Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV

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2020 Population
97,608
0.643% 1-year decline
US Senator
Joe Manchin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Shelley Moore Capito
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
43.8
0.459% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
15.4%
6.24% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$48,933
2.81% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$122,400
1.41% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
38,156
1.36% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV had a population of 97.6k people with a median age of 43.8 and a median household income of $48,933. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV declined from 98,240 to 97,608, a −0.643% decrease and its median household income grew from $47,596 to $48,933, a 2.81% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV are White (Non-Hispanic) (95.2%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.53%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.35%), White (Hispanic) (0.918%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.348%).

1.9% of the households in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, 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.

99.6% 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 (645 degrees awarded in 2020), Ohio Valley University (84 degrees), and Meredith Manor International Equestrian Center (29 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV was $122,400, and the homeownership rate was 73.6%. 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.

Diversity

Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV is home to a population of 97.6k people, from which 99.6% are citizens. As of 2020, 0.993% of Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV residents were born outside of the country (969 people).

In 2020, there were 62.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (92.9k people) in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.49k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 1.31k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV are Spanish (731 households), Nepali, Marathi, or Other Indic Languages (226 households), and French (Incl. Cajun) (164 households).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    92.9k ± 145
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.49k ± 365
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.31k ± 170
1.27%
Hispanic Population
1.24k people

In 2020, there were 62.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (92.9k people) in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.49k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 1.31k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.27% of the people in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV are hispanic (1.24k people).

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    731 households (0.793%)
  2. Nepali, Marathi, or Other Indic Languages
    226 households (0.245%)
  3. French (Incl. Cajun)
    164 households (0.178%)

1.9% of the households in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. 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.

In 2020, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV was Spanish. 0.793% of the households in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.993%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
969 people
1.02%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
1.01k people

As of 2020, 0.993% of Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV residents (969 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 Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV was 1.02%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

44
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.3
51
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 4.1

In 2020, the median age of all people in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV was 43.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 44, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 51. But people in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV are getting getting older. In 2019, the average age of all Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV residents was 44.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. England
    113 ± 261 people
  2. Philippines
    88 ± 230 people
  3. Belgium
    82 ± 222 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV was England, the natal country of 113 Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV residents, followed by Philippines with 88 and Belgium with 82.

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Citizenship

99.6%
2020 Citizenship
99.7%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99.6% of Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, 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
    2,657 ± 296
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,055 ± 235
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    859 ± 193

Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.52 times greater than any other conflict.

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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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Y-Axis
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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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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Economy

Median household income in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV is $48,933. In 2020, 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 $64,295, followed by Putnam, Boone & Lincoln Counties PUMA, WV and Morgantown City PUMA, WV, with respective values of $53,687 and $53,681.

Males in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV have an average income that is 1.43 times higher than the average income of females, which is $41,698. The income inequality in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV (measured using the Gini index) is 0.44, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV employs 38.2k people. The largest industries in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV are Restaurants & Food Services (3,065 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (2,732 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (2,697 people), and the highest paying industries are Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing ($124,098), Electric power generation, transmission & distribution ($114,950), and Offices of physicians ($111,003).

Wages

Median Household Income

$48,933
2020 value
± $2,141
2.81%
1 Year Growth
± 5.26%

Households in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV have a median annual income of $48,933, which is less than the median annual income of $64,994 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $47,596 in 2019, which represents a 2.81% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

$59,809
Average Male Salary in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV
± $10,254
$41,698
Average Female Salary in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV
± $6,571

In 2020, full-time male employees in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV made 1.43 times more than female 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
    $81,346 ± $224,908
  2. Two or More Races
    $57,081 ± $112,303
  3. White
    $44,292 ± $5,580

In 2020 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.43 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

0.44
2020 Wage GINI in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV
0.448
2019 Wage GINI in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV

In 2020, the income inequality in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV was 0.44 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.6% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more 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 2020, 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 $64,295, followed by Putnam, Boone & Lincoln Counties PUMA, WV and Morgantown City PUMA, WV, with respective values of $53,687 and $53,681.

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 Sex

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV (14.8k out of 95.9k 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 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 55 - 64.

