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Population
17,475
0.14% growth
Median Age
46.1
Median Household Income
$39,324
5.13% growth
Poverty Rate
12.9%
Number of Employees
7,144
6.42% growth
Median Property Value
$165,000
2.68% growth

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Economy

The economy of Morgan County, WV employs 7,144 people. The economy of Morgan County, WV is specialized in Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; and Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, which employ respectively 3.01; 1.86; and 1.6 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Morgan County, WV are Healthcare & Social Assistance (1,094), Educational Services (858), and Retail trade (830), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($71,875), Transportation & Warehousing ($53,798), and Finance & Insurance ($53,083).

Median household income in Morgan County, WV is $39,324. Males in Morgan County, WV have an average income that is 1.28 times higher than the average income of females, which is $41,856. The income inequality of Morgan County, WV (measured using the Gini index) is 0.416 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 Morgan County, WV. In Morgan 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 52 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,302. McDowell County, WV has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in West Virginia.

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Diversity

Morgan County, WV is home to a population of 17,475 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Morgan County, WV is composed of 16,785 White residents (96.1%), 237 Two+ residents (1.36%), 230 Hispanic residents (1.32%), 135 Black residents (0.77%), and 73 Asian residents (0.42%). The most common foreign languages in Morgan County, WV are Spanish (263 speakers), Korean (72 speakers), and German (31 speakers), but compared to other places, Morgan County, WV has a relative high number of Korean (72 speakers), Thai (5 speakers), and German (31 speakers).

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Education

In 2015 universities in Berkeley, Jefferson, Mineral, Hampshire & Morgan Counties PUMA, WV awarded 13,688 degrees. The student population of Berkeley, Jefferson, Mineral, Hampshire & Morgan Counties PUMA, WV is skewed away from females, with 8,303 male students and 5,385 female students. Most students in Berkeley, Jefferson, Mineral, Hampshire & Morgan Counties PUMA, WV are White (9,115 and 66.6%), followed by Black or African American (1,999 and 14.6%), Hispanic or Latino (1,089 and 7.96%), and Unknown (499 and 3.65%). The largest universities in Berkeley, Jefferson, Mineral, Hampshire & Morgan Counties PUMA, WV by number of graduates are American Public University System (11,234 and 82.1%), Blue Ridge Community and Technical College (943 and 6.89%), and Shepherd University (861 and 6.29%). The most popular majors in Berkeley, Jefferson, Mineral, Hampshire & Morgan Counties PUMA, WV are General Business Administration & Management (919 and 6.71%), International & Global Studies (461 and 3.37%), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (450 and 3.29%). The median tuition costs in Berkeley, Jefferson, Mineral, Hampshire & Morgan Counties PUMA, WV are N/A for private four year colleges, and $4,918 and $13,766 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 Morgan County, WV is $165,000, which is 0.85 times smaller than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value increased from $160,700 to $165,000, a 2.68% increase. The homeownership rate of Morgan County, WV is 70.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Morgan County, WV have an average commute time of 32.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Morgan County, WV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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