Raleigh, Mercer & Fayette Counties PUMA, WV

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2019 Population
178,747
1.16% 1-year decline
US Senator
Joe Manchin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Shelley Moore Capito
Republican Party
2019 Median Age
43.2
0.699% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
19.5%
2.9% 1-year increase
2019 Median Household Income
$41,991
2.85% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$100,100
3.3% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
64,771
1.36% 1-year decline

About

In 2019, Raleigh, Mercer & Fayette Counties PUMA, WV had a population of 179k people with a median age of 43.2 and a median household income of $41,991. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Raleigh, Mercer & Fayette Counties PUMA, WV declined from 180,844 to 178,747, a −1.16% decrease and its median household income grew from $40,827 to $41,991, a 2.85% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Raleigh, Mercer & Fayette Counties PUMA, WV are White (Non-Hispanic) (89.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (6.58%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.53%), White (Hispanic) (1%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.598%). 2.65% of the households in Raleigh, Mercer & Fayette Counties PUMA, WV speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

99.5% of the residents in Raleigh, Mercer & Fayette Counties PUMA, WV are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Raleigh, Mercer & Fayette Counties PUMA, WV are Concord University (497 degrees awarded in 2019), Bluefield State College (286 degrees), and New River Community and Technical College (254 degrees).

In 2019, the median property value in Raleigh, Mercer & Fayette Counties PUMA, WV was $100,100, and the homeownership rate was 73%. Most people in Raleigh, Mercer & Fayette Counties PUMA, WV drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24 minutes. The average car ownership in Raleigh, Mercer & Fayette Counties PUMA, WV was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Raleigh, Mercer & Fayette Counties PUMA, WV is home to a population of 179k people, from which 99.5% are citizens. As of 2019, 1.13% of Raleigh, Mercer & Fayette Counties PUMA, WV residents were born outside of the country (2.02k people).

In 2019, there were 13.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (160k people) in Raleigh, Mercer & Fayette Counties PUMA, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.74k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common foreign languages spoken in Raleigh, Mercer & Fayette Counties PUMA, WV are Spanish (2,114 speakers), German (241 speakers), and Tagalog (Incl. Filipino) (228 speakers).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Raleigh, Mercer & Fayette Counties PUMA, WV
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    160k ± 183
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    11.8k ± 349
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    2.74k ± 402
1.37%
Hispanic Population
2.45k people

In 2019, there were 13.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (160k people) in Raleigh, Mercer & Fayette Counties PUMA, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.74k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.37% of the people in Raleigh, Mercer & Fayette Counties PUMA, WV are hispanic (2.45k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Raleigh, Mercer & Fayette Counties PUMA, WV as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages
  1. Spanish
    2,114 speakers (1.25%)
  2. German
    241 speakers (0.143%)
  3. Tagalog (Incl. Filipino)
    228 speakers (0.135%)

2.65% of Raleigh, Mercer & Fayette Counties PUMA, WV citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 22%.

In 2019, the most common non-English language spoken in Raleigh, Mercer & Fayette Counties PUMA, WV was Spanish. 1.25% of the overall population of Raleigh, Mercer & Fayette Counties PUMA, WV are native Spanish speakers. 0.143% speak German and 0.135% speak Tagalog (Incl. Filipino), the next two most common languages.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.13%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
2.02k people
1.11%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
2.01k people

As of 2019, 1.13% of Raleigh, Mercer & Fayette Counties PUMA, WV residents (2.02k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Raleigh, Mercer & Fayette Counties PUMA, WV was 1.11%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

43
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.3
49
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 5.1

In 2019, the median age of all people in Raleigh, Mercer & Fayette Counties PUMA, WV was 43.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 49. But people in Raleigh, Mercer & Fayette Counties PUMA, WV are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all Raleigh, Mercer & Fayette Counties PUMA, WV residents was 43.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Philippines
    267 ± 401 people
  2. India
    216 ± 361 people
  3. Africa
    117 ± 265 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Raleigh, Mercer & Fayette Counties PUMA, WV was Philippines, the natal country of 267 Raleigh, Mercer & Fayette Counties PUMA, WV residents, followed by India with 216 and Africa with 117.

