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0.3% growth
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Median Household Income
2.91% growth
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1.98% growth
Median Property Value
8.69% growth

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The economy of Upshur County, WV employs 9,682 people. The economy of Upshur County, WV is specialized in Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; Utilities; and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting, which employ respectively 13.57; 1.9; and 1.48 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Upshur County, WV are Healthcare & Social Assistance (1,746), Retail trade (1,038), and Educational Services (970), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($58,611), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($52,819), and Finance & Insurance ($41,151).

Median household income in Upshur County, WV is $40,330. Males in Upshur County, WV have an average income that is 1.3 times higher than the average income of females, which is $35,727. The income inequality of Upshur County, WV (measured using the Gini index) is 0.426 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Upshur County, WV. In Upshur County, WV the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 53 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $7,667. McDowell County, WV has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in West Virginia.


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Upshur County, WV is home to a population of 24,560 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Upshur County, WV is composed of 23,676 White residents (96.4%), 274 Hispanic residents (1.12%), 260 Black residents (1.06%), 207 Two+ residents (0.84%), and 58 Asian residents (0.24%). The most common foreign languages in Upshur County, WV are Spanish (86 speakers), German (65 speakers), and Korean (25 speakers), but compared to other places, Upshur County, WV has a relative high number of German (65 speakers), Korean (25 speakers), and Other Native North American (4 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Upshur County, WV awarded 453 degrees. The student population of Upshur County, WV is skewed away from females, with 229 male students and 224 female students. Most students in Upshur County, WV are White (393 and 86.8%), followed by Black or African American (22 and 4.86%), Hispanic or Latino (7 and 1.55%), and Two or more races (4 and 0.88%). The largest universities in Upshur County, WV by number of graduates are West Virginia Wesleyan College (315 and 69.5%), Fred W Eberle Technical Center (138 and 30.5%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Upshur County, WV are General Psychology (26 and 5.74%), Kinesiology & Exercise Science (22 and 4.86%), and General Physics (15 and 3.31%). The median tuition costs in Upshur County, WV are N/A for private four year colleges, and $27,614 and $27,614 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Upshur County, WV is $108,800, which is 0.56 times smaller than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value increased from $100,100 to $108,800, a 8.69% increase. The homeownership rate of Upshur County, WV is 76%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Upshur County, WV have an average commute time of 24.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Upshur County, WV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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