Taylor County, WV

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Population

16,977

0.165% growth

Poverty Rate

15.7%


Median Age

43.2


Median Household Income

$45,916

3.48% growth

Number of Employees

6,905

0.605% decline

Median Property Value

$100,200

2.45% growth

About

In 2017, Taylor County, WV had a population of 17k people with a median age of 43.2 and a median household income of $45,916. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Taylor County, WV grew from 16,949 to 16,977, a 0.165% increase and its median household income grew from $44,371 to $45,916, a 3.48% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Taylor County, WV are White (Non-Hispanic) (96.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.28%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.18%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (0.819%), and White (Hispanic) (0.3%). N/A% of the people in Taylor County, WV speak a non-English language, and 99.6% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Taylor County, WV is $100,200, and the homeownership rate is 78.6%. Most people in Taylor County, WV commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 29.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Taylor County, WV is 2 cars per household.

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COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Taylor County, WV employs 6.91k people. The largest industries in Taylor County, WV are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,419 people), Retail Trade (735 people), and Manufacturing (578 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($82,746), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($64,306), and Utilities ($60,417).

Median household income in Taylor County, WV is $45,916. Males in Taylor 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 Taylor County, WV (measured using the Gini index) is 0.444, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$45,916

2017 value

± $4,362

3.48%

1 Year Growth

± 12.4%

Households in Taylor County, WV have a median annual income of $45,916, 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 $44,371 in 2016, which represents a 3.48% 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 Taylor 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 9647

  2. Census Tract 9648

  3. Census Tract 9649

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Taylor County, WV was Census Tract 9647 with a value of $64,449, followed by Census Tract 9648 and Census Tract 9649, with respective values of $45,965 and $43,482.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Taylor County, WV (2.59k out of 16.5k 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 Females 55 - 64, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Males 35 - 44.

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

    2,494 ± 341

  2. Black

    62 ± 109

  3. Two Or More

    30 ± 95

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

6.91k

2017 Value

± 551

-0.605%

1 Year decline

± 11.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Taylor County, WV declined at a rate of -0.605%, from 6.95k employees to 6.91k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Taylor County, WV, are Sales & Related Occupations (749 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (743 people), and Management Occupations (550 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Taylor County, WV.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Taylor County, WV, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (749 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (743 people), and Management Occupations (550 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Taylor County, WV has an unusually high number of residents working as Health Technologists & Technicians (2.5 times higher than expected), Transportation Occupations (2.11 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (1.69 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Taylor County, WV, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($135,586), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($65,000), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($62,083).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

6.91k

2017 Value

± 551

-0.605%

1 Year decline

± 11.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Taylor County, WV declined at a rate of -0.605%, from 6.95k employees to 6.91k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Taylor County, WV, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,419 people), Retail Trade (735 people), and Manufacturing (578 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Taylor County, WV, though some of these residents may live in Taylor 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 Taylor County, WV, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,419 people), Retail Trade (735 people), and Manufacturing (578 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Taylor County, WV has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (7.16 times higher than expected), Utilities (2.47 times), and Wholesale Trade (2.06 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Taylor County, WV, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($82,746), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($64,306), and Utilities ($60,417).

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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

92.8% of the population of Taylor County, WV has health coverage, with 44.7% on employee plans, 20.9% on Medicaid, 13.9% on Medicare, 10.9% on non-group plans, and 2.35% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Taylor County, WV see 3382 patients per year on average, which represents a 38.7% increase from the previous year (2438 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 5620 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2107 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

3,382 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Taylor County, WV see an average of 3,382 patients per year. This represents a 38.7% increase from the previous year (2,438 patients).

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

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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

7.19%

Uninsured

44.7%

Employer Coverage

20.9%

Medicaid

13.9%

Medicare

10.9%

Non-Group

2.35%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Taylor County, WV declined by 17.4% from 8.7% to 7.19%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Taylor 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%.

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Diversity

Taylor County, WV is home to a population of 17k people, from which 99.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.978% of Taylor County, WV residents were born outside of the country (166 people).

In 2017, there were 74.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (16.3k people) in Taylor County, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 218 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 201 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

43

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

50

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 25.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Taylor County, WV was 43.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 50. But people in Taylor County, WV are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Taylor County, WV residents was 43.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.978%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

166 people

0.749%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

127 people

As of 2017, 0.978% of Taylor County, WV residents (166 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 Taylor County, WV was 0.749%, 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

99.6%

2016 Citizenship

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

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Taylor County, WV

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    16.3k ± 52

  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    218 ± 109

  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)

    201 ± 166

In 2017, there were 74.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (16.3k people) in Taylor County, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 218 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 201 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Taylor County, WV as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    454 ± 133

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    328 ± 119

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    181 ± 91

Taylor County, WV has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.38 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Taylor County, WV was $100,200 in 2017, which is 0.436 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $97,800 to $100,200, a 2.45% increase. The homeownership rate in Taylor County, WV is 78.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Taylor County, WV have an average commute time of 29.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Taylor County, WV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$100,200

2017 Median

± $12,450

$97,800

2016 Median

± $11,905

In 2017, the median property value in Taylor County, WV grew to to $100,200 from the previous year's value of $97,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Taylor 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 Taylor 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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$45,916

Median Household Income

± $4,362

6.62k

Number of Households

± 534

In 2017, the median household income of the 6.62k households in Taylor County, WV grew to $45,916 from the previous year's value of $44,371.

The following chart displays the households in Taylor 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

78.6%

2017 Homeownership

79%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 78.6% of the housing units in Taylor County, WV were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 79%.

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

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Commute Time

29.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Taylor County, WV have a longer commute time (29.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.71% of the workforce in Taylor County, WV have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    88.5%

  2. Carpooled

    6.12%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.54%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Taylor County, WV was Drove Alone (88.5%), followed by those who Carpooled (6.12%) and those who Worked At Home (2.54%).

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

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