Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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Population
352,823
1.02% 1-year decline
Median Age
41.5

Poverty Rate
18.7%

Median Household Income
$45,535
12% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$124,100
4.64% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
139,278
2.39% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH had a population of 353k people with a median age of 41.5 and a median household income of $45,535. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH declined from 356,474 to 352,823, a -1.02% decrease and its median household income grew from $40,646 to $45,535, a 12% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH are White (Non-Hispanic) (93.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.55%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.76%), White (Hispanic) (0.61%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.459%). NaNk% of the people in Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH speak a non-English language, and 99.3% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH are Marshall University (2,887 degrees awarded in 2017), Ashland Community and Technical College (2,313 degrees), and Mountwest Community and Technical College (904 degrees).

The median property value in Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH is $124,100, and the homeownership rate is 72.9%. Most people in Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH is 2 cars per household.

Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH borders Charleston, WV, Jackson, OH, Logan, WV, Point Pleasant, WV-OH, and Portsmouth, OH.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

Showing data at the state level for West Virginia, Kentucky, and Ohio. Hospitalization data for some states may be delayed or not reported.

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Impact on Employment

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Kentucky went to Donald J. Trump with 55.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (39.5%), followed by Other (2.91%). The most partisan county was Leslie County, KY with 89.4% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

Joe Manchin, Shelley Moore Capito, Mitch McConnell, Rand Paul, Sherrod Brown, and Rob Portman are the senators currently representing the state of West Virginia, Kentucky, and Ohio. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

West Virginia, Kentucky, and Ohio is currently represented by 25 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 Kentucky
55.7% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in West Virginia, Kentucky, and Ohio
  1. 89.4% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 88.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 88.6% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in West Virginia, Kentucky, and Ohio was Leslie County, KY with 89.4% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in West Virginia, Kentucky, and Ohio colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from West Virginia, Kentucky, and Ohio

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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
Mitch McConnell
Senator from Kentucky2
Assumed office on January 3, 1985
Rand Paul
Senator from Kentucky3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Sherrod Brown
Senator from Ohio1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
Rob Portman
Senator from Ohio3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011

Joe Manchin, Shelley Moore Capito, Mitch McConnell, Rand Paul, Sherrod Brown, and Rob Portman are the senators currently representing West Virginia, Kentucky, and Ohio.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from West Virginia, Kentucky, and Ohio

West Virginia, Kentucky, and Ohio is currently represented by 25 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, Kentucky, and Ohio have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH is home to a population of 353k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2018, 1.07% of Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH residents were born outside of the country (3.77k people).

In 2018, there were 36.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (331k people) in Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.99k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 6.22k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    331k ± 606
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    8.99k ± 1.55k
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    6.22k ± 1.45k
1.02%
Hispanic Population
3.6k people

In 2018, there were 36.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (331k people) in Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.99k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 6.22k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.02% of the people in Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH are hispanic (3.6k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.07%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
3.77k people
0.96%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
3.42k people

As of 2018, 1.07% of Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH residents (3.77k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH was 0.96%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

42
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.5
37
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 7

In 2018, the median age of all people in Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH was 41.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 37. But people in Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH are getting staying the same age. In 2017, the average age of all Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH residents was 42.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    74,786 ± 10,534 people
  2. India
    72,880 ± 9,452 people
  3. China
    47,435 ± 8,225 people

In 2018, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of West Virginia, Kentucky, and Ohio was Mexico, the natal country of 74,786 West Virginia, Kentucky, and Ohio residents, followed by India with 72,880 and China with 47,435.

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Citizenship

99.3%
2018 Citizenship
99.6%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 99.3% of Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH was 99.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    8,407 ± 1,765
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    4,069 ± 1,339
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    3,182 ± 1,074

Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.07 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH is $45,535. In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH was Oldham County, KY with a value of $102,033, followed by Delaware County, OH and Warren County, OH, with respective values of $99,881 and $86,473.

Males in West Virginia have an average income that is 1.45 times higher than the average income of females, which is $40,275. The income inequality in West Virginia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.451, which is lower than than the national average.

Comparatively, males in Kentucky have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,811. The income inequality in Kentucky is 0.454, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH employs 139k people. The largest industries in Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH are Health Care & Social Assistance (28,848 people), Retail Trade (20,501 people), and Educational Services (14,146 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($61,852), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($54,269), and Manufacturing ($52,401).

