Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV

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2019 Population
106,544
0.946% 1-year decline
US Senator
Joe Manchin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Shelley Moore Capito
Republican Party
2019 Median Age
45
0.671% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
19.2%
1.96% 1-year increase
2019 Median Household Income
$42,582
4.01% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$103,600
3.5% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
35,476
2.01% 1-year decline

About

In 2019, Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV had a population of 107k people with a median age of 45 and a median household income of $42,582. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV declined from 107,561 to 106,544, a −0.946% decrease and its median household income grew from $40,940 to $42,582, a 4.01% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV are White (Non-Hispanic) (95.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.33%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.16%), White (Hispanic) (0.787%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (0.311%). 1.18% of the households in Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 99.5% of the residents in Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV are Glenville State College (325 degrees awarded in 2019) and Roane-Jackson Technical Center (26 degrees).

In 2019, the median property value in Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV was $103,600, and the homeownership rate was 78.4%. Most people in Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 28 minutes. The average car ownership in Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV was 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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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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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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Diversity

Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV is home to a population of 107k people, from which 99.5% are citizens. As of 2019, 1.42% of Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV residents were born outside of the country (1.51k people).

In 2019, there were 72.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (102k people) in Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.42k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.24k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common foreign languages spoken in Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV are Spanish (483 speakers), French (Incl. Cajun) (163 speakers), and Tagalog (Incl. Filipino) (80 speakers).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    102k ± 101
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.42k ± 265
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.24k ± 233
1.02%
Hispanic Population
1.09k people

In 2019, there were 72.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (102k people) in Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.42k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.24k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.02% of the people in Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV are hispanic (1.09k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages
  1. Spanish
    483 speakers (0.477%)
  2. French (Incl. Cajun)
    163 speakers (0.161%)
  3. Tagalog (Incl. Filipino)
    80 speakers (0.0791%)

1.18% of Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 22%.

In 2019, the most common non-English language spoken in Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV was Spanish. 0.477% of the overall population of Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV are native Spanish speakers. 0.161% speak French (Incl. Cajun) and 0.0791% speak Tagalog (Incl. Filipino), the next two most common languages.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.42%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
1.51k people
0.864%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
929 people

As of 2019, 1.42% of Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV residents (1.51k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 34%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV was 0.864%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

45
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.2
45
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 8.4

In 2019, the median age of all people in Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV was 45. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 45, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 45. But people in Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV residents was 45.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Canada
    127 ± 277 people
  2. Germany
    96 ± 240 people
  3. Philippines
    41 ± 157 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV was Canada, the natal country of 127 Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV residents, followed by Germany with 96 and Philippines with 41.

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Citizenship

99.5%
2019 Citizenship
99.4%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 99.5% of Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV was 99.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,690 ± 272
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    843 ± 243
  3. Korea
    814 ± 192

Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.19 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV is $42,582. In 2019, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV was Berkeley, Jefferson, Mineral, Hampshire & Morgan Counties PUMA, WV with a value of $61,709, followed by Morgantown City PUMA, WV and Putnam, Boone & Lincoln Counties PUMA, WV, with respective values of $56,395 and $56,295.

Males in Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV have an average income that is 1.52 times higher than the average income of females, which is $36,317. The income inequality in Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV (measured using the Gini index) is 0.412, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV employs 35.5k people. The largest industries in Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV are Elementary & secondary schools (3,128 people), Construction (2,853 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (1,654 people), and the highest paying industries are Commercial & industrial machinery & equipment repair & maintenance ($123,540), Legal services ($121,115), and Electric power generation, transmission & distribution ($94,405).

Wages

Median Household Income

$42,582
2019 value
± $1,460
4.01%
1 Year Growth
± 4.67%

Households in Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV have a median annual income of $42,582, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $40,940 in 2018, which represents a 4.01% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$55,096
Average Male Salary in Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV
± $8,063
$36,317
Average Female Salary in Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV
± $5,951

In 2019, full-time male employees in Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV made 1.52 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV
  1. Asian
    $89,938 ± $243,962
  2. Other
    $51,218 ± $70,982
  3. Two or More Races
    $47,063 ± $37,044

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.76 times more than Other workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV.

