Jackson County, WV

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Population
29,018
0.361% 1-year decline
US Senator
Joe Manchin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Shelley Moore Capito
Republican Party
Median Age
43.4

Poverty Rate
15.6%

Median Household Income
$44,783
7.31% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$121,000
6.8% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
11,288
0.597% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Jackson County, WV had a population of 29k people with a median age of 43.4 and a median household income of $44,783. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Jackson County, WV declined from 29,123 to 29,018, a -0.361% decrease and its median household income grew from $41,731 to $44,783, a 7.31% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Jackson County, WV are White (Non-Hispanic) (97%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.15%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (0.848%), White (Hispanic) (0.489%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.32%). NaNk% of the people in Jackson County, WV speak a non-English language, and 99.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Jackson County, WV are Roane-Jackson Technical Center (15 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Jackson County, WV is $121,000, and the homeownership rate is 78.5%. Most people in Jackson County, WV commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 28.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Jackson County, WV is 2 cars per household.

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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Impact on Employment

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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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Community Mobility

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Jackson County, WV went to Donald J. Trump with 74% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (21.9%), followed by Other (4.14%). 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 Jackson County, WV
74% 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.

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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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Diversity

Jackson County, WV is home to a population of 29k people, from which 99.6% are citizens. As of 2018, 0.703% of Jackson County, WV residents were born outside of the country (204 people).

In 2018, there were 84.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (28.2k people) in Jackson County, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 335 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 246 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)
    28.2k ± 21
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    335 ± 211
  3. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    246 ± 234
0.489%
Hispanic Population
142 people

In 2018, there were 84.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (28.2k people) in Jackson County, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 335 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 246 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

0.489% of the people in Jackson County, WV are hispanic (142 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

0.703%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
204 people
0.494%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
144 people

As of 2018, 0.703% of Jackson County, WV residents (204 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 Jackson County, WV was 0.494%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

43
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.6
36
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 15.8

In 2018, the median age of all people in Jackson County, WV was 43.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 36. But people in Jackson County, WV are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Jackson County, WV residents was 43.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    2,603 ± 1,252 people
  2. India
    2,547 ± 1,238 people
  3. China
    2,428 ± 1,209 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of West Virginia was Mexico, the natal country of 2,603 West Virginia residents, followed by India with 2,547 and China with 2,428.

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Citizenship

99.6%
2018 Citizenship
99.8%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 99.6% of Jackson County, WV residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Jackson County, WV was 99.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    765 ± 194
  2. Korea
    317 ± 135
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    248 ± 160

Jackson County, WV has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.41 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Jackson County, WV is $44,783. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Jackson County, WV was Census Tract 9637 with a value of $59,244, followed by Census Tract 9635 and Census Tract 9632, with respective values of $49,890 and $41,667.

Males in West Virginia have an average income that is 1.4 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,552. 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 Jackson County, WV employs 11.3k people. The largest industries in Jackson County, WV are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,848 people), Manufacturing (1,446 people), and Retail Trade (1,247 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($72,284), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($61,233), and Manufacturing ($54,375).

Wages

Median Household Income

$44,783
2018 value
± $4,810
7.31%
1 Year Growth
± 12.2%

Households in Jackson County, WV have a median annual income of $44,783, 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 $41,731 in 2017, which represents a 7.31% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$55,526
Average Male Salary in West Virginia
± $2,063
$39,552
Average Female Salary in West Virginia
± $1,541

In 2017, full-time male employees in West Virginia made 1.4 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
    $63,277 ± $23,510
  2. American Indian
    $44,513 ± $30,224
  3. White
    $42,144 ± $1,238

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of West Virginia workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.42 times more than American Indian 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.
0.444
2017 Wage GINI in West Virginia
0.444
2016 Wage GINI in West Virginia

In 2017, the income inequality in West Virginia was 0.444 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.108% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more 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.

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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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9637
  2. Census Tract 9635
  3. Census Tract 9632

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Jackson County, WV was Census Tract 9637 with a value of $59,244, followed by Census Tract 9635 and Census Tract 9632, with respective values of $49,890 and $41,667.

