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Pocahontas County, WV&

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Population
8,620
0.89% decline
Median Age
48.3
Median Household Income
$36,026
2.18% decline
Poverty Rate
18.6%
Number of Employees
3,633
2.42% decline
Median Property Value
$113,000
2.16% decline

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Economy

The economy of Pocahontas County, WV employs 3,633 people. The economy of Pocahontas County, WV is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Utilities; and Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, which employ respectively 3.82; 3.56; and 3.01 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Pocahontas County, WV are Healthcare & Social Assistance (460), Educational Services (340), and Accommodation & Food Service (321), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($49,464), Educational Services ($38,090), and Transportation & Warehousing ($34,276).

Median household income in Pocahontas County, WV is $36,026. Males in Pocahontas County, WV have an average income that is 1.28 times higher than the average income of females, which is $33,421. The income inequality of Pocahontas County, WV (measured using the Gini index) is 0.443 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 Pocahontas County, WV. In Pocahontas 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 46 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,737. McDowell County, WV has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in West Virginia.

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Diversity

Pocahontas County, WV is home to a population of 8,620 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Pocahontas County, WV is composed of 8,249 White residents (95.7%), 178 Two+ residents (2.06%), 100 Black residents (1.16%), 77 Hispanic residents (0.89%), and 16 Other residents (0.19%). The most common foreign languages in Pocahontas County, WV are Spanish (59 speakers), German (17 speakers), and Portuguese (8 speakers), but compared to other places, Pocahontas County, WV has a relative high number of Greek (6 speakers), German (17 speakers), and Portuguese (8 speakers).

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Education

In 2015 universities in Greenbrier, Nicholas, Summers, Monroe & Pocahontas Counties PUMA, WV awarded 181 degrees. The student population of Greenbrier, Nicholas, Summers, Monroe & Pocahontas Counties PUMA, WV is skewed away from females, with 98 male students and 83 female students. Most students in Greenbrier, Nicholas, Summers, Monroe & Pocahontas Counties PUMA, WV are White (139 and 76.8%), followed by Asian (27 and 14.9%), Unknown (9 and 4.97%), and Hispanic or Latino (3 and 1.66%). The largest universities in Greenbrier, Nicholas, Summers, Monroe & Pocahontas Counties PUMA, WV by number of graduates are West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (181 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Greenbrier, Nicholas, Summers, Monroe & Pocahontas Counties PUMA, WV are Osteopathic Medicine (181 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The median tuition costs in Greenbrier, Nicholas, Summers, Monroe & Pocahontas Counties PUMA, 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.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Pocahontas County, WV is $113,000, which is 0.55 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $115,500 to $113,000, a 2.16% increase. The homeownership rate of Pocahontas County, WV is 80.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Pocahontas County, WV have an average commute time of 26.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Pocahontas County, WV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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