Hardy County, WV

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Population

13,812

0.932% decline

Poverty Rate

14.8%


Median Age

44.9


Median Household Income

$42,573

6.86% growth

Number of Employees

6,463

6.02% growth

Median Property Value

$121,900

0.661% growth

About

In 2017, Hardy County, WV had a population of 13.8k people with a median age of 44.9 and a median household income of $42,573. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Hardy County, WV declined from 13,942 to 13,812, a -0.932% decrease and its median household income grew from $39,840 to $42,573, a 6.86% increase.

The population of Hardy County, WV is 90.8% White Alone, 4.25% Hispanic or Latino, and 3.31% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Hardy County, WV speak a non-English language, and 98.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Hardy County, WV are Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College (140 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Hardy County, WV is $121,900, and the homeownership rate is 72.8%. Most people in Hardy County, WV commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Hardy County, 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 Hardy County, WV employs 6.46k people. The largest industries in Hardy County, WV are Manufacturing (1,465 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (832 people), and Retail Trade (735 people), and the highest paying industries are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($44,000), Utilities ($43,906), and Wholesale Trade ($41,708).

Median household income in Hardy County, WV is $42,573. Males in Hardy County, 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 Hardy County, WV (measured using the Gini index) is 0.444, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$42,573

2017 value

± $2,625

6.86%

1 Year Growth

± 9.58%

Households in Hardy County, WV have a median annual income of $42,573, 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 $39,840 in 2016, which represents a 6.86% 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 Hardy County, 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.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9701

  2. Census Tract 9702

  3. Census Tract 9703

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Hardy County, WV was Census Tract 9701 with a value of $51,372, followed by Census Tract 9702 and Census Tract 9703, with respective values of $41,558 and $40,548.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 6 - 11

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Hardy County, WV (2.02k out of 13.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 6 - 11, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Females 75+.

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

    1,843 ± 303

  2. Black

    160 ± 109

  3. Hispanic

    103 ± 127

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

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

6.46k

2017 Value

± 604

6.02%

1 Year growth

± 12.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Hardy County, WV grew at a rate of 6.02%, from 6.1k employees to 6.46k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Hardy County, WV, are Production Occupations (921 people), Sales & Related Occupations (575 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (572 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Hardy County, WV.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Hardy County, WV, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (921 people), Sales & Related Occupations (575 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (572 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Hardy County, WV has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.57 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (2.46 times), and Material Moving Occupations (2.4 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Hardy County, WV, by median earnings, are Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors ($75,417), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($58,875), and Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($46,116).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

6.46k

2017 Value

± 604

6.02%

1 Year growth

± 12.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Hardy County, WV grew at a rate of 6.02%, from 6.1k employees to 6.46k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Hardy County, WV, are Manufacturing (1,465 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (832 people), and Retail Trade (735 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Hardy County, WV, though some of these residents may live in Hardy County, 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 Hardy County, WV, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,465 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (832 people), and Retail Trade (735 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Hardy County, WV has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (4.15 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (2.24 times), and Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.75 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Hardy County, WV, by median earnings, are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($44,000), Utilities ($43,906), and Wholesale Trade ($41,708).

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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

91.2% of the population of Hardy County, WV has health coverage, with 44.9% on employee plans, 19.8% on Medicaid, 14.9% on Medicare, 10.1% on non-group plans, and 1.51% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Hardy County, WV see 3463 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.517% decrease from the previous year (3481 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1984 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2315 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

3,463 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Hardy County, WV see an average of 3,463 patients per year. This represents a 0.517% decrease from the previous year (3,481 patients).

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

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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%).

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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

8.79%

Uninsured

44.9%

Employer Coverage

19.8%

Medicaid

14.9%

Medicare

10.1%

Non-Group

1.51%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Hardy County, WV declined by 18.9% from 10.8% to 8.79%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Hardy County, 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%.

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Diversity

Hardy County, WV is home to a population of 13.8k people, from which 98.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 4.22% of Hardy County, WV residents were born outside of the country (583 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Hardy County, WV is composed of 12.5k White Alone residents (90.8%), 587 Hispanic or Latino residents (4.25%), 457 Black or African American Alone residents (3.31%), 183 Asian Alone residents (1.32%), 25 Two or More Races residents (0.181%), 17 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.123%), 3 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0217%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

45

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

37

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 10.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Hardy County, WV was 44.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 45, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 37. But people in Hardy County, WV are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Hardy County, WV residents was 45.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.22%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

583 people

3.82%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

532 people

As of 2017, 4.22% of Hardy County, WV residents (583 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 Hardy County, WV was 3.82%, 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

98.5%

2017 Citizenship

98.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.5% of Hardy County, WV residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Hardy County, WV was 98.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    12.5k ± 6

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    587 ± 176

  3. Black or African American Alone

    457 ± 153

In 2017, there were 21.4 times more White Alone residents (12.5k people) in Hardy County, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 587 Hispanic or Latino and 457 Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Hardy County, WV as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    596 ± 134

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    145 ± 79

  3. Korea

    118 ± 65

Hardy County, WV has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.11 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Hardy County, WV awarded 140 degrees. The student population of Hardy County, WV is skewed towards women, with 186 male students and 416 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Hardy County, WV are White (134 and 95.7%), followed by Two or More Races (5 and 3.57%), Black or African American (1 and 0.714%), and Asian (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Hardy County, WV by number of degrees awarded are Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College (140 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Hardy County, WV are Liberal Arts & Sciences (29 and 20.7%), General Business Administration & Management (29 and 20.7%), and General Studies (17 and 12.1%).

The median tuition costs in Hardy County, 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. 29 degrees awarded

  2. 17 degrees awarded

  3. 15 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Hardy County, WV was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 29 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Hardy County, WV according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

140 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Hardy County, WV institution with the largest number of graduating students was Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College with 140 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

43

Degrees Awarded to Men

97

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 43 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Hardy County, WV, which is 0.443 times less than the 97 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

    134 degrees awarded

  2. Two or More Races

    5 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    1 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Hardy County, WV were to White students. These 134 degrees mean that there were 26.8 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Two or More Races, with 5 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Hardy County, WV was $121,900 in 2017, which is 0.531 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $121,100 to $121,900, a 0.661% increase. The homeownership rate in Hardy County, WV is 72.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Hardy County, WV have an average commute time of 24.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Hardy County, WV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$121,900

2017 Median

± $10,227

$121,100

2016 Median

± $10,069

In 2017, the median property value in Hardy County, WV grew to to $121,900 from the previous year's value of $121,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Hardy County, 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 Hardy County, 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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$42,573

Median Household Income

± $2,625

5.56k

Number of Households

± 516

In 2017, the median household income of the 5.56k households in Hardy County, WV grew to $42,573 from the previous year's value of $39,840.

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

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

72.8%

2017 Homeownership

73.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 72.8% of the housing units in Hardy County, WV were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 73.5%.

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

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Commute Time

24.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Hardy County, WV have a shorter commute time (24.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 5.09% of the workforce in Hardy County, WV have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    79.4%

  2. Carpooled

    12.5%

  3. Walked

    5.12%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Hardy County, WV was Drove Alone (79.4%), followed by those who Carpooled (12.5%) and those who Walked (5.12%).

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 Hardy County, WV distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Hardy County, WV have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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