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Citizenship

99.5%
2019 Citizenship
99.5%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 99.5% of Raleigh, Mercer & Fayette Counties PUMA, WV residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Raleigh, Mercer & Fayette Counties PUMA, WV was 99.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    5,603 ± 431
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,974 ± 343
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,862 ± 350

Raleigh, Mercer & Fayette Counties PUMA, WV has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.84 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

Showing data at the state level for West Virginia. Hospitalization data for some states may be delayed or not reported.
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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in West Virginia, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in West Virginia (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in West Virginia. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in West Virginia.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of West Virginia across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Economy

Median household income in Raleigh, Mercer & Fayette Counties PUMA, WV is $41,991. In 2019, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Raleigh, Mercer & Fayette Counties PUMA, WV was Berkeley, Jefferson, Mineral, Hampshire & Morgan Counties PUMA, WV with a value of $61,709, followed by Morgantown City PUMA, WV and Putnam, Boone & Lincoln Counties PUMA, WV, with respective values of $56,395 and $56,295.

Males in Raleigh, Mercer & Fayette Counties PUMA, WV have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $37,847. The income inequality in Raleigh, Mercer & Fayette Counties PUMA, WV (measured using the Gini index) is 0.426, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Raleigh, Mercer & Fayette Counties PUMA, WV employs 64.8k people. The largest industries in Raleigh, Mercer & Fayette Counties PUMA, WV are Restaurants & Food Services (5,397 people), Elementary & secondary schools (4,745 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (4,675 people), and the highest paying industries are Management, scientific & technical consulting services ($102,886), Drugs, sundries, & chemical & allied products merchant wholesalers ($99,105), and Coal mining ($83,917).

Wages

Median Household Income

$41,991
2019 value
± $1,470
2.85%
1 Year Growth
± 4.64%

Households in Raleigh, Mercer & Fayette Counties PUMA, WV have a median annual income of $41,991, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $40,827 in 2018, which represents a 2.85% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$51,585
Average Male Salary in Raleigh, Mercer & Fayette Counties PUMA, WV
± $5,621
$37,847
Average Female Salary in Raleigh, Mercer & Fayette Counties PUMA, WV
± $5,058

In 2019, full-time male employees in Raleigh, Mercer & Fayette Counties PUMA, WV made 1.36 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Raleigh, Mercer & Fayette Counties PUMA, WV by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Raleigh, Mercer & Fayette Counties PUMA, WV
  1. Asian
    $64,649 ± $82,248
  2. White
    $39,787 ± $3,645
  3. Black
    $33,230 ± $12,454

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Raleigh, Mercer & Fayette Counties PUMA, WV workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.62 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Raleigh, Mercer & Fayette Counties PUMA, WV.

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Wage Distribution

0.426
2019 Wage GINI in Raleigh, Mercer & Fayette Counties PUMA, WV
0.436
2018 Wage GINI in Raleigh, Mercer & Fayette Counties PUMA, WV

In 2019, the income inequality in Raleigh, Mercer & Fayette Counties PUMA, WV was 0.426 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 2.37% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Raleigh, Mercer & Fayette Counties PUMA, WV was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Raleigh, Mercer & Fayette Counties PUMA, WV in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2019, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Raleigh, Mercer & Fayette Counties PUMA, WV was Berkeley, Jefferson, Mineral, Hampshire & Morgan Counties PUMA, WV with a value of $61,709, followed by Morgantown City PUMA, WV and Putnam, Boone & Lincoln Counties PUMA, WV, with respective values of $56,395 and $56,295.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Raleigh, Mercer & Fayette Counties PUMA, WV colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

19.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Raleigh, Mercer & Fayette Counties PUMA, WV (33.7k out of 173k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 55 - 64.

