Pendleton County, WV

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Population

7,138

2.1% decline

Median Age

49.9


Median Household Income

$39,554

6.8% growth

Poverty Rate

18.7%


Number of Employees

2,726

0.257% growth

Median Property Value

$107,900

1.41% growth

About

In 2017, Pendleton County, WV had a population of 7.14k people with a median age of 49.9 and a median household income of $39,554. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Pendleton County, WV declined from 7,291 to 7,138, a -2.1% decrease and its median household income grew from $37,035 to $39,554, a 6.8% increase.

The population of Pendleton County, WV is 94.7% White Alone, 3.33% Black or African American Alone, and 1.09% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Pendleton County, WV speak a non-English language, and 99.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Pendleton County, WV are Future Generations University (14 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Pendleton County, WV is $107,900, and the homeownership rate is 79.8%. Most people in Pendleton County, WV commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 29.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Pendleton 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 Pendleton County, WV employs 2.73k people. The largest industries in Pendleton County, WV are Health Care & Social Assistance (469 people), Construction (412 people), and Manufacturing (341 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($61,250), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($46,250), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($39,345).

Median household income in Pendleton County, WV is $39,554. Males in Pendleton 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 Pendleton County, WV (measured using the Gini index) is 0.444, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$39,554

2017 value

± $2,700

6.8%

1 Year Growth

± 11%

Households in Pendleton County, WV have a median annual income of $39,554, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $37,035 in 2016, which represents a 6.8% 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 West Virginia made 1.4 times more than female 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 West Virginia 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 Pendleton 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 9706

  2. Census Tract 9705

  3. Census Tract 9704

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Pendleton County, WV was Census Tract 9706 with a value of $41,719, followed by Census Tract 9705 and Census Tract 9704, with respective values of $39,920 and $37,434.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 6 - 11

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

18.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Pendleton County, WV (1.31k out of 7.03k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 6 - 11, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 65 - 74.

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

    1,270 ± 169

  2. Black

    36 ± 79

  3. Hispanic

    9 ± 82

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Pendleton 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

2.73k

2017 Value

± 260

0.257%

1 Year growth

± 13.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Pendleton County, WV grew at a rate of 0.257%, from 2.72k employees to 2.73k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Pendleton County, WV, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (365 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (302 people), and Management Occupations (238 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Pendleton County, WV.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Pendleton County, WV, by number of employees, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (365 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (302 people), and Management Occupations (238 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Pendleton County, WV has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (4.07 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.69 times), and Transportation Occupations (2.28 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Pendleton County, WV, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($64,107), Protective Service Occupations ($62,857), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($51,875).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.73k

2017 Value

± 260

0.257%

1 Year growth

± 13.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Pendleton County, WV grew at a rate of 0.257%, from 2.72k employees to 2.73k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Pendleton County, WV, are Health Care & Social Assistance (469 people), Construction (412 people), and Manufacturing (341 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Pendleton County, WV, though some of these residents may live in Pendleton 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 Pendleton County, WV, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (469 people), Construction (412 people), and Manufacturing (341 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Pendleton County, WV has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (6.88 times higher than expected), Construction (2.41 times), and Management of Companies & Enterprises (2.27 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Pendleton County, WV, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($61,250), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($46,250), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($39,345).

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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. $19.6B

  2. $7.19B

  3. $6.22B

In 2015, the top outbound West Virginia product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $19.6B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($7.19B) and Coal ($6.22B).

