Wirt County, WV

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2020 Population
5,764
0.586% 1-year decline
US Senator
Joe Manchin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Shelley Moore Capito
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
46.1
1.54% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
22.2%
37.3% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$45,315
1.59% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$93,500
2.4% 1-year decline

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In 2020, Wirt County, WV had a population of 5.76k people with a median age of 46.1 and a median household income of $45,315. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Wirt County, WV declined from 5,798 to 5,764, a −0.586% decrease and its median household income declined from $46,048 to $45,315, a −1.59% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Wirt County, WV are White (Non-Hispanic) (96.8%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.53%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.35%), White (Hispanic) (0.347%), and Black or African American (Hispanic) (0%).

None of the households in Wirt County, WV reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

100% of the residents in Wirt County, WV are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Wirt County, WV was $93,500, and the homeownership rate was 82.1%.

Most people in Wirt County, WV drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 36.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Wirt County, WV was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Wirt County, WV is home to a population of 5.76k people, from which 100% are citizens. As of 2020, 0.191% of Wirt County, WV residents were born outside of the country (11 people).

In 2020, there were 63.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.58k people) in Wirt County, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 88 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 78 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

100%
2020 Citizenship
100%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 100% of Wirt County, WV residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Wirt County, WV was 100%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been maintaining.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Wirt County, WV
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    5.58k ± 17
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    88 ± 61.4
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    78 ± 63
0.347%
Hispanic Population
20 people

In 2020, there were 63.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.58k people) in Wirt County, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 88 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 78 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

0.347% of the people in Wirt County, WV are hispanic (20 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

0.191%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
11 people
0.19%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
11 people

As of 2020, 0.191% of Wirt County, WV residents (11 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Wirt County, WV was 0.19%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    209 ± 82
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    83 ± 80
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    32 ± 37

Wirt County, WV has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.52 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Wirt County, WV employs 2.25k people. The largest industries in Wirt County, WV are Health Care & Social Assistance (347 people), Retail Trade (337 people), and Manufacturing (326 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($81,063), Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services ($62,569), and Transportation & Warehousing ($62,000).

Occupations

2.25k
2020 Value
± 337
0.853%
1 Year growth
± 19.9%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Wirt County, WV grew at a rate of 0.853%, from 2.23k employees to 2.25k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wirt County, WV, are Sales & Related Occupations (374 people), Production Occupations (332 people), and Management Occupations (194 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Wirt County, WV.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

2.25k
2020 Value
± 337
0.853%
1 Year growth
± 19.9%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Wirt County, WV grew at a rate of 0.853%, from 2.23k employees to 2.25k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wirt County, WV, are Health Care & Social Assistance (347 people), Retail Trade (337 people), and Manufacturing (326 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Wirt County, WV, though some of these residents may live in Wirt County, WV and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$49,402
Median earning men ± $9,382
$24,032
Median earning women ± $4,469

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($77,569), Public Administration ($61,765), and Retail Trade ($55,746).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Manufacturing ($75,371), Public Administration ($62,159), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($29,952).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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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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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 14
    Retail Trade
  2. 11
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 10
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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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. $8.42B
  2. $6.05B
  3. $5.79B

In 2020, the top outbound West Virginia product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $8.42B, followed by Coal ($6.05B) and Plastics/rubber ($5.79B).

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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$65.6B
2020 Value in West Virginia
$114B
Projected 2050 Value in West Virginia
74.3% growth

In 2020, total outbound West Virginia trade was $65.6B. This is expected to increase 74.3% to $114B by 2050.

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. $9.85B
  2. $5.83B
  3. $3.98B

In 2020, the top outbound West Virginia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Ohio with $9.85B, followed by Pennsylvania with $5.83B and Virginia and $3.98B.

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

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Wirt County, WV went to Donald J. Trump with 80.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (17.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.7%).

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.

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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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.56% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.534% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (574k), Some college (299k), and Secondary Education (224k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Wirt County, WV was $93,500 in 2020, which is 0.407 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $95,800 to $93,500, a 2.4% decrease. The homeownership rate in Wirt County, WV is 82.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Wirt County, WV have an average commute time of 36.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Wirt County, WV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$93,500
Median Property Value 2020
±$13,589
$2,099
Median Property Taxes
±$274

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Wirt County, WV the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

82.1%
Homeownership
2020
67.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 82.1% of the housing units in Wirt County, WV were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 83.7%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 301.01
  2. Census Tract 301.02

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$45,315
Median Household Income
± $5,589
2.56k
Number of Households
± 316

In 2020, the median household income of the 2.56k households in Wirt County, WV declined from $45,315 from the previous year's value of $46,048.

The following chart displays the households in Wirt 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Wirt County, WV is from West Virginia.
0.441
2020 Wage GINI in West Virginia
0.444
2019 Wage GINI in West Virginia

In 2020, the income inequality in West Virginia was 0.441 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.729% decline from 2019 to 2020, 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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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (80.5%)
  2. Worked At Home (11.3%)
  3. Carpooled (5.81%)

In 2020, 80.5% of workers in Wirt County, WV drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (11.3%) and those who carpooled to work (5.81%).

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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Commute Time

36.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Wirt County, WV have a longer commute time (36.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 7.28% of the workforce in Wirt County, WV have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Poverty & Diversity

22.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wirt County, WV (1.28k out of 5.76k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Wirt 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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95.9% of the population of Wirt County, WV has health coverage, with 41.2% on employee plans, 29.3% on Medicaid, 15.1% on Medicare, 7.43% on non-group plans, and 2.97% 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).

Primary care physicians in Wirt County, WV see 5830 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.621% increase from the previous year (5794 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 5821 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1455 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.1% were men and 49.9% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in West Virginia, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

5,830 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Wirt County, WV

Primary care physicians in Wirt County, WV see an average of 5,830 patients per year. This represents a 0.621% increase from the previous year (5,794 patients).

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of West Virginia across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21% under 18 years, 16.2% between 18 and 34 years, 42.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 20% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.1% were men and 49.9% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

4.08%
Uninsured
41.2%
Employer Coverage
29.3%
Medicaid
15.1%
Medicare
7.43%
Non-Group
2.97%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wirt County, WV declined by 23.7% from 5.35% to 4.08%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Wirt County, WV changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

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Health Behaviors

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In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 34.7% in Wirt County, WV.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 7.58% in Wirt County, WV.

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