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Wage Distribution

0.412
2019 Wage GINI in Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV
0.416
2018 Wage GINI in Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV

In 2019, the income inequality in Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV was 0.412 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.919% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2019, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV was Berkeley, Jefferson, Mineral, Hampshire & Morgan Counties PUMA, WV with a value of $61,709, followed by Morgantown City PUMA, WV and Putnam, Boone & Lincoln Counties PUMA, WV, with respective values of $56,395 and $56,295.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, 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

19.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV (19.8k out of 103k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 45 - 54, followed by Females 55 - 64 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
    19,242 ± 922
  2. Two Or More
    278 ± 145
  3. Black
    237 ± 167

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV is White, followed by Two Or More and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

35.5k
2019 Value
−2.01%
1 Year decline
± −2.01%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV declined at a rate of −2.01%, from 36.2k employees to 35.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,521 people), Cashiers (1,173 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (1,143 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV, by number of employees, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,521 people), Cashiers (1,173 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (1,143 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV has an unusually high number of residents working as Mining machine operators (30 times higher than expected), Miscellaneous extraction workers, including roof bolters & helpers (18.3 times), and Chemical processing machine setters, operators, & tenders (17.2 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV, by average salary, are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers ($140,330), Chief executives & legislators ($124,721), and Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters ($112,337).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

35.5k
2019 Value
−2.01%
1 Year decline
± −2.01%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV declined at a rate of −2.01%, from 36.2k employees to 35.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV, are Elementary & secondary schools (3,128 people), Construction (2,853 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (1,654 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV, though some of these residents may live in Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, 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, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV, by number of employees, are Elementary & secondary schools (3,128 people), Construction (2,853 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (1,654 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV has an unusually high number of Coal mining (33.8 times higher than expected), Aluminum production & processing (22.6 times), and Pipeline transportation (19.1 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV, by average salary, are Commercial & industrial machinery & equipment repair & maintenance ($123,540), Legal services ($121,115), and Electric power generation, transmission & distribution ($94,405).

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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. $10.5B
  3. $6.55B

In 2018, the top outbound West Virginia product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $17.4B, followed by Coal ($10.5B) and Pharmaceuticals ($6.55B).

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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$75B
2018 Value in West Virginia
$110B
Projected 2045 Value in West Virginia
46.5% growth

In 2018, total outbound West Virginia trade was $75B. This is expected to increase 46.5% to $110B 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. $12.1B
  2. $10.1B
  3. $7.75B

In 2018, the top outbound West Virginia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Pennsylvania with $12.1B, followed by Virginia with $10.1B and Ohio and $7.75B.

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

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in West Virginia went to Donald J. Trump with 68.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (26.5%), followed by Gary Johnson (3.23%). 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 West Virginia
68.6% 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.

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 2019, universities in Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV awarded 351 degrees. The student population of Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV is skewed towards men, with 813 male students and 790 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV are White (301 and 85.8%), followed by Black or African American (19 and 5.41%), Unknown (19 and 5.41%), and Two or More Races (7 and 1.99%).

The largest universities in Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV by number of degrees awarded are Glenville State College (325 and 92.6%) and Roane-Jackson Technical Center (26 and 7.41%).

The most popular majors in Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV are Liberal Arts & Sciences (96 and 27.4%), General Health & Physical Education (26 and 7.41%), and Criminalistics & Criminal Science (26 and 7.41%).

The median tuition costs in Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $5,562 and $7,020 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 26 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 26 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 22 degree-majorss awarded

In 2018, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV was General Health & Physical Education with 26 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 325 degrees awarded
  2. 26 degrees awarded
$5,562
Median In-State Public
$N/A
Median Private

In 2019, the Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV institution with the largest number of graduating students was Glenville State College with 325 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

169
Degrees Awarded to Men
182
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2019, 169 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV, which is 0.929 times less than the 182 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    301 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    19 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    19 degrees awarded

In 2019 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV was White students. These 301 degrees mean that there were 15.8 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 19 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV was $103,600 in 2019, which is 0.431 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $100,100 to $103,600, a 3.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV is 78.4%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV have an average commute time of 28 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$103,600
2019 Median
± $4,126
$100,100
2018 Median
± $3,583

In 2019, the median property value in Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV grew to to $103,600 from the previous year's value of $100,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, 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, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k 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.
$42,582
Median Household Income
± $1,460
41k
Number of Households
± 1,279

In 2019, the median household income of the 41k households in Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV grew to $42,582 from the previous year's value of $40,940.

The following chart displays the households in Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, 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, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

78.4%
2019 Homeownership
78.6%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 78.4% of the housing units in Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 78.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

28 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV have a longer commute time (28 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 4.55% of the workforce in Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

The chart below shows how the median household income in Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (81.9%)
  2. Carpooled (9.04%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.12%)

In 2019, 81.9% of workers in Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.04%) and those who worked at home (4.12%).

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, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

93.7% of the population of Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV has health coverage, with 39.4% on employee plans, 24.6% on Medicaid, 17.2% on Medicare, 10.6% on non-group plans, and 1.89% 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 West Virginia see 1278 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.699% decrease from the previous year (1287 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1760 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 726 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

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for West Virginia.
1,278 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in West Virginia

Primary care physicians in West Virginia see an average of 1,278 patients per year. This represents a 0.699% decrease from the previous year (1,287 patients).

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

6.33%
Uninsured
39.4%
Employer Coverage
24.6%
Medicaid
17.2%
Medicare
10.6%
Non-Group
1.89%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV declined by 3.53% from 6.56% to 6.33%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, 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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