Clarksburg, WV

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
90,311
0.624% 1-year decline
US Senator
Joe Manchin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Shelley Moore Capito
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
42.9
0.468% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
14.3%
6.65% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$55,838
2.94% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$145,600
17% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
38,408
1.87% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Clarksburg, WV had a population of 90.3k people with a median age of 42.9 and a median household income of $55,838. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Clarksburg, WV declined from 90,878 to 90,311, a −0.624% decrease and its median household income grew from $54,245 to $55,838, a 2.94% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Clarksburg, WV are White (Non-Hispanic) (93.5%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.92%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.3%), White (Hispanic) (0.71%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.603%).

None of the households in Clarksburg, WV reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.8% of the residents in Clarksburg, WV are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Clarksburg, WV are Salem University (349 degrees awarded in 2022), West Virginia Junior College-Bridgeport (73 degrees), and Clarksburg Beauty Academy and School of Massage Therapy (29 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Clarksburg, WV was $145,600, and the homeownership rate was 76%.

Most people in Clarksburg, WV drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24 minutes. The average car ownership in Clarksburg, WV was 2 cars per household.

Clarksburg, WV borders Fairmont, WV and Morgantown, WV.

Population & Diversity

Clarksburg, WV is home to a population of 90.3k people, from which 99.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.868% of Clarksburg, WV residents were born outside of the country (784 people).

In 2022, there were 32 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (84.4k people) in Clarksburg, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.64k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 1.17k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.8%
2022 Citizenship
99.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.8% of Clarksburg, WV residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Clarksburg, WV was 99.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Clarksburg, WV
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    84.4k ± 265
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    2.64k ± 362
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.17k ± 246
1.64%
Hispanic Population
1.48k people

In 2022, there were 32 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (84.4k people) in Clarksburg, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.64k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 1.17k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.64% of the people in Clarksburg, WV are hispanic (1.48k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    2,064 ± 1,115 people
  2. Germany
    1,923 ± 1,076 people
  3. China
    1,815 ± 1,045 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of West Virginia was Mexico, the natal country of 2,064 West Virginia residents, followed by Germany with 1,923 and China with 1,815.

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Foreign-Born Population

0.868%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
784 people
0.946%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
860 people

As of 2022, 0.868% of Clarksburg, WV residents (784 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Clarksburg, WV was 0.946%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,444 ± 305
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    982 ± 274
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    561 ± 126

Clarksburg, WV has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.49 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Clarksburg, WV employs 38.4k people. The largest industries in Clarksburg, WV are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,792 people), Retail Trade (4,440 people), and Public Administration (4,028 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($82,708), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($81,545), and Utilities ($69,462).

Males in West Virginia have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,743. The income inequality in West Virginia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.449, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

38.4k
2022 Value
± 1,518
−1.87%
1 Year decline
± 5.54%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Clarksburg, WV declined at a rate of −1.87%, from 39.1k employees to 38.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Clarksburg, WV, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,192 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,841 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (3,023 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Clarksburg, WV.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

38.4k
2022 Value
± 1,518
−1.87%
1 Year decline
± 5.54%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Clarksburg, WV declined at a rate of −1.87%, from 39.1k employees to 38.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Clarksburg, WV, are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,792 people), Retail Trade (4,440 people), and Public Administration (4,028 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Clarksburg, WV, though some of these residents may live in Clarksburg, WV and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$48,778
Median earning men ± $2,294
$33,044
Median earning women ± $1,740

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($85,867), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($68,565), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($62,500).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($58,958), Public Administration ($53,815), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($47,381).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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0.583%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 690k people employed in West Virginia. This represents a 0.583% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 15%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in West Virginia.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 824
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 472
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 410
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in West Virginia went to Donald J. Trump with 68.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (29.7%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.34%).

Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito are the senators currently representing the state of West Virginia. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

West Virginia is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from West Virginia

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Joe Manchin
Senator from West Virginia1
Assumed office on November 15, 2010
Elected to the seat to succeed Carte Goodwin, who had been appointed to the seat following the death of Robert Byrd.
Shelley Moore Capito
Senator from West Virginia2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito are the senators currently representing West Virginia.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in West Virginia over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from West Virginia

West Virginia is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for West Virginia have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Clarksburg, WV awarded 470 degrees. The student population of Clarksburg, WV in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 485 male students and 741 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Clarksburg, WV are White (325 and 74.4%), followed by Black or African American (48 and 11%), Unknown (38 and 8.7%), and Hispanic or Latino (16 and 3.66%).

