Summers County, WV

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2020 Population
12,710
1.07% 1-year decline
US Senator
Joe Manchin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Shelley Moore Capito
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
49.6
1.02% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
19.9%
8.35% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$37,769
1.09% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$96,000
4.12% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Summers County, WV had a population of 12.7k people with a median age of 49.6 and a median household income of $37,769. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Summers County, WV declined from 12,848 to 12,710, a −1.07% decrease and its median household income declined from $38,187 to $37,769, a −1.09% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Summers County, WV are White (Non-Hispanic) (92%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.16%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.92%), White (Hispanic) (1.49%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.315%).

None of the households in Summers County, WV reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.8% of the residents in Summers County, WV are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Summers County, WV was $96,000, and the homeownership rate was 74.4%.

Most people in Summers County, WV drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 30.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Summers County, WV was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Summers County, WV is home to a population of 12.7k people, from which 99.8% are citizens. As of 2020, 0.637% of Summers County, WV residents were born outside of the country (81 people).

In 2020, there were 22.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (11.7k people) in Summers County, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 529 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 244 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.8%
2020 Citizenship
99.9%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99.8% of Summers County, WV residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, 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

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Summers County, WV
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    11.7k ± 19
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    529 ± 88
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    244 ± 81.3
1.97%
Hispanic Population
250 people

In 2020, there were 22.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (11.7k people) in Summers County, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 529 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 244 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.97% of the people in Summers County, WV are hispanic (250 people).

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Foreign-Born Population

0.637%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
81 people
0.599%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
77 people

As of 2020, 0.637% of Summers County, WV residents (81 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Summers County, WV was 0.599%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    355 ± 152
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    215 ± 120
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    113 ± 92

Summers County, WV has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.65 times greater than any other conflict.

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The economy of Summers County, WV employs 4.08k people. The largest industries in Summers County, WV are Health Care & Social Assistance (716 people), Retail Trade (632 people), and Public Administration (492 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($60,833), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($56,250), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($51,250).

Occupations

4.08k
2020 Value
± 500
−4.72%
1 Year decline
± 17.5%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Summers County, WV declined at a rate of −4.72%, from 4.28k employees to 4.08k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Summers County, WV, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (493 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (417 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (413 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Summers County, WV.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

4.08k
2020 Value
± 500
−4.72%
1 Year decline
± 17.5%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Summers County, WV declined at a rate of −4.72%, from 4.28k employees to 4.08k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Summers County, WV, are Health Care & Social Assistance (716 people), Retail Trade (632 people), and Public Administration (492 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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Median Earnings by Industry

$35,029
Median earning men ± $6,170
$26,696
Median earning women ± $5,412

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Wholesale Trade ($56,618), Other Services Except Public Administration ($52,143), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($51,875).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($32,898), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($32,021), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($31,379).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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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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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 58
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 38
    Other Services, Except Public Administration
  3. 37
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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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. $8.42B
  2. $6.05B
  3. $5.79B

In 2020, the top outbound West Virginia product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $8.42B, followed by Coal ($6.05B) and Plastics/rubber ($5.79B).

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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$65.6B
2020 Value in West Virginia
$114B
Projected 2050 Value in West Virginia
74.3% growth

In 2020, total outbound West Virginia trade was $65.6B. This is expected to increase 74.3% to $114B by 2050.

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. $9.85B
  2. $5.83B
  3. $3.98B

In 2020, the top outbound West Virginia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Ohio with $9.85B, followed by Pennsylvania with $5.83B and Virginia and $3.98B.

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

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Summers County, WV went to Donald J. Trump with 72.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (25.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.931%).

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.

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.

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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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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.56% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.534% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (574k), Some college (299k), and Secondary Education (224k).

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Summers County, WV was $96,000 in 2020, which is 0.418 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $92,200 to $96,000, a 4.12% increase. The homeownership rate in Summers County, WV is 74.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Summers County, WV have an average commute time of 30.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Summers County, WV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Summers County, WV is $37,769. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Summers County, WV was Census Tract 5 with a value of $42,566, followed by Census Tract 7 and Census Tract 8, with respective values of $40,625 and $39,968.

Property

$96,000
Median Property Value 2020
±$12,707
$4,179
Median Property Taxes
±$451

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units 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

74.4%
Homeownership
2020
68.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 74.4% of the housing units in Summers County, WV were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 76.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 5
  2. Census Tract 7
  3. Census Tract 8

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Summers County, WV was Census Tract 5 with a value of $42,566, followed by Census Tract 7 and Census Tract 8, with respective values of $40,625 and $39,968.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$37,769
Median Household Income
± $5,060
5.62k
Number of Households
± 580

In 2020, the median household income of the 5.62k households in Summers County, WV declined from $37,769 from the previous year's value of $38,187.

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 < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Summers County, WV is from West Virginia.
0.441
2020 Wage GINI in West Virginia
0.444
2019 Wage GINI in West Virginia

In 2020, the income inequality in West Virginia was 0.441 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.729% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for West Virginia was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in West Virginia in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (79.9%)
  2. Carpooled (6.78%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.3%)

In 2020, 79.9% of workers in Summers County, WV drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (6.78%) and those who worked at home (5.3%).

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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Commute Time

30.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Summers County, WV have a longer commute time (30.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 6.23% of the workforce in Summers County, WV have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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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.

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Poverty & Diversity

19.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Summers County, WV (2.37k out of 11.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Males 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Summers County, WV is White, followed by Two Or More 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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95.7% of the population of Summers County, WV has health coverage, with 29.4% on employee plans, 30.2% on Medicaid, 22.6% on Medicare, 9.66% on non-group plans, and 3.87% 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 Summers County, WV see 3190 patients per year on average, which represents a 22.7% increase from the previous year (2599 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 6286 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 838 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48% were men and 52% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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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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Patient to Clinician Ratios

3,190 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Summers County, WV

Primary care physicians in Summers County, WV see an average of 3,190 patients per year. This represents a 22.7% increase from the previous year (2,599 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 its neighboring geographies.

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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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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 18.8% under 18 years, 14.3% between 18 and 34 years, 40.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 26.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48% were men and 52% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

4.29%
Uninsured
29.4%
Employer Coverage
30.2%
Medicaid
22.6%
Medicare
9.66%
Non-Group
3.87%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Summers County, WV grew by 30.9% from 3.28% to 4.29%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was N/A in Summers County, WV.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 41.1% in Summers County, WV.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 8.11% in Summers County, WV.

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