Harrison County, WV

County

Add Comparison
2022 Population
65,862
0.544% 1-year decline
US Senator
Joe Manchin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Shelley Moore Capito
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
42.4
0.713% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
13.7%
9.64% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$56,184
3.81% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$146,900
17.7% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
28,754
2.08% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Harrison County, WV had a population of 65.9k people with a median age of 42.4 and a median household income of $56,184. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Harrison County, WV declined from 66,222 to 65,862, a −0.544% decrease and its median household income grew from $54,124 to $56,184, a 3.81% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Harrison County, WV are White (Non-Hispanic) (93%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.15%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.29%), Two+ (Hispanic) (0.735%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.711%).

None of the households in Harrison County, WV reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.8% of the residents in Harrison County, WV are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Harrison County, WV are Salem University (349 degrees awarded in 2022), West Virginia Junior College-Bridgeport (73 degrees), and Clarksburg Beauty Academy and School of Massage Therapy (29 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Harrison County, WV was $146,900, and the homeownership rate was 73.7%.

Most people in Harrison County, WV drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Harrison County, WV was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Harrison County, WV is home to a population of 65.9k people, from which 99.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.995% of Harrison County, WV residents were born outside of the country (655 people).

In 2022, there were 29.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (61.2k people) in Harrison County, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.07k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 847 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.8%
2022 Citizenship
99.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.8% of Harrison County, WV residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Harrison County, WV was 99.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

The following chart shows US citizenship percentages in Harrison County, WV compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Harrison County, WV
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    61.2k ± 258
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    2.07k ± 329
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    847 ± 192
1.8%
Hispanic Population
1.19k people

In 2022, there were 29.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (61.2k people) in Harrison County, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.07k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 847 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.8% of the people in Harrison County, WV are hispanic (1.19k people).

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Global Diversity

The PUMS dataset is not available at the County level, so we are showing data for West Virginia.
Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    2,064 ± 1,115 people
  2. Germany
    1,923 ± 1,076 people
  3. China
    1,815 ± 1,045 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of West Virginia was Mexico, the natal country of 2,064 West Virginia residents, followed by Germany with 1,923 and China with 1,815.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Foreign-Born Population

0.995%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
655 people
1.05%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
695 people

As of 2022, 0.995% of Harrison County, WV residents (655 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Harrison County, WV was 1.05%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

The following chart shows the percentage of foreign-born residents in Harrison County, WV compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,657 ± 243
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    740 ± 245
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    433 ± 117

Harrison County, WV has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.24 times greater than any other conflict.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Economy

The economy of Harrison County, WV employs 28.8k people. The largest industries in Harrison County, WV are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,977 people), Retail Trade (3,407 people), and Public Administration (3,163 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($74,438), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($72,813), and Utilities ($72,679).

Males in West Virginia have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,743. The income inequality in West Virginia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.449, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

28.8k
2022 Value
± 1,276
−2.08%
1 Year decline
± 6.32%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Harrison County, WV declined at a rate of −2.08%, from 29.4k employees to 28.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Harrison County, WV, are Sales & Related Occupations (3,070 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,975 people), and Management Occupations (2,227 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Harrison County, WV.

View Data
Save Image

Unemployment Insurance Claims

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for false.

This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in West Virginia (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Employment by Industries

28.8k
2022 Value
± 1,276
−2.08%
1 Year decline
± 6.32%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Harrison County, WV declined at a rate of −2.08%, from 29.4k employees to 28.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Harrison County, WV, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,977 people), Retail Trade (3,407 people), and Public Administration (3,163 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Harrison County, WV, though some of these residents may live in Harrison County, WV and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

View Data
Save Image

Median Earnings by Industry

$47,910
Median earning men ± $2,508
$34,214
Median earning women ± $1,804

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($81,101), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($69,608), and Public Administration ($61,549).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($59,167), Public Administration ($56,935), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($48,851).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Employment by Industry Sector

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for West Virginia.
Y-Axis
0.583%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 690k people employed in West Virginia. This represents a 0.583% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 15%.

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 727
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 436
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 365
    Retail Trade

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

View Data
Save Image

Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Harrison County, WV went to Donald J. Trump with 67.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (30.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.51%).

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 2 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from West Virginia

Senatorial voting results are only available at the state level. Showing data for West Virginia.
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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

US Representatives from West Virginia

West Virginia is currently represented by 2 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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Education

In 2022, universities in Harrison County, WV awarded 470 degrees. The student population of Harrison County, WV in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 485 male students and 741 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Harrison County, WV are White (325 and 74.4%), followed by Black or African American (48 and 11%), Unknown (38 and 8.7%), and Hispanic or Latino (16 and 3.66%).

The largest universities in Harrison County, WV by number of degrees awarded are Salem University (349 and 74.3%), West Virginia Junior College-Bridgeport (73 and 15.5%), and Clarksburg Beauty Academy and School of Massage Therapy (29 and 6.17%).

The most popular majors in Harrison County, WV are General Business Administration & Management (169 and 36%), Registered Nursing (52 and 11.1%), and General Educational Leadership & Administration (45 and 9.57%).

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

Measure

In 2022 in Harrison County, WV, the percentage of applicants admitted was 80.5%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 100%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 1,226 (39.6% men and 60.4% women).

The line chart  shows the evolution of the percentage of applicants admitted, admitted who enrolled or the number of students enrolled according to the option selected in the upper button.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 1,226 students enrolled in Harrison County, WV, 39.6% men and 60.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 684 records, of which 69.7% were women and 30.3% men.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Masters Degree recipients in Harrison County, WV was General Educational Leadership & Administration with 25 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Masters Degree from schools in Harrison County, WV according to their major.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 349 degrees awarded
  2. 73 degrees awarded
  3. 29 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Salem University with 349 degrees awarded.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Student Diversity

In 2022, 186 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Harrison County, WV, which is 0.655 times less than the 284 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 325 degrees mean that there were 6.77 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 48 degrees awarded.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Awarded Degrees over Time

The graph shows the evolution of awarded degrees by degrees. Under the paragraphs, the average number of awarded degrees by university in each degree is shown.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Average Net Price by Sector

Private for-profit, 2-year ($12,877) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private for-profit, 2-year ($1,859) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, less-than 2-year ($3,083) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

View Data
Save Image

Educational Pyramid

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for West Virginia.
Measure

In 2022, 0.661% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.559% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Educational Attainment

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for West Virginia.
Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (549k), Some college (279k), and Secondary Education (210k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Housing & Living

The median property value in Harrison County, WV was $146,900 in 2022, which is 0.521 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $124,800 to $146,900, a 17.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Harrison County, WV is 73.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Harrison County, WV have an average commute time of 22.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Harrison County, WV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Harrison County, WV is $56,184. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Harrison County, WV was Census Tract 307 with a value of $96,029, followed by Census Tract 313 and Census Tract 312, with respective values of $90,842 and $81,528.

In 2022, 10.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Harrison County, WV. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.27%.

Property

$146,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$8,548
$19,074
Median Property Taxes
±$878

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Harrison County, WV the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Harrison County, WV compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Rent vs Own

73.7%
Homeownership
2022
64.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 73.7% of the housing units in Harrison County, WV were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 74.1%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Harrison County, WV compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Income by Location

Use the dropdown to filter by race/ethnicity.
Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 307
  2. Census Tract 313
  3. Census Tract 312

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Harrison County, WV was Census Tract 307 with a value of $96,029, followed by Census Tract 313 and Census Tract 312, with respective values of $90,842 and $81,528.

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$56,184
Median Household Income
± $1,997
25.9k
Number of Households
± 1,134

In 2022, the median household income of the 25.9k households in Harrison County, WV grew to $56,184 from the previous year's value of $54,124.

The following chart displays the households in Harrison 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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Harrison County, WV is from West Virginia.
0.449
2022 Wage GINI in West Virginia
0.447
2021 Wage GINI in West Virginia

In 2022, the income inequality in West Virginia was 0.449 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.523% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less 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.

This chart shows the number of workers in West Virginia across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (84.3%)
  2. Worked At Home (5.82%)
  3. Carpooled (5.41%)

In 2022, 84.3% of workers in Harrison County, WV drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (5.82%) and those who carpooled to work (5.41%).

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Commute Time

22.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Harrison County, WV have a shorter commute time (22.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.29% of the workforce in Harrison County, WV have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

The chart below shows how the median household income in Harrison County, WV compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Harrison County, WV distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Harrison County, WV have 2 cars.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 10.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Harrison County, WV. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.27%.

The graph shows the trend of the percentage of the population living with severe housing problems.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Poverty & Diversity

13.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Harrison County, WV (8.83k out of 64.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Harrison County, WV is White, followed by Two Or More and Black.

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Children in Poverty

In 2022, 17.8% of the children was living in poverty in Harrison County, WV. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 12.6%.

The graph shows the trend of the percentage of the children living in poverty.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 212 in Harrison County, WV. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 66.8 per 100,000 population.

The graph shows the trend in the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health

93% of the population of Harrison County, WV has health coverage, with 45.3% on employee plans, 21.8% on Medicaid, 14.3% on Medicare, 9.75% on non-group plans, and 1.92% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Harrison County, WV see 841 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.1% decrease from the previous year (877 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1133 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 396 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.6% were men and 51.4% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

841 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Harrison County, WV

Primary care physicians in Harrison County, WV see an average of 841 patients per year. This represents a 4.1% decrease from the previous year (877 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Harrison County, WV in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.6% under 18 years, 18.1% between 18 and 34 years, 40% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.6% were men and 51.4% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Uninsured People

7%
Uninsured
45.3%
Employer Coverage
21.8%
Medicaid
14.3%
Medicare
9.75%
Non-Group
1.92%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Harrison County, WV declined by 5.48% from 7.4% to 7%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Harrison County, WV changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 47 in Harrison County, WV.

The graphic shows the trend of the indicator in Harrison County, WV.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 35.8% in Harrison County, WV.

The graphic shows the trend of the indicator in Harrison County, WV.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 7.72% in Harrison County, WV.

The graphic shows the trend of the indicator in Harrison County, WV.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart