Wyoming County, WV

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2022 Population
21,237
1.59% 1-year decline
US Senator
Joe Manchin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Shelley Moore Capito
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
45.4
1.11% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
24.4%
3.58% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$44,510
0.269% 1-year decline
2022 Median Property Value
$74,100
1.85% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Wyoming County, WV had a population of 21.2k people with a median age of 45.4 and a median household income of $44,510. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Wyoming County, WV declined from 21,581 to 21,237, a −1.59% decrease and its median household income declined from $44,630 to $44,510, a −0.269% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Wyoming County, WV are White (Non-Hispanic) (96.6%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.01%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.513%), White (Hispanic) (0.461%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.396%).

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

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

In 2022, the median property value in Wyoming County, WV was $74,100, and the homeownership rate was 80.4%.

Most people in Wyoming County, WV drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 32.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Wyoming County, WV was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Wyoming County, WV is home to a population of 21.2k people, from which 100% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.165% of Wyoming County, WV residents were born outside of the country (35 people).

In 2022, there were 48.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (20.5k people) in Wyoming County, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 427 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 109 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

100%
2022 Citizenship
99.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 100% of Wyoming County, WV residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Wyoming County, WV was 99.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Wyoming County, WV
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    20.5k ± 7
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    427 ± 167
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    109 ± 104
0.857%
Hispanic Population
182 people

In 2022, there were 48.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (20.5k people) in Wyoming County, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 427 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 109 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

0.857% of the people in Wyoming County, WV are hispanic (182 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

0.165%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
35 people
0.259%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
56 people

As of 2022, 0.165% of Wyoming County, WV residents (35 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Wyoming County, WV was 0.259%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    470 ± 183
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    117 ± 92
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    101 ± 106

Wyoming County, WV has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.02 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Wyoming County, WV employs 6.14k people. The largest industries in Wyoming County, WV are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,139 people), Retail Trade (806 people), and Educational Services (744 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($74,892), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($72,651), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($68,750).

Occupations

6.14k
2022 Value
± 726
1.99%
1 Year growth
± 15.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Wyoming County, WV grew at a rate of 1.99%, from 6.02k employees to 6.14k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wyoming County, WV, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (928 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (803 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (521 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Wyoming County, WV.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

6.14k
2022 Value
± 726
1.99%
1 Year growth
± 15.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Wyoming County, WV grew at a rate of 1.99%, from 6.02k employees to 6.14k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wyoming County, WV, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,139 people), Retail Trade (806 people), and Educational Services (744 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Wyoming County, WV, though some of these residents may live in Wyoming County, WV and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$43,319
Median earning men ± $13,570
$31,159
Median earning women ± $5,255

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($95,625), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($72,931), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($65,625).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($45,304), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($40,508), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($33,235).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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0.583%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 690k people employed in West Virginia. This represents a 0.583% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 15%.

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

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 103
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 72
    Retail Trade
  3. 51
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Wyoming County, WV went to Donald J. Trump with 85.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (13.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.768%).

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 2 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from West Virginia

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Joe Manchin
Senator from West Virginia1
Assumed office on November 15, 2010
Elected to the seat to succeed Carte Goodwin, who had been appointed to the seat following the death of Robert Byrd.
Shelley Moore Capito
Senator from West Virginia2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito are the senators currently representing West Virginia.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from West Virginia

West Virginia is currently represented by 2 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

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.661% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.559% of women were in the same situation.

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

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (549k), Some college (279k), and Secondary Education (210k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Wyoming County, WV was $74,100 in 2022, which is 0.263 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $75,500 to $74,100, a 1.85% decrease. The homeownership rate in Wyoming County, WV is 80.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Wyoming County, WV have an average commute time of 32.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Wyoming County, WV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Wyoming County, WV is $44,510. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Wyoming County, WV was Census Tract 29.01 with a value of $51,208, followed by Census Tract 31 and Census Tract 32, with respective values of $45,574 and $44,242.

Property

$74,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$12,990
$6,209
Median Property Taxes
±$650

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

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Rent vs Own

80.4%
Homeownership
2022
64.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 80.4% of the housing units in Wyoming County, WV were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 85.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 29.01
  2. Census Tract 31
  3. Census Tract 32

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Wyoming County, WV was Census Tract 29.01 with a value of $51,208, followed by Census Tract 31 and Census Tract 32, with respective values of $45,574 and $44,242.

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

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Household Income

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$44,510
Median Household Income
± $5,817
7.72k
Number of Households
± 770

In 2022, the median household income of the 7.72k households in Wyoming County, WV declined from $44,510 from the previous year's value of $44,630.

The following chart displays the households in Wyoming 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 < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Wyoming County, WV is from West Virginia.
0.449
2022 Wage GINI in West Virginia
0.447
2021 Wage GINI in West Virginia

In 2022, the income inequality in West Virginia was 0.449 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.523% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for West Virginia was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in West Virginia in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (88.6%)
  2. Carpooled (5.61%)
  3. Worked At Home (1.88%)

In 2022, 88.6% of workers in Wyoming County, WV drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (5.61%) and those who worked at home (1.88%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

32.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Wyoming County, WV have a longer commute time (32.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 5.78% of the workforce in Wyoming County, WV have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Poverty & Diversity

24.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wyoming County, WV (5.14k out of 21k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Males 45 - 54 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

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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Health

93.5% of the population of Wyoming County, WV has health coverage, with 27.9% on employee plans, 31.4% on Medicaid, 19.2% on Medicare, 12.8% on non-group plans, and 2.14% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Wyoming County, WV see 4079 patients per year on average, which represents a 17.8% increase from the previous year (3464 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 5031 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2012 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.7% were men and 50.3% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

4,079 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Wyoming County, WV

Primary care physicians in Wyoming County, WV see an average of 4,079 patients per year. This represents a 17.8% increase from the previous year (3,464 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.8% under 18 years, 16.2% between 18 and 34 years, 39.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 22.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.7% were men and 50.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.51%
Uninsured
27.9%
Employer Coverage
31.4%
Medicaid
19.2%
Medicare
12.8%
Non-Group
2.14%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wyoming County, WV grew by 44.7% from 4.5% to 6.51%.

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

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was N/A in Wyoming County, WV.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 42.3% in Wyoming County, WV.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 9.03% in Wyoming County, WV.

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