Lincoln County, WV

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Population

21,241

1.12% decline

Median Age

42.7


Median Household Income

$37,075

2.33% growth

Poverty Rate

24.9%


Number of Employees

7,139

3.7% decline

Median Property Value

$82,000

0.485% decline

About

In 2017, Lincoln County, WV had a population of 21.2k people with a median age of 42.7 and a median household income of $37,075. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Lincoln County, WV declined from 21,482 to 21,241, a -1.12% decrease and its median household income grew from $36,232 to $37,075, a 2.33% increase.

The population of Lincoln County, WV is 98% White Alone, 0.607% Hispanic or Latino, and 0.546% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Lincoln County, WV speak a non-English language, and 100% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Lincoln County, WV is $82,000, and the homeownership rate is 77.3%. Most people in Lincoln County, WV commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 34.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Lincoln County, WV is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Lincoln County, WV employs 7.14k people. The largest industries in Lincoln County, WV are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,239 people), Retail Trade (969 people), and Educational Services (700 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($67,000), Wholesale Trade ($66,563), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($65,063).

Median household income in Lincoln County, WV is $37,075. Males in Lincoln 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 Lincoln County, WV (measured using the Gini index) is 0.444, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$37,075

2017 value

± $4,934

2.33%

1 Year Growth

± 16.6%

Households in Lincoln County, WV have a median annual income of $37,075, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $36,232 in 2016, which represents a 2.33% 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.

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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 Lincoln 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.

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 9554

  2. Census Tract 9558

  3. Census Tract 9557

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lincoln County, WV was Census Tract 9554 with a value of $45,525, followed by Census Tract 9558 and Census Tract 9557, with respective values of $35,714 and $34,482.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

24.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lincoln County, WV (5.27k out of 21.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Males 35 - 44 and then Females 25 - 34.

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

    5,168 ± 511

  2. Black

    53 ± 124

  3. Hispanic

    50 ± 113

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lincoln 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

7.14k

2017 Value

± 620

-3.7%

1 Year decline

± 13%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lincoln County, WV declined at a rate of -3.7%, from 7.41k employees to 7.14k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lincoln County, WV, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,096 people), Sales & Related Occupations (749 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (721 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lincoln County, WV.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Lincoln County, WV, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,096 people), Sales & Related Occupations (749 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (721 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lincoln County, WV has an unusually high number of residents working as Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.03 times higher than expected), Transportation Occupations (1.99 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.59 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Lincoln County, WV, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($84,375), Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($75,625), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($71,875).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

7.14k

2017 Value

± 620

-3.7%

1 Year decline

± 13%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lincoln County, WV declined at a rate of -3.7%, from 7.41k employees to 7.14k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lincoln County, WV, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,239 people), Retail Trade (969 people), and Educational Services (700 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lincoln County, WV, though some of these residents may live in Lincoln 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 Lincoln County, WV, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,239 people), Retail Trade (969 people), and Educational Services (700 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lincoln County, WV has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (11.2 times higher than expected), Utilities (2.54 times), and Construction (1.32 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Lincoln County, WV, by median earnings, are Utilities ($67,000), Wholesale Trade ($66,563), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($65,063).

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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. $17.4B

  2. $7.3B

  3. $6.62B

In 2015, the top outbound West Virginia product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $17.4B, followed by Coal ($7.3B) and Pharmaceuticals ($6.62B).

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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$68B

2015 Value

$86.9B

Projected 2045 Value

27.7% growth

In 2015, total outbound West Virginia trade was $68B. This is expected to increase 27.7% 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. $10.5B

  2. $6.95B

  3. $6.94B

In 2015, the top outbound West Virginia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Pennsylvania with $10.5B, followed by Ohio with $6.95B and Virginia and $6.94B.

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

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Health

91.6% of the population of Lincoln County, WV has health coverage, with 34.4% on employee plans, 30.7% on Medicaid, 16.3% on Medicare, 8.5% on non-group plans, and 1.69% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Lincoln County, WV see 3059 patients per year on average, which represents a 29.1% decrease from the previous year (4312 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4246 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2654 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

3,059 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Lincoln County, WV see an average of 3,059 patients per year. This represents a 29.1% decrease from the previous year (4,312 patients).

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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%).

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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

8.41%

Uninsured

34.4%

Employer Coverage

30.7%

Medicaid

16.3%

Medicare

8.5%

Non-Group

1.69%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lincoln County, WV declined by 7.77% from 9.12% to 8.41%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Lincoln 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%.

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

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Diversity

Lincoln County, WV is home to a population of 21.2k people, from which 100% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.188% of Lincoln County, WV residents were born outside of the country (40 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Lincoln County, WV is composed of 20.8k White Alone residents (98%), 129 Hispanic or Latino residents (0.607%), 116 Black or African American Alone residents (0.546%), 98 Two or More Races residents (0.461%), 49 Asian Alone residents (0.231%), 32 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.151%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Lincoln County, WV are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

43

Median Native-Born Age

± 1

46

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Lincoln County, WV was 42.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 46. But people in Lincoln County, WV are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Lincoln County, WV residents was 43.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.188%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

40 people

0.279%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

60 people

As of 2017, 0.188% of Lincoln County, WV residents (40 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 Lincoln County, WV was 0.279%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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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

100%

2017 Citizenship

100%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 100% of Lincoln County, WV residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Lincoln County, WV was 100%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    20.8k ± 21

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    129 ± 119

  3. Black or African American Alone

    116 ± 94

In 2017, there were 161 times more White Alone residents (20.8k people) in Lincoln County, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 129 Hispanic or Latino and 116 Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Lincoln County, WV citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Lincoln County, WV was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Lincoln County, WV are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    473 ± 154

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    262 ± 129

  3. Korea

    172 ± 106

Lincoln County, WV has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.81 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lincoln County, WV was $82,000 in 2017, which is 0.377 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $82,400 to $82,000, a 0.485% decrease. The homeownership rate in Lincoln County, WV is 77.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Lincoln County, WV have an average commute time of 34.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lincoln County, WV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$37,075

Median Household Income

± $4,934

8.05k

Number of Households

± 632

In 2017, the median household income of the 8.05k households in Lincoln County, WV grew to $37,075 from the previous year's value of $36,232.

The following chart displays the households in Lincoln 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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Housing

Property Value

$82,000

2017 Median

± $4,780

$82,400

2016 Median

± $4,512

In 2017, the median property value in Lincoln County, WV declined from to $82,000 from the previous year's value of $82,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Lincoln 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 Lincoln County, WV the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

77.3%

2017 Homeownership

75.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 77.3% of the housing units in Lincoln County, WV were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 75.6%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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

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Commute Time

34.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lincoln County, WV have a longer commute time (34.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 6.79% of the workforce in Lincoln County, WV have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.5%

  2. Carpooled

    9.73%

  3. Walked

    2.28%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Lincoln County, WV was Drove Alone (84.5%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.73%) and those who Walked (2.28%).

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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