Jackson County, WV

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2020 Population
28,793
0.394% 1-year decline
US Senator
Joe Manchin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Shelley Moore Capito
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
43.5
0.458% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
17.7%
0.0599% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$49,115
2.67% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$126,100
3.45% 1-year decline
2020 Employed Population
10,719
3.36% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Jackson County, WV had a population of 28.8k people with a median age of 43.5 and a median household income of $49,115. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Jackson County, WV declined from 28,907 to 28,793, a −0.394% decrease and its median household income grew from $47,837 to $49,115, a 2.67% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Jackson County, WV are White (Non-Hispanic) (96.7%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.25%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (0.511%), White (Hispanic) (0.479%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.462%).

None of the households in Jackson 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.

99.7% of the residents in Jackson County, WV are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Jackson County, WV are Roane-Jackson Technical Center (18 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Jackson County, WV was $126,100, and the homeownership rate was 77%. Most people in Jackson County, WV drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Jackson County, WV was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Jackson County, WV is home to a population of 28.8k people, from which 99.7% are citizens. As of 2020, 0.969% of Jackson County, WV residents were born outside of the country (279 people).

In 2020, there were 77.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (27.8k people) in Jackson County, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 360 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 147 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Jackson County, WV
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    27.8k ± 121
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    360 ± 184
  3. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    147 ± 168
0.941%
Hispanic Population
271 people

In 2020, there were 77.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (27.8k people) in Jackson County, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 360 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 147 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

0.941% of the people in Jackson County, WV are hispanic (271 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.969%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
279 people
0.875%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
253 people

As of 2020, 0.969% of Jackson County, WV residents (279 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Jackson County, WV was 0.875%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

43
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.6
58
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 12.6

In 2020, the median age of all people in Jackson County, WV was 43.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 58. But people in Jackson County, WV are getting getting younger. In 2019, the average age of all Jackson County, WV residents was 44.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. India
    2,485 ± 1,223 people
  2. Philippines
    2,301 ± 1,177 people
  3. China
    2,228 ± 1,158 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of West Virginia was India, the natal country of 2,485 West Virginia residents, followed by Philippines with 2,301 and China with 2,228.

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Citizenship

99.7%
2020 Citizenship
99.5%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99.7% of Jackson County, WV residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Jackson County, WV was 99.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    598 ± 206
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    205 ± 148
  3. Korea
    156 ± 90

Jackson County, WV has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.92 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in West Virginia, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in West Virginia. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of West Virginia across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Economy

Median household income in Jackson County, WV is $49,115. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Jackson County, WV was Census Tract 9635 with a value of $70,224, followed by Census Tract 9632 and Census Tract 9634, with respective values of $61,008 and $38,582.

Males in West Virginia have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,089. The income inequality in West Virginia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.441, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Jackson County, WV employs 10.7k people. The largest industries in Jackson County, WV are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,719 people), Retail Trade (1,251 people), and Manufacturing (1,167 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($105,243), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($73,077), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($65,313).

Wages

Median Household Income

$49,115
2020 value
± $5,546
2.67%
1 Year Growth
± 14.3%

Households in Jackson County, WV have a median annual income of $49,115, which is less than the median annual income of $64,994 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $47,837 in 2019, which represents a 2.67% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

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$59,317
Average Male Salary in West Virginia
± $2,250
$43,089
Average Female Salary in West Virginia
± $1,699

In 2020, full-time male employees in West Virginia made 1.38 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the sex-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
    $68,837 ± $25,490
  2. White
    $45,451 ± $1,344
  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    $42,271 ± $5,747

In 2020 the highest paid race/ethnicity of West Virginia workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.51 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 Jackson County, WV is from West Virginia.
0.441
2020 Wage GINI in West Virginia
0.444
2019 Wage GINI in West Virginia

In 2020, the income inequality in West Virginia was 0.441 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.729% decline from 2019 to 2020, 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.

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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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9635
  2. Census Tract 9632
  3. Census Tract 9634

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Jackson County, WV was Census Tract 9635 with a value of $70,224, followed by Census Tract 9632 and Census Tract 9634, with respective values of $61,008 and $38,582.

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

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Males 6 - 11
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

17.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Jackson County, WV (5.04k out of 28.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 6 - 11, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 45 - 54.

