Wetzel County, WV

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2020 Population
15,291
0.939% 1-year decline
US Senator
Joe Manchin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Shelley Moore Capito
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
46.6
1.3% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
20.1%
9.01% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$44,539
3.32% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$97,000
6.37% 1-year decline

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In 2020, Wetzel County, WV had a population of 15.3k people with a median age of 46.6 and a median household income of $44,539. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Wetzel County, WV declined from 15,436 to 15,291, a −0.939% decrease and its median household income grew from $43,107 to $44,539, a 3.32% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Wetzel County, WV are White (Non-Hispanic) (96.8%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.12%), White (Hispanic) (0.824%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.798%), and Other (Non-Hispanic) (0.288%).

None of the households in Wetzel 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 Wetzel County, WV are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Wetzel County, WV was $97,000, and the homeownership rate was 81.2%.

Most people in Wetzel County, WV drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 28 minutes. The average car ownership in Wetzel County, WV was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Wetzel County, WV is home to a population of 15.3k people, from which 100% are citizens. As of 2020, 0.458% of Wetzel County, WV residents were born outside of the country (70 people).

In 2020, there were 86.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (14.8k people) in Wetzel County, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 172 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 126 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

100%
2020 Citizenship
100%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 100% of Wetzel County, WV residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Wetzel County, WV was 100%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Wetzel County, WV
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    14.8k ± 53
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    172 ± 116
  3. White (Hispanic)
    126 ± 121
0.988%
Hispanic Population
151 people

In 2020, there were 86.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (14.8k people) in Wetzel County, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 172 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 126 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

0.988% of the people in Wetzel County, WV are hispanic (151 people).

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Foreign-Born Population

0.458%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
70 people
0.33%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
51 people

As of 2020, 0.458% of Wetzel County, WV residents (70 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 Wetzel County, WV was 0.33%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    385 ± 114
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    97 ± 50
  3. Korea
    90 ± 49

Wetzel County, WV has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.97 times greater than any other conflict.

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The economy of Wetzel County, WV employs 5.36k people. The largest industries in Wetzel County, WV are Health Care & Social Assistance (724 people), Manufacturing (695 people), and Retail Trade (668 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($80,433), Manufacturing ($64,141), and Construction ($51,077).

Occupations

5.36k
2020 Value
± 430
−2.79%
1 Year decline
± 11.5%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Wetzel County, WV declined at a rate of −2.79%, from 5.52k employees to 5.36k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wetzel County, WV, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (696 people), Production Occupations (613 people), and Transportation Occupations (522 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Wetzel County, WV.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

5.36k
2020 Value
± 430
−2.79%
1 Year decline
± 11.5%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Wetzel County, WV declined at a rate of −2.79%, from 5.52k employees to 5.36k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wetzel County, WV, are Health Care & Social Assistance (724 people), Manufacturing (695 people), and Retail Trade (668 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Wetzel County, WV, though some of these residents may live in Wetzel 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

$43,478
Median earning men ± $2,836
$22,294
Median earning women ± $1,585

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Manufacturing ($71,816), Construction ($51,442), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($49,205).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($57,188), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($36,335), and Public Administration ($30,750).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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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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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 102
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 97
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 89
    Retail Trade

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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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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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Wetzel County, WV went to Donald J. Trump with 74.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (23.1%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.54%).

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.

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 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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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.56% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.534% 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 2020 were High School or Equivalent (574k), Some college (299k), and Secondary Education (224k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Wetzel County, WV was $97,000 in 2020, which is 0.422 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $103,600 to $97,000, a 6.37% decrease. The homeownership rate in Wetzel County, WV is 81.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Wetzel County, WV have an average commute time of 28 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Wetzel County, WV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Wetzel County, WV is $44,539. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Wetzel County, WV was Census Tract 307 with a value of $53,462, followed by Census Tract 49 and Census Tract 308, with respective values of $44,805 and $44,489.

Property

$97,000
Median Property Value 2020
±$9,707
$4,892
Median Property Taxes
±$382

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 Wetzel County, WV the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

81.2%
Homeownership
2020
62.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 81.2% of the housing units in Wetzel County, WV were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 79.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 307
  2. Census Tract 49
  3. Census Tract 308

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Wetzel County, WV was Census Tract 307 with a value of $53,462, followed by Census Tract 49 and Census Tract 308, with respective values of $44,805 and $44,489.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$44,539
Median Household Income
± $2,909
6.02k
Number of Households
± 485

In 2020, the median household income of the 6.02k households in Wetzel County, WV grew to $44,539 from the previous year's value of $43,107.

The following chart displays the households in Wetzel 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 Wetzel County, WV is from West Virginia.
0.441
2020 Wage GINI in West Virginia
0.444
2019 Wage GINI in West Virginia

In 2020, the income inequality in West Virginia was 0.441 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.729% decline from 2019 to 2020, 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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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (80.1%)
  2. Carpooled (8.58%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.46%)

In 2020, 80.1% of workers in Wetzel County, WV drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.58%) and those who worked at home (4.46%).

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

28 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Wetzel County, WV have a longer commute time (28 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 5.4% of the workforce in Wetzel 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 Wetzel County, WV distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Wetzel County, WV have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

20.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wetzel County, WV (3.01k out of 15k 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 35 - 44, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Wetzel County, WV is White, followed by Other 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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94.3% of the population of Wetzel County, WV has health coverage, with 40.9% on employee plans, 23.7% on Medicaid, 18.9% on Medicare, 9.93% on non-group plans, and 0.915% 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 Wetzel County, WV see 1909 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.09% decrease from the previous year (1930 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2152 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1076 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.3% were men and 52.7% were women.

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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Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,909 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Wetzel County, WV

Primary care physicians in Wetzel County, WV see an average of 1,909 patients per year. This represents a 1.09% decrease from the previous year (1,930 patients).

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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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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.2% under 18 years, 17% between 18 and 34 years, 38.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 23.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.3% were men and 52.7% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

5.69%
Uninsured
40.9%
Employer Coverage
23.7%
Medicaid
18.9%
Medicare
9.93%
Non-Group
0.915%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wetzel County, WV declined by 5% from 5.99% to 5.69%.

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Health Outcomes

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Health Behaviors

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In 2021, 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 37.9% in Wetzel County, WV.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 8.03% in Wetzel County, WV.

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