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The economy of Wood County, WV employs 36,778 people. The economy of Wood County, WV is specialized in Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; Public Admin.; and Utilities, which employ respectively 2.6; 1.4; and 1.32 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Wood County, WV are Healthcare & Social Assistance (6,367), Retail trade (5,300), and Manufacturing (4,141), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($61,648), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($48,393), and Transportation & Warehousing ($41,577).

Median household income in Wood County, WV is $43,944. Males in Wood County, WV have an average income that is 1.48 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,274. The income inequality of Wood County, WV (measured using the Gini index) is 0.455 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 Wood County, WV. In Wood 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 85 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,434. McDowell County, WV has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in West Virginia.


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Wood County, WV is home to a population of 86,262 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Wood County, WV is composed of 82,362 White residents (95.5%), 1,304 Two+ residents (1.51%), 969 Black residents (1.12%), 891 Hispanic residents (1.03%), and 561 Asian residents (0.65%). The most common foreign languages in Wood County, WV are Spanish (564 speakers), Korean (139 speakers), and German (94 speakers), but compared to other places, Wood County, WV has a relative high number of Scandinavian (52 speakers), Greek (60 speakers), and Japanese (68 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Wood County, WV awarded 1,024 degrees. The student population of Wood County, WV is skewed towards females, with 362 male students and 662 female students. Most students in Wood County, WV are White (955 and 93.3%), followed by Two or more races (22 and 2.15%), Black or African American (17 and 1.66%), and Unknown (12 and 1.17%). The largest universities in Wood County, WV by number of graduates are West Virginia University at Parkersburg (778 and 76%), Ohio Valley University (108 and 10.5%), and Meredith Manor International Equestrian Center (74 and 7.23%). The most popular majors in Wood County, WV are General Studies (110 and 10.7%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (77 and 7.52%), and Registered Nursing (54 and 5.27%). The median tuition costs in Wood County, WV are $20,460 for private four year colleges, and $3,384 and $7,920 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 Wood County, WV is $109,100, which is 0.53 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $107,000 to $109,100, a 1.96% increase. The homeownership rate of Wood County, WV is 70.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Wood County, WV have an average commute time of 19.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Wood County, WV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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