Dunbar, WV

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Population

7,571

1.85% decline

Poverty Rate

12.4%


Median Age

46.8


Median Household Income

$42,438

0.478% growth

Number of Employees

3,509

1.57% decline

Median Property Value

$92,800

1.64% growth

About

In 2017, Dunbar, WV had a population of 7.57k people with a median age of 46.8 and a median household income of $42,438. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Dunbar, WV declined from 7,714 to 7,571, a -1.85% decrease and its median household income grew from $42,236 to $42,438, a 0.478% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Dunbar, WV are White (Non-Hispanic) (80.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (10.3%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (5.35%), White (Hispanic) (1.53%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.27%). N/A% of the people in Dunbar, WV speak a non-English language, and 99.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Dunbar, WV are Ben Franklin Career Center (59 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Dunbar, WV is $92,800, and the homeownership rate is 58.9%. Most people in Dunbar, WV commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Dunbar, WV is 2 cars per household.

About the photo: Autumn sunrise scenery from the Bear Rocks area of the Dolly Sods Wilderness near Davis, West Virginia (USA). HDR composite from multiple exposures.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Dunbar, WV employs 3.51k people. The largest industries in Dunbar, WV are Health Care & Social Assistance (756 people), Educational Services (345 people), and Retail Trade (326 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($57,656), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($51,250), and Transportation & Warehousing ($50,341).

Median household income in Dunbar, WV is $42,438. Males in Dunbar, WV have an average income that is 1.4 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,552. The income inequality in Dunbar, WV (measured using the Gini index) is 0.444, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$42,438

2017 value

± $3,626

0.478%

1 Year Growth

± 12.4%

Households in Dunbar, WV have a median annual income of $42,438, 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 $42,236 in 2016, which represents a 0.478% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$55,526

Average Male Salary

± $2,063

$39,552

Average Female Salary

± $1,541

In 2017, full-time male employees in West Virginia made 1.4 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in West Virginia by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $63,277 ± $23,510

  2. American Indian

    $44,513 ± $30,224

  3. White

    $42,144 ± $1,238

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of West Virginia workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.42 times more than American Indian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Dunbar, WV is from West Virginia.

0.444

2017 Wage GINI

0.444

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in West Virginia was 0.444 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.108% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for West Virginia was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in West Virginia in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in West Virginia across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 105

  2. Census Tract 103

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Dunbar, WV was Census Tract 105 with a value of $59,318, followed by Census Tract 103 and N/A, with respective values of $48,396 and N/A.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

12.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Dunbar, WV (923 out of 7.46k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 25 - 34 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

    834 ± 210

  2. Black

    53 ± 84

  3. Native American

    36 ± 86

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Dunbar, WV is White, followed by Black and Native American.

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

3.51k

2017 Value

± 397

-1.57%

1 Year decline

± 16%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Dunbar, WV declined at a rate of -1.57%, from 3.57k employees to 3.51k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Dunbar, WV, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (743 people), Sales & Related Occupations (481 people), and Management Occupations (267 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Dunbar, WV.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Dunbar, WV, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (743 people), Sales & Related Occupations (481 people), and Management Occupations (267 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Dunbar, WV has an unusually high number of residents working as Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (3.12 times higher than expected), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1.63 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (1.54 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Dunbar, WV, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($83,986), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($82,601), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($56,786).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.51k

2017 Value

± 397

-1.57%

1 Year decline

± 16%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Dunbar, WV declined at a rate of -1.57%, from 3.57k employees to 3.51k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Dunbar, WV, are Health Care & Social Assistance (756 people), Educational Services (345 people), and Retail Trade (326 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Dunbar, WV, though some of these residents may live in Dunbar, 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 Dunbar, WV, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (756 people), Educational Services (345 people), and Retail Trade (326 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Dunbar, WV has an unusually high number of Public Administration (1.74 times higher than expected), Information (1.71 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.55 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Dunbar, WV, by median earnings, are Wholesale Trade ($57,656), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($51,250), and Transportation & Warehousing ($50,341).

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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. $19.6B

  2. $7.19B

  3. $6.22B

In 2015, the top outbound West Virginia product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $19.6B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($7.19B) and Coal ($6.22B).

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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$72.2B

2020 Value

$86.9B

Projected 2045 Value

20.4% growth

In 2020, total outbound West Virginia trade was $72.2B. This is expected to increase 20.4% to $86.9B 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. $11B

  2. $7.36B

  3. $7.22B

In 2015, the top outbound West Virginia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Pennsylvania with $11B, followed by Ohio with $7.36B and Virginia and $7.22B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that West Virginia shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

93.3% of the population of Dunbar, WV has health coverage, with 45.1% on employee plans, 17.5% on Medicaid, 16.5% on Medicare, 13.3% on non-group plans, and 0.912% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Dunbar, WV was $9,462 in 2014. This is a 5.5% increase from the previous year ($8,969).

