, WV commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 36 minutes. The average car ownership in Hampshire 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.

Economy

The economy of Hampshire County, WV employs 9.27k people. The largest industries in Hampshire County, WV are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,506 people), Manufacturing (1,308 people), and Retail Trade (1,207 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($73,792), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($60,813), and Information ($60,491).

Median household income in Hampshire County, WV is $36,575. Males in Hampshire 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 Hampshire County, WV (measured using the Gini index) is 0.444, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$36,575

2017 value

± $2,852

13.7%

1 Year Growth

± 8.75%

Households in Hampshire County, WV have a median annual income of $36,575, 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 $32,177 in 2016, which represents a 13.7% 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 Hampshire 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.

This chart shows the number of workers in West Virginia across various wage buckets compared 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 9683

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Hampshire County, WV was Census Tract 9682 with a value of $41,880, followed by Census Tract 9685 and Census Tract 9683, with respective values of $36,328 and $35,717.

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

16.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Hampshire County, WV (3.85k out of 22.8k 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 55 - 64, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

    3,738 ± 436

  2. Black

    96 ± 131

  3. Hispanic

    44 ± 112

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

9.27k

2017 Value

± 721

3.43%

1 Year growth

± 10.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Hampshire County, WV grew at a rate of 3.43%, from 8.96k employees to 9.27k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Hampshire County, WV, are Production Occupations (1,065 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,033 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (929 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 Production Occupations (1,065 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,033 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (929 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 (3.43 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.01 times), and Material Moving Occupations (2.01 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Hampshire County, WV, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($84,219), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($83,750), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($70,625).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

9.27k

2017 Value

± 721

3.43%

1 Year growth

± 10.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Hampshire County, WV grew at a rate of 3.43%, from 8.96k employees to 9.27k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Hampshire County, WV, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,506 people), Manufacturing (1,308 people), and Retail Trade (1,207 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 Health Care & Social Assistance (1,506 people), Manufacturing (1,308 people), and Retail Trade (1,207 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Hampshire County, WV has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.29 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1.98 times), and Construction (1.76 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Hampshire County, WV, by median earnings, are Utilities ($73,792), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($60,813), and Information ($60,491).

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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

90.2% of the population of Hampshire County, WV has health coverage, with 36.4% on employee plans, 23.7% on Medicaid, 18.1% on Medicare, 10.3% on non-group plans, and 1.79% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Hampshire County, WV 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 4671 patients per year on average, which represents a 20.4% decrease from the previous year (5871 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2913 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1664 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

4,671 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Hampshire County, WV see an average of 4,671 patients per year. This represents a 20.4% decrease from the previous year (5,871 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 neighboring states.

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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%).

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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

9.75%

Uninsured

36.4%

Employer Coverage

23.7%

Medicaid

18.1%

Medicare

10.3%

Non-Group

1.79%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Hampshire County, WV declined by 24.4% from 12.9% to 9.75%.

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. 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

Hampshire County, WV is home to a population of 23.4k people, from which 99.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.649% of Hampshire County, WV residents were born outside of the country (152 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Hampshire County, WV is composed of 22.5k White Alone residents (95.9%), 311 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.33%), 257 Black or African American Alone residents (1.1%), 230 Two or More Races residents (0.982%), 109 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.466%), 44 Asian Alone residents (0.188%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

46

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 18.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Hampshire County, WV was 45.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 46, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Hampshire County, WV are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Hampshire County, WV residents was 45.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.649%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

152 people

0.657%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

154 people

As of 2017, 0.649% of Hampshire County, WV residents (152 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 Hampshire County, WV was 0.657%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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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

99.7%

2017 Citizenship

99.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.7% of Hampshire County, WV residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, 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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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    22.5k ± 21

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    311 ± 74.9

  3. Black or African American Alone

    257 ± 161

In 2017, there were 72.2 times more White Alone residents (22.5k people) in Hampshire County, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 311 Hispanic or Latino and 257 Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    746 ± 193

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    179 ± 117

  3. Korea

    179 ± 85

Hampshire County, WV has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.17 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Hampshire County, WV was $136,700 in 2017, which is 0.595 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $125,600 to $136,700, a 8.84% increase. The homeownership rate in Hampshire County, WV is 64.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Hampshire County, WV have an average commute time of 36 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. 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

$136,700

2017 Median

± $13,157

$125,600

2016 Median

± $17,720

In 2017, the median property value in Hampshire County, WV grew to to $136,700 from the previous year's value of $125,600.

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

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$36,575

Median Household Income

± $2,852

9.68k

Number of Households

± 685

In 2017, the median household income of the 9.68k households in Hampshire County, WV grew to $36,575 from the previous year's value of $32,177.

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 $60k - $75k 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

64.5%

2017 Homeownership

59.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 64.5% of the housing units in Hampshire County, WV were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 59.5%.

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

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Commute Time

36 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Hampshire County, WV have a longer commute time (36 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 8.98% of the workforce in Hampshire County, WV have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    79.6%

  2. Carpooled

    14.3%

  3. Walked

    2.76%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Hampshire County, WV was Drove Alone (79.6%), followed by those who Carpooled (14.3%) and those who Walked (2.76%).

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 1 car.

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