The largest universities in Clarksburg, WV by number of degrees awarded are Salem University (349 and 74.3%), West Virginia Junior College-Bridgeport (73 and 15.5%), and Clarksburg Beauty Academy and School of Massage Therapy (29 and 6.17%).

The most popular majors in Clarksburg, WV are General Business Administration & Management (169 and 36%), Registered Nursing (52 and 11.1%), and General Educational Leadership & Administration (45 and 9.57%).

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

Measure

In 2022 in Clarksburg, WV, the percentage of applicants admitted was 80.5%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 100%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 1,226 (39.6% men and 60.4% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 1,226 students enrolled in Clarksburg, WV, 39.6% men and 60.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 684 records, of which 69.7% were women and 30.3% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Masters Degree recipients in Clarksburg, WV was General Educational Leadership & Administration with 25 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 349 degrees awarded
  2. 73 degrees awarded
  3. 29 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Salem University with 349 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 186 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Clarksburg, WV, which is 0.655 times less than the 284 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 325 degrees mean that there were 6.77 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 48 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Private for-profit, 2-year ($12,877) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private for-profit, 2-year ($1,859) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, less-than 2-year ($3,083) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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Measure

In 2022, 0.661% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.559% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (549k), Some college (279k), and Secondary Education (210k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Clarksburg, WV was $145,600 in 2022, which is 0.516 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $124,400 to $145,600, a 17% increase. The homeownership rate in Clarksburg, WV is 76%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Clarksburg, WV have an average commute time of 24 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Clarksburg, WV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Clarksburg, WV is $55,838. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Clarksburg, WV was Jefferson County, WV with a value of $93,744, followed by Putnam County, WV and Berkeley County, WV, with respective values of $75,725 and $73,619.

Property

$145,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$8,293
$26,561
Median Property Taxes
±$1,072

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Clarksburg, WV the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

76%
Homeownership
2022
65.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 76% of the housing units in Clarksburg, WV were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 76.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Clarksburg, WV was Jefferson County, WV with a value of $93,744, followed by Putnam County, WV and Berkeley County, WV, with respective values of $75,725 and $73,619.

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Household Income

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$55,838
Median Household Income
± $1,820
34.9k
Number of Households
± 1,346

In 2022, the median household income of the 34.9k households in Clarksburg, WV grew to $55,838 from the previous year's value of $54,245.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Clarksburg, WV is from West Virginia.
0.449
2022 Wage GINI in West Virginia
0.447
2021 Wage GINI in West Virginia

In 2022, the income inequality in West Virginia was 0.449 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.523% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for West Virginia was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in West Virginia in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (83.3%)
  2. Carpooled (6.44%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.2%)

In 2022, 83.3% of workers in Clarksburg, WV drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (6.44%) and those who worked at home (6.2%).

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Commute Time

24 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Clarksburg, WV have a shorter commute time (24 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.3% of the workforce in Clarksburg, WV have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Poverty & Diversity

14.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Clarksburg, WV (12.5k out of 87.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Clarksburg, WV is White, followed by Two Or More 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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Health

93.2% of the population of Clarksburg, WV has health coverage, with 44% on employee plans, 21.6% on Medicaid, 15% on Medicare, 10.5% on non-group plans, and 2.04% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in West Virginia see 1270 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.626% decrease from the previous year (1278 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1740 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 670 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,270 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in West Virginia

Primary care physicians in West Virginia see an average of 1,270 patients per year. This represents a 0.626% decrease from the previous year (1,278 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in West Virginia in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.4% under 18 years, 17.6% between 18 and 34 years, 40.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.6% were men and 51.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.84%
Uninsured
44%
Employer Coverage
21.6%
Medicaid
15%
Medicare
10.5%
Non-Group
2.04%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Clarksburg, WV declined by 2.97% from 7.05% to 6.84%.

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