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0.63% decline
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Median Household Income
5.49% growth
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0.8% decline
Median Property Value
2.66% growth

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The economy of Wayne County, WV employs 14,425 people. The economy of Wayne County, WV is specialized in Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; Utilities; and Healthcare & Social Assistance, which employ respectively 2.71; 1.97; and 1.7 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Wayne County, WV are Healthcare & Social Assistance (3,387), Retail trade (1,848), and Manufacturing (1,562), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($45,952), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($41,786), and Utilities ($37,206).

Median household income in Wayne County, WV is $38,311. Males in Wayne County, WV have an average income that is 1.52 times higher than the average income of females, which is $35,310. The income inequality of Wayne County, WV (measured using the Gini index) is 0.434 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Wayne County, WV. In Wayne County, WV the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 63 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,367. McDowell County, WV has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in West Virginia.


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Wayne County, WV is home to a population of 41,237 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Wayne County, WV is composed of 40,216 White residents (97.5%), 441 Two+ residents (1.07%), 253 Hispanic residents (0.61%), 159 Asian residents (0.39%), and 136 Black residents (0.33%). The most common foreign languages in Wayne County, WV are Spanish (189 speakers), Arabic (95 speakers), and Italian (26 speakers), but compared to other places, Wayne County, WV has a relative high number of Arabic (95 speakers), Hebrew (16 speakers), and Italian (26 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Huntington City PUMA, WV awarded 4,047 degrees. The student population of Huntington City PUMA, WV is skewed towards females, with 1,789 male students and 2,258 female students. Most students in Huntington City PUMA, WV are White (3,437 and 84.9%), followed by Black or African American (223 and 5.51%), Unknown (114 and 2.82%), and Two or more races (53 and 1.31%). The largest universities in Huntington City PUMA, WV by number of graduates are Marshall University (2,828 and 69.9%), Mountwest Community and Technical College (946 and 23.4%), and Huntington Junior College (148 and 3.66%). The most popular majors in Huntington City PUMA, WV are General Studies (194 and 4.79%), General Business Administration & Management (132 and 3.26%), and Registered Nursing (108 and 2.67%). The median tuition costs in Huntington City PUMA, WV are N/A for private four year colleges, and $6,032 and $15,260 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Wayne County, WV is $85,000, which is 0.41 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $82,800 to $85,000, a 2.66% increase. The homeownership rate of Wayne County, WV is 76.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. 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.


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