Hancock County, WV

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2019 Population
29,383
1% 1-year decline
US Senator
Joe Manchin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Shelley Moore Capito
Republican Party
2019 Median Age
46.8
0.862% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
13.9%
6.42% 1-year increase
2019 Median Household Income
$45,763
0.401% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$93,000
1.09% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
13,142
1.84% 1-year decline

About

In 2019, Hancock County, WV had a population of 29.4k people with a median age of 46.8 and a median household income of $45,763. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Hancock County, WV declined from 29,680 to 29,383, a −1% decrease and its median household income grew from $45,580 to $45,763, a 0.401% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Hancock County, WV are White (Non-Hispanic) (93.8%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.31%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.87%), White (Hispanic) (1.2%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.463%). 0% of the households in Hancock County, WV speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 99.7% of the residents in Hancock County, WV are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Hancock County, WV are John D Rockefeller IV Career Center (28 degrees awarded in 2019).

In 2019, the median property value in Hancock County, WV was $93,000, and the homeownership rate was 72.7%. Most people in Hancock County, WV drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Hancock County, WV was 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Start Year
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−5.78%
Year-over-year decline
Employment change between November 2019 and November 2020

As of November 2020, there are 145M people employed in West Virginia. This represents a −5.78% decrease in employment when compared to November 2019.

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

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Community Mobility

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Diversity

Hancock County, WV is home to a population of 29.4k people, from which 99.7% are citizens. As of 2019, 1.2% of Hancock County, WV residents were born outside of the country (354 people).

In 2019, there were 40.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (27.5k people) in Hancock County, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 679 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 548 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 Hancock County, WV
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    27.5k ± 22
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    679 ± 167
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    548 ± 157
1.57%
Hispanic Population
460 people

In 2019, there were 40.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (27.5k people) in Hancock County, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 679 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 548 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.57% of the people in Hancock County, WV are hispanic (460 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.2%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
354 people
1.16%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
345 people

As of 2019, 1.2% of Hancock County, WV residents (354 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 34%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Hancock County, WV was 1.16%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

47
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.4
58
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 5.7

In 2019, the median age of all people in Hancock County, WV was 46.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 47, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 58. But people in Hancock County, WV are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all Hancock County, WV residents was 46.

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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
99.6%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 99.7% of Hancock County, WV residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Hancock County, WV was 99.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    911 ± 140
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    341 ± 133
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    208 ± 99

Hancock County, WV has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.67 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Hancock County, WV is $45,763. In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Hancock County, WV was Census Tract 211 with a value of $58,938, followed by Census Tract 207 and Census Tract 206, with respective values of $52,703 and $51,897.

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 Hancock County, WV employs 13.1k people. The largest industries in Hancock County, WV are Manufacturing (2,251 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,867 people), and Retail Trade (1,745 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($77,273), Utilities ($73,333), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($51,375).

Wages

Median Household Income

$45,763
2019 value
± $2,003
0.401%
1 Year Growth
± 6.66%

Households in Hancock County, WV have a median annual income of $45,763, 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 $45,580 in 2018, which represents a 0.401% 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 Hancock 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 211
  2. Census Tract 207
  3. Census Tract 206

In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Hancock County, WV was Census Tract 211 with a value of $58,938, followed by Census Tract 207 and Census Tract 206, with respective values of $52,703 and $51,897.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Hancock County, WV (4.05k out of 29.1k 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 Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 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
    3,756 ± 436
  2. Hispanic
    161 ± 135
  3. Two Or More
    144 ± 135

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

13.1k
2019 Value
± 791
−1.84%
1 Year decline
± 8.58%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Hancock County, WV declined at a rate of −1.84%, from 13.4k employees to 13.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Hancock County, WV, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,549 people), Production Occupations (1,298 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,188 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Hancock County, WV.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Hancock County, WV, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,549 people), Production Occupations (1,298 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,188 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Hancock County, WV has an unusually high number of residents working as Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.89 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.83 times), and Production Occupations (1.74 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Hancock County, WV, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($74,773), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($71,213), and Construction & Extraction Occupations ($59,655).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