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 Gender

Females 45 - 54
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Jackson County, WV (4.48k out of 28.8k 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 45 - 54, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Males 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
    4,390 ± 500
  2. Two Or More
    80 ± 151
  3. Hispanic
    58 ± 140

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

11.3k
2018 Value
± 872
0.597%
1 Year growth
± 10.8%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Jackson County, WV grew at a rate of 0.597%, from 11.2k employees to 11.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Jackson County, WV, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,393 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,176 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (937 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 (1,393 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,176 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (937 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Jackson County, WV has an unusually high number of residents working as Community & Social Service Occupations (2.23 times higher than expected), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (1.69 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.66 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Jackson County, WV, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($86,037), Construction & Extraction Occupations ($65,354), and Management Occupations ($63,529).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

11.3k
2018 Value
± 872
0.597%
1 Year growth
± 10.8%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Jackson County, WV grew at a rate of 0.597%, from 11.2k employees to 11.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Jackson County, WV, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,848 people), Manufacturing (1,446 people), and Retail Trade (1,247 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 (1,848 people), Manufacturing (1,446 people), and Retail Trade (1,247 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 (3.94 times higher than expected), Utilities (3.55 times), and Public Administration (1.67 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Jackson County, WV, by median earnings, are Utilities ($72,284), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($61,233), and Manufacturing ($54,375).

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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. $7.3B
  3. $6.62B

In 2015, the top outbound West Virginia product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $17.4B, followed by Coal ($7.3B) and Pharmaceuticals ($6.62B).

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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$68B
2015 Value in West Virginia
$86.9B
Projected 2045 Value in West Virginia
27.7% growth

In 2015, total outbound West Virginia trade was $68B. This is expected to increase 27.7% to $86.9B 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. $10.5B
  2. $6.95B
  3. $6.94B

In 2015, the top outbound West Virginia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Pennsylvania with $10.5B, followed by Ohio with $6.95B and Virginia and $6.94B.

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

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Education

In 2017, universities in Jackson County, WV awarded 15 degrees. The student population of Jackson County, WV is skewed towards women, with 1 male students and 36 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Jackson County, WV are White (15 and 100%), followed by Asian (0 and 0%), Black or African American (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 (15 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Jackson County, WV are Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (8 and 53.3%) and Medical Office Management (7 and 46.7%).

The median tuition costs in Jackson 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. 8 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 7 degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Jackson County, WV was Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training with 8 degree-majorss 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
15 degrees awarded
$N/A
Median In-State Public
$N/A
Median Private

In 2017, the Jackson County, WV institution with the largest number of graduating students was Roane-Jackson Technical Center with 15 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1
Degrees Awarded to Men
14
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 1 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Jackson County, WV, which is 0.0714 times less than the 14 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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

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Student Race and Ethnicity

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

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Jackson County, WV were to White students. These 15 degrees mean that there were Infinityk times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 0 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Jackson County, WV was $121,000 in 2018, which is 0.527 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $113,300 to $121,000, a 6.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Jackson County, WV is 78.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Jackson County, WV have an average commute time of 28.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. 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

$121,000
2018 Median
± $6,165
$113,300
2017 Median
± $5,884

In 2018, the median property value in Jackson County, WV grew to to $121,000 from the previous year's value of $113,300.

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 N/A 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.
$44,783
Median Household Income
± $4,810
11.2k
Number of Households
± 743

In 2018, the median household income of the 11.2k households in Jackson County, WV grew to $44,783 from the previous year's value of $41,731.

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

78.5%
2018 Homeownership
77.5%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 78.5% of the housing units in Jackson County, WV were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 77.5%.

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

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Commute Time

28.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Jackson County, WV have a longer commute time (28.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 2.59% of the workforce in Jackson County, WV have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    82.9%
  2. Carpooled
    11.7%
  3. Worked At Home
    2.22%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Jackson County, WV was Drove Alone (82.9%), followed by those who Carpooled (11.7%) and those who Worked At Home (2.22%).

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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 3 cars.

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Health

94.1% of the population of Jackson County, WV has health coverage, with 45% on employee plans, 21.9% on Medicaid, 16.2% on Medicare, 9.94% on non-group plans, and 1.13% 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 2924 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.378% increase from the previous year (2913 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2429 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1822 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

2,924 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Jackson County, WV

Primary care physicians in Jackson County, WV see an average of 2,924 patients per year. This represents a 0.378% increase from the previous year (2,913 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

5.87%
Uninsured
45%
Employer Coverage
21.9%
Medicaid
16.2%
Medicare
9.94%
Non-Group
1.13%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Jackson County, WV declined by 20.8% from 7.41% to 5.87%.

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. 19.7% prevalence
  2. 19.1% prevalence
  3. 18.2% prevalence

McDowell County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in West Virginia, at 19.7%.

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

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