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0.43% decline
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Median Household Income
2.4% growth
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Number of Employees
0.86% decline
Median Property Value
3.39% decline

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The economy of Mason County, WV employs 9,038 people. The economy of Mason County, WV is specialized in Management of Companies & Enterprises; Utilities; and Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction, which employ respectively 9.27; 5.05; and 2.02 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Mason County, WV are Healthcare & Social Assistance (1,625), Manufacturing (1,426), and Retail trade (1,074), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($82,762), Utilities ($64,565), and Transportation & Warehousing ($43,750).

Median household income in Mason County, WV is $37,322. Males in Mason County, WV have an average income that is 1.52 times higher than the average income of females, which is $35,310. The income inequality of Mason County, WV (measured using the Gini index) is 0.434 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 Mason County, WV. In Mason 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 56 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,881. McDowell County, WV has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in West Virginia.


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Mason County, WV is home to a population of 27,060 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Mason County, WV is composed of 26,205 White residents (96.8%), 490 Two+ residents (1.81%), 165 Hispanic residents (0.61%), 126 Black residents (0.47%), and 36 Other residents (0.13%). The most common foreign languages in Mason County, WV are Spanish (108 speakers), German (70 speakers), and Korean (26 speakers), but compared to other places, Mason County, WV has a relative high number of German (70 speakers), Other West Germanic (18 speakers), and Korean (26 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Huntington City PUMA, WV awarded 4,047 degrees. The student population of Huntington City PUMA, WV is skewed towards females, with 1,789 male students and 2,258 female students. Most students in Huntington City PUMA, WV are White (3,437 and 84.9%), followed by Black or African American (223 and 5.51%), Unknown (114 and 2.82%), and Two or more races (53 and 1.31%). The largest universities in Huntington City PUMA, WV by number of graduates are Marshall University (2,828 and 69.9%), Mountwest Community and Technical College (946 and 23.4%), and Huntington Junior College (148 and 3.66%). The most popular majors in Huntington City PUMA, WV are General Studies (194 and 4.79%), General Business Administration & Management (132 and 3.26%), and Registered Nursing (108 and 2.67%). The median tuition costs in Huntington City PUMA, WV are N/A for private four year colleges, and $6,032 and $15,260 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 Mason County, WV is $76,900, which is 0.38 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $79,600 to $76,900, a 3.39% increase. The homeownership rate of Mason County, WV is 78.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Mason County, WV have an average commute time of 31.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Mason County, WV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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