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0.87% decline
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Median Household Income
3.49% growth
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0.82% decline
Median Property Value
2.33% growth

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The economy of Ohio County, WV employs 20,124 people. The economy of Ohio County, WV is specialized in Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; Utilities; and Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, which employ respectively 4.67; 1.96; and 1.54 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Ohio County, WV are Healthcare & Social Assistance (3,471), Retail trade (2,686), and Educational Services (2,185), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($71,328), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($47,330), and Utilities ($45,625).

Median household income in Ohio County, WV is $41,986. Males in Ohio County, WV have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $36,200. The income inequality of Ohio County, WV (measured using the Gini index) is 0.472 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 Ohio County, WV. In Ohio County, WV the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 55-64 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 152 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,687. McDowell County, WV has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in West Virginia.


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Ohio County, WV is home to a population of 43,257 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Ohio County, WV is composed of 39,969 White residents (92.4%), 1,808 Black residents (4.18%), 571 Two+ residents (1.32%), 459 Hispanic residents (1.06%), and 348 Asian residents (0.8%). The most common foreign languages in Ohio County, WV are Spanish (289 speakers), Chinese (156 speakers), and Italian (97 speakers), but compared to other places, Ohio County, WV has a relative high number of Greek (44 speakers), Italian (97 speakers), and Japanese (55 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Ohio County, WV awarded 1,553 degrees. The student population of Ohio County, WV is skewed towards females, with 530 male students and 1,023 female students. Most students in Ohio County, WV are White (1,411 and 90.9%), followed by Unknown (50 and 3.22%), Black or African American (44 and 2.83%), and Asian (14 and 0.9%). The largest universities in Ohio County, WV by number of graduates are West Liberty University (594 and 38.2%), Wheeling Jesuit University (475 and 30.6%), and West Virginia Northern Community College (394 and 25.4%). The most popular majors in Ohio County, WV are Registered Nursing (103 and 6.63%), General Business Administration & Management (94 and 6.05%), and General Studies (64 and 4.12%). The median tuition costs in Ohio County, WV are $27,000 for private four year colleges, and $7,038 and $14,394 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 Ohio County, WV is $110,000, which is 0.54 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $107,500 to $110,000, a 2.33% increase. The homeownership rate of Ohio County, WV is 67.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Ohio County, WV have an average commute time of 19.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Ohio County, WV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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