Wages

Median Household Income

$45,535
2018 value
± $2,486
12%
1 Year Growth
± 6.71%

Households in Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH have a median annual income of $45,535, 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 $40,646 in 2017, which represents a 12% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$58,198
Average Male Salary in West Virginia
± $2,347
$40,275
Average Female Salary in West Virginia
± $1,744
$58,924
Average Male Salary in Kentucky
± $1,584
$44,811
Average Female Salary in Kentucky
± $1,175
$65,155
Average Male Salary in Ohio
± $1,041
$48,520
Average Female Salary in Ohio
± $780

In 2018, full-time male employees in West Virginia made 1.45 times more than female employees.

In that same year, full-time male employees in Kentucky made 1.31 times more than female employees.

Full-time male employees in Ohio made 1.34 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in West Virginia, Kentucky, and Ohio 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
    $77,899 ± $31,695
  2. Two or More Races
    $44,711 ± $15,184
  3. White
    $43,659 ± $1,368
Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Ohio
  1. Asian
    $61,444 ± $4,429
  2. White
    $51,160 ± $663
  3. Two or More Races
    $36,079 ± $3,030
Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Kentucky
  1. Asian
    $51,531 ± $9,168
  2. White
    $46,110 ± $966
  3. Two or More Races
    $40,496 ± $7,177

In 2018 the highest paid race/ethnicity of West Virginia workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.74 times more than Two or More Races workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in West Virginia.

In the same year, the highest paid race/ethnicity of Ohio workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.2 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Ohio.

The highest paid race/ethnicity of Kentucky workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.12 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Kentucky.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH is from West Virginia, Kentucky, and Ohio.
0.451
2018 Wage GINI in West Virginia
0.448
2017 Wage GINI in West Virginia
0.454
2018 Wage GINI in Kentucky
0.459
2017 Wage GINI in Kentucky
0.46
2018 Wage GINI in Ohio
0.457
2017 Wage GINI in Ohio

In 2018, the income inequality in West Virginia was 0.451 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.609% growth from 2017 to 2018, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. 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.

In the same year, the income inequality in Kentucky was 0.454 and income inequality had a 1.02% decline from 2017 to 2018, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Kentucky was lower than than the national average of 0.479, meaning wages are distributed more evenly in Kentucky in comparison to the national average.

The income inequality in Ohio was 0.46 and income inequality had a 0.704% growth from 2017 to 2018, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Ohio was lower than than the national average of 0.479, meaning wages are distributed more evenly in Ohio in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in West Virginia, Kentucky, and Ohio 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)

In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH was Oldham County, KY with a value of $102,033, followed by Delaware County, OH and Warren County, OH, with respective values of $99,881 and $86,473.

The following map shows all of the counties in Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

18.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH (65.5k out of 350k 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 Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 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
    59,972 ± 1,668
  2. Black
    2,737 ± 322
  3. Two Or More
    1,694 ± 266

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 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

139k
2018 Value
± 6,178
2.39%
1 Year growth
± 6.17%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH grew at a rate of 2.39%, from 136k employees to 139k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (19,412 people), Sales & Related Occupations (16,524 people), and Management Occupations (11,874 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (19,412 people), Sales & Related Occupations (16,524 people), and Management Occupations (11,874 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other MSAs, Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH has an unusually high number of residents working as Health Technologists & Technicians (1.9 times higher than expected), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (1.77 times), and Community & Social Service Occupations (1.39 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($85,261), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($82,135), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($65,553).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

139k
2018 Value
± 6,178
2.39%
1 Year growth
± 6.17%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH grew at a rate of 2.39%, from 136k employees to 139k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH, are Health Care & Social Assistance (28,848 people), Retail Trade (20,501 people), and Educational Services (14,146 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH, though some of these residents may live in Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 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 Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (28,848 people), Retail Trade (20,501 people), and Educational Services (14,146 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other MSAs, Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH has an unusually high number of Health Care & Social Assistance (1.49 times higher than expected), Public Administration (1.39 times), and Utilities (1.38 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($61,852), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($54,269), and Manufacturing ($52,401).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Ohio, Kentucky, and West Virginia to other states, or from other states to Ohio, Kentucky, and West Virginia.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $137B
  2. $79.9B
  3. $61.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Ohio, Kentucky, and West Virginia product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $137B, followed by Mixed freight ($79.9B) and Machinery ($61.2B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound West Virginia, Kentucky, and Ohio products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

Showing data for Ohio, Kentucky, and West Virginia.
$282B
2015 Value in Kentucky
$398B
Projected 2045 Value in Kentucky
41.4% growth
$614B
2015 Value in Ohio
$952B
Projected 2045 Value in Ohio
55% growth

In 2015, total outbound Kentucky trade was $282B. This is expected to increase 41.4% to $398B by 2045.