Primary care physicians in Dunbar, WV see 766 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.06% increase from the previous year (758 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1225 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 611 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, McDowell County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (19.7%). Additionally, McDowell County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (44.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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766 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Kanawha County, WV see an average of 766 patients per year. This represents a 1.06% increase from the previous year (758 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Kanawha County, WV 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 

$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

6.72%

Uninsured

45.1%

Employer Coverage

17.5%

Medicaid

16.5%

Medicare

13.3%

Non-Group

0.912%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Dunbar, WV declined by 15.2% from 7.92% to 6.72%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Dunbar, 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. 19.7% prevalence

  2. 19.1% prevalence

  3. 18.2% prevalence

McDowell County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in West Virginia, at 19.7%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in West Virginia by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Dunbar, WV is home to a population of 7.57k people, from which 99.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.47% of Dunbar, WV residents were born outside of the country (111 people).

In 2017, there were 7.84 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.13k people) in Dunbar, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 781 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 405 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

47

Median Native-Born Age

± 5.1

38

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 21.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Dunbar, WV was 46.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 47, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 38. But people in Dunbar, WV are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Dunbar, WV residents was 43.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.47%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

111 people

1.3%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

100 people

As of 2017, 1.47% of Dunbar, WV residents (111 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 Dunbar, WV was 1.3%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    2,603 ± 1,252 people

  2. India

    2,547 ± 1,238 people

  3. China

    2,428 ± 1,209 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of West Virginia was Mexico, the natal country of 2,603 West Virginia residents, followed by India with 2,547 and China with 2,428.

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Citizenship

99.2%

2017 Citizenship

99.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.2% of Dunbar, WV residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Dunbar, WV was 99.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Dunbar, WV

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    6.13k ± 272

  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    781 ± 210

  3. Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic)

    405 ± 214

In 2017, there were 7.84 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.13k people) in Dunbar, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 781 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 405 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    279 ± 129

  2. Korea

    90 ± 50

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    59 ± 60

Dunbar, WV has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.1 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Dunbar, WV awarded 59 degrees. The student population of Dunbar, WV is skewed towards men, with 50 male students and 3 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Dunbar, WV are White (55 and 93.2%), followed by Black or African American (3 and 5.08%), Two or More Races (1 and 1.69%), and Asian (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Dunbar, WV by number of degrees awarded are Ben Franklin Career Center (59 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Dunbar, WV are HVAC Maintenance (13 and 22%), General Electrical Equipment Installation & Repair (13 and 22%), and Welding Technology (11 and 18.6%).

The median tuition costs in Dunbar, WV are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 13 degrees awarded

  2. 13 degrees awarded

  3. 11 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Dunbar, WV was HVAC Maintenance with 13 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Dunbar, WV according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

59 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Dunbar, WV institution with the largest number of graduating students was Ben Franklin Career Center with 59 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

52

Degrees Awarded to Men

7

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 52 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Dunbar, WV, which is 7.43 times more than the 7 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

    55 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    3 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    1 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Dunbar, WV were to White students. These 55 degrees mean that there were 18.3 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 3 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Dunbar, WV was $92,800 in 2017, which is 0.404 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $91,300 to $92,800, a 1.64% increase. The homeownership rate in Dunbar, WV is 58.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Dunbar, WV have an average commute time of 18.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Dunbar, WV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$92,800

2017 Median

± $7,972

$91,300

2016 Median

± $6,584

In 2017, the median property value in Dunbar, WV grew to to $92,800 from the previous year's value of $91,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Dunbar, 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 Dunbar, 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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$42,438

Median Household Income

± $3,626

3.76k

Number of Households

± 382

In 2017, the median household income of the 3.76k households in Dunbar, WV grew to $42,438 from the previous year's value of $42,236.

The following chart displays the households in Dunbar, 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

58.9%

2017 Homeownership

60%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 58.9% of the housing units in Dunbar, WV were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 60%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Dunbar, WV compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

18.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Dunbar, WV have a shorter commute time (18.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.926% of the workforce in Dunbar, WV have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.1%

  2. Carpooled

    10.3%

  3. Walked

    3.43%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Dunbar, WV was Drove Alone (83.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.3%) and those who Walked (3.43%).

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 Dunbar, WV distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Dunbar, WV have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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