Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV

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Population
98,860
0.486% 1-year decline
US Senator
Joe Manchin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Shelley Moore Capito
Republican Party
Median Age
43.4

Poverty Rate
16.7%

Median Household Income
$45,747
1.5% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$115,300
3.13% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
38,684
2.52% 1-year decline

About

In 2018, Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV had a population of 98.9k people with a median age of 43.4 and a median household income of $45,747. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV declined from 99,343 to 98,860, a -0.486% decrease and its median household income grew from $45,069 to $45,747, a 1.5% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV are White (Non-Hispanic) (95.6%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.52%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.25%), White (Hispanic) (0.928%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.417%). 1.69% of the households in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 99.7% of the residents in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV are West Virginia University at Parkersburg (689 degrees awarded in 2019), Ohio Valley University (93 degrees), and Meredith Manor International Equestrian Center (31 degrees).

In 2018, the median property value in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV was $115,300, and the homeownership rate was 72.5%. Most people in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, 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.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Start Year
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-5.78%
Year-over-year decline
Employment change between November 2019 and November 2020

As of November 2020, there are 145M people employed in West Virginia. This represents a -5.78% decrease in employment when compared to November 2019.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in West Virginia.

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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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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in West Virginia went to Donald J. Trump with 68.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (26.5%), followed by Gary Johnson (3.23%). 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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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for West Virginia
68.6% 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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Diversity

Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV is home to a population of 98.9k people, from which 99.7% are citizens. As of 2018, 0.933% of Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV residents were born outside of the country (922 people).

In 2018, there were 62.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (94.5k people) in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.5k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 1.24k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common foreign languages spoken in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV are Spanish (628 speakers), Nepali, Marathi, or Other Indic Languages (151 speakers), and French (Incl. Cajun) (116 speakers).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    94.5k ± 82
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.5k ± 237
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.24k ± 154
1.07%
Hispanic Population
1.06k people

In 2018, there were 62.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (94.5k people) in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.5k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 1.24k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.07% of the people in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV are hispanic (1.06k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages
  1. Spanish
    628 speakers (0.673%)
  2. Nepali, Marathi, or Other Indic Languages
    151 speakers (0.162%)
  3. French (Incl. Cajun)
    116 speakers (0.124%)

1.69% of Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.9%. In 2018, the most common non-English language spoken in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV was Spanish. 0.673% of the overall population of Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV are native Spanish speakers. 0.162% speak Nepali, Marathi, or Other Indic Languages and 0.124% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.933%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
922 people
0.878%
2016 Foreign-Born Population
875 people

As of 2018, 0.933% of Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV residents (922 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV was 0.878%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

43
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.2
51
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 4.9

In 2018, the median age of all people in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV was 43.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 51. But people in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV residents was 43.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. England
    112 ± 260 people
  2. Germany
    105 ± 251 people
  3. Belgium
    82 ± 222 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV was England, the natal country of 112 Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV residents, followed by Germany with 105 and Belgium with 82.

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Citizenship

99.7%
2018 Citizenship
99.7%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 99.7% of Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV was 99.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,809 ± 253
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,203 ± 217
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    906 ± 213

Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.33 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV is $45,747. In 2018, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV was Berkeley, Jefferson, Mineral, Hampshire & Morgan Counties PUMA, WV with a value of $58,329, followed by Morgantown City PUMA, WV and Putnam, Boone & Lincoln Counties PUMA, WV, with respective values of $50,574 and $48,985.

Males in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV have an average income that is 1.46 times higher than the average income of females, which is $41,024. The income inequality in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV (measured using the Gini index) is 0.448, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV employs 38.7k people. The largest industries in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV are Restaurants & Food Services (3,139 people), Elementary & secondary schools (2,774 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (2,440 people), and the highest paying industries are Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing ($161,997), Electric power generation, transmission & distribution ($112,925), and Coal mining ($108,931).

Wages

Median Household Income

$45,747
2018 value
± $1,738
1.5%
1 Year Growth
± 4.84%

Households in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV have a median annual income of $45,747, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $45,069 in 2017, which represents a 1.5% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$59,999
Average Male Salary in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV
± $10,101
$41,024
Average Female Salary in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV
± $6,816

In 2019, full-time male employees in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV made 1.46 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV
  1. Asian
    $88,523 ± $231,832
  2. Two or More Races
    $58,500 ± $136,293
  3. White
    $44,176 ± $5,626

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.51 times more than Two or More Races workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV.

