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0.26% growth
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0.24% decline
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1.51% decline
Median Property Value
2.15% growth

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The economy of Putnam County, WV employs 25,573 people. The economy of Putnam County, WV is specialized in Utilities; Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; and Public Admin., which employ respectively 3.78; 1.7; and 1.44 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Putnam County, WV are Healthcare & Social Assistance (3,860), Retail trade (3,466), and Manufacturing (2,565), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($76,108), Utilities ($63,071), and Transportation & Warehousing ($51,786).

Median household income in Putnam County, WV is $56,640. Males in Putnam County, WV have an average income that is 1.47 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,483. The income inequality of Putnam County, WV (measured using the Gini index) is 0.409 which is lower 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 Putnam County, WV. In Putnam County, WV the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 111 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,031. McDowell County, WV has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in West Virginia.


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Putnam County, WV is home to a population of 56,743 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Putnam County, WV is composed of 54,192 White residents (95.5%), 824 Black residents (1.45%), 646 Two+ residents (1.14%), 608 Hispanic residents (1.07%), and 326 Asian residents (0.57%). The most common foreign languages in Putnam County, WV are Spanish (309 speakers), Russian (74 speakers), and Arabic (62 speakers), but compared to other places, Putnam County, WV has a relative high number of Laotian (19 speakers), Gujarati (34 speakers), and Russian (74 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Putnam County, WV awarded 87 degrees. The student population of Putnam County, WV is skewed towards females, with 37 male students and 50 female students. Most students in Putnam County, WV are White (86 and 98.9%), followed by Black or African American (1 and 1.15%), Two or more races (0 and N/A), and American Indian (0 and N/A). The largest universities in Putnam County, WV by number of graduates are Putnam Career and Technical Center (59 and 67.8%), Strayer University-West Virginia (28 and 32.2%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Putnam County, WV are Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (17 and 19.5%), Electrician (6 and 6.9%), and Dental Laboratory Technology (4 and 4.6%). The median tuition costs in Putnam 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.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Putnam County, WV is $151,800, which is 0.74 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $148,600 to $151,800, a 2.15% increase. The homeownership rate of Putnam County, WV is 82%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Putnam County, WV have an average commute time of 24.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Putnam County, WV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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