Ohio County, WV

Add Comparison

Population

42,906

0.811% decline

Median Age

43.5


Median Household Income

$45,777

9.03% growth

Poverty Rate

13.7%


Number of Employees

20,005

0.591% decline

Median Property Value

$114,800

4.36% growth

About

In 2017, Ohio County, WV had a population of 42.9k people with a median age of 43.5 and a median household income of $45,777. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Ohio County, WV declined from 43,257 to 42,906, a -0.811% decrease and its median household income grew from $41,986 to $45,777, a 9.03% increase.

The population of Ohio County, WV is 92.3% White Alone, 4% Black or African American Alone, and 1.54% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Ohio County, WV speak a non-English language, and 99.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Ohio County, WV are West Liberty University (512 degrees awarded in 2017), West Virginia Northern Community College (429 degrees), and Wheeling Jesuit University (414 degrees).

The median property value in Ohio County, WV is $114,800, and the homeownership rate is 69.4%. Most people in Ohio County, WV commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Ohio 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.

Economy

The economy of Ohio County, WV employs 20k people. The largest industries in Ohio County, WV are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,514 people), Retail Trade (2,532 people), and Educational Services (2,205 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($73,929), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($67,399), and Utilities ($52,222).

Median household income in Ohio County, WV is $45,777. Males in Ohio 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 Ohio County, WV (measured using the Gini index) is 0.444, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$45,777

2017 value

± $2,213

9.03%

1 Year Growth

± 5.62%

Households in Ohio County, WV have a median annual income of $45,777, 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 $41,986 in 2016, which represents a 9.03% annual growth.

Look at the chart to see how the median household income in Ohio County, WV compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

The PUMS dataset is not available at the County level, so we are showing data for West Virginia.

$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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

The PUMS dataset is not available at the County level, so we are showing data for West Virginia.

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.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in West Virginia by number of full-time employees.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Ohio 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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Income by Location

Use the dropdown to filter by race/ethnicity.

Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 19.01

  2. Census Tract 17

  3. Census Tract 20

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Ohio County, WV was Census Tract 19.01 with a value of $70,288, followed by Census Tract 17 and Census Tract 20, with respective values of $68,239 and $61,071.

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Ohio County, WV (5.55k out of 40.4k 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 Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 55 - 64.

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    4,731 ± 394

  2. Black

    651 ± 153

  3. Hispanic

    63 ± 110

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Occupations

Employment by Occupations

20k

2017 Value

± 799

-0.591%

1 Year decline

± 5.62%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Ohio County, WV declined at a rate of -0.591%, from 20.1k employees to 20k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Ohio County, WV, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,511 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,057 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1,571 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Ohio County, WV.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Ohio County, WV, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,511 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,057 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1,571 people).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Ohio County, WV has an unusually high number of residents working as Legal Occupations (1.75 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.69 times), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (1.57 times).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Ohio County, WV, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($84,917), Legal Occupations ($80,972), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($71,500).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Industries

Employment by Industries

20k

2017 Value

± 799

-0.591%

1 Year decline

± 5.62%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Ohio County, WV declined at a rate of -0.591%, from 20.1k employees to 20k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Ohio County, WV, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,514 people), Retail Trade (2,532 people), and Educational Services (2,205 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Ohio County, WV, though some of these residents may live in Ohio County, WV and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Common

The most common industries in Ohio County, WV, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,514 people), Retail Trade (2,532 people), and Educational Services (2,205 people).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Ohio County, WV has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (5.75 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.94 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.58 times) industries.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Ohio County, WV, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($73,929), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($67,399), and Utilities ($52,222).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Domestic Trade Growth

Showing data for West Virginia state.

$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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

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).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health

93.2% of the population of Ohio County, WV has health coverage, with 49.4% on employee plans, 15.9% on Medicaid, 15.6% on Medicare, 11.2% on non-group plans, and 1.05% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Ohio County, WV see 582 patients per year on average, which represents a 11.3% decrease from the previous year (656 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1012 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 376 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

582 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Ohio County, WV see an average of 582 patients per year. This represents a 11.3% decrease from the previous year (656 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Ohio County, WV in comparison to neighboring states.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health Care Spending

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for West Virginia.

