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0.81% decline
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0.11% growth
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0.86% growth
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The economy of Brooke County, WV employs 10,449 people. The economy of Brooke County, WV is specialized in Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; Utilities; and Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, which employ respectively 3.21; 2.03; and 1.67 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Brooke County, WV are Healthcare & Social Assistance (1,885), Manufacturing (1,284), and Retail trade (1,259), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($61,313), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting ($45,625), and Admin., Support, Waste Management Services ($42,604).

Median household income in Brooke County, WV is $46,265. Males in Brooke County, WV have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $36,200. The income inequality of Brooke County, WV (measured using the Gini index) is 0.472 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Brooke County, WV. In Brooke County, WV the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 55-64 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 21 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $12,558. McDowell County, WV has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in West Virginia.


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Brooke County, WV is home to a population of 23,473 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Brooke County, WV is composed of 22,510 White residents (95.9%), 390 Black residents (1.66%), 228 Two+ residents (0.97%), 198 Hispanic residents (0.84%), and 97 Asian residents (0.41%). The most common foreign languages in Brooke County, WV are Italian (138 speakers), Spanish (50 speakers), and German (43 speakers), but compared to other places, Brooke County, WV has a relative high number of Italian (138 speakers), Hungarian (8 speakers), and German (43 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Brooke County, WV awarded 132 degrees. The student population of Brooke County, WV is skewed away from females, with 74 male students and 58 female students. Most students in Brooke County, WV are White (84 and 63.6%), followed by Unknown (24 and 18.2%), Black or African American (19 and 14.4%), and Two or more races (2 and 1.52%). The largest universities in Brooke County, WV by number of graduates are Bethany College (132 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Brooke County, WV are Speech Communication & Rhetoric (23 and 17.4%), General Psychology (18 and 13.6%), and General Biological Sciences (11 and 8.33%). The median tuition costs in Brooke County, WV are N/A for private four year colleges, and $26,496 and $26,496 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Brooke County, WV is $89,200, which is 0.44 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $86,500 to $89,200, a 3.12% increase. The homeownership rate of Brooke County, WV is 73%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Brooke County, WV have an average commute time of 25.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Brooke County, WV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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