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Population
30,024
0.59% decline
Median Age
45.7
Median Household Income
$40,316
0.89% growth
Poverty Rate
14.5%
Number of Employees
13,477
1.82% growth
Median Property Value
$86,600
0.23% growth

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Economy

The economy of Hancock County, WV employs 13,477 people. The economy of Hancock County, WV is specialized in Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; Arts, Entertainment, Recreation; and Utilities, which employ respectively 2.37; 2.36; and 1.74 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Hancock County, WV are Manufacturing (2,111), Healthcare & Social Assistance (1,890), and Retail trade (1,636), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($85,714), Utilities ($72,411), and Educational Services ($39,145).

Median household income in Hancock County, WV is $40,316. Males in Hancock County, WV have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $36,200. The income inequality of Hancock County, WV (measured using the Gini index) is 0.472 which is lower than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Hancock County, WV. In Hancock County, WV the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 55-64 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 70 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $11,434. McDowell County, WV has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in West Virginia.

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Diversity

Hancock County, WV is home to a population of 30,024 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Hancock County, WV is composed of 28,294 White residents (94.2%), 692 Black residents (2.3%), 511 Two+ residents (1.7%), 397 Hispanic residents (1.32%), and 95 Asian residents (0.32%). The most common foreign languages in Hancock County, WV are Spanish (169 speakers), Italian (165 speakers), and German (50 speakers), but compared to other places, Hancock County, WV has a relative high number of Italian (165 speakers), Hungarian (13 speakers), and Greek (43 speakers).

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Education

In 2015 universities in Hancock County, WV awarded 14 degrees. The student population of Hancock County, WV is skewed towards females, with 1 male students and 13 female students. Most students in Hancock County, WV are White (14 and 100%), followed by Two or more races (0 and N/A), American Indian (0 and N/A), and Hispanic or Latino (0 and N/A). The largest universities in Hancock County, WV by number of graduates are John D Rockefeller IV Career Center (14 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Hancock County, WV are Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (14 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). 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.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Hancock County, WV is $86,600, which is 0.42 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $86,400 to $86,600, a 0.23% increase. The homeownership rate of Hancock County, WV is 71.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Hancock County, WV have an average commute time of 23.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Hancock County, WV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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