Wayne County, WV

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Population

41,063

0.422% decline

Median Age

43.3


Median Household Income

$38,905

1.55% growth

Poverty Rate

20.8%


Number of Employees

14,439

0.0971% growth

Median Property Value

$90,600

6.59% growth

About

In 2017, Wayne County, WV had a population of 41.1k people with a median age of 43.3 and a median household income of $38,905. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Wayne County, WV declined from 41,237 to 41,063, a -0.422% decrease and its median household income grew from $38,311 to $38,905, a 1.55% increase.

The population of Wayne County, WV is 97.5% White Alone, 1.22% Two or More Races, and 0.628% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Wayne County, WV speak a non-English language, and 99.8% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Wayne County, WV is $90,600, and the homeownership rate is 74.7%. Most people in Wayne County, WV commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 25.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Wayne County, WV is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Wayne County, WV employs 14.4k people. The largest industries in Wayne County, WV are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,341 people), Retail Trade (1,878 people), and Manufacturing (1,427 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($60,452), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($53,462), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($53,096).

Median household income in Wayne County, WV is $38,905. Males in Wayne 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 Wayne County, WV (measured using the Gini index) is 0.444, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$38,905

2017 value

± $3,519

1.55%

1 Year Growth

± 11.2%

Households in Wayne County, WV have a median annual income of $38,905, 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 $38,311 in 2016, which represents a 1.55% 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.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in West Virginia by number of full-time 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 Wayne 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 204

  2. Census Tract 201

  3. Census Tract 51

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Wayne County, WV was Census Tract 204 with a value of $52,569, followed by Census Tract 201 and Census Tract 51, with respective values of $51,642 and $45,250.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

20.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wayne County, WV (8.48k out of 40.9k 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 35 - 44, followed by Females 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

    8,398 ± 618

  2. Hispanic

    95 ± 125

  3. Other

    59 ± 124

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Wayne County, WV is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

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

14.4k

2017 Value

± 882

0.0971%

1 Year growth

± 8.49%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Wayne County, WV grew at a rate of 0.0971%, from 14.4k employees to 14.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wayne County, WV, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,759 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,522 people), and Management Occupations (1,079 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Wayne County, WV.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Wayne County, WV, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,759 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,522 people), and Management Occupations (1,079 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Wayne County, WV has an unusually high number of residents working as Health Technologists & Technicians (2.36 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (1.79 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.72 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Wayne County, WV, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($91,136), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($71,842), and Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations ($69,276).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

14.4k

2017 Value

± 882

0.0971%

1 Year growth

± 8.49%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Wayne County, WV grew at a rate of 0.0971%, from 14.4k employees to 14.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wayne County, WV, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,341 people), Retail Trade (1,878 people), and Manufacturing (1,427 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Wayne County, WV, though some of these residents may live in Wayne 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 Wayne County, WV, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,341 people), Retail Trade (1,878 people), and Manufacturing (1,427 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Wayne County, WV has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (3.59 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.67 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.67 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Wayne County, WV, by median earnings, are Utilities ($60,452), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($53,462), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($53,096).

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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

90.7% of the population of Wayne County, WV has health coverage, with 34.9% on employee plans, 28.1% on Medicaid, 15.9% on Medicare, 9.35% on non-group plans, and 2.41% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Wayne County, WV see 1639 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.6% increase from the previous year (1582 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3118 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 737 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

1,639 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Wayne County, WV see an average of 1,639 patients per year. This represents a 3.6% increase from the previous year (1,582 patients).

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

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 

$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

9.26%

Uninsured

34.9%

Employer Coverage

28.1%

Medicaid

15.9%

Medicare

9.35%

Non-Group

2.41%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wayne County, WV declined by 15.1% from 10.9% to 9.26%.

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

Wayne County, WV is home to a population of 41.1k people, from which 99.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.533% of Wayne County, WV residents were born outside of the country (219 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Wayne County, WV is composed of 40.1k White Alone residents (97.5%), 501 Two or More Races residents (1.22%), 258 Hispanic or Latino residents (0.628%), 114 Black or African American Alone residents (0.278%), 89 Asian Alone residents (0.217%), 50 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.122%), 1 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.00244%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

43

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

57

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 7.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Wayne County, WV was 43.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 57. But people in Wayne County, WV are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Wayne County, WV residents was 43.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.533%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

219 people

0.604%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

249 people

As of 2017, 0.533% of Wayne County, WV residents (219 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 Wayne County, WV was 0.604%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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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

99.8%

2017 Citizenship

99.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.8% of Wayne County, WV residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Wayne County, WV was 99.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    40.1k ± 9

  2. Two or More Races

    501 ± 123

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    258 ± 130

In 2017, there were 79.9 times more White Alone residents (40.1k people) in Wayne County, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 501 Two or More Races and 258 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,112 ± 245

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    345 ± 165

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    314 ± 138

Wayne County, WV has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.22 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Wayne County, WV was $90,600 in 2017, which is 0.394 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $85,000 to $90,600, a 6.59% increase. The homeownership rate in Wayne County, WV is 74.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Wayne County, WV have an average commute time of 25.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Wayne County, WV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$90,600

2017 Median

± $6,096

$85,000

2016 Median

± $3,727

In 2017, the median property value in Wayne County, WV grew to to $90,600 from the previous year's value of $85,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Wayne 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 Wayne County, 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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$38,905

Median Household Income

± $3,519

16.3k

Number of Households

± 824

In 2017, the median household income of the 16.3k households in Wayne County, WV grew to $38,905 from the previous year's value of $38,311.

The following chart displays the households in Wayne 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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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

74.7%

2017 Homeownership

76.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 74.7% of the housing units in Wayne County, WV were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 76.5%.

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

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Commute Time

25.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Wayne County, WV have a longer commute time (25.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.29% of the workforce in Wayne County, WV have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    85.4%

  2. Carpooled

    7.88%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.27%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Wayne County, WV was Drove Alone (85.4%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.88%) and those who Worked At Home (3.27%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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

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