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
    30,015 ± 1,281
  2. Black
    2,620 ± 354
  3. Two Or More
    746 ± 236

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Raleigh, Mercer & Fayette Counties PUMA, WV is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

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

64.8k
2019 Value
−1.36%
1 Year decline
± −1.36%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Raleigh, Mercer & Fayette Counties PUMA, WV declined at a rate of −1.36%, from 65.7k employees to 64.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Raleigh, Mercer & Fayette Counties PUMA, WV, are Cashiers (2,507 people), Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,869 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (1,769 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Raleigh, Mercer & Fayette Counties PUMA, WV.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Raleigh, Mercer & Fayette Counties PUMA, WV, by number of employees, are Cashiers (2,507 people), Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,869 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (1,769 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Raleigh, Mercer & Fayette Counties PUMA, WV has an unusually high number of residents working as Mining machine operators (21.1 times higher than expected), Miscellaneous extraction workers, including roof bolters & helpers (12.4 times), and Firstline supervisors of correctional officers (8.32 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Raleigh, Mercer & Fayette Counties PUMA, WV, by average salary, are Physicians ($176,625), Project management specialists ($153,037), and Physician assistants ($111,521).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

64.8k
2019 Value
−1.36%
1 Year decline
± −1.36%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Raleigh, Mercer & Fayette Counties PUMA, WV declined at a rate of −1.36%, from 65.7k employees to 64.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Raleigh, Mercer & Fayette Counties PUMA, WV, are Restaurants & Food Services (5,397 people), Elementary & secondary schools (4,745 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (4,675 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Raleigh, Mercer & Fayette Counties PUMA, WV, though some of these residents may live in Raleigh, Mercer & Fayette Counties PUMA, 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 Raleigh, Mercer & Fayette Counties PUMA, WV, by number of employees, are Restaurants & Food Services (5,397 people), Elementary & secondary schools (4,745 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (4,675 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Raleigh, Mercer & Fayette Counties PUMA, WV has an unusually high number of Coal mining (92 times higher than expected), Scenic & sightseeing transportation (12.1 times), and Construction, & mining & oil & gas field machinery manufacturing (11.5 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Raleigh, Mercer & Fayette Counties PUMA, WV, by average salary, are Management, scientific & technical consulting services ($102,886), Drugs, sundries, & chemical & allied products merchant wholesalers ($99,105), and Coal mining ($83,917).

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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. $17.4B
  2. $10.5B
  3. $6.55B

In 2018, the top outbound West Virginia product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $17.4B, followed by Coal ($10.5B) and Pharmaceuticals ($6.55B).

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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$75B
2018 Value in West Virginia
$110B
Projected 2045 Value in West Virginia
46.5% growth

In 2018, total outbound West Virginia trade was $75B. This is expected to increase 46.5% to $110B 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. $12.1B
  2. $10.1B
  3. $7.75B

In 2018, the top outbound West Virginia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Pennsylvania with $12.1B, followed by Virginia with $10.1B and Ohio and $7.75B.

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

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in West Virginia went to Donald J. Trump with 68.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (26.5%), followed by Gary Johnson (3.23%). The most partisan county was Grant County, WV with 87.7% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito are the senators currently representing the state of West Virginia. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

West Virginia is currently represented by 3 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

Presidential voting results are only available at the county level. Showing data for the counties inside of West Virginia.
Showing data up to the 2016 election. Updated election results are currently being processed, and will be released in the coming months.
Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for West Virginia
68.6% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in West Virginia
  1. 87.7% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 83.6% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 83.6% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in West Virginia was Grant County, WV with 87.7% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in West Virginia colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from West Virginia

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Joe Manchin
Senator from West Virginia1
Assumed office on November 15, 2010
Elected to the seat to succeed Carte Goodwin, who had been appointed to the seat following the death of Robert Byrd.
Shelley Moore Capito
Senator from West Virginia2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito are the senators currently representing West Virginia.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in West Virginia over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from West Virginia

West Virginia is currently represented by 3 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for West Virginia have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2019, universities in Raleigh, Mercer & Fayette Counties PUMA, WV awarded 1,571 degrees. The student population of Raleigh, Mercer & Fayette Counties PUMA, WV is skewed towards women, with 2,700 male students and 4,008 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Raleigh, Mercer & Fayette Counties PUMA, WV are White (1,374 and 89.9%), followed by Black or African American (74 and 4.84%), Two or More Races (29 and 1.9%), and Unknown (27 and 1.77%).

The largest universities in Raleigh, Mercer & Fayette Counties PUMA, WV by number of degrees awarded are Concord University (497 and 31.6%), Bluefield State College (286 and 18.2%), and New River Community and Technical College (254 and 16.2%).