$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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health Care Coverage

6.85%

Uninsured

49.4%

Employer Coverage

15.9%

Medicaid

15.6%

Medicare

11.2%

Non-Group

1.05%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Ohio County, WV declined by 20.2% from 8.58% to 6.85%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Ohio County, WV changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Diversity

Ohio County, WV is home to a population of 42.9k people, from which 99.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.66% of Ohio County, WV residents were born outside of the country (714 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Ohio County, WV is composed of 39.6k White Alone residents (92.3%), 1.72k Black or African American Alone residents (4%), 661 Two or More Races residents (1.54%), 447 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.04%), 321 Asian Alone residents (0.748%), 74 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.172%), 66 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.154%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

43

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

54

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 10.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Ohio County, WV was 43.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 54. But people in Ohio County, WV are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Ohio County, WV residents was 43.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.66%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

714 people

1.76%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

760 people

As of 2017, 1.66% of Ohio County, WV residents (714 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 Ohio County, WV was 1.76%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

The following chart shows the percentage of foreign-born residents in Ohio County, WV compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Global Diversity

The PUMS dataset is not available at the County level, so we are showing data for West Virginia.

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Citizenship

99.4%

2017 Citizenship

99.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.4% of Ohio County, WV residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Ohio County, WV was 99.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

The following chart shows US citizenship percentages in Ohio County, WV compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    39.6k ± 66

  2. Black or African American Alone

    1.72k ± 122

  3. Two or More Races

    661 ± 147

In 2017, there were 23.1 times more White Alone residents (39.6k people) in Ohio County, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.72k Black or African American Alone and 661 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,134 ± 139

  2. Korea

    334 ± 74

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    325 ± 107

Ohio County, WV has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.4 times greater than any other conflict.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Education

In 2017, universities in Ohio County, WV awarded 1,386 degrees. The student population of Ohio County, WV is skewed towards women, with 1,972 male students and 3,287 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Ohio County, WV are White (1,178 and 85.8%), followed by Unknown (75 and 5.46%), Black or African American (56 and 4.08%), and Two or More Races (30 and 2.18%).

The largest universities in Ohio County, WV by number of degrees awarded are West Liberty University (512 and 36.9%), West Virginia Northern Community College (429 and 31%), and Wheeling Jesuit University (414 and 29.9%).

The most popular majors in Ohio County, WV are General Business Administration & Management (151 and 10.9%), Registered Nursing (95 and 6.85%), and General Studies (85 and 6.13%).

The median tuition costs in Ohio County, WV are $27,000 for private four year colleges, and $7,380 and $15,020 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 48 degrees awarded

  2. 127 degrees awarded

  3. 56 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Ohio County, WV was Registered Nursing with 48 degrees awarded.

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 512 degrees awarded

  2. 429 degrees awarded

  3. 414 degrees awarded

$7,380

Median In-State Public

$27,000

Median Private

In 2017, the Ohio County, WV institution with the largest number of graduating students was West Liberty University with 512 degrees awarded.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Student Gender for Common Institutions

503

Degrees Awarded to Men

883

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 503 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Ohio County, WV, which is 0.57 times less than the 883 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Ohio County, WV by degrees awarded.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,178 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    75 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    56 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Ohio County, WV were to White students. These 1,178 degrees mean that there were 15.7 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 75 degrees awarded.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Housing & Living

The median property value in Ohio County, WV was $114,800 in 2017, which is 0.5 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $110,000 to $114,800, a 4.36% increase. The homeownership rate in Ohio County, WV is 69.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Ohio County, WV have an average commute time of 19.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Ohio County, WV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$114,800

2017 Median

± $4,437

$110,000

2016 Median

± $4,592

In 2017, the median property value in Ohio County, WV grew to to $114,800 from the previous year's value of $110,000.

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$45,777

Median Household Income

± $2,213

17.8k

Number of Households

± 727

In 2017, the median household income of the 17.8k households in Ohio County, WV grew to $45,777 from the previous year's value of $41,986.

The following chart displays the households in Ohio 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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Rent vs Own

69.4%

2017 Homeownership

67.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 69.4% of the housing units in Ohio County, WV were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 67.2%.

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Commute Time

19.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Ohio County, WV have a shorter commute time (19.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.13% of the workforce in Ohio County, WV have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

The chart below shows how the median household income in Ohio County, WV compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    79.9%

  2. Carpooled

    8.31%

  3. Walked

    6.66%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Ohio County, WV was Drove Alone (79.9%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.31%) and those who Walked (6.66%).

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart