Wirt County, WV

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2019 Population
5,798
0.0173% 1-year growth
US Senator
Joe Manchin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Shelley Moore Capito
Republican Party
2019 Median Age
45.4
1.57% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
16.2%
14.6% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$46,048
14.6% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$95,800
11.3% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
2,228
5.79% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, Wirt County, WV had a population of 5.8k people with a median age of 45.4 and a median household income of $46,048. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Wirt County, WV grew from 5,797 to 5,798, a 0.0173% increase and its median household income grew from $40,189 to $46,048, a 14.6% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Wirt County, WV are White (Non-Hispanic) (98.9%), White (Hispanic) (0.466%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.448%), Other (Non-Hispanic) (0.172%), and Black or African American (Hispanic) (0%). 0% of the households in Wirt County, WV speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 100% of the residents in Wirt County, WV are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in Wirt County, WV was $95,800, and the homeownership rate was 83.7%. Most people in Wirt County, WV drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 36.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Wirt County, WV was 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

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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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

Wirt County, WV is home to a population of 5.8k people, from which 100% are citizens. As of 2019, 0.19% of Wirt County, WV residents were born outside of the country (11 people).

In 2019, there were 212 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.74k people) in Wirt County, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 27 White (Hispanic) and 26 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Wirt County, WV
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    5.74k ± 45
  2. White (Hispanic)
    27 ± 27
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    26 ± 27
0.466%
Hispanic Population
27 people

In 2019, there were 212 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.74k people) in Wirt County, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 27 White (Hispanic) and 26 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

0.466% of the people in Wirt County, WV are hispanic (27 people).

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.19%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
11 people
0.224%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
13 people

As of 2019, 0.19% of Wirt County, WV residents (11 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 Wirt County, WV was 0.224%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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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 Wirt County, WV was 45.4. 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 Wirt County, WV are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all Wirt County, WV residents was 45.

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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

100%
2019 Citizenship
100%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 100% of Wirt County, WV residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Wirt County, WV was 100%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been maintaining.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    218 ± 57
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    69 ± 57
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    36 ± 34

Wirt County, WV has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.16 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Wirt County, WV is $46,048. In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Wirt County, WV was Census Tract 301.01 with a value of $47,396, followed by Census Tract 301.02 and N/A, with respective values of $44,375 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 Wirt County, WV employs 2.23k people. The largest industries in Wirt County, WV are Health Care & Social Assistance (374 people), Manufacturing (283 people), and Retail Trade (239 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($80,662), Transportation & Warehousing ($68,594), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($63,750).

Wages

Median Household Income

$46,048
2019 value
± $7,760
14.6%
1 Year Growth
± 17.1%

Households in Wirt County, WV have a median annual income of $46,048, 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 $40,189 in 2018, which represents a 14.6% 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.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Wirt County, 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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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 301.01
  2. Census Tract 301.02
  3. N/A

In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Wirt County, WV was Census Tract 301.01 with a value of $47,396, followed by Census Tract 301.02 and N/A, with respective values of $44,375 and N/A.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

16.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wirt County, WV (936 out of 5.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Males 25 - 34.

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
    910 ± 176
  2. Black
    26 ± 85
  3. Hispanic
    12 ± 83

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Wirt County, WV is White, followed by Black 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

2.23k
2019 Value
± 297
5.79%
1 Year growth
± 17.6%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Wirt County, WV grew at a rate of 5.79%, from 2.11k employees to 2.23k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wirt County, WV, are Production Occupations (314 people), Management Occupations (273 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (243 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Wirt County, WV.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Wirt County, WV, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (314 people), Management Occupations (273 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (243 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Wirt County, WV has an unusually high number of residents working as Health Technologists & Technicians (2.5 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (2.49 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.45 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Wirt County, WV, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($80,486), Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($70,208), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($68,393).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.23k
2019 Value
± 297
5.79%
1 Year growth
± 17.6%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Wirt County, WV grew at a rate of 5.79%, from 2.11k employees to 2.23k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wirt County, WV, are Health Care & Social Assistance (374 people), Manufacturing (283 people), and Retail Trade (239 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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Most Common

The most common industries in Wirt County, WV, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (374 people), Manufacturing (283 people), and Retail Trade (239 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Wirt County, WV has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (5.19 times higher than expected), Utilities (2.29 times), and Public Administration (2.21 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Wirt County, WV, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($80,662), Transportation & Warehousing ($68,594), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($63,750).

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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 Wirt County, WV went to Donald J. Trump with 78.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (15.9%), followed by Other (5.16%). 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 Wirt County, WV
78.9% 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 Wirt County, WV was $95,800 in 2019, which is 0.398 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $86,100 to $95,800, a 11.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Wirt County, WV is 83.7%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Wirt County, WV have an average commute time of 36.9 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.

Housing

Property Value

$95,800
2019 Median
± $16,818
$86,100
2018 Median
± $6,478

In 2019, the median property value in Wirt County, WV grew to to $95,800 from the previous year's value of $86,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Wirt 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 Wirt 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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$46,048
Median Household Income
± $7,760
2.51k
Number of Households
± 297

In 2019, the median household income of the 2.51k households in Wirt County, WV grew to $46,048 from the previous year's value of $40,189.

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 $50k - $60k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Wirt County, WV 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

83.7%
2019 Homeownership
82%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 83.7% of the housing units in Wirt County, WV were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 82%.

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

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Commute Time

36.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Wirt County, WV have a longer commute time (36.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 8.44% of the workforce in Wirt County, WV have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (84.6%)
  2. Carpooled (7.54%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.69%)

In 2019, 84.6% of workers in Wirt County, WV drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.54%) and those who worked at home (5.69%).

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 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, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

94.7% of the population of Wirt County, WV has health coverage, with 42.8% on employee plans, 28.3% on Medicaid, 15% on Medicare, 5.93% on non-group plans, and 2.55% 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.

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%)

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).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Wirt County, WV in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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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 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

5.35%
Uninsured
42.8%
Employer Coverage
28.3%
Medicaid
15%
Medicare
5.93%
Non-Group
2.55%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wirt County, WV declined by 15.1% from 6.3% to 5.35%.

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 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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