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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$72.2B

2020 Value

$86.9B

Projected 2045 Value

20.4% growth

In 2020, total outbound West Virginia trade was $72.2B. This is expected to increase 20.4% 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. $11B

  2. $7.36B

  3. $7.22B

In 2015, the top outbound West Virginia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Pennsylvania with $11B, followed by Ohio with $7.36B and Virginia and $7.22B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that West Virginia shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

93.5% of the population of Pendleton County, WV has health coverage, with 31% on employee plans, 24.9% on Medicaid, 19.8% on Medicare, 12.2% on non-group plans, and 5.56% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Pendleton County, WV see 2410 patients per year on average, which represents a 34.6% decrease from the previous year (3686 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 881 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1763 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

2,410 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Pendleton County, WV see an average of 2,410 patients per year. This represents a 34.6% decrease from the previous year (3,686 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Pendleton 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%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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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

6.55%

Uninsured

31%

Employer Coverage

24.9%

Medicaid

19.8%

Medicare

12.2%

Non-Group

5.56%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Pendleton County, WV declined by 29.3% from 9.26% to 6.55%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Pendleton 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

Pendleton County, WV is home to a population of 7.14k people, from which 99.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.658% of Pendleton County, WV residents were born outside of the country (47 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Pendleton County, WV is composed of 6.76k White Alone residents (94.7%), 238 Black or African American Alone residents (3.33%), 78 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.09%), 36 Two or More Races residents (0.504%), 19 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.266%), 4 Asian Alone residents (0.056%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

50

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

66

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 20.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Pendleton County, WV was 49.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 50, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 66. But people in Pendleton County, WV are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Pendleton County, WV residents was 50.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.658%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

47 people

0.466%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

34 people

As of 2017, 0.658% of Pendleton County, WV residents (47 people) 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 Pendleton County, WV was 0.466%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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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 West Virginia was Mexico, the natal country of 2,603 West Virginia residents, followed by India with 2,547 and China with 2,428.

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Citizenship

99.6%

2017 Citizenship

99.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.6% of Pendleton County, WV residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Pendleton County, WV was 99.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    6.76k ± 28

  2. Black or African American Alone

    238 ± 83

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    78 ± 82.7

In 2017, there were 28.4 times more White Alone residents (6.76k people) in Pendleton County, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 238 Black or African American Alone and 78 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    171 ± 55

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    143 ± 63

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    102 ± 47

Pendleton County, WV has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.2 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Pendleton County, WV awarded 14 degrees. The student population of Pendleton County, WV is skewed towards men, with 14 male students and 6 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Pendleton County, WV are White (2 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 Pendleton County, WV by number of degrees awarded are Future Generations University (14 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Pendleton County, WV are Community Organization & Advocacy (14 and 100%).

The median tuition costs in Pendleton 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. 14 degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Masters Degree recipients in Pendleton County, WV was Community Organization & Advocacy with 14 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Masters Degree from schools in Pendleton County, WV according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

14 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Pendleton County, WV institution with the largest number of graduating students was Future Generations University with 14 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

8

Degrees Awarded to Men

6

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 8 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Pendleton County, WV, which is 1.33 times more than the 6 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

    2 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    0 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    0 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Pendleton County, WV were to White students. These 2 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 Pendleton County, WV was $107,900 in 2017, which is 0.47 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $106,400 to $107,900, a 1.41% increase. The homeownership rate in Pendleton County, WV is 79.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Pendleton County, WV have an average commute time of 29.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Pendleton County, WV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$107,900

2017 Median

± $16,809

$106,400

2016 Median

± $13,928

In 2017, the median property value in Pendleton County, WV grew to to $107,900 from the previous year's value of $106,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Pendleton 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 Pendleton County, WV the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Household Income

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$39,554

Median Household Income

± $2,700

3.03k

Number of Households

± 275

In 2017, the median household income of the 3.03k households in Pendleton County, WV grew to $39,554 from the previous year's value of $37,035.

The following chart displays the households in Pendleton 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 $15k - $20k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

79.8%

2017 Homeownership

78.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 79.8% of the housing units in Pendleton County, WV were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 78.2%.

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

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Commute Time

29.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Pendleton County, WV have a longer commute time (29.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 4.95% of the workforce in Pendleton County, WV have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    69.9%

  2. Carpooled

    18.2%

  3. Worked At Home

    8.51%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Pendleton County, WV was Drove Alone (69.9%), followed by those who Carpooled (18.2%) and those who Worked At Home (8.51%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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

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