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0.89% growth
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1.61% growth

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The economy of Jackson County, WV employs 11,148 people. The economy of Jackson County, WV is specialized in Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; Management of Companies & Enterprises; and Utilities, which employ respectively 4.7; 2.19; and 2.09 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Jackson County, WV are Healthcare & Social Assistance (1,842), Manufacturing (1,500), and Retail trade (1,135), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($69,219), Utilities ($49,779), and Transportation & Warehousing ($44,767).

Median household income in Jackson County, WV is $40,949. Males in Jackson County, WV have an average income that is 1.29 times higher than the average income of females, which is $36,662. The income inequality of Jackson County, WV (measured using the Gini index) is 0.407 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Jackson County, WV. In Jackson County, WV the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 55-64 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 34 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,048. McDowell County, WV has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in West Virginia.


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Jackson County, WV is home to a population of 29,199 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Jackson County, WV is composed of 28,423 White residents (97.3%), 316 Two+ residents (1.08%), 186 Asian residents (0.64%), 141 Native residents (0.48%), and 94 Hispanic residents (0.32%). The most common foreign languages in Jackson County, WV are German (99 speakers), Spanish (44 speakers), and French (37 speakers), but compared to other places, Jackson County, WV has a relative high number of German (99 speakers), French (37 speakers), and Italian (17 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Jackson County, WV awarded 22 degrees. The student population of Jackson County, WV is skewed towards females, with 3 male students and 19 female students. Most students in Jackson County, WV are White (22 and 100%), followed by Two or more races (0 and N/A), American Indian (0 and N/A), and Hispanic or Latino (0 and N/A). The largest universities in Jackson County, WV by number of graduates are Roane-Jackson Technical Center (22 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Jackson County, WV are Medical Office Management (13 and 59.1%), Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (9 and 40.9%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). 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.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Jackson County, WV is $113,400, which is 0.55 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $111,600 to $113,400, a 1.61% increase. The homeownership rate of Jackson County, WV is 79.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Jackson County, WV have an average commute time of 29.5 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.


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