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
    13,714 ± 819
  2. Black
    710 ± 198
  3. Two Or More
    353 ± 136

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

38.2k
2020 Value
−1.36%
1 Year decline
± −1.36%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV declined at a rate of −1.36%, from 38.7k employees to 38.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,466 people), Retail salespersons (1,280 people), and Cashiers (1,152 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 (1,466 people), Retail salespersons (1,280 people), and Cashiers (1,152 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 (11.7 times higher than expected), Miscellaneous plant & system operators (11 times), and Chemical processing machine setters, operators, & tenders (10.3 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 ($327,825), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers ($153,707), and Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives ($141,401).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

38.2k
2020 Value
−1.36%
1 Year decline
± −1.36%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV declined at a rate of −1.36%, from 38.7k employees to 38.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV, are Restaurants & Food Services (3,065 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (2,732 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (2,697 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 (3,065 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (2,732 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (2,697 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 (14.6 times higher than expected), Resin, synthetic rubber, & fibers & filaments manufacturing (13.3 times), and Industrial & miscellaneous chemicals (12 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 ($124,098), Electric power generation, transmission & distribution ($114,950), and Offices of physicians ($111,003).

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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. $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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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in West Virginia went to Donald J. Trump with 68.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (29.7%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.34%). The most partisan county was Grant County, WV with 88.4% 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. 88.4% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 85.6% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 85.3% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in West Virginia was Grant County, WV with 88.4% 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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Education

In 2020, universities in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV awarded 779 degrees. The student population of Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV is skewed towards women, with 1,101 male students and 1,895 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV are White (718 and 93.1%), followed by Black or African American (19 and 2.46%), Two or More Races (13 and 1.69%), and Hispanic or Latino (10 and 1.3%).

The largest universities in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV by number of degrees awarded are West Virginia University at Parkersburg (645 and 82.8%), Ohio Valley University (84 and 10.8%), and Meredith Manor International Equestrian Center (29 and 3.72%).

The most popular majors in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV are General Studies (116 and 14.9%), Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (102 and 13.1%), and Registered Nursing (79 and 10.1%).

The median tuition costs in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV are $22,400 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. 41 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 40 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 52 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV was General Business with 41 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. 645 degrees awarded
  2. 84 degrees awarded
  3. 29 degrees awarded
$3,840
Median In-State Public
$22,400
Median Private

In 2020, the Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV institution with the largest number of graduating students was West Virginia University at Parkersburg with 645 degrees awarded.

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Student Sex for Common Institutions

317
Degrees Awarded to Men
462
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2020, 317 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV, which is 0.686 times less than the 462 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the sex disparity between the institutions in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

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

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV was White students. These 718 degrees mean that there were 37.8 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 19 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV was $122,400 in 2020, which is 0.533 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $120,700 to $122,400, a 1.41% increase. The homeownership rate in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV is 73.6%, which is higher than the national average of 64.4%. 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

$122,400
2020 Median
± $4,124
$120,700
2019 Median
± $2,966

In 2020, the median property value in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV grew to to $122,400 from the previous year's value of $120,700.

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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$48,933
Median Household Income
± $2,141
40.6k
Number of Households
± 1,482

In 2020, the median household income of the 40.6k households in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV grew to $48,933 from the previous year's value of $47,596.

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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

73.6%
2020 Homeownership
73%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 73.6% of the housing units in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 73%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.4%. 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 (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.66% 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 2020
  1. Drove Alone (83.1%)
  2. Carpooled (9.2%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.01%)

In 2020, 83.1% of workers in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.2%) and those who worked at home (4.01%).

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 false.

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Health

93.8% of the population of Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV has health coverage, with 42.5% on employee plans, 22.6% on Medicaid, 15.8% on Medicare, 10.8% on non-group plans, and 1.98% 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

6.2%
Uninsured
42.5%
Employer Coverage
22.6%
Medicaid
15.8%
Medicare
10.8%
Non-Group
1.98%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wood, Pleasants & Wirt Counties PUMA, WV grew by 13.4% from 5.47% to 6.2%.

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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