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Wage Distribution

0.448
2019 Wage GINI in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV
0.442
2018 Wage GINI in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV

In 2019, the income inequality in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV was 0.448 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.3% growth from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2018, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV was Berkeley, Jefferson, Mineral, Hampshire & Morgan Counties PUMA, WV with a value of $58,329, followed by Morgantown City PUMA, WV and Putnam, Boone & Lincoln Counties PUMA, WV, with respective values of $50,574 and $48,985.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, 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

16.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV (16.3k out of 97.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 45 - 54.

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
    15,360 ± 772
  2. Black
    445 ± 170
  3. Two Or More
    335 ± 138

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

38.7k
2019 Value
-2.52%
1 Year decline
± -2.52%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV declined at a rate of -2.52%, from 39.7k employees to 38.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,375 people), Cashiers (1,266 people), and Retail salespersons (1,198 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV, by number of employees, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,375 people), Cashiers (1,266 people), and Retail salespersons (1,198 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV has an unusually high number of residents working as Chemical engineers (12.8 times higher than expected), Chemical processing machine setters, operators, & tenders (8.81 times), and Chemical technicians (5.93 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV, by average salary, are Physicians ($306,485), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers ($141,887), and Project management specialists ($135,976).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

38.7k
2019 Value
-2.52%
1 Year decline
± -2.52%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV declined at a rate of -2.52%, from 39.7k employees to 38.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV, are Restaurants & Food Services (3,139 people), Elementary & secondary schools (2,774 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (2,440 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV, though some of these residents may live in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, 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 Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV, by number of employees, are Restaurants & Food Services (3,139 people), Elementary & secondary schools (2,774 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (2,440 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV has an unusually high number of Public finance activities (15.7 times higher than expected), Resin, synthetic rubber, & fibers & filaments manufacturing (13.9 times), and Industrial & miscellaneous chemicals (12.4 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV, by average salary, are Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing ($161,997), Electric power generation, transmission & distribution ($112,925), and Coal mining ($108,931).

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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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Education

In 2019, universities in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV awarded 844 degrees. The student population of Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV is skewed towards women, with 1,208 male students and 2,025 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV are White (751 and 90.4%), followed by Two or More Races (28 and 3.37%), Black or African American (19 and 2.29%), and Hispanic or Latino (14 and 1.68%).

The largest universities in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV by number of degrees awarded are West Virginia University at Parkersburg (689 and 81.6%), Ohio Valley University (93 and 11%), and Meredith Manor International Equestrian Center (31 and 3.67%).

The most popular majors in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV are General Studies (128 and 15.2%), General Business (109 and 12.9%), and Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (74 and 8.77%).

The median tuition costs in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV are $21,750 for private four year colleges, and $3,840 and $8,592 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 48 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 46 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 56 degree-majorss awarded

In 2018, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV was General Studies with 48 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 689 degrees awarded
  2. 93 degrees awarded
  3. 31 degrees awarded
$3,840
Median In-State Public
$21,750
Median Private

In 2019, the Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV institution with the largest number of graduating students was West Virginia University at Parkersburg with 689 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

302
Degrees Awarded to Men
542
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2019, 302 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV, which is 0.557 times less than the 542 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    751 degrees awarded
  2. Two or More Races
    28 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    19 degrees awarded

In 2019 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV was White students. These 751 degrees mean that there were 26.8 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Two or More Races, with 28 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV was $115,300 in 2018, which is 0.502 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $111,800 to $115,300, a 3.13% increase. The homeownership rate in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV is 72.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV have an average commute time of 20.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$115,300
2018 Median
± $3,303
$111,800
2017 Median
± $3,350

In 2018, the median property value in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV grew to to $115,300 from the previous year's value of $111,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, 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 Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, 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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$45,747
Median Household Income
± $1,738
41.4k
Number of Households
± 1,239

In 2018, the median household income of the 41.4k households in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV grew to $45,747 from the previous year's value of $45,069.

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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

72.5%
2018 Homeownership
72.6%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 72.5% of the housing units in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 72.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

20.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV have a shorter commute time (20.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 1.96% of the workforce in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (82.2%)
  2. Carpooled (10.9%)
  3. Worked At Home (2.93%)

In 2018, 82.2% of workers in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.9%) and those who worked at home (2.93%).

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 Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

93.6% of the population of Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV has health coverage, with 42.2% on employee plans, 22.6% on Medicaid, 15.3% on Medicare, 12% on non-group plans, and 1.47% 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 West Virginia see 1278 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.699% decrease from the previous year (1287 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1760 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 726 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

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1,278 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in West Virginia

Primary care physicians in West Virginia see an average of 1,278 patients per year. This represents a 0.699% decrease from the previous year (1,287 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in West Virginia 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

6.44%
Uninsured
42.2%
Employer Coverage
22.6%
Medicaid
15.3%
Medicare
12%
Non-Group
1.47%
Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV declined by 31.3% from 9.36% to 6.44%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, 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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