Marshall County, WV

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Population

32,006

0.898% decline

Median Age

44.9


Median Household Income

$42,473

4.48% decline

Poverty Rate

15.2%


Number of Employees

12,847

4.42% decline

Median Property Value

$99,800

1.73% growth

About

In 2017, Marshall County, WV had a population of 32k people with a median age of 44.9 and a median household income of $42,473. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Marshall County, WV declined from 32,296 to 32,006, a -0.898% decrease and its median household income declined from $44,464 to $42,473, a -4.48% decrease.

The population of Marshall County, WV is 96.8% White Alone, 0.99% Hispanic or Latino, and 0.953% Black or African American Alone. 1.83% of the people in Marshall County, WV speak a non-English language, and 100% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Marshall County, WV are B M Spurr School of Practical Nursing (19 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Marshall County, WV is $99,800, and the homeownership rate is 78.2%. Most people in Marshall County, WV commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Marshall County, WV is 2 cars per household.

About the photo: Autumn sunrise scenery from the Bear Rocks area of the Dolly Sods Wilderness near Davis, West Virginia (USA). HDR composite from multiple exposures.

Economy

The economy of Marshall County, WV employs 12.8k people. The largest industries in Marshall County, WV are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,274 people), Retail Trade (1,961 people), and Educational Services (1,114 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($92,054), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($88,807), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($87,426).

Median household income in Marshall County, WV is $42,473. Males in Marshall County, WV have an average income that is 1.4 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,552. The income inequality in Marshall County, WV (measured using the Gini index) is 0.444, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$42,473

2017 value

± $3,682

-4.48%

1 Year Growth

± 12%

Households in Marshall County, WV have a median annual income of $42,473, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $44,464 in 2016, which represents a -4.48% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$55,526

Average Male Salary

± $2,063

$39,552

Average Female Salary

± $1,541

In 2017, full-time male employees in Marshall County, WV made 1.4 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Marshall County, WV 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

  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 Marshall County, WV 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.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Marshall County, WV is from West Virginia.

0.444

2017 Wage GINI

0.444

2016 Wage GINI

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 2017 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 213

  2. Census Tract 207.02

  3. Census Tract 208

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Marshall County, WV was Census Tract 213 with a value of $63,438, followed by Census Tract 207.02 and Census Tract 208, with respective values of $50,179 and $49,533.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Marshall County, WV (4.77k out of 31.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 55 - 64.

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

    4,539 ± 487

  2. Black

    151 ± 133

  3. Hispanic

    71 ± 121

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Marshall County, WV is White, followed by Black 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

12.8k

2017 Value

± 802

-4.42%

1 Year decline

± 8.78%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Marshall County, WV declined at a rate of -4.42%, from 13.4k employees to 12.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Marshall County, WV, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,464 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,328 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,249 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Marshall County, WV.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Marshall County, WV, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,464 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,328 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,249 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Marshall County, WV has an unusually high number of residents working as Healthcare Support Occupations (2.12 times higher than expected), Health Technologists & Technicians (2.02 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.95 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Marshall County, WV, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($56,902), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($55,833), and Construction & Extraction Occupations ($53,342).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

12.8k

2017 Value

± 802

-4.42%

1 Year decline

± 8.78%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Marshall County, WV declined at a rate of -4.42%, from 13.4k employees to 12.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Marshall County, WV, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,274 people), Retail Trade (1,961 people), and Educational Services (1,114 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Marshall County, WV, though some of these residents may live in Marshall 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 Marshall County, WV, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,274 people), Retail Trade (1,961 people), and Educational Services (1,114 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Marshall County, WV has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (10.1 times higher than expected), Utilities (3.03 times), and Public Administration (1.43 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Marshall County, WV, by median earnings, are Utilities ($92,054), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($88,807), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($87,426).

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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 with $7.3B and Pharmaceuticals and $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

$86.9B

Projected 2045 Value

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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Health

92.3% of the population of Marshall County, WV has health coverage, with 46.7% on employee plans, 16.6% on Medicaid, 16.1% on Medicare, 11% on non-group plans, and 1.76% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Marshall County, WV was $9,462 in 2014. This is a 5.5% increase from the previous year ($8,969).