The most popular majors in Raleigh, Mercer & Fayette Counties PUMA, WV are General Studies (167 and 10.6%), Medical Assistant (116 and 7.38%), and Social Work (99 and 6.3%).

The median tuition costs in Raleigh, Mercer & Fayette Counties PUMA, WV are $13,400 for private four year colleges, and $7,560 and $17,702 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 51 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 137 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 56 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Raleigh, Mercer & Fayette Counties PUMA, WV was Biblical Studies with 51 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Raleigh, Mercer & Fayette Counties PUMA, WV according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 497 degrees awarded
  2. 286 degrees awarded
  3. 254 degrees awarded
$7,560
Median In-State Public
$13,400
Median Private

In 2019, the Raleigh, Mercer & Fayette Counties PUMA, WV institution with the largest number of graduating students was Concord University with 497 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

586
Degrees Awarded to Men
985
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2019, 586 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Raleigh, Mercer & Fayette Counties PUMA, WV, which is 0.595 times less than the 985 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Raleigh, Mercer & Fayette Counties PUMA, WV by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,374 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    74 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    29 degrees awarded

In 2019 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Raleigh, Mercer & Fayette Counties PUMA, WV was White students. These 1,374 degrees mean that there were 18.6 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 74 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Raleigh, Mercer & Fayette Counties PUMA, WV was $100,100 in 2019, which is 0.416 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $96,900 to $100,100, a 3.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Raleigh, Mercer & Fayette Counties PUMA, WV is 73%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Raleigh, Mercer & Fayette Counties PUMA, WV have an average commute time of 24 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Raleigh, Mercer & Fayette Counties PUMA, WV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$100,100
2019 Median
± $3,447
$96,900
2018 Median
± $3,356

In 2019, the median property value in Raleigh, Mercer & Fayette Counties PUMA, WV grew to to $100,100 from the previous year's value of $96,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Raleigh, Mercer & Fayette Counties PUMA, 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 Raleigh, Mercer & Fayette Counties PUMA, WV the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

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$41,991
Median Household Income
± $1,470
73.9k
Number of Households
± 1,934

In 2019, the median household income of the 73.9k households in Raleigh, Mercer & Fayette Counties PUMA, WV grew to $41,991 from the previous year's value of $40,827.

The following chart displays the households in Raleigh, Mercer & Fayette Counties PUMA, 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

73%
2019 Homeownership
74.3%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 73% of the housing units in Raleigh, Mercer & Fayette Counties PUMA, WV were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 74.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Raleigh, Mercer & Fayette Counties PUMA, WV compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

24 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Raleigh, Mercer & Fayette Counties PUMA, WV have a shorter commute time (24 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 3.07% of the workforce in Raleigh, Mercer & Fayette Counties PUMA, WV have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (82.4%)
  2. Carpooled (10.1%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.47%)

In 2019, 82.4% of workers in Raleigh, Mercer & Fayette Counties PUMA, WV drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.1%) and those who worked at home (3.47%).

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 Raleigh, Mercer & Fayette Counties PUMA, WV distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Raleigh, Mercer & Fayette Counties PUMA, WV have 2 cars, followed by false.

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Health

93.3% of the population of Raleigh, Mercer & Fayette Counties PUMA, WV has health coverage, with 35.1% on employee plans, 28% on Medicaid, 15.9% on Medicare, 11.4% on non-group plans, and 2.9% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in West Virginia see 1278 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.699% decrease from the previous year (1287 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1760 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 726 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Mingo County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (22.1%). Additionally, McDowell County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (44.9%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,278 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in West Virginia

Primary care physicians in West Virginia see an average of 1,278 patients per year. This represents a 0.699% decrease from the previous year (1,287 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in West Virginia in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$9,462
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in West Virginia
$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

6.72%
Uninsured
35.1%
Employer Coverage
28%
Medicaid
15.9%
Medicare
11.4%
Non-Group
2.9%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Raleigh, Mercer & Fayette Counties PUMA, WV declined by 7.22% from 7.24% to 6.72%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Raleigh, Mercer & Fayette Counties PUMA, 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. 22.1% prevalence
  2. 20.9% prevalence
  3. 20.9% prevalence

Mingo County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in West Virginia, at 22.1%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in West Virginia by county over multiple years.

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