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Population
21,482
0.36% decline
Median Age
42.9
Median Household Income
$36,232
1.21% growth
Poverty Rate
25.2%
Number of Employees
7,413
2.32% growth
Median Property Value
$82,400
1.73% growth

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Economy

The economy of Lincoln County, WV employs 7,413 people. The economy of Lincoln County, WV is specialized in Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; Utilities; and Other services, except public administration, which employ respectively 13.33; 2.06; and 1.55 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Lincoln County, WV are Healthcare & Social Assistance (1,137), Retail trade (965), and Educational Services (722), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($64,078), Transportation & Warehousing ($54,727), and Finance & Insurance ($48,333).

Median household income in Lincoln County, WV is $36,232. Males in Lincoln County, WV have an average income that is 1.47 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,483. The income inequality of Lincoln County, WV (measured using the Gini index) is 0.409 which is lower than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Lincoln County, WV. In Lincoln County, WV the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 23 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,917. McDowell County, WV has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in West Virginia.

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Diversity

Lincoln County, WV is home to a population of 21,482 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Lincoln County, WV is composed of 21,066 White residents (98.1%), 122 Two+ residents (0.57%), 113 Black residents (0.53%), 96 Hispanic residents (0.45%), and 69 Asian residents (0.32%). The most common foreign languages in Lincoln County, WV are Spanish (137 speakers), Vietnamese (44 speakers), and Korean (8 speakers), but compared to other places, Lincoln County, WV has a relative high number of Vietnamese (44 speakers), Korean (8 speakers), and Spanish (137 speakers).

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In 2015 universities in Putnam, Boone & Lincoln Counties PUMA, WV awarded 87 degrees. The student population of Putnam, Boone & Lincoln Counties PUMA, WV is skewed towards females, with 37 male students and 50 female students. Most students in Putnam, Boone & Lincoln Counties PUMA, WV are White (86 and 98.9%), followed by Black or African American (1 and 1.15%), Two or more races (0 and N/A), and American Indian (0 and N/A). The largest universities in Putnam, Boone & Lincoln Counties PUMA, WV by number of graduates are Putnam Career and Technical Center (59 and 67.8%), Strayer University-West Virginia (28 and 32.2%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Putnam, Boone & Lincoln Counties PUMA, WV are Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (17 and 19.5%), Electrician (6 and 6.9%), and Dental Laboratory Technology (4 and 4.6%). The median tuition costs in Putnam, Boone & Lincoln Counties PUMA, 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 Lincoln County, WV is $82,400, which is 0.4 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $81,000 to $82,400, a 1.73% increase. The homeownership rate of Lincoln County, WV is 75.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Lincoln County, WV have an average commute time of 34.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lincoln County, WV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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