Summers County, WV

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Population

13,210

0.863% decline

Median Age

47.3


Median Household Income

$35,218

1.13% decline

Poverty Rate

19%


Number of Employees

4,436

6.63% decline

Median Property Value

$95,100

6.97% growth

About

In 2017, Summers County, WV had a population of 13.2k people with a median age of 47.3 and a median household income of $35,218. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Summers County, WV declined from 13,325 to 13,210, a -0.863% decrease and its median household income declined from $35,620 to $35,218, a -1.13% decrease.

The population of Summers County, WV is 91.8% White Alone, 4.91% Black or African American Alone, and 1.75% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Summers County, WV speak a non-English language, and 99.7% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Summers County, WV is $95,100, and the homeownership rate is 74%. Most people in Summers County, WV commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 28.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Summers 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 Summers County, WV employs 4.44k people. The largest industries in Summers County, WV are Health Care & Social Assistance (826 people), Accommodation & Food Services (534 people), and Construction (493 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($138,047), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($72,788), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($63,056).

Median household income in Summers County, WV is $35,218. Males in Summers 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 Summers County, WV (measured using the Gini index) is 0.444, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$35,218

2017 value

± $2,402

-1.13%

1 Year Growth

± 9.13%

Households in Summers County, WV have a median annual income of $35,218, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $35,620 in 2016, which represents a -1.13% 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 Summers 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 6

  2. Census Tract 8

  3. Census Tract 7

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Summers County, WV was Census Tract 6 with a value of $37,035, followed by Census Tract 8 and Census Tract 7, with respective values of $36,916 and $35,665.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 45 - 54

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

19% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Summers County, WV (2.32k out of 12.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 45 - 54, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 25 - 34.

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

    2,082 ± 314

  2. Black

    149 ± 137

  3. Two Or More

    45 ± 98

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Summers County, 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

4.44k

2017 Value

± 440

-6.63%

1 Year decline

± 14.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Summers County, WV declined at a rate of -6.63%, from 4.75k employees to 4.44k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Summers County, WV, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (493 people), Sales & Related Occupations (470 people), and Transportation Occupations (433 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Summers County, WV.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Summers County, WV, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (493 people), Sales & Related Occupations (470 people), and Transportation Occupations (433 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Summers County, WV has an unusually high number of residents working as Transportation Occupations (2.68 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.59 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (2.43 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Summers County, WV, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($58,813), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($50,347), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations ($50,156).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

4.44k

2017 Value

± 440

-6.63%

1 Year decline

± 14.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Summers County, WV declined at a rate of -6.63%, from 4.75k employees to 4.44k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Summers County, WV, are Health Care & Social Assistance (826 people), Accommodation & Food Services (534 people), and Construction (493 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Summers County, WV, though some of these residents may live in Summers 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 Summers County, WV, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (826 people), Accommodation & Food Services (534 people), and Construction (493 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Summers County, WV has an unusually high number of Transportation & Warehousing (2.27 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1.79 times), and Construction (1.77 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Summers County, WV, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($138,047), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($72,788), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($63,056).

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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. $7.3B

  3. $6.62B

In 2015, the top outbound West Virginia product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $17.4B, followed by Coal ($7.3B) and Pharmaceuticals ($6.62B).

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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$68B

2015 Value

$86.9B

Projected 2045 Value

27.7% growth

In 2015, total outbound West Virginia trade was $68B. This is expected to increase 27.7% 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. $10.5B

  2. $6.95B

  3. $6.94B

In 2015, the top outbound West Virginia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Pennsylvania with $10.5B, followed by Ohio with $6.95B and Virginia and $6.94B.

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

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Health

94.2% of the population of Summers County, WV has health coverage, with 32.1% on employee plans, 28.9% on Medicaid, 19.2% on Medicare, 11.3% on non-group plans, and 2.74% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Summers County, WV see 2648 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.3% decrease from the previous year (2683 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 6436 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1170 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

2,648 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Summers County, WV see an average of 2,648 patients per year. This represents a 1.3% decrease from the previous year (2,683 patients).

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

5.84%

Uninsured

32.1%

Employer Coverage

28.9%

Medicaid

19.2%

Medicare

11.3%

Non-Group

2.74%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Summers County, WV declined by 29.9% from 8.33% to 5.84%.

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

Summers County, WV is home to a population of 13.2k people, from which 99.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.742% of Summers County, WV residents were born outside of the country (98 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Summers County, WV is composed of 12.1k White Alone residents (91.8%), 648 Black or African American Alone residents (4.91%), 231 Two or More Races residents (1.75%), 165 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.25%), 41 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.31%), 0 Asian Alone residents (0%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Summers County, WV are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

47

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.5

58

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 13.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Summers County, WV was 47.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 47, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 58. But people in Summers County, WV are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Summers County, WV residents was 47.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.742%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

98 people

0.435%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

58 people

As of 2017, 0.742% of Summers County, WV residents (98 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 Summers County, WV was 0.435%, 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

99.7%

2017 Citizenship

99.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.7% of Summers County, WV residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Summers County, WV was 99.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    12.1k ± 18

  2. Black or African American Alone

    648 ± 152

  3. Two or More Races

    231 ± 108

In 2017, there were 18.7 times more White Alone residents (12.1k people) in Summers County, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 648 Black or African American Alone and 231 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Summers County, WV citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Summers County, WV was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Summers County, WV are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    281 ± 89

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    144 ± 91

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    143 ± 99

Summers County, WV has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.95 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Summers County, WV was $95,100 in 2017, which is 0.437 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $88,900 to $95,100, a 6.97% increase. The homeownership rate in Summers County, WV is 74%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Summers County, WV have an average commute time of 28.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Summers County, WV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$35,218

Median Household Income

± $2,402

5.48k

Number of Households

± 474

In 2017, the median household income of the 5.48k households in Summers County, WV declined from $35,218 from the previous year's value of $35,620.

The following chart displays the households in Summers 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 $35k - $40k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$95,100

2017 Median

± $13,747

$88,900

2016 Median

± $12,768

In 2017, the median property value in Summers County, WV grew to to $95,100 from the previous year's value of $88,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Summers 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 Summers County, WV the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

74%

2017 Homeownership

76.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 74% of the housing units in Summers County, WV were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 76.8%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Summers County, WV distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Summers County, WV have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

28.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Summers County, WV have a longer commute time (28.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 4.62% of the workforce in Summers County, WV have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.1%

  2. Carpooled

    9.45%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.25%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Summers County, WV was Drove Alone (84.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.45%) and those who Worked At Home (3.25%).

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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