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1.14% growth
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Median Household Income
3.5% growth
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Number of Employees
1.76% growth
Median Property Value
1.85% growth

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The economy of Monongalia County, WV employs 49,200 people. The economy of Monongalia County, WV is specialized in Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; Educational Services; and Utilities, which employ respectively 5.19; 1.96; and 1.72 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Monongalia County, WV are Educational Services (8,977), Healthcare & Social Assistance (8,903), and Retail trade (5,122), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($56,707), Utilities ($51,760), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($45,281).

Median household income in Monongalia County, WV is $47,060. Males in Monongalia County, WV have an average income that is 1.28 times higher than the average income of females, which is $48,177. The income inequality of Monongalia County, WV (measured using the Gini index) is 0.494 which is higher than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Monongalia County, WV. In Monongalia County, WV the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 18-24 and 18-24, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 123 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,882. McDowell County, WV has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in West Virginia.


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Monongalia County, WV is home to a population of 102,827 people, from which 96.3% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Monongalia County, WV is composed of 91,124 White residents (88.6%), 3,993 Black residents (3.88%), 3,355 Asian residents (3.26%), 2,096 Hispanic residents (2.04%), and 1,922 Two+ residents (1.87%). The most common foreign languages in Monongalia County, WV are Spanish (1,412 speakers), Chinese (1,041 speakers), and Persian (560 speakers), but compared to other places, Monongalia County, WV has a relative high number of Persian (560 speakers), Arabic (391 speakers), and Chinese (1,041 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Monongalia County, WV awarded 7,034 degrees. The student population of Monongalia County, WV is skewed towards females, with 3,352 male students and 3,682 female students. Most students in Monongalia County, WV are White (5,880 and 83.6%), followed by Black or African American (244 and 3.47%), Hispanic or Latino (181 and 2.57%), and Two or more races (135 and 1.92%). The largest universities in Monongalia County, WV by number of graduates are West Virginia University (6,697 and 95.2%), West Virginia Junior College-Morgantown (137 and 1.95%), and Monongalia County Technical Education Center (60 and 0.85%). The most popular majors in Monongalia County, WV are Other Multidisciplinary Studies (377 and 5.36%), Registered Nursing (243 and 3.45%), and Journalism (236 and 3.36%). The median tuition costs in Monongalia County, WV are N/A for private four year colleges, and $7,992 and $22,488 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Monongalia County, WV is $170,700, which is 0.83 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $167,600 to $170,700, a 1.85% increase. The homeownership rate of Monongalia County, WV is 57.6%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Monongalia County, WV have an average commute time of 19.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Monongalia County, WV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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