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
    4,938 ± 624
  2. Two Or More
    81 ± 167
  3. Hispanic
    66 ± 154

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

10.7k
2020 Value
± 900
−3.36%
1 Year decline
± 11.8%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Jackson County, WV declined at a rate of −3.36%, from 11.1k employees to 10.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Jackson County, WV, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,205 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,183 people), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (993 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Jackson County, WV.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Jackson County, WV, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,205 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,183 people), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (993 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Jackson County, WV has an unusually high number of residents working as Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (2.22 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.66 times), and Production Occupations (1.46 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Jackson County, WV, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($108,625), Legal Occupations ($76,204), and Management Occupations ($74,750).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

10.7k
2020 Value
± 900
−3.36%
1 Year decline
± 11.8%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Jackson County, WV declined at a rate of −3.36%, from 11.1k employees to 10.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Jackson County, WV, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,719 people), Retail Trade (1,251 people), and Manufacturing (1,167 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Jackson County, WV, though some of these residents may live in Jackson 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 Jackson County, WV, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,719 people), Retail Trade (1,251 people), and Manufacturing (1,167 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Jackson County, WV has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (5.97 times higher than expected), Utilities (3.78 times), and Public Administration (1.33 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Jackson County, WV, by median earnings, are Information ($105,243), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($73,077), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($65,313).

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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. $8.42B
  2. $6.05B
  3. $5.79B

In 2020, the top outbound West Virginia product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $8.42B, followed by Coal ($6.05B) and Plastics/rubber ($5.79B).

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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$65.6B
2020 Value in West Virginia
$114B
Projected 2050 Value in West Virginia
74.3% growth

In 2020, total outbound West Virginia trade was $65.6B. This is expected to increase 74.3% to $114B by 2050.

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. $9.85B
  2. $5.83B
  3. $3.98B

In 2020, the top outbound West Virginia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Ohio with $9.85B, followed by Pennsylvania with $5.83B and Virginia and $3.98B.

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

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Jackson County, WV went to Donald J. Trump with 74.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (23.7%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.27%). The most partisan county was Grant County, WV with 88.4% 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 Jackson County, WV
74.7% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in West Virginia
  1. 88.4% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 85.6% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 85.3% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in West Virginia was Grant County, WV with 88.4% 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 2020, universities in Jackson County, WV awarded 18 degrees. The student population of Jackson County, WV is skewed towards women, with 1 male students and 31 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Jackson County, WV are White (17 and 94.4%), followed by Black or African American (1 and 5.56%), Asian (0 and 0%), and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Jackson County, WV by number of degrees awarded are Roane-Jackson Technical Center (18 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Jackson County, WV are Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (16 and 88.9%) and General Cosmetology (2 and 11.1%).

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  2. 16 degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Jackson County, WV was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
18 degrees awarded

In 2020, the Jackson County, WV institution with the largest number of graduating students was Roane-Jackson Technical Center with 18 degrees awarded.

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Student Sex for Common Institutions

0
Degrees Awarded to Men
18
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2020, 0 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Jackson County, WV, which is 0 times less than the 18 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

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

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Jackson County, WV was White students. These 17 degrees mean that there were 17 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 Jackson County, WV was $126,100 in 2020, which is 0.549 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $130,600 to $126,100, a 3.45% decrease. The homeownership rate in Jackson County, WV is 77%, which is higher than the national average of 64.4%. People in Jackson County, WV have an average commute time of 27.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Jackson County, WV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$126,100
2020 Median
± $10,658
$130,600
2019 Median
± $10,104

In 2020, the median property value in Jackson County, WV declined from to $126,100 from the previous year's value of $130,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Jackson 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 Jackson County, WV the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$49,115
Median Household Income
± $5,546
11.4k
Number of Households
± 900

In 2020, the median household income of the 11.4k households in Jackson County, WV grew to $49,115 from the previous year's value of $47,837.

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

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Rent vs Own

77%
2020 Homeownership
76.7%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 77% of the housing units in Jackson County, WV were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 76.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.4%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Jackson County, WV compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

27.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Jackson County, WV have a longer commute time (27.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.42% of the workforce in Jackson County, WV have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (82.4%)
  2. Carpooled (9.79%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.63%)

In 2020, 82.4% of workers in Jackson County, WV drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.79%) and those who worked at home (4.63%).

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

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Health

93.3% of the population of Jackson County, WV has health coverage, with 42.9% on employee plans, 22.5% on Medicaid, 16.5% on Medicare, 10.5% on non-group plans, and 1.07% 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 Jackson County, WV see 2871 patients per year on average, which represents a 10.8% decrease from the previous year (3220 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2381 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1191 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

2,871 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Jackson County, WV

Primary care physicians in Jackson County, WV see an average of 2,871 patients per year. This represents a 10.8% decrease from the previous year (3,220 patients).

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

6.67%
Uninsured
42.9%
Employer Coverage
22.5%
Medicaid
16.5%
Medicare
10.5%
Non-Group
1.07%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Jackson County, WV grew by 18.9% from 5.61% to 6.67%.

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