13.1k
2019 Value
± 791
−1.84%
1 Year decline
± 8.58%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Hancock County, WV declined at a rate of −1.84%, from 13.4k employees to 13.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Hancock County, WV, are Manufacturing (2,251 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,867 people), and Retail Trade (1,745 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Hancock County, WV, though some of these residents may live in Hancock 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 Hancock County, WV, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (2,251 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,867 people), and Retail Trade (1,745 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Hancock County, WV has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (3.3 times higher than expected), Utilities (2.23 times), and Manufacturing (1.71 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Hancock County, WV, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($77,273), Utilities ($73,333), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($51,375).

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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 Hancock County, WV went to Donald J. Trump with 70.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (25.7%), followed by Other (4.18%). 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 Hancock County, WV
70.1% 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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Education

In 2019, universities in Hancock County, WV awarded 28 degrees. The student population of Hancock County, WV is skewed towards women, with 1 male students and 25 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Hancock County, WV are White (27 and 96.4%), followed by Black or African American (1 and 3.57%), Asian (0 and 0%), and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Hancock County, WV by number of degrees awarded are John D Rockefeller IV Career Center (28 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Hancock County, WV are Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (28 and 100%).

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

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 28 degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In 2018, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Hancock County, WV was Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training with 28 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Hancock County, WV according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
28 degrees awarded
$N/A
Median In-State Public
$N/A
Median Private

In 2019, the Hancock County, WV institution with the largest number of graduating students was John D Rockefeller IV Career Center with 28 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

2
Degrees Awarded to Men
26
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2019, 2 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Hancock County, WV, which is 0.0769 times less than the 26 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Hancock County, WV by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    27 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    1 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    0 degrees awarded

In 2019 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Hancock County, WV was White students. These 27 degrees mean that there were 27 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 1 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Hancock County, WV was $93,000 in 2019, which is 0.387 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $92,000 to $93,000, a 1.09% increase. The homeownership rate in Hancock County, WV is 72.7%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Hancock County, WV have an average commute time of 23.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Hancock County, WV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$93,000
2019 Median
± $3,639
$92,000
2018 Median
± $3,053

In 2019, the median property value in Hancock County, WV grew to to $93,000 from the previous year's value of $92,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Hancock 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 Hancock County, WV the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

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$45,763
Median Household Income
± $2,003
12.7k
Number of Households
± 723

In 2019, the median household income of the 12.7k households in Hancock County, WV grew to $45,763 from the previous year's value of $45,580.

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

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Rent vs Own

72.7%
2019 Homeownership
72%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 72.7% of the housing units in Hancock County, WV were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 72%.

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

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Commute Time

23.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Hancock County, WV have a shorter commute time (23.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 1.91% of the workforce in Hancock County, WV have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (86.4%)
  2. Carpooled (6.39%)
  3. Walked (2.68%)

In 2019, 86.4% of workers in Hancock County, WV drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (6.39%) and those who walked to work (2.68%).

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 Hancock County, WV distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Hancock County, WV have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Health

93.6% of the population of Hancock County, WV has health coverage, with 43.8% on employee plans, 20.2% on Medicaid, 17.1% on Medicare, 11.3% on non-group plans, and 1.11% 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 Hancock County, WV see 1711 patients per year on average, which represents a 7.01% decrease from the previous year (1840 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1200 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 686 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

1,711 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Hancock County, WV

Primary care physicians in Hancock County, WV see an average of 1,711 patients per year. This represents a 7.01% decrease from the previous year (1,840 patients).

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

6.43%
Uninsured
43.8%
Employer Coverage
20.2%
Medicaid
17.1%
Medicare
11.3%
Non-Group
1.11%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Hancock County, WV grew by 0.685% from 6.39% to 6.43%.

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