Primary care physicians in Marshall County, WV see 2665 patients per year on average, which represents a 6.86% increase from the previous year (2494 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2649 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 6359 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

2665 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Marshall County, WV see an average of 2665 patients per year. This represents a 6.86% increase from the previous year (2494 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Marshall County, WV in comparison to neighboring states.

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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%).

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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%).

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Health Care Spending

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$9,462

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$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

7.73%

Uninsured

46.7%

Employer Coverage

16.6%

Medicaid

16.1%

Medicare

11%

Non-Group

1.76%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Marshall County, WV declined by 16.2% from 9.23% to 7.73%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Marshall 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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Diversity

Marshall County, WV is home to a population of 32k people, from which 100% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.7% of Marshall County, WV residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Marshall County, WV is composed of 31k White Alone residents (96.8%), 317 Hispanic or Latino residents (0.99%), 305 Black or African American Alone residents (0.953%), 163 Two or More Races residents (0.509%), 126 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.394%), 66 Asian Alone residents (0.206%), 44 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.137%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Marshall County, WV are Spanish or Spanish Creole (294 speakers), German (48 speakers), and Polish (35 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

45

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

54

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 16.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Marshall County, WV was 44.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 45, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 54. But people in Marshall County, WV are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Marshall County, WV residents was 45.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.7%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

0.932%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 0.7% of Marshall County, WV residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Marshall County, WV was 0.932%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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 Marshall County, WV was Mexico, the natal country of 2,603 Marshall County, WV residents, followed by India with 2,547 and China with 2,428.

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Citizenship

100%

2017 Citizenship

99.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 100% of Marshall County, WV residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Marshall County, WV was 99.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    31k ± 4

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    317 ± 114

  3. Black or African American Alone

    305 ± 111

In 2017, there were 97.7 times more White Alone residents (31k people) in Marshall County, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 317 Hispanic or Latino and 305 Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Marshall County, WV as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    294 speakers (0.954%)

  2. German

    48 speakers (0.156%)

  3. Polish

    35 speakers (0.114%)

1.83% of Marshall County, WV citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Marshall County, WV was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 0.954% of the overall population of Marshall County, WV are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.156% speak German and 0.114% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,169 ± 194

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    315 ± 107

  3. Korea

    260 ± 97

Marshall County, WV has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.71 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Marshall County, WV awarded 19 degrees. The student population of Marshall County, WV is skewed towards women, with 1 male students and 39 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Marshall County, WV are White (19 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 Marshall County, WV by number of degrees awarded are B M Spurr School of Practical Nursing (19 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Marshall County, WV are Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (19 and 100%).

The median tuition costs in Marshall 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. 19 degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Marshall County, WV was Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training with 19 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

19 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Marshall County, WV institution with the largest number of graduating students was B M Spurr School of Practical Nursing with 19 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1

Degrees Awarded to Men

18

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Marshall County, WV, which is 0.0556 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

    19 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    0 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    0 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Marshall County, WV were to White students. These 19 degrees mean that there were N/A 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 Marshall County, WV was $99,800 in 2017, which is 0.459 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $98,100 to $99,800, a 1.73% increase. The homeownership rate in Marshall County, WV is 78.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Marshall County, WV have an average commute time of 24.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Marshall County, WV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$42,473

Median Household Income

± $3,682

12.7k

Number of Households

± 752

In 2017, the median household income of the 12.7k households in Marshall County, WV declined from $42,473 from the previous year's value of $44,464.

The following chart displays the households in Marshall 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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Housing

Property Value

$99,800

2017 Median

± $5,313

$98,100

2016 Median

± $4,077

In 2017, the median property value in Marshall County, WV grew to to $99,800 from the previous year's value of $98,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Marshall 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 Marshall County, WV the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

78.2%

2017 Homeownership

76.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 78.2% of the housing units in Marshall County, WV were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 76.4%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Marshall County, WV distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Marshall County, WV have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

24.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Marshall County, WV have a shorter commute time (24.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.05% of the workforce in Marshall County, WV have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    88.5%

  2. Carpooled

    6.54%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.2%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Marshall County, WV was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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