West Union, WV

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2019 Population
647
21% 1-year decline
US Senator
Joe Manchin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Shelley Moore Capito
Republican Party
2019 Median Age
40.9
8.2% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
10.5%
23.8% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$45,500
9.93% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$76,200
2.14% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
239
22.7% 1-year decline

About

In 2019, West Union, WV had a population of 647 people with a median age of 40.9 and a median household income of $45,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of West Union, WV declined from 819 to 647, a −21% decrease and its median household income grew from $41,389 to $45,500, a 9.93% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in West Union, WV are White (Non-Hispanic) (98.3%), Other (Hispanic) (1.24%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (0.464%), White (Hispanic) (0%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0%). 0% of the households in West Union, WV speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 98.8% of the residents in West Union, WV are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in West Union, WV was $76,200, and the homeownership rate was 73.6%. Most people in West Union, WV drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 34.5 minutes. The average car ownership in West Union, WV was 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in West Virginia (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Start Year
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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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Community Mobility

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Diversity

West Union, WV is home to a population of 647 people, from which 98.8% are citizens. As of 2019, 3.86% of West Union, WV residents were born outside of the country (25 people).

In 2019, there were 79.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (636 people) in West Union, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8 Other (Hispanic) and 3 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in West Union, WV
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    636 ± 194
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    8 ± 16
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    3 ± 13.9
1.24%
Hispanic Population
8 people

In 2019, there were 79.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (636 people) in West Union, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8 Other (Hispanic) and 3 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.24% of the people in West Union, WV are hispanic (8 people).

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.86%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
25 people
0.977%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
8 people

As of 2019, 3.86% of West Union, WV residents (25 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 34%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in West Union, WV was 0.977%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

N/A
Median Native-Born Age
± N/A
N/A
Median Foreign-Born Age
± N/A

In 2019, the median age of all people in West Union, WV was 40.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of N/A, were generally N/A foreign-born citizens, with a median age of N/A. But people in West Union, WV are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all West Union, WV residents was 38.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. India
    2,758 ± 1,288 people
  2. China
    2,286 ± 1,173 people
  3. Philippines
    1,841 ± 1,053 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of West Virginia was India, the natal country of 2,758 West Virginia residents, followed by China with 2,286 and Philippines with 1,841.

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Citizenship

98.8%
2019 Citizenship
99.4%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 98.8% of West Union, WV residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in West Union, WV was 99.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    11 ± 19
  2. Korea
    9 ± 9
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1 ± 12

West Union, WV has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.22 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in West Union, WV is $45,500. In 2019, the place with the highest Median Household Income in West Union, WV was Census Tract 9651 with a value of $53,063, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

Males in West Virginia have an average income that is 1.39 times higher than the average income of females, which is $41,998. The income inequality in West Virginia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.444, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of West Union, WV employs 239 people. The largest industries in West Union, WV are Health Care & Social Assistance (49 people), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (26 people), and Construction (25 people), and the highest paying industries are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($68,000), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($68,000), and Manufacturing ($61,250).

Wages

Median Household Income

$45,500
2019 value
± $21,451
9.93%
1 Year Growth
± 52%

Households in West Union, WV have a median annual income of $45,500, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $41,389 in 2018, which represents a 9.93% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$58,509
Average Male Salary in West Virginia
± $2,250
$41,998
Average Female Salary in West Virginia
± $1,679

In 2019, full-time male employees in West Virginia made 1.39 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 in West Virginia
  1. Asian
    $72,270 ± $26,400
  2. White
    $44,511 ± $1,331
  3. American Indian
    $43,076 ± $33,626

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of West Virginia workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.62 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in West Virginia.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in West Virginia by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for West Union, WV is from West Virginia.
0.444
2019 Wage GINI in West Virginia
0.445
2018 Wage GINI in West Virginia

In 2019, the income inequality in West Virginia was 0.444 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0761% decline from 2018 to 2019, 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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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9651
  2. N/A
  3. N/A

In 2019, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in West Union, WV was Census Tract 9651 with a value of $53,063, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

The following map shows all of the places in West Union, WV colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 45 - 54
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

10.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in West Union, WV (68 out of 647 people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 45 - 54, followed by Females 75+ and then Males 18 - 24.

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
    60 ± 53
  2. Other
    8 ± 62
  3. Hispanic
    8 ± 62

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in West Union, WV is White, followed by Other 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

239
2019 Value
± 86
−22.7%
1 Year decline
± 59.8%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in West Union, WV declined at a rate of −22.7%, from 309 employees to 239 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in West Union, WV, are Management Occupations (28 people), Healthcare Support Occupations (27 people), and Production Occupations (26 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of West Union, WV.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of West Union, WV, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (28 people), Healthcare Support Occupations (27 people), and Production Occupations (26 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, West Union, WV has an unusually high number of residents working as Healthcare Support Occupations (3.45 times higher than expected), Community & Social Service Occupations (2.15 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.99 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of West Union, WV, by median earnings, are Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations ($90,500), Production Occupations ($67,833), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($63,438).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

239
2019 Value
± 86
−22.7%
1 Year decline
± 59.8%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in West Union, WV declined at a rate of −22.7%, from 309 employees to 239 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in West Union, WV, are Health Care & Social Assistance (49 people), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (26 people), and Construction (25 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of West Union, WV, though some of these residents may live in West Union, 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 West Union, WV, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (49 people), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (26 people), and Construction (25 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, West Union, WV has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (22.1 times higher than expected), Wholesale Trade (1.77 times), and Information (1.65 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in West Union, WV, by median earnings, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($68,000), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($68,000), and Manufacturing ($61,250).

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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. $17.4B
  2. $10.5B
  3. $6.55B

In 2018, the top outbound West Virginia product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $17.4B, followed by Coal ($10.5B) and Pharmaceuticals ($6.55B).

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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$75B
2018 Value in West Virginia
$110B
Projected 2045 Value in West Virginia
46.5% growth

In 2018, total outbound West Virginia trade was $75B. This is expected to increase 46.5% to $110B 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. $12.1B
  2. $10.1B
  3. $7.75B

In 2018, the top outbound West Virginia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Pennsylvania with $12.1B, followed by Virginia with $10.1B and Ohio and $7.75B.

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

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Doddridge County, WV went to Donald J. Trump with 83% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (12.7%), followed by Other (4.23%). The most partisan county was Grant County, WV with 87.7% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

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.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Showing data up to the 2016 election. Updated election results are currently being processed, and will be released in the coming months.
Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Doddridge County, WV
83% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in West Virginia
  1. 87.7% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 83.6% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 83.6% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in West Virginia was Grant County, WV with 87.7% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in West Virginia colored by their party leaning.

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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.

The following chart shows elected senators in West Virginia over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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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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Housing & Living

The median property value in West Union, WV was $76,200 in 2019, which is 0.317 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $74,600 to $76,200, a 2.14% increase. The homeownership rate in West Union, WV is 73.6%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in West Union, WV have an average commute time of 34.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in West Union, WV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$76,200
2019 Median
± $20,476
$74,600
2018 Median
± $16,018

In 2019, the median property value in West Union, WV grew to to $76,200 from the previous year's value of $74,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in West Union, 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 West Union, WV the largest share of households have a property value in the $125k - $150k range.

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Household Income

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$45,500
Median Household Income
± $21,451
258
Number of Households
± 60

In 2019, the median household income of the 258 households in West Union, WV grew to $45,500 from the previous year's value of $41,389.

The following chart displays the households in West Union, 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 West Union, WV distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In West Union, WV the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

73.6%
2019 Homeownership
70.3%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 73.6% of the housing units in West Union, WV were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in West Union, WV compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

34.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in West Union, WV have a longer commute time (34.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 5.91% of the workforce in West Union, WV have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (78.1%)
  2. Carpooled (16%)
  3. Walked (5.91%)

In 2019, 78.1% of workers in West Union, WV drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (16%) and those who walked to work (5.91%).

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 West Union, WV distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in West Union, WV have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Health

90.3% of the population of West Union, WV has health coverage, with 39.6% on employee plans, 23.8% on Medicaid, 15.9% on Medicare, 9.12% on non-group plans, and 1.85% 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).

Comparing across all counties in the state, Mingo County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (22.1%). Additionally, McDowell County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (44.9%)

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 in West Virginia
$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

9.74%
Uninsured
39.6%
Employer Coverage
23.8%
Medicaid
15.9%
Medicare
9.12%
Non-Group
1.85%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in West Union, WV declined by 2.75% from 10% to 9.74%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in West Union, 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. 22.1% prevalence
  2. 20.9% prevalence
  3. 20.9% prevalence

Mingo County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in West Virginia, at 22.1%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in West Virginia by county over multiple years.

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