Comparatively, total outbound Ohio trade was $614B. This is expected to increase 55% to $952B by 2045.

Total outbound West Virginia trade was $68B. This is expected to increase 27.7% to $86.9B by 2045.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Ohio, Kentucky, and West Virginia to other states, or from other states to Ohio, Kentucky, and West Virginia.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $55.6B
  2. $52B
  3. $48.3B

In 2015, the top outbound Ohio, Kentucky, and West Virginia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Indiana with $55.6B, followed by Michigan with $52B and Pennsylvania and $48.3B.

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

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Education

In 2017, universities in Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH awarded 6,813 degrees. The student population of Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH is skewed towards women, with 8,320 male students and 11,919 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH are White (5,897 and 90.2%), followed by Black or African American (229 and 3.5%), Unknown (146 and 2.23%), and Two or More Races (118 and 1.8%).

The largest universities in Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH by number of degrees awarded are Marshall University (2,887 and 42.4%), Ashland Community and Technical College (2,313 and 33.9%), and Mountwest Community and Technical College (904 and 13.3%).

The most popular majors in Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH are Electrician (486 and 7.13%), Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (375 and 5.5%), and Other Science Technologies (364 and 5.34%).

The median tuition costs in Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH are $8,400 for private four year colleges, and $5,708 and $11,693 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 295 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 245 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 345 degree-majorss awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH was Welding Technology with 295 degree-majorss awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,887 degrees awarded
  2. 2,313 degrees awarded
  3. 904 degrees awarded
$5,708
Median In-State Public
$8,400
Median Private

In 2017, the Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH institution with the largest number of graduating students was Marshall University with 2,887 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

3,453
Degrees Awarded to Men
3,360
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 3,453 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH, which is 1.03 times more than the 3,360 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    5,897 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    229 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    146 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH were to White students. These 5,897 degrees mean that there were 25.8 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 229 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH was $124,100 in 2018, which is 0.54 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $118,600 to $124,100, a 4.64% increase. The homeownership rate in Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH is 72.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH have an average commute time of 23.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$124,100
2018 Median
± $5,428
$118,600
2017 Median
± $4,857

In 2018, the median property value in Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH grew to to $124,100 from the previous year's value of $118,600.

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

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Household Income

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$45,535
Median Household Income
± $2,486
137k
Number of Households
± 5,827

In 2018, the median household income of the 137k households in Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH grew to $45,535 from the previous year's value of $40,646.

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

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Rent vs Own

72.9%
2018 Homeownership
69.4%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 72.9% of the housing units in Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 69.4%.

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

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Commute Time

23.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH have a shorter commute time (23.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.28% of the workforce in Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    85.3%
  2. Carpooled
    8.3%
  3. Worked At Home
    2.71%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH was Drove Alone (85.3%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.3%) and those who Worked At Home (2.71%).

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 Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

93.1% of the population of Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH has health coverage, with 40.8% on employee plans, 24.3% on Medicaid, 16.1% on Medicare, 9.99% on non-group plans, and 1.86% 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).

Per capita personal health care spending in Kentucky was $8,004 in 2014. This is a 6.11% increase from the previous year ($7,543).

Primary care physicians in West Virginia see 1273 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.47% decrease from the previous year (1292 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1917 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 890 patients per year.

Similarly, primary care physicians in Kentucky see 1507 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.803% increase from the previous year (1495 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1561 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 525 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

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for West Virginia, Kentucky, and Ohio.
1,273 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in West Virginia
1,507 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Kentucky
1,307 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Ohio

Primary care physicians in West Virginia see an average of 1,273 patients per year. This represents a 1.47% decrease from the previous year (1,292 patients).

Primary care physicians in Kentucky see an average of 1,507 patients per year. This represents a 0.803% increase from the previous year (1,495 patients).

Primary care physicians in Ohio see an average of 1,307 patients per year. This represents a 0.538% increase from the previous year (1,300 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in West Virginia, Kentucky, and Ohio 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

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for West Virginia, Kentucky, and Ohio.
$9,462
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in West Virginia
$8,004
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Kentucky
$8,712
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Ohio

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.

Similarly, all personal health care spending per capita in Kentucky (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 6.11%, from $7,543 to $8,004.

Personal health care spending per capita in Ohio (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.14%, from $8,286 to $8,712.

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

6.93%
Uninsured
40.8%
Employer Coverage
24.3%
Medicaid
16.1%
Medicare
9.99%
Non-Group
1.86%
Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH grew by 26.7% from 5.47% to 6.93%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 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, Kentucky, and Ohio